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Apple, inc is a computer hardware and software company based out of Los Gatos, California.


The company's major products are their MacBook and the iPhone, both of which run on a proprietary version of Mac OS X.






Other than these innovative hardware devices, the company has experienced a major boost and growth on the back of their iTunes media center suite.

Apple also has a number of other useful technologies to their name, including Quicktime, Quicktime Broadcaster, QuickTime Streaming Server and the Open Source version of the streaming server, the RTSP-based Darwin Streaming Server[1].

Apple also provides some productivity suites, apps and tools (some paid, some free/included) for their Mac and iOS Operating Systems, including:

  1. iLife (comprised of iMovie, GarageBand and iPhoto)
  2. iBooks Author
  3. iAd Producer
  4. Front Row (Media Center, discontinued)[2][3][4][5]

Desktop Applications usually have the .app file extension on Mac, while installation suites typically have a .dmg file extension Mobile Applications installation files and the apps themselves both use the .ipa file extension on iOS.


AppleBot is the Web Crawler used to populate and grow the knowledge bases used by its Speech Recognition and Intelligent Agent solution Siri to return meaningful results from the Web.

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Private Relay

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Apple Arcade is meant to be a competitor to the indie "game store" platform Steam, as well as Google's new

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Sign In with Apple

Apple Pay


Apple Music

refs with no name must have content

Apple Maps

Due to disputes with Google over Google Maps on iOS, Apple built and launched their own geospatial mapping/navigation service known as Apple Maps.

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Apple Search is expected to launch with iOS 15. Siri currently supports limited NLP/Search capabilities, but depends on an external Search Engine to act as its web search provider.


External Links



  1. Darwin Streaming Server:
  2. wikipedia: Front Row (software)
  3. Farewell Front Row:
  4. Apple axes Front Row from OS X Lion:
  5. OS X Lion kills Front Row… here’s how to get it back!:
  6. What is Applebot and what does it do?:
  7. Applebot -- Fresh from Apple:
  8. Fun facts about AppleBot, Apple's web crawler: (ran on small array of 4 Mac Minis initially that could crawl 1 Billion pages/day)
  9. Apple may launch its own search engine to take on Google, reports suggest:
  10. Speculation Over an Apple Search Engine Resurfaces, But Apple Likely Remains Focused on Siri and Spotlight:
  11. Should Apple have its own search engine?:
  12. Is Apple preparing a VPN or search engine?:
  13. How Apple iCloud Private Relay works:
  14. Apple confirms iCloud+ Private Relay feature won’t be available in China and select other countries:
  15. wikipedia: Apple_Arcade
  16. Apple Spending $500 Million on Content for Arcade:
  17. How Sign In With Apple Works:
  18. Is Apple Entering the Payment Acceptance Business?:
  19. Apple Music -- Support:
  20. wikipedia: Apple Maps
  21. iOS -- Map Links:
  22. WWDC past events -- Maps and Location:
  23. MapKit tutorial -- How to add Maps to your iOS App in Swift:
  24. A Swift Tutorial for Google Maps SDK:
  25. How to build a maps and routes app with MapKit:
  26. How to open maps App programmatically with coordinates in swift?:
  27. Apple testing new ad spot on homepage of App Store Search tab:
  28. Apple Tests New Search Ad, Moves To Become Safe Advertising Supplier:
  29. Unofficial project uses MusicKit to create an Apple Music web player:
  30. Apple Changes iOS Rules for Real Money Gaming Apps:
  31. Dozens of Adult Content and Gambling Apps Found Abusing Apple's Enterprise Certificate Program:
  32. Changes after WWDC 2018:
  33. Craig Federighi Best Moments -- WWDC 2012-2020:
  34. iOS developers file class-action against Apple over ‘profit killing’ App Store practices:

See Also

iPhone | iPod | QTSS | Mac | OS X | iOS | Adobe