Apple backed down in the face of criticism from pop star Taylor Swift last week after she slammed the firm for its plans not to pay artists for any streams of their music during the free three-month trial being offered to Apple device owners.
To Apple, Love Taylor http://t.co/GN9jiRkqlj— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 21, 2015
Apple heeded her words and quickly announced a change in policy. Later in the week Swift revealed that she will put her music on Apple Music as a result, although she confirmed that it isn't a unique deal, so she could return to Spotify too.
Keen to make the installation of the forthcoming iOS 9 operating system as smooth as possible, Apple has created the ability for the update to remove, then reinstall, apps as part of the download process.
The move was spotted by developers testing the latest iOS 9 beta, and should mean that anyone with limited space on their device will still be able to shift to the new platform without worry, something that was not the case with the giant iOS 8 update.
Reserve Strap has unveiled a strap for the Apple Watch that can charge the device while it is being worn, which should extend its use beyond the maximum 18 hours that the device usually offers.
It's not cheap at $249, but for those already enamoured with their Watch it may be considered a worthwhile price to help their favourite gadget last for more than a day.
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The Apple Watch should now be on sale in stores for the first time, having also been made available in several new countries including Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.
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