Apple is reportedly considering spinning off iTunes Radio into its own standalone app as of the release of iOS 8. The move would be part of an effort to boost the market share of the new music streaming service.
Apple’s iOS 7.1 update includes a pop-up warning message for users who make an in-app purchase for the first time. The message reminds them of the 15-minute grace period in which additional purchases may be made without the need for reentering their password.
Just 24 hours after its release, iOS 7.1 was already on 5.9% of iOS devices in North America. The report comes from analytics firm Chitika, who measured ad impressions from tens of millions of iOS-based devices in the U.S. and Canada from March 9 to March 11. 2014.
Our friends over at Hang w/, the live-streaming video social media platform, have announced that they’ll be working with the South by Southwest Interactive to present 50 Cent in an exclusive and official South by Southwest concert at Austin’s historic at 1100 Warehouse tonight, March 11, at 8pm.
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.
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.
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 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.
As a special weekend treat, MacTrast has teamed up with friend of the site and contributing review writer Chris Rauschnot (@24k), to give away five codes for Machinarium for iOS.
Pebble has announced a trio of new app partners for its popular smartwatch platform. Official apps from eBay, Evernote, and Time Warner Cable are now available in the Pebble app store.
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.