So today Apple welcomed its newest channel to its growing library for Apple TV. Is it a native Amazon Instant Video channel? Is it The Blaze? No, as Variety reports, it's the Red Bull TV channel, which features both live and recorded footage of the many sports events the energy drink company sponsors and hosts.
Just last month, we reported that iOS 7's adoption rate stood at an impressive 74 percent just three months after its release, and now, a month later, it stands at 80 percent. Not bad, considering the near-constant litany of vocal dissatisfaction with Jony Ive's "flatter" design. As MacRumors notes, you can find the information on the App Store support page for developers.
First there were iBeacons; now there's a service that may allow you to use your iPhone as a replacement for the key to your hotel room. As The Wall Street Journal reports, you can currently only find them at two Aloft hotels owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Manhattan and in Apple's own Cupertino, but it's possible other chains will pick it up if the trial proves successful.
So just how safe is your Apple.com account from intruders? Pretty darn safe, according to Dashlane (via Ars Technica), at least if you're talking about password protection. Dashlane studied the password protection policies of over 100 companies ranging from Microsoft to Dick's Sporting Goods and found that only Apple deserved a perfect score of 100.
Happy Macintosh release date! Well, what have we here? Rumors? Really? Already? Well, I guess the new year wouldn't be complete with rumors and speculation about the iPhone 6 and every single Apple product out there, but, really, we've only had the 5S for what? Barely more than two months. You people are insatiable. Well, then, let's dig into these juicy new handset rumors and see what's what.
It's not often iOS users have reason to be jealous of their Android-toting friends, but the ability to swap third-party keyboards would be one such example — and it's a problem developers are attempting to find creative ways to solve.
Apple's worked hard over the last year to make Apple TV more than a "hobby" (as it's referred to its own relationship with the diminutive entertainment unit in the past), and now the device seems on the verge of one of its most significant updates to date. According to iLounge (via MacRumors), we might see game support in an upcoming update, along with support for Bluetooth controller and an Apple Store on the Apple TV itself. And the best thing? This could happen as early as March.
Just yesterday we wrote about an analyst's conjectures that we'd see a larger iPhone when the next release comes around, and today that claim finds new strength in a report published in the Wall Street Journal (via TechCrunch). The news is actually more impressive this time. Next year, the Journal claims, we'll actually see two bigger phones from Apple.
One of the big problems plaguing iOS 7 for some users is a tendency for apps and the home screen to crash, triggering a soft reboot. As Mashable relates, it's called the "white/black screen of death," and Apple wants iPhone users to know that a fix for the issue is coming in a future iOS 7 update.
One of today's big surprises is the sudden appearance of what appears to be leaked screenshots from the long-anticipated "iOS in the Car" taken by app developer Steven Troughton-Smith. As MacRumors reports, it's possible that Troughton-Smith managed to find them lurking in the new beta build for iOS 7.1 that was released today, but if he did, he's not saying how.