Apple Seeds 3rd Developer Release for iOS 9, El Capitan, watch OS 2

3:22 PM, Jul. 8th, 2015 · · Product News

4 x 4 Grid in Folders on iPad for iOS 9 Beta 3

Apple on Wednesday seeded the third developer releases of iOS 9 (build 13A4293f), OS X 10.12 El Capitan (build 15A216g), and watch OS 2 (build 13S5293e). The new releases include a new two-factor authentication system for iOS 9 and El Capitan, the News app and Apple Music in iOS 9. Release notes for this watch OS 2 version have not been published.

Standalone Showtime Apps Hit Apple TV and App Store

7:05 PM, Jul. 7th, 2015 · · Product News

Showtime on Apple TV

Showtime launched its standalone service Tuesday on both Apple TV and the App Store. Apps titled simply Showtime allow users to watch Showtime programming through a monthly subscription independent of cable or satellite TV providers. 

Apple Updates GarageBand for Mac and iPhone: New Drummers, Apple Music Connect, Force Touch

6:42 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · Product News

GarageBand Icons

Apple released GarageBand 10.1 for OS X Yosemite on Tuesday, as well as GarageBand 2.0.7 for iOS 8. Both updates add support for Apple Music Connect, allowing artists to upload content directly to Connect. The Mac version also adds ten new drummers, new patches, 1,000 new Apple Loops, support for Force Touch trackpad (which is currently only available on Apple's new MacBook), and more.

Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 Update with Apple Music Support

6:25 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · Product News

iTunes gets updated for Apple Music

Apple released an iTunes update on Tuesday afternoon with support for Apple Music, the company's new streaming music service and Internet radio station. The version 12.2 update lets users try out and use Apple Music on their Mac and Windows PC—something we've already been able to do most of today on our iPhones and iPads.

Apple Says iTunes 12.2 ‘Coming Soon’ for Mac and Windows

4:39 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · Product News

iTunes 12.2 Coming Soon

Apple's iTunes download page for Mac and Windows continues to offer iTunes 12.1.2, but the company added an "iTunes 12.2 coming soon" note. Apple Music, which launched earlier on Tuesday with iOS 8.4, requires iTunes 12.2 on Mac and Windows, and its absence has been greeted with annoyance and snark on the Interwebs.

Apple Patches 45 Security Flaws in OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion

4:19 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · Product News

OS X Bug

Apple patched some 45 security OS X Yosemite v10.10.4, which was released earlier on Tuesday. The company also released Security Update 2015-005 Mavericks and Security Update 2015-005 Mountain Lion. The security holes and bugs fixed services and technologies throughout the operating systems, and many of them allow the bad guys to take over your Mac.

Apple’s new iTunes Terms & Conditions highlight Apple Music, Expose iCloud Music Library

12:42 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · Product News

iTunes gets new TOC for Apple Music

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Apple updated their iTunes Store Terms and Conditions just hours ahead of the iTunes Music launch. Anyone downloading apps or app updates from the iTunes Store will have to agree to this, as will anyone installing iOS 8.4, as well.

The big changes are the inclusion of a new section detailing Apple Music, with mention of "iCloud Music Library" that sounds eerily familiar to iTunes Match (though iTunes Match is still listed elsewhere). Apple Music will require iOS 8.4, iTunes 12.2 and Android 4.1. Additionally, Apple now (for good reason) has the right to use your playback information to report to licensors and pay royalties. This covers both the new Apple Music service as well as iTunes Match.