With WWDC right around the corner, speculation abounds regarding iOS 8. Much like iOS 7 brought a wildly updated UI, iOS 8 is said to bring added functionality. From new Apple apps to a brand new way to multitask, iOS 8 could usher in a new age for iPhone and iPad users.
Apple acquiring Beats is not about design. Apple did not acquire Beats for their design prowess, as the Beats group does not design the physical elements of their own products - Ammunition Group* does. Instead, Apple will have acquired Beats for its inroads to music, one way or the other. It is possible, if this deal is done, that Apple will have made a bad decision.
The first generation Apple TV has been around for several years now and lots of the devices are in use around the world. Reports are surfacing that issues have prevented users from connecting to iTunes are plaguing these first generation Apple TV set top boxes. The iTunes connectivity issue appears to be affecting owners of these first generation boxes around the world.
Mac gamers have a new game they can download right now on iTunes called SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition. This classic simulation game gives the gamer the ability to build anything they can imagine. You can dig rivers, plant forests, and make mountains if you want. Once you build your city in the game, you can destroy it with natural disasters.
The release of the newest Michael Jackson album has been tapped for pre-release starting tomorrow (and that’s no fool). Official word suggests that the album will be released on the 13th of May and pre-orders will be pushed through a number of outlets. This album will be released both digitally and in hard format.
iTunes Radio users can now tune into the latest news broadcasts, with NPR announcing that it has become the first news provider on Apple's radio service. The stream will be available 24-hours a day, and with it will come the segments faithful listeners enjoy, including the Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
The selfie is a common staple among images found online, comprising vast quantities of Instagram and other social photography websites, often smattering Facebook and Twitter feeds, among other online locations. So popular is the form of self-expression, the word selfie earned its own slot in the dictionary and was named word of the year in 2013. Now it has its own section in the App Store.
The game "Threes!" has been out for a few weeks on iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, currently holding the coveted #14 spot in the iTunes Paid Apps popularity chart. Today the developers behind the app have released their Android build to the Google Play app store. This app costs a cool $1.99 at launch, after which it’s suggested that it may cost 3 times as much.
In his home town of Hanoi, Vietnam, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen has this week suggested that he may - possibly - bring the app back from the dead. While there are tens of (if not a hundred, at this point) Flappy Bird replacement apps out in the wild, this creator of the heavily addicting game hasn’t (until now) suggested he’d be doing anything other than keeping the app off the store for good. It was, after all, a takedown born of angst and woe.
Building up the excitement over the upcoming Tuesday event, Apple has just added the official iTunes Festival channel to Apple TV. The channel will whet viewers' appetites with information on the performers as well as the festival itself in preparation for the big event to be held during SxSW this week.