Whew! That was quite a Tuesday. While most of us got pretty much what we expected out of Apple’s special event in San Francisco yesterday, few of us probably anticipated that OS X Mavericks would actually be released the same day, yet alone all of the new iLife and iWork apps. But there was plenty of other news happening while you were taxing your broadband connection to download all those updates, so here’s a small sampling…
It's a very special rumor-laden Labor Day version of the hot news of the week. Did you hear Apple has a new iPhone in production? Well, of course you did. But what else did you hear about it? Anything? Anything at all? Well, we just so happen to have some choice iPhone 5S/C rumors (with video!) and a few other things in the pipeline. So if you aren't already sitting outside grilling for the weekend, have at the week's top news and innuendo.
Yesterday's over-the-air Apple TV update added a number of goodies for owners of the little black box, but for PlexConnect fans, it was nothing but bad news as their favorite loophole got closed up by Cupertino.
So there's a rumor making the rounds that Apple might actually release iOS 7 (and maybe even the new iPhone) on September 10, the date when many expect Cupertino to hold its next media event. As much as we'd love for that to be true, we're just skeptical enough to want to ignore such chatter as the mad ramblings of Apple fanboys -- but it would be an interesting surprise from a company who has been a little light on rabbits in its hat these days. While you ponder that, let's get to the recap!
Security was on the minds of many readers over the weekend, and on that front, we've got all the details of how the seemingly simple SIM card has finally been hacked. But it wasn't all gloom and doom — we saw some nice app updates, and those still playing the original Angry Birds can now sync their game activity across all of their devices at long last. Let's dive in and get a quick recap, shall we?
Streaming services seem to be big news this week as everyone tries to figure out how to capitalize on that space and be your next big content provider. Amazon picks up Netflix's spurned shows, while Hulu's on the auction block and seriously, are they really going to call it iRadio? That and more streaming your way after the jump.
If you love media streamer Plex like we do and own an Apple TV, you've no doubt been frustrated by the lack of progress on a jailbreak for the third-generation hardware. But thanks to PlexConnect, it may not matter much anymore.
They say the only good bug is a dead one, and the folks at Plex would seem to agree. On the heels of a big Android update, the existing iOS app gets some love to speed things up and stomp out those pesky bugs.
It's always a good day when you wake up and find a shiny new version of your favorite app, and today is that day for Plex for iOS users, with the media player adding mobile server abilities on top of a stack of other improvements.