The top news in iOS this holiday week had reports of a dual-SIM for iPhone 6, iPad use before bed is bad, and Apple TV may Handoff to your iPad.
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It's only about a month since iOS 8.0 was released so there's not much new in security patches to add to 8.1. Two of the fixes also show up in a new Apple TV version.
While there's no doubt that a TV or watch from Apple would be interesting and disruptive – and I'm in no way ruling out such devices in the future – the health related additions to iOS will be far more beneficial to Apple in the short to medium term.
One of the bugs fixed in iOS and Apple TV was first reported a year ago and fixed in OS X in May of this year.
I always travel with rented movies and TV shows on my iPad mini and it now looks like free content will be coming soon to iOS owners.
References to a new Apple TV model have been discovered in developer build of iOS 7.1 signaling that new hardware could arrive sooner than expected.
You could previously stream Google video content via YouTube and this new application simply presents you with a better user interface to access and stream this content.
You might think 3D TV had died a painful death, and I'd have agreed… until I saw Ultra-D. It's glasses-free 3D TV that works with any almost content, from old 480i/p broadcast TV to Blu-ray, including iOS and console games.
iPhone 5s users can now use the built-in fingerprint scanner to authenticate iTunes purchases as opposed to entering a password. But a more serious lock screen bug present in iOS 7 remains unpatched.
While iOS 7 undoubtedly has potential, in many ways it feels like an iTunes software update. Things have been moved and a whole lotta stuff looks different, but overall it doesn't feel much better.
Although iOS 7 is getting all the hype, Apple also released iTunes 11.1 today with support for iTunes Radio and several other noteworthy new features.
Apple's venerable black hockey puck gets updated with significant content deals with HBO and ESPN. iTunes sells 800,000 TV episodes and 350,000 movies per day.
Apple used its Worldwide Developer Conference to announce OS X Mavericks, iOS 7, iTunes Radio, and new MacBook Air, Mac Pro and AirPort hardware.
Apple has announced that it will be streaming today's WWDC keynoted address via Apple TV and Apple.com but a source tells me that a live stream will also be available via Apple's free WWDC app for iOS.
Apple said it is merely a retailer of the digital content sold on iTunes, and pointed the finger at content owners for charging higher licensing costs in Australia for songs, movies, and TV shows.
Google on Wednesday officially said that a new Google Maps app was available for the iOS platform. However, the app couldn't be found in the Apple iTunes App Store later in the day. Now, iPhone and iPad users won't have Apple's Maps app to kick around anymore?
Apple today pushed iOS 6.0.1 out to all users running iOS 6 and it fixes several bugs, including bugs with the keyboard, camera flash, WPA2, iTunes Match, Passcode lock and Exchange meetings.
Viewers will now be able to download and keep BBC TV content on their iOS devices for up to 30 days, with Android phones and tablets set to follow.
Mac blogs and news sites are filled with hot predictions about what will and what will not be announced at next week's Apple World Wide Developer Conference. Televisions. iOS stuffs. Some are gaining more traction than others. But there are plenty of interesting guesses coming from the actual target audience: developers.
There was no Apple TV in sight, but Apple delivered exactly what everyone expected at today's Worldwide Developers Conference including fresh MacBooks and new versions of Mac OS X and iOS. The biggest surprise was a redesigned Apple MacBook Pro that is notably thinner and lighter, but has a super high-resolution display, faster quad-core processor and Nvidia's latest discrete graphics.
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