Apple released iOS 7.0.4 Thursday, an update to address a specific FaceTime Bug. Apple's patch notes also mention unspecified bug fixes and improvements.
Apple has finally updated iBooks for iOS, flattening the app and ripping out almost all of the skeuomorphic design elements. Gone are the wooden shelves and the book pages that look like the pages of a book, but Apple did leave in the main skeuomorphic element I was hoping to keep—page curl animations.
Oh boy, but it's been a good week for iBooks. The Hunger Games finally came to iBooks a few days ago, and now Calvin and Hobbes is available! Apple announced it today on Twitter, including a classic shot of the two friends gallivanting downhill in Calvin's wagon.
Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 5.01 Tuesday, a release that adds RAW support for new cameras from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony. RAW is the native file format for Digital SLR cameras.
Apple has quietly—oh, so quietly—launched the iPad mini with Retina Display on the online Apple Store. This marks the softest launch we've seen for a major new Apple product, suggesting that supply will be quite limited.
Rejoice Katniss/iPad fans, because Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy is finally available on iBooks. The books are some of the most popular books of the last five years, and were the biggest holdout for iBooks until a few days ago.
The crew at Pebble released an update for their self named smartwatch on Monday, bringing with it support for iOS 7's Notification Center. Now any alerts that show up in Notification Center will automatically appear on your Pebble, too.
Apple released firmware updates for MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2013) and MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, late 2013) models with NVIDIA graphics to address two different sets of issues. The 13-inch MBP update fixes problems with the trackpad and keyboard, while the 15-inch model update addressed a problem with the discrete graphics processor.
Apple released iBooks Update 1.0.1 for Mavericks on Thursday. The patch notes are sparse and only mention unspecified, "bug fixes and improvements to performance and stability."
Apple released Mail Update for Mavericks 1.0 on Thursday, a much-needed release to fix problems with Gmail accounts. The patch notes mention other unspecified bug fixes, too.
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