The loudest Apple news this week was arguably the record-shattering profits annouced in the company's latest financial report, but amidst all the clinking cash, the release month for the Apple Watch was announced, loads of freebies hit iTunes, a new iOS update was released, and the Steve Jobs movie took a big leap forward.
There's been lots of news, discussion, and rumors about upcoming Apple products this week, including Apple Watch, the 12-inch MacBook Air, and the supposed iPad Pro. But that's not all! There's plenty of info on current Apple products as well, such as how you'll be able to view Super Bowl XLIX on your iOS device for free, and 10 advanced tips for OS X Yosemite that you should try if you haven't already.
Super Bowl XLIX (featuring the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots) is just under two weeks away, and you can watch the whole thing for free if you have an iPad or an iPod touch. On the development front, Apple just won a new patent that should fix a common problem associated with screen navigation based on eye movement.
For football fans, Super Bowl Sunday is the best day of the year — but it can also be the longest. Even if your favorite team doesn't have a shot at immortal glory, waiting for the 6:30 p.m. EST kickoff can feel worse than being a five-year-old forced to watch the clock on Christmas Eve. But you needn't spend the day twiddling your thumbs. Whether you're hosting a party or watching the game alone, we've got eight apps to keep you occupied until the big game starts.
Few would dispute that Apple has mastered the art of marketing its products, but one of the company's former ad men believe that Samsung may have effectively stolen that skill from Cupertino along with their product designs.
It was a week for updates, that's for sure. (Even the product above got updated, though this happened years ago over several iterations. Ahem.) This week saw people pushing out new versions of software everywhere we turned. We don't know what's in the pipelines, but we like it when our apps get great new tools and slick new features. It's pretty hot stuff, we don't mind telling you. And here's some of the other hot magic happening this week.
Like many of you, we anticipate spending Sunday staring at the TV, ingesting questionable foods and liquids, and waiting for the commercial that'll outdo them all, but a handful of apps on both iPhone and iPad can help improve your Super Bowl experience. Here are eight worth checking out in anticipation of the showdown.