Apple updated Remote to version 4.0 Monday, a release that updates the look and feel of the app to iOS 7. It also supports iTunes 11.1. Remote allows users to remotely control iTunes on a Mac, PC, or Apple TV from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, control playlists, change song order, and more.
Apple issued two updates for late 2013 iMacs on Thursday, iMac SMC Firmware Update 1.1 and iMac 10.8.5 Supplemental Update 1.0. The first addresses an issue with Power Nap, while the second deals an external drive issue and a problem with some USB Bluetooth adapters.
Apple released a software update for the Apple TV on Thursday. Apple TV 6.0.1...well, we don't know what it does yet because Apple hasn't published the patch notes. We do have download links for you if you're the sort who doesn't care what's in the update.
New versions of iLife and iWork were announced at Apple's media event earlier this week, and in typical Apple style, updates to additional apps were quietly pushed as well. Turns out Aperture is showing up as a free upgrade instead of US$79.99 for some Mavericks users, too. Michael Johnston explains. [Update: New reports claim this is a feature, not a bug.]
Apple released iTunes 11.1.2 on Tuesday to address compatibility issues with the just released OS X Mavericks for the Mac. Apple released the new OS as a free upgrade on Tuesday following the introduction of new iPad models and updated MacBook Pros.
Apple released Aperture 3.5 on Tuesday after releasing OS X Mavericks for the Mac. The update for the image editing and management app replaced Google Maps with Apple's own Maps for photo location tagging.
Apple released updates for Migration Assistant and Workgroup Manager on Tuesday. The Migration assistant updates are for people migrating to Mavericks from Lion, Snow Leopard, or various versions of Windows. The Workgroup Manager update is an unspecified update.
OS X Mountain Lion users got an update to Safari on Tuesday, giving them shared links support and a new sidebar. MacBook Pro and MacBook Air users got a little something, too, thanks to Safari 6.1's improved energy efficiency features.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple announced iPad mini with Retina Display on Tuesday, a new version of the company's 7.9-inch iPad with the same resolution display as its larger sibling, the (also new) iPad Air. The company made the announcement during its "We still have a lot to cover" media event, where Apple also announced the original iPad mini will remain on the market for $299, a $30 price cut.
Apple's long in the tooth iWork productivity suite got a welcome update on Tuesday during the company's special media event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. The update is a rewrite for the Mac and iOS versions of Numbers, Keynote, and Pages and includes big interface improvements and 64-bit support.
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