Friday Morning News
Apple’s partnership with SAP is a push for iPhone and iPad in the enterprise space. The press release from Apple says the two companies will deliver an SDK for businesses to create their own iOS apps “tailored to their business needs”, with Apple also leveraging SAP’s Hana platform to gain an even further reach for iOS devices in the enterprise market.
While the rest of the US Government was making the rest of us question our personal civil liberties, the LAPD successfully hacked into an iPhone 5s. The enhanced security measures of the iPhone 5s proved to be no match for a forensic security expert, even after an Apple technician was ordered by search warrant to help extract data from the device.
Apple isn’t giving up the iPhone trademark in China without a fight, and they will be appealing the decision at China’s highest court. 9to5Mac notes Apple has previously successfully defended the iPhone trademark against other leather goods manufacturers who also wish to use the iPhone name.
Meanwhile in the courts, Immersion Corporation’s lawsuit against Apple for haptic feedback devices has been expanded to include the iPhone 6s and MacBook. The 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s provides haptic feedback when a pressure-sensitive feature has been activated, and as for the MacBook, that has Force Touch enabled on its trackpad.
Apple CEO Tim Cook’s charity lunch auction has raised over half a million dollars for the Robert F. Kennedy Centre for Justice and Human Rights.
Fast Company takes a look at what designing packaging for Apple Stores is like, as told by startup Moment who now occupies shelf space in Apple Stores in the US and around the world.
Spotify’s latest app update does away with the hamburger menu, instead going for a nice and familiar tabbed interface. Hamburgers are great for eating, less so for in-app navigation.
Over at MacStories, Federico Viticci writes about how changes in Launcher are making him rethink the widgets he’s using in Notification Center.
An Apple Music horror story says iTunes deletes local music on your computer without warning, but iMore’s calm explanation of the issue says that Apple Music isn’t supposed to delete your songs unless you tell it to, at least not on your primary Mac.
If you’re looking for something to play this weekend, Inks from the developers of Lumino City just came out earlier this week, and it’s a colourful take on the pinball genre. $2.99, on the Australian App Store.