Streaming music service Spotify is growing in the UK and soon may overtake iTunes as Europe’s biggest digital music service, reports Music Week, which spoke to Spotify’s European head of media relations Kevin Brown [Via The Guardian]. Spotify’s growth in the UK is quickly accelerating with the service adding more than 1 million active users in the past four months, claims Brown. Many of these new customers are lucrative subscribers who are…

Late last week, it was revealed that Nike is scaling back its FuelBand hardware effort to focus on the software side of its fitness tracking ecosystem, sparking speculation of a potential partnership with Apple focused around the iWatch or other Apple hardware. Nike CEO Mark Parker appeared on CNBC earlier today, and while he would not directly address specific plans with respect to Apple, he did note that Apple is a longtime…

A new photo may indicate that Apple is nearing the grand opening of its long delayed retail store in Hanover, Germany, reports iFun.de [Google Translation]. The photo shows the building’s partially constructed internals with an exposed Apple logo on the right side of its entrance, with a flag pole also positioned over the left door. Furthermore, the layout of the location in question is similar to that of the Apple Store Opéra…

As first spotted by TIME Planner developer Olga Osadcha on Twitter (via MacStories), Apple has begun testing a related search suggestions feature for some users in the App Store. The new menu appears to overlay itself on top of an existing search query, giving users search suggestions in similar categories – for instance, searching for “calendar” gives related suggestions for “calendar planner” and “daily planner”, while a search for “sports games” displays…

A supposed internal Apple video depicting the demolition of Hewlett Packard’s former offices in preparation for Apple’s Campus 2 project has surfaced on YouTube (via 9to5Mac). The video itself, which appears to be consistent with Apple’s production quality, shows excavators tearing through multiple buildings. The footage was likely shot from late last year through earlier this year, as demolition on the site began in November after Apple received unanimous approval for the…

iOS 7 is now on 85% of devices connected to the App Store, according to new numbers posted on Apple’s App Store developer support page. The numbers come five months after the operating system’s original release, and just two weeks after the release iOS 7.1, which was the first major update to iOS 7 with added visual tweaks, CarPlay support, and Touch ID enhancements. The increasing adoption rate of iOS 7 has…

FineReader Pro for Mac Enables Document Scanning and Conversion Tasks of Any Complexity; Essential Tool to Edit, Share, Copy and Quote Information Sealed in Documents and Images Moscow, Russia (December 5, 2013) — ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced FineReader Pro for Mac, a professional OCR (Optical Character Recognition) application for efficient document scanning and conversion on the Mac platform. The new…

The Valentine One, considered by many to be the best radar detector on the market, can now connect to the iPhone via a new Bluetooth adapter called the V1connection LE. The $50 Bluetooth adapter connects to the accessory jack on the Valentine One radar detector and then allows the app, a free download on the App Store [Direct Link], to connect to the detector and control and display alerts in real-time. V1connection…

Apple has seeded the first beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 to developers. The release asks testers to focus on Mail, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver, though there are no known issues with the release. Earlier this month, Apple released a special update to Mavericks to address issues using Gmail with the Mail.app client built into the OS. The update is available to registered developers through the OS X Developer Portal.      —…

Apple today sent an email to developers notifying them iTunes Connect will be shut down during the Christmas holiday, from December 21 to December 27. The portal, which is used by Mac and iOS developers to manage apps, is closed by the company each year in order to give employees time off. In the email (via iMore), Apple reminds developers that they will be unable to submit new apps or in-app purchases,…