Maybe I’m crazy but I do not believe the newly labeled AppleTV 4 announced on September 9th is the big step into the living room Apple was hoping for and was prepared to introduce at June’s WWDC. I do believe that Apple was almost there and at the last-minute, changed their strategy, whether out of frustration with negotiations, or as a conscious determination to change tactics Apple pulled the hardware and instead offered the Apple TV 4, I am convinced that newer hardware is on the way and here’s why! Continue reading “Is the new Apple TV ready for prime time? not yet !” »
Apple has released its new OS for their mobile devices including iPhones , iPad and even iPods. Like its counterpart in the Mac platform El Capitan this OS concentrates on tightening up the systems under the hood, reducing bulk, eliminating extraneous code.
Also a new NEWS app.
It’s Lean and Mean. It also adds a few major features a refined look with new system font named San Francisco and better integration within the Eco system.
For a full well written detailed review of this latest OS and the features it now available Click Here
7/15/2015: Apple introduced an updated iPod line today. On the good side, lots of power bringing it up to iPhone 6 specs with a new 64bit A8 processor, access to Metal for gamers, M8 Motion Processor for fitness benefits and a 8 megapixel camera with stabilization. Overall 6x speed inprovements 10x Graphics compared to predecessor.Starting at $199 for 16gig five colors Space gray, blue, gold, pink, and silver as well as a Product Red option.
Under missed opportunities: As my readers know, I do feel vindicated, barely, although Apple did finally update its iPod line supporting my prediction, they have not chosen to increased its screen size (hoping for 7″) to better facilitate gaming nor have they increased its audio quality along the lines of Neil Young’s Pono player. Both moves I believed would have reinvigorated the line, ignited the Apple Music (Beats) brand and disrupted the hand held gaming market.
Oh Well 😎
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Apple’s strategy of doubling down on privacy as an effective business model in response to Google and its Android OS seems to be bearing fruit for company. As arguably the most famous proponent of citizen privacy Erik Snowden commented directly to this question posed by TechCrunch journalist Constine
This new app allows people like you and I (the rest of us) to broadcast a live stream to viewers around the world.
Every day people are coming up with new ideas for live broadcasts from back stage of The Ellen Degeneres Show to Q&As with tech Billionaires as well as intimate conversations with people from all over the world. The possibilities are exciting. See below
I have found myself addicted to this new Twitter owned app for IOS. Periscope
Every day after he leaves his Studio usually around sunset the Director Giulio Base conducts a walking tour of the beautiful sites of Rome . The people who follow him can ask questions that he cheerfully answers in a variety of languages.
Later that night bacteria to EST Moe Saleh takes us into Times Sqaure, Central Park or Rockerfeller Center , inside Cathedrals or Grand Central Station as well as other parts of NYC where he has been known to hand out donations at the behest of his followers to people in need or local street entertainers for putting on a show just for us.
Check it out, it’s free in The App Store by clicking the photo icon above.
This app is only for IOS users only (so far no word yet on a windows phone or android version) and best to keep your eye on your data usage, its live streaming after all. I use my iPad over WIFI and it’s been great !!!
As funding for PBS continues to dry up at the whims of politicians there may be a silver lining in Apple’s TV new service
First a little history for our younger readers. Once upon a time the beginning of cable television offered up some great promise for premium content programming. Premium channels like The Alpha Repertory Television Service — or ARTS & The Entertainment Channel which merged to become A&E , Bravo, American Movie Classics (Now AMC) before these channels went commercial and turned into what they are now they were an attempt to capture the the dollars of the more ” sophisticated tastebuds”. They all premiered with wonderful content from operas to concerts and plays but one by one they disappeared into the mess we call cable tv. The reason for their failure can be traced to many different problems including the wild west like environment at the birth of the industry , poor planning, competition, confused public, or lack of interest.
With the introduction of streaming service there exists a chance to bring back channels like that who can then rely on viewer support to find success. I believe it also provides a unique opportunity for Public Broadcasting Stations to supplement their funding from a subscription service. Like the current app found on Apple TV viewers could pick their local stations and subscribe with a monthly fee of say $3.99 with proceeds split between local station and a national fund. Hopefully freeing them up from their fund raising drives.
WatchAware is a new Web-Site offering actual demos of new Apple Watch Apps as well as news , reviews and posts on all things to Watch
Welcome to WatchAware!
As the team who created AppAdvice we’ve been intensely aware about All Things Apple since the first introduction of the iPhone apps in 2008. In September 2014 Apple unveiled what promises to be the next huge shift in mobile computing with their wearable, Apple Watch.