Apple Seeds iOS 8.4 Beta To Developers, Features Revamped Music App

Apple today released a new beta to developers. iOS 8.4 beta was released to developers. The new release features major changes to the Music app, headlined by an all-new design. You can personalize playlists by adding your own images and description. Albums can be played right from the album list. Recently added music is automatically placed at the top of your library. It features a streamlined iTunes Radio and a number of new features. Apple is expected to launch a new streaming service that features Beats, so this is likely changes in advance of that service. The full changelog can be found at Apple. … [Read more...]

Apple releases iOS 8.3 featuring new emoji and more!

Apple today released iOS 8.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new release brings hundreds of new emojis. There are a ton of bug fixes and performance improvements. To upgrade OTA, you'll need a WiFi connection. Navigate to Settings > General > Software Update. Improved performance for: App launch App responsiveness Messages Wi-Fi Control Center Safari tabs Third-party keyboards Keyboard shortcuts Simplified Chinese keyboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fixes Fixes an issue where you could be continuously prompted for login credentials Addresses an issue where some devices disconnect intermittently from Wi-Fi networks Fixes an issue where hands-free phone calls could become disconnected Fixes an … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8.2, Introduces Support for Apple Watch

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Apple has releases iOS 8.2, available for download OTA or via iTunes. The upgrade is a significant one, at least according to the accompanying change log. The iOS 8.2 release is a requirement to use your iPhone with the upcoming Apple Watch, which ships April 24th. It will come with a new Apple Watch app, which allows you to pair and sync watch settings. There is also a new Activity app, which is for viewing fitness and data achievements from the Apple Watch. These features require an iPhone 5 or later. If you are jailbroken, you'll want to avoid this release. … [Read more...]

Apple Working On iOS 8.4, May Integrate Beats Music

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Apple certainly appears to be busy working on various iOS releases. Earlier today, they seeded iOS 8.3 beta to developers, which joins iOS 8.2 beta 5 as  At the same time, we heard they would have a renewed focus on stability and optimizations with iOS 9. Apparently, these aren't the only builds that are being worked on in Cupertino. Yet another iOS 8 build is in the works. … [Read more...]

iOS 9 To Focus On Stability, Optimization

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There's been a fair amount of discontent about the stability of Apple's recent software releases, both on the desktop and mobile. It now appears that perhaps those voices have been heard and changes to address those concerns will come when the company releases iOS 9 later this year, keeping up with the companies yearly release schedule. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8.2 Beta 5 To Developers

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Apple today released iOS 8.2 beta 5 to developers. This release will be necessary to support the Apple Watch, due out in April, according to Tim Cook. The release includes assorted bug fixes and improvements. The release is strictly for developers. It supports Watch Kit, the development kit that allows for applications that can be extended to Apple's new watch. The release is available OTA (over-the-air) or as a download from Apple's developer portal.   … [Read more...]

iTunes Connect Displaying Wrong Apps When Logged In

A major security issue is affecting iTunes Connect, the portal used by developers to manage their apps. The issue is widespread and it appears a good number of developers are not able to access their own apps. The portal allows developers to login, but once logged in, they are presented with an entirely different account. This of course presents unauthorized users with complete control over an account. As a developer, I logged in this morning and was granted access to an account responsible for apps from major magazine publishers. iTunes Connect has been shut down. If and when Apple provides a statement, we'll pass it along, along with any information as to when it will be available again. Developing... … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3 Software Update

Apple has released iOS 8.1.3. The software update includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements including: Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad Adds new configuration options for educational standardized testing The update, which is only 247MB), is available OTA (over the air), but requires a WiFi connection to update. … [Read more...]

iOS 8.2 Beta 4 Released To Developers

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Apple today released iOS 8.2 beta 4 to developers. The update is the fourth release en-route to the public release. It represents the first update in three weeks, with the holidays likely impacting the update. iOS 8.2 will be a significant release as it will usher in official support for the Apple Watch. This should not be confused with iOS 8.1.3, which is rumored for release early this week. Developers can download the update either OTA (if currently running iOS 8.2 beta) or via the developer portal. Apple has yet to provide details on when the Apple Watch will be released, other than a vague 'Spring' timeframe. … [Read more...]