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Writer at TechCrunch, covering Apple and startups. Email: darrell@techcrunch.com

Apple’s Streaming Music Service Will Debut In June

techcrunch.com — Apple's streaming music service, which will be a totally overhauled version of Beats but with iTunes branding and tighter integration with Apple's own devices and software, will make its official debut in June, likely at WWDC. A source with knowledge of the company's current plans tells TechCrunch June 8 is the target launch date, at least for an official unveiling.

Gmail App Now Offers Reply And Archive From Notifications On iOS

techcrunch.com — Gmail has a new update out for iOS, which brings lots of new iOS 8-friendly features, including two that are great productivity additions: the ability to reply and archive to emails directly from incoming notifications.

Office 2016 For Mac Preview Now Available, No Office 365 Subscription Required

techcrunch.com — Microsoft already told us Office 2016 for Mac was coming, but the public preview is out now as a free download, without any Office 365 subscription required. The updated software includes support for Retina displays, as well as iCloud syncing, and has a look and feel more in tune with the versions of Office currently available on Windows and mobile.

Lastronaut Is A Totally Free, Totally Addictive Endless Running Game For iPhone

techcrunch.com — Endless runners are pretty much perfect for mobile devices, because they're easy to get into and great for short play sessions. A new iPhone game in that genre from a Toronto-based developers Darrin Henein and Stephan Leroux called Lastronaut may be the best currently available endless runner for those looking for value: it's totally free, with no ads or in-app purchases whatsoever.

Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Sounds Like It Could Stretch The Definition Of ‘iPad’

techcrunch.com — Apple is working on a new, larger iPad as rumored, according to the Wall Street Journal, with suppliers told to gear up for production in the second half of this year. That's a revised timeline from an earlier plan that targeted the first half of this year, but since the product's existence hasn't yet even been acknowledged by Apple, that kind of timetable change isn't surprising.

Apple Exploring iPhone Waterproofing Methods

techcrunch.com — Apple has a patent application in with the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that describes a few different methods for waterproofing electronic devices like the iPhone. The patent describes coating certain internal components like the main circuit board with a hydrophobic coating, presumably not unlike the process used by Liquipel and other similar companies.

Udacity Kicks Off Enrollment For Its Swift-Focused iOS Developer ‘Nanodegree’

techcrunch.com — If you're looking for a way to gain the skills necessary to get a gig developing for iPhone and iPad, but unwilling to commit to a full-time college or university schedule, Udacity might have the answer. The online education platform debuted something called a "nanodegree" last year, and enrolment for the iOS developer edition of the same just opened to applicants today.

Vanhawks Raises $1.6M To Help Put The Valour Smartbike On The Road

techcrunch.com — Smartbike startup Vanhawks, part of the Y Combinator Winter 2015 class, has raised $1.6 million from Real Ventures, Olympic triathlon gold medallist Simon Whitfield, Brenda Irwin of Relentless Pursuit partners and various angels. The company will use the funding to help deliver its Valour smartbike, which raised over $820,000 on Kickstarter last year, to its first customers starting this spring.

Oculus CTO John Carmack Says Gear VR Gets A Full Launch With Samsung’s Next Cycle

techcrunch.com — Samsung and Oculus have been treating Gear VR and the Oculus Rift in a similar manner, meaning both pieces of hardware are clearly labeled as developer or enthusiast devices, and not meant for the general public. Oculus CTO John Carmack said Gear VR will get a proper, full consumer launch with Samsung's next hardware cycle, however.

Nvidia’s Shield Set-Top Box Could Finally Make The Stream Dream Real

techcrunch.com — The New Frontier Of Telemedicine Is Drug Stores Nvidia announced a new product in its Shield lineup yesterday, a streaming set-top box powered by Android TV that's capable of 4K output.
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