True to Apple CEO Tim Cook's promise, Apple TV pre-orders started on Monday morning. The new model is available in 32 GB and 64 GB sizes with a redesigned remote control and support for third-party apps. Mr. Cook also said it will ship at the end of the week.
Apple released a minor update to iTunes Wednesday, version 12.3.1. The patch notes specify only that, "This update improves overall stability and performance," but it comes on the same day that iOS, OS X, and watchOS were updated.
On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Apple updated their iTunes Store Terms and Conditions. Changes from the June, 2015 update are minimal and simply include references to App Store for Apple TV and tvOS, and caveats for "on-demand download of content based on app usage and resource constraints (which may use cellular data)." Otherwise, everything is business-as-usual.
Apple updated OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan on Wednesday. The update includes fixes for problems with Mail and Audio Unit plug-ins, a bug fix for JPEG preview images, improved support for Microsoft Office 2016, and more. The crown jewel of the update is probably the 150 emoji characters added, because...EMOJI!
Along with iOS 9.1, Apple released watchOS 2.0.1 on Wednesday. The update for Apple's smartwatch includes support for the new emoji in iOS 9.1, improved battery performance, and more.
Apple released iOS 9.1 on Wednesday after offering it as a public beta for several weeks. The official public release includes several new emoji, improvements for Live Photos, and adds Apple News support for UK users.
Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.1.7 Tuesday. The update adds support for five new cameras from DxO, Panasonic, and Pentax.
Ever since the Apple Watch shippind in April, The Mac Observer has reviewed several Apple Watch charging docks. Here, John Martellaro lists them all, sizes them up with updated ratings and makes his recommendations in time for your holiday shopping.
Apple finally dumped the beta tag from the iCloud versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on Friday. The company also rolled out updates for the iOS and OS X versions of the apps with support for 3D Touch, Split View, and more.
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Split View and 3D Touch support are great, but the big surprise in the iWork updates is improved AppleScript support on the Mac.
Apple is working on increasing the number of songs supported by its music library matching services to 100,000. According to a statement given to MacRumors, Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue said that Apple is working on it and hopes to roll out the increase "before the end of the year."
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