Google Maps for iOS updated with pit stop and 3D Touch support

Google today has rolled out an update to Google Maps on iOS, bringing the app to version 4.16 and introducing a pair of new features. The update adds detour/pit stop support to the app, as well as adds support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. more… Filed under: iOS Tagged: Apps, Google, Google Maps, iOS,...

GoPro acquires Replay and Splice video apps to bolster mobile editing

GoPro has been having a rough time as its stock price has stumbled over the last few months. Its signature action camera is a niche product and competitors are releasing cheaper clones that replicate most of the same functionality. Now, GoPro has acquired two mobile video apps to offer a complete capture and editing solution for its users. more… Filed under: Apps Tagged: GoPro, iPhone video editing app, Replay, Splice, Video editing, video...

New York judge rules that the government can’t force Apple to unlock an iPhone

As Apple’s battle with the FBI drags on this week, a judge in New York has added a new wrinkle to the case. A magistrate judge in New York today has ruled that the government, using the All Writes Act, cannot force Apple to unlock an iPhone. This specific case this judge presides over is a drug trafficking investigation, which was mentioned last week as one of the more than a dozen other cases in which the government is asking Apple to help it obtain data from a locked iPhone. more… Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS...

Purported MasterCard roadmap indicates Apple Pay coming to Brazil, Japan, Hong Kong & more this year

Following reports that Apple Pay would be launching in France before the end of this year, it now looks like the service could be coming to a handful of other countries, as well. According to a MasterCard roadmap received by 9to5Mac from an anonymous unproven source, Apple Pay could potentially launch with support from at least MasterCard in Japan, Singapore, Brazil, and Hong Kong by the end of this year. The document also shows that Apple Pay in Canada could gain the support of MasterCard by the end of the year, as well. Currently Apple Pay in Canada is only supported on American Express cards. more… Filed under: Apple...

New 9.7-inch iPad Pro may best 12.9-inch model with 12MP camera, 4K video

While Apple’s upcoming 9.7-inch iPad Pro will mostly match the 12.9-inch version in terms of functionality, there likely will be one key difference. Internal prototypes of the smaller model include a 12 megapixel rear camera comparable to the sensor in the iPhone 6s, according to sources. The 12.9-inch model that shipped this past November has an eight megapixel rear camera. more… Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Camera, iPad...