Vevo has announced that it will be partnering with Apple to stream this week’s iTunes Festival at SXSW. The video and entertainment platform will be limited to the same streaming options offered by Apple’s own iTunes Festival coverage, which includes Apple TV, iOS Apps, and the Mac.
Sure, you feel like your iPhone is a life-saver, but has it ever literally saved your life? Staff Sgt. Shaun Frank, stationed in Afghanistan, survived a blast from just feet away from him after a bomb was detonated by a suicide bomber. The iPhone he kept in his pants pocket stopped some of the shrapnel from entering his body.
The release of iOS 8 will see an upgraded version of Apple’s much maligned Maps app, say sources briefed on the plans. Apple executives are using the new app to move forward on their previous promises that the iOS Maps app will finally live up to the “incredibly high standard” of Apple’s customers.
In addition to the other new and improved features that iOS 7.1 brings to iOS devices, the update also brings new functionality to Apple’s iBeacon protocol, allowing “always on” beacon tracking.
iOS 7.1 was released yesterday, and includes several new features, such as a fix for Touch ID that improves fingerprint recognition, support for CarPlay, fixes for other bugs, and minor visual changes and improvements.
In less than six month, Apple’s iTunes Radio has become the third most popular music streaming service in the United States, this according to a new report from Edison Research and Statista.
Following the release of iOS 7.1, Apple has released a list crediting those who helped it spot security issues in previous versions of iOS. The list includes jailbreak pros Evad3rs, who were behind the iOS 6 and iOS 7 jailbreaks.
iPhone 4 users who weren’t happy with their devices performance after upgrading to iOS 7 may find that by updating to iOS 7.1, their devices may get some of that old pep back.
Another update in a busy Apple update day sees the Apple TV getting its software updated to version 6.1. The update adds a most-welcome feature that allows users to hide unwanted channel icons form the main screen without needing to visit the Parental Controls menu.
Apple had a busy day today, as in addition to iOS 7.1, they also released a new version of their Remote app for iOS. The update, version 4.2, allows users to browse previously purchased movies and TV episodes from the iOS app for playback on the Apple TV.
Apple has expanded their in-store iPhone trade-in to Canada. A customer can trade-in their iPhone 3G or newer for a gift card that can be applied toward the purchase of a new iPhone.
Apple has released iOS 7.1 to the general public. The update is the first major update to the mobile operating system since iOS7′s release in September.
Apple iPhone 5s Soon to Account for 20% of all iPhones, iPhone 5c Growth Remains Excruciatingly Slow
Analytics firm Mixpanel reports that Apple’s iPhone 5s is almost to the 20% mark in overall iPhone marketshare, and will soon pass the iPhone 4S. Sadly, the iPhone 5c hasn’t fared as well, and appears to be stuck at a 6% share.
It was reported last month that Samsung’s low yield numbers had caused it to drop out of production for Apple’s A8 series chips that will be used in upcoming iOS devices. Now comes a conflicting report out of Korea that Samsung WILL be producing a share of the A8-series chips in their Austin, Texas plant.
Apple has added a new iTunes Festival Channel to the Apple TV lineup. The new channel includes information on every act, and their performance times.
Apple maintained its spot as the number one smartphone maker in the U.S. Meanwhile, Google’s Android held onto its spot as the overall top smartphone platform.