Some pretty awesome music and camera related apps go on sale this week. Some give you great new iOS 8 features and some are just pretty great on any iOS. And of course there are games too for those of you looking for fun. So, while you wait on your newly ordered iPad, why don't you pick up some good stuff right now?
Apple treated Mac users to a same-day announcement for the release of OS X Yosemite, and will follow with iOS 8.1 (and Apple Pay) on Monday. But there were a few details Cupertino left out, including the unique Apple SIM preinstalled with new cellular iPad models, as well as iWork and iLife updates for Mac. We've got the scoop on those in today's Morning Report to close out the week, so click on and read along.
Corporations typically like to deliver bad news on a Friday, and today Apple did just that, confirming the worst fears of shutterbugs everywhere by driving a stake through the company's venerable Mac photo software.
After nearly two years, the mobile edition of iPhoto has finally hit version 2.0, leaving skeuomorphic UI elements behind in order to better fit into an iOS 7 world. Unlike iLife companions iMovie and GarageBand, there’s not a whole lot to get excited about, aside from editing improvements for Camera Roll images. That’s not to say that iPhoto 2.0 isn’t worth the upgrade, particularly now that it’s free with new devices.
We don't claim to know for sure what Apple will unveil at its media event in San Francisco tomorrow, but judging from update text and icons on the company's iLife and iWork for iOS web pages, those skeuomorphic icons will soon be a thing of the past.
Although the average Jane or Joe rarely needs to snap a shot of their computer screen, for bloggers, website creators and developers, it's a godsend -- which is probably why the folks at Dropbox have made saving them automatic.
Back during WWDC, Apple announced that its beloved productivity suite, iWork, would be hosted on the web, thus allowing the Cupertino giant to compete with Google Drive. But now it appears that Apple might be taking that competition far more seriously than anticipated. Based on a welcome screen in the iOS 7 beta that was uncovered by German site ifun (as reported by MacRumors), Apple might be bringing both iWork and ILife to the masses for free on iOS.