Articles tagged “apple”

Skift Wellness Issue One: Examining the Business of Modern Well-Being  

Skift Wellness Issue One: Examining the Business of Modern Well-Being  

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Skift Wellness, our new weekly newsletter, curates the best news coverage of the global wellness space. Join us as we dive into the business of wellness, Skift-style.

2 weeks ago

Travel Could Gain From Apple’s Augmented Reality Push

Travel Could Gain From Apple’s Augmented Reality Push

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Of all travel companies, TripAdvisor has the most to gain by taking advantage of the expanding augmented reality functionality of iPhones and other devices. Overlaying rich hotel and restaurant reviews on real-world scenes could be widely popular. Will it act?

1 month ago

Apple’s New iPhone Push Notification Tweaks Could Help Travel Brands

Apple’s New iPhone Push Notification Tweaks Could Help Travel Brands

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite the hype, Apple is merely playing catch-up to Android by rolling out new tools for fine-tuning app notifications. But it's still good news for the many users of business travel apps on Apple devices.

1 month ago

Minor Crash With Self-Driving Car Is First Incident Apple Disclosed

Minor Crash With Self-Driving Car Is First Incident Apple Disclosed

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

We can live with fender-benders like this with self-driving cars, unlike Uber's fatality in March in Arizona. Transparency is good, and there should be a lot more of it as the self-driving car market evolves, or doesn't.

2 months ago

Apple Blames Tourism Drop for Why It’s Closing Atlantic City Store

Apple Blames Tourism Drop for Why It’s Closing Atlantic City Store

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

How bad must things be in Atlantic City? Apple, which rarely closes stores, has decided to shutter its Atlantic City location. It blamed a drop in tourism. Can the potential for legal sports betting eventually lure the tech giant back to AC?

5 months ago

Apple Maps Adds Airport Terminal Guide for Travelers

Apple Maps Adds Airport Terminal Guide for Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Built-in maps of airport terminals are certainly useful for iPhone users. But this new feature has a long way to go in terms of airports included and the granularity of information available, before it becomes a mainstay for frequent travelers.

10 months ago

Hertz and Avis Prep for Future With Self-Driving Car Partnerships

Hertz and Avis Prep for Future With Self-Driving Car Partnerships

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Car rental giants are looking to the future, with the goal of handling logistics for whatever company ends up winning the automated car arms race. If you can't beat them, join them.

1 year ago

Apple Partners With Hertz for Self-Driving Car Trials

Apple Partners With Hertz for Self-Driving Car Trials

Alex Webb and David Welch, Bloomberg

Using car rentals to get consumers familiar with the technology is a smart move. Smart enough that Google had the same idea today, too.

1 year ago

Apple Talks Up Enhancements to Its Translation and Mapping Tools

Apple Talks Up Enhancements to Its Translation and Mapping Tools

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Apple's annual gathering of mobile app makers revealed that the company is enhancing its voice-activated translation tools. That perked up our ears. But Siri's still not as fast as many travelers would like.

1 year ago

Apple to Test Self-Driving Car Software on Public Streets

Apple to Test Self-Driving Car Software on Public Streets

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Apple's taking tentative steps to join the self-driving car melee. It's gridlock already: On the Left Coast in California 29 other companies already have permits to hit the streets to test self-driving cars. This will be the mother of all shakeouts when things get serious

2 years ago

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Spencer Soper and Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

So, what happened to Google Home?

2 years ago

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Mark Gurman, Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Since Google Maps is ubiquitous, and is one of the most popular trip-planning apps in existence, it makes sense that another monolith like Apple would push hard to compete.

2 years ago