Apple rolled out an update to its Apple Store app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch this week that added the ability to start shopping on one device, and continue on another. The version 3.0 update also revamped the app interface for the iPhone and iPod touch so it more closely matches the iPad version.
A supply chain rumor has Apple ramping up production of what's been most often called the iPad Air 2. The new iPad is reported to have the same size display, an enhanced processor and Touch ID.
Emoji-only social networking site Emojili has released their iOS app for free in iTunes. Those with reserved usernames can unlock them, but there's also a signup option for those brand new to the network.
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This might be fun, if enough people install there's potential for some pretty great shenanigans, or at least a fun way to pass time in line for things. At the very least it is a very attractive alternative to Facebook.
BitTorrent Sync on Tuesday saw a huge update in its subtly-named 1.4 release, now allowing users a much simpler way to start sharing synced folders with others. If you haven't been using BitTorrent Sync yet, you probably will start soon, largely due to some of the new features they've added today.
Blue Microphones announced on Tuesday Mo-Fi, the company's first foray into over-the-ear headphones. The device features an onboard amplifier paired with "ultra-premium 50mm hi-fi drivers." Mo-Fi also has an incredibly comfortable* four bar linkage system in place of the standard headband, along with a clever pivoting arm for adjusting the ear cups.
Coin, the company that makes the self-titled Coin credit card replacement, announced a beta program for 10,000 users willing to try Coin Beta. The program is designed to put the device through real-world testing while the final release of Coin Gold is pushed back to "spring 2015." Coin was originally supposed to launch in the summer of 2014.
Mac owners participating in the public beta of OS X Yosemite were treated to a nice surprise Friday morning when Apple released an update for them, along with a beta version of iTunes 12. This is the first update to the public beta, and it brings this version of OS X Yosemite closer in line with the private version developers are using.
Apple released Keynote 6.2.2 on Thursday. The patch notes are particularly sparse, noting only that, "This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes."
Apple released iMovie 10.0.5 on Thursday. The patch notes say the update addresses unspecified iCloud and iMovie theater issues.
Parallels has continued to make significant improvements to its virtual machine software for the Mac, Parallels Desktop, that allows a Mac to run just about any other OS, especially Windows and Linux concurrently. This year is no different, and the list of enhancements in this Yosemite compatible, version 10 is impressive.
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