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Apple Updates iBooks for iOS With Minor iCloud Fixes

Posted on 22/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple released a minor update to their iBooks app for iOS yesterday, The update is the first maintenance update in 6 months for the app, brings the version up to 3.1.1, and is meant to fix compatibility bugs with iCloud.


Apple Launches iTunes Festival Apple TV App and Updated iOS App

Posted on 21/08/2013 by Chris Hauk


The 2013 iTunes Music Festival is fast approaching, and in preparation for the event, Apple has rolled out a new Apple TV channel, and refreshed their iOS app dedicated to the month-long concert fest. The channel and app feature a new look and contains in-depth information about the acts that will perform in September.


Google Maps for iOS Now Includes Waze Realtime Traffic Data

Posted on 20/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Google’s acquisition of crowd-sourced traffic and navigation service Waze earlier this year is beginning to bear fruit. Google announced on Tuesday that realtime traffic data from Waze is now included in its latest update of Google Maps for iOS.


Report: Parallels Desktop 9 Coming in September – Optimized for OS X Mavericks

Posted on 19/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

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The next version of the popular Parallels Desktop virtualization software for the Mac is reportedly set to ship the first week of September. Parallels Desktop 9, which allows users to run Microsoft Windows applications side-by-side with OS X apps, will include a number of new features, including optimization for Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.9 Mavericks.


Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.5, With iTunes In the Cloud Bug Fixes

Posted on 17/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has just released an update to iTunes. iTunes 11.0.5 is a minor update which addresses issues with iTunes in the Cloud, and is available immediately through Software Update via the Mac App Store, as well as direct download from Apple’s website.


Review: WritePad – Handwriting Recognition for iPad

Posted on 13/08/2013 by Ian Fuchs


Technology has trained us to write with our thumbs on a touch screen, or with out fingers, clicking away on a keyboard. Now, those who prefer the “old-fashioned” way, can take notes on an iPad or iPhone like they would with pen and paper.


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