Along with macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, Apple released iTunes 12.8 with AirPlay 2 support.
Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on Monday, adding support for AirPlay 2. The update lets you play music through paired HomePods as well as multiple AirPlay 2-capable devices via iTunes.
It’s hard to believe, but it was July 10th (next Tuesday) that Apple unleashed this world-changing concept, and the company put out a long self-congratulatory announcement pre-celebrating this incredible milestone.
Apple launched a “Summer Blockbusters” promo for iTunes movies, with 45 blockbusters spanning the past few decades between $7.99 and $9.99.
Kirk McElhearn is an expert technical journalist for all things Apple. He was a Senior Contributor at Macworld for 15 years, is known as “The iTunes Guy,” and writes about Macs, security, iTunes, books and music. Kirk has also written several “Take Control Books,” including tutorials on iTunes, Audio Hijack and Scrivener. In this encore appearance, Kirk and I chatted about the evolution of photography at Apple, the emergence of the iPhone as a pocket supercomputer-camera, AI technologies and facial recognition used in iPhone photography, lens and CCD technologies, Aperture vs. iPhoto/Photos, managing digital assets, and how sophisticated software has allowed the average user to take great photos. And more. We finished with a discusion of Kirk’s new podcast (with Jeff Carlson) called PhotoActive which is all about photography and the Apple ecosystem.
Apple updated its iTunes Remote app yesterday, and it’s the first update since February 23, 2017. It’s been updated to add support for iPhone X. This update also includes an all new look and feel on iPad and iPhone, in addition to stability and performance improvements. iTunes 12.7.5 is recommended for use with Remote 4.4. With this app you can access your iTunes library remotely, listen with AirPlay, and explore shared iTunes libraries. It works with both Macs and PCs. Requirements: iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later; Wi-Fi connection to iTunes; iTunes 12.75. App Store: iTunes Remote
There will be a new section called Coming Soon, album launch dates will be displayed, and artist profiles will get a new design.
San Jose – Jeff Gamet sits down with Josh Brown from Softorino to talk about Apple’s WWDC announcements, and the state of managing content on our iPhones and iPads.
Apple this week announced that it now hosts more than 550,000 active podcasts with a total of 18.5 million episodes that have been downloaded or streamed 50 billion times.
Apple is launching web support for Apple Music, allowing users to play back full tracks without the need for iTunes or an iOS device. But it’s not yet clear if this feature will give subscribers full access to their libraries or simply allow the streaming of full tracks from preset embeddable widgets.
Apple released iTunes 12.7.5 for the Mac on Tuesday following the release of iOS 11.4, HomePod 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1. The release notes note only “minor app and performance improvements.”
Andrew thinks the app is worth it if you have file formats like FLAC, or if you just want an alternative music app to Apple’s offering.
Apple has a Remote app you can install on your Apple Watch so you can use it as an Apple TV or iTunes Remote.
After promising it last May, Apple finally launched iTunes via the Microsoft Store Thursday. The app looks and works just like its manually installed counterpart, but it allows Windows 10 users with “S Mode” devices to install and run Apple’s media playback and management software for the first time.
This method is basically iTunes gift cards without actually buying a gift card.
Superman just turned 80, and he’s aged pretty well. To celebrate the son of Krypton’s birthday, Apple has an iTunes Store movie bundle loaded with some pretty fantastic animated features. This bundle includes Doomsday, Public Enemies, Apocalypse, The Return of Black Adam, and more. The eight movie bundle is priced at US$49.99, which is a significant drop from its regular $84.82. DC may stumble with their live-action superhero movies, but they nail it with their animated stories.
You can keep your music for now, but eventually you’ll have to download it.
Apple launched a new movie promo on iTunes called Build Your Collection. It features hundreds of movies, all under US$8 and many at $4.99. Bullitt, Battle Royale, The Goonies, Empire Records, Risky Business, Beetlejuice, The Matrix, and newer movies like Black Swan, The Revenant, plus many more. They’re broken down into categories, including: Drama, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comedy, Horror, and Romance. Unfortunately, the prices are only listed once you click through to an individual movie, but they’re all under $8 and I can’t wait to rewatch Bullitt.
It’s like MTV, without the reality crap.
iOS 11.3’s promised music videos section in Apple Music has shown up early. The new feature groups together music videos into categories like “Today’s Video Hits,” and “New Music Videos,” and “Music Video Playlists.”