Monthly Archives: "June 2015"

iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music support is now available for download on the Mac App Store for OS X Yosemite users. Apple has released iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music on the Mac App Store for OS X Yosemite users. According to Apple, “Apple Music includes a revolutionary music service, the all-new Beats 1 live radio station, and an exciting new way for fans to connect with their favourite artists.” Key features of Apple Music include: New. Discover the best music, handpicked by our music editors. Explore mixes created just for activities likeRead More
Human curated playlist and Beats 1 are star features of Apple Music, which sets it apart from the likes of Spotify and Google Music. Apple Music is finally available to everyone running the latest iOS 8.4 update. According to Eddy Cue, Apple Music should also be available to developers running iOS 9 Beta following an update. However, this is not available as yet. Interestingly, Eddy Cue to not say if the new seed of iOS 9 with Apple Music will be available on the 30th June or will come inRead More

Posted On June 30, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Purported Images iPhone 6s Body Leaked

New purported images of the iPhone 6s have been leaked. iPhone 6s has the same design language as the iPhone 6, however, lots of internal changes are expected. 9to5 Mac has posted images of the next-generation iPhone 6s today. According to the images, the iPhone 6s will feature the same outer body shell of the current iPhone. However, Apple is expected to make major changes  to the internals of the device. “A proven source familiar with Apple’s supply chain has provided us with the most extensive look yet at Apple’sRead More

Posted On June 23, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Editorials, Featured

Editorial: Decision-Making At Apple 

Apple’s values are now aligned with those of Tim Cook. Taylor Swift’s letter and Apple Music fiasco illustrate that he needs to be more assertive. While the world applauded Taylor Swift for taking on Apple and winning, I’m more concern about why it even came to this. I believe Apple is the best pro-consumer company in the world, creating products with care and quality that delights most of us. It’s clear Apple had two choices – cut a deal with the music industry that makes business sense for the company spreadRead More

Posted On June 19, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Ming Chi Kuo: The Best Apple Analyst By Far

Cult of Mac has published an excellent piece profiling Ming Chi Kuo, who is widely recognized as the best Apple analyst in relation to predicting future products and services. Kuo currently works as an analyst for KGI Securities, the second-largest securities firm in Taiwan. Ming-Chi Kuo has been with KGI since January 2012, according to the report. Previously, he worked as an analyst for Concord Securities –  another Taiwanese financial firm and DigiTimes – a daily IT newspaper which is also based in Taiwan in 2010. Here’s a list of Kuo’sRead More

Posted On June 14, 2015By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Is Apple Losing Its Focus?

The usually bullish Apple analyst, Ben Thompson, believes that Apple recent WWDC Keynote was a tale of two halves. The first segment was very good, the presenters were able to deliver a coherent and purposeful message while the last part of the keynote left a lot to be desired. Ben Thompson: WWDC went in the other direction. The first 90 minutes were excellent: very tight, with excellent clarity and momentum, well-rehearsed speakers delivering mostly iterative announcements with the occasional surprise. The final 60, on the other hand — the “oneRead More
Writing for Recode, Walt Mossberg posits that based on Tim Cook’s recent comments and what he saw from at WWDC, Privacy has become a key product, and a key marketing point, for Apple, as much as the Apple Watch or the skinny new MacBook. According to Walt Mossberg: Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think Apple is being phony here. Based on multiple conversations with its top officials, I think the company really does believe in bolstering privacy, and has considered this important since at least the debut of the iPhone inRead More
On Monday Apple unveiled their latest iOS and Mac OS X operating systems. There were more evolutionary improvements rather than revolutionary. In some cases, Apple was clearly taking cues from Android and Windows mobile operating systems. Noteworthy features in iOS 9: Android migration – Wirelessly transfer your contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, calendars, web bookmarks, email accounts, wallpaper and DRM-free songs and books from your Android device to iOS. iCloud Drive app – Managing iCloud is easier with the new iCloud Drive app. Longer-lasting battery – New low power savingRead More
To those who managed to get their hands on an Apple Watch (or any smartwatch), you probably heard this question before: “Is that an Apple Watch on your wrist?” Now there is an official answer. In a post on Medium, Apple Analyst had this to say: …… Can’t wait to get mine.Read More