Today kicks off Google I/O 2016. The event begins with Tim Cook in India where he’s discussing iPhone and iOS. Here’s our quick daily look at what’s going on in the world of technology.
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Time for an iTunes reboot?
We love and hate iTunes at the same time. It’s a necessary component for anyone who wants to download music, movies, or TV shows. Unfortunately, as a media consumption tool, it’s a bloated mess.
It’s safe to say that James Pinkstone also dislikes iTunes, although his overall opinion of Apple has probably improved. The Atlanta resident recently found 122GB of his own music creations had been deleted for no apparent reason. Things got so bad that Apple sent two engineers to his home to fix the problem.
The Verge finishes the story on a real downer:
“Pinkstone reports that Apple’s Tom and Ezra were amiable and professional, and they were aided by colleagues back at Cupertino who were connected in via multiple conference calls. Still, even with all that brainpower invested, they couldn’t figure out how or why iTunes might have murdered gigabytes of innocent mixes. They did fix something, though. Pinkstone’s attitude after the visit was converted from white-hot fury to a sense of fraternal understanding. He was mollified and even charmed.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook is visiting India where a new iOS development center is set to open. What’s so special about India? Computerworld has the answers, which may surprise you.
The iPad hopes to change baseball
Every team in Major League Baseball (MLB) is now equipped with 12.9-inch iPad Pros, each preloaded with MLB Dugout, a proprietary app that compiles a team’s stats, scouting reports, and other information. The effort, which is part of a multi-year deal between MLB and Apple, is the “latest step in an ongoing effort to modernize the game—even if the players and teams don’t quite know what to make of it,” according to Wired.
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Google I/O 2016 kicks off in Mountain View, California.
Looking backwards: In 1885, the Ringling Brothers circus premiered.
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Have a few more minutes? Check out these other stories making news:
- Here are three big areas to watch at Google I/O — and one big problem Google needs to solve, Re/Code
- It’s official—China is the largest iPhone market in the world, Quartz
- Jawbone has been promising a breakthrough fitness tracker for years: insiders reveal why it keeps falling short, Tech Insider
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