Apple's Podcast app for the iPhone doesn't quite cut it for many people, so well known developer Marco Arment took on the task of making something he thinks nails the needs of mobile listeners. The result: Overcast.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple's application for the trademark of 'Touch ID,' its fingerprint recognition system. The refusal was based on the similarity to a previously registered trademark by Kronos Technology.
Apple released iTunes 11.3 for OS X and Windows on Thursday, adding support for iTunes Extras in HD movies. The company said HD movie extras are available on Apple TV with Software Update 6.2, and will be available in iOS 8 for the iPhone and iPad when it ships this fall.
Wink, a spinoff of Quirky, has released hardware which is now available at Home Depot and Amazon. There is a free iOS app which controls both the Wink hub, and some of the home automation devices you may already own.
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Glorious! If this thing can help me need less apps for my home automation hardware, this is a wonderful thing indeed.
Apple updated its iTunes U app to version 2.0 on Tuesday. The new version improves the way students can interact with teachers, and it also adds the ability for teachers to create courses directly in the app on their iPad.
Seeing an empty space on the desk where your expensive new Mac Pro used to be will totally ruin your day, so Apple finally took steps to help keep that from happening by introducing a lock accessory for its pro level
tower tube. The Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter was released this week and is compatible with the industry standard Kensington lock system.
Apple rolled out iMovie 10.0.4 for the Mac on Tuesday with stability improvements and a fix for issues that could cause the app to crash. iMovie is Apple's consumer-level video editing app and is part of the company's iLife suite.
Once upon a time, there was a Kickstarter project called Brydge to build an awesome clamshell, aluminum keyboard for the iPads. It was funded well beyond expectations and got off to a good start. But the company went astray and there were many unhappy customers. John Martellaro interviews Nicholas Smith who tells the story about how Brydge was brought under new management that has tried to make everything right again.
Along with iOS 7.1.2 and OS X 10.9.4, Apple also rolled out Apple TV 6.1.2 on Monday. The update for Apple's set top streaming entertainment box includes several security-related fixes for second generation and newer models.
There weren't that many line items in the iOS 7.1.2 update Apple released on Monday, but the company smushed some 35 security bugs, including 18 memory leak issues in Safari alone. A security flaw that allowed someone to use Siri to view an iPhone's Contacts without a passcode was also addressed, as were a number of issues in WebKit.
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