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The Verge’s Deputy Editor Chris Ziegler Was Secretly Working for Apple for Two Months

Late this afternoon, Nilay Patel, the editor-in-chief of The Verge, published a post detailing the circumstances around the departure of Chris Ziegler, a founding member of the site. As it turns out, according to Patel, Ziegler had been pulling double duty as an employee of both The Verge and Apple.

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An editor for ‘The Verge’ took a job with Apple — and didn’t tell his employer

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An editor for The Verge took a job with Apple — but didn’t tell his employer. 

Chris Ziegler, a founding editor at the tech-focused digital media publication, began working for Apple in July 2016. Ziegler did not tell The Verge, where he had been a deputy editor, and continued to be employed by the website, according to Editor-in-Chief Nilay Patel, who posted a note to The Verge on Friday afternoon.

Patel said that the website had become aware of Ziegler’s dual employment and investigated whether he had been involved in any coverage of his new employer. Strangely, Patel said that the website had not heard from Ziegler in August or September. Read more…

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Apple will launch its first-ever ‘accelerator’ for iOS developers in India next year


We reported yesterday that Tim Cook was scheduled to visit India this week. The Apple CEO has now touched down in the financial capital of Mumbai today amidst big news for the company. Apple has announced that it will open what it’s calling a Design and Development Accelerator, to assist developers working on its various platforms (Mac OS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS) in Bangalore, the country’s IT hub, by early 2017. The company described its forthcoming initiative in a press release: Apple’s team will work to inspire and instruct developers on best practices, help them hone their skills and transform…

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Apple Music May Be Showing Off a Major New Look in June

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Apple Music came late to the music-streaming party and has been trying to play catch up to services such as Spotify. But it doesn’t offer too much over competitors and could use a few fresh features.

Now, the Apple rumor mill suggests Apple is expected to announce an Apple Music overhaul at its Worldwide Developer’s Conference in June, according to Bloomberg. Meanwhile, tech blog 9 to 5 Mac reports the updates will be coming with iOS 10.

If the rumors are legit, Apple Music will be getting a new interface to make the service more intuitive, an expanded online radio footprint and improved integration between streaming and downloading music. Read more…

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Apple releases iOS 9.3.1 to kill the app-freezing Safari bug


Earlier this week we reported a bug in iOS 9.3 that caused apps to become unresponsive after tapping on links in Safari. The bug seemed to affect any iOS device, but was most prevalent on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Today, Apple released an update to fix the problem. iOS 9.3.1 has a pretty short changelog — a single item that “Fixes an issue that caused apps to be unresponsive after tapping on links in Safari and other apps,” it says. The issue seems to have appeared after the iOS 9.3 update and somehow affected an iOS 9 change…

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