The most exciting news this week was certainly Apple's announcment of its next big press event — and it's only a little over a week away! Lots of other cool stuff happened in the world of Apple, too, including improvements to iCloud and Apple Maps, some buzz on the next iPhone, and a good reason to reflect on Steve Jobs.
You might say that iCloud Drive was long overdue. When iCloud was introduced, many people were disappointed that it didn’t include a regular file repository that could be accessed from the Finder. You could sync contacts, calendars and bookmarks through it, but you couldn’t drop files onto it manually. With iCloud Drive, however, you can.
Our final edition of the New App Recap for the month of February has a little something for everyone: A look at the rebranded IFTTT and a trio of new apps that hook into the service, how to turn three photos into a cool little video, better ways to track your footsteps and calculate math, plenty of classic television, soccer chat with others around the world, and a way to track your cellular data usage. It's all right here in our weekly roundup of the best new and updated apps from last week!
Ever wish you could have one or more devices around your home capable of answering questions whenever the whim strikes? Our Friday Morning Report has the details on Amazon's latest hardware endeavor, as well as what steps Apple may be taking to stomp out NAND flash storage issues with the iPhone 6, plus the release of Pixelmator for Mac 3.3. It only takes a click to find out more!
Following an introduction by CEO Tim Cook, Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi took the stage at the company's headquarters in Cupertino to bring us up to date on the recent iOS 8 update as well as OS X Yosemite.
We're back with another round of apps ready for iOS 8, including several new entries as well as updated titles that have been improved to make the most of Apple's new mobile operating system. This time includes a couple of camera extensions, a more robust alternative to Google Authenticator, a pair of iCloud Drive-friendly Readdle updates, and lots of manual camera tweaks made possible by iOS 8. Eight (technically nine!) of the best and brightest are just a click away!
They came, they saw, they purchased! At this writing, Apple hasn't yet posted sales figures for the iPhone 6 launch weekend, but judging from the long lines, we're guessing they'll have plenty to brag about in addition to the four million preorders racked up more than a week ago. Today's Morning Report kicks off with a look at new LTE enhancements from Verizon, out-of-warranty repair costs for the latest handsets, and how Windows users have an edge over Mac (for now).
With iOS 8 officially downloading to existing devices today, enthusiasm for Apple's central health system has been dampened by last-minute bugs that will push the arrival of compatible apps into late September.
There's a good chunk of the world that still hasn't bought a Mac for various reasons despite their love of iOS devices, but Apple is taking steps to make sure they remain connected to their Apple files regardless of which machines they're forced to use. Today, the Cupertino company sent out invitations to members of AppleSeed to try out the beta iCloud for Windows, which includes access to iCloud Drive.
It's a very special WWDC 2014 version of this week's wrap-up of all the news that was hot in Apple land. Two great new operating systems that work great together were unveiled and there were a host of announced and unannounced features to share. So without further ado let's dive right in.