iTunes free single gone, HomeKit, iOS 9, Minecraft, marathon training, Scannable


There is no more free Single of the Week in iTunes.
There is no more free Single of the Week in iTunes.

After 11 years, iTunes Single Of The Week is no more — BusinessInsider is reporting that Apple is ending its longstanding “Single Of The Week” promotion after 11 years. As the name implies, Apple, for 11 years on end, promoted a new song every week that iTunes users could download for free. [That sucks, I’ve made some really good discoveries through this feature. There goes my presentation of ‘Think Apple gives you nothing for free?’]

List of HomeKit products from CES — So far all we have seen of HomeKit is promises from June 2014; there wasn’t a way to take advantage of it until iOS 8 shipped, and even now virtually nothing utilises HomeKit. But that’s slowly starting to change: CES 2015 was the first wave of hope for Siri-friendly home automators.

Traffic from Apple’s unannounced iOS 9 grows into new year — Testing on Apple’s anticipated iOS 9 release continues to ramp up at the start of 2015, with the next major iPhone and iPad operating system expected to make its official debut at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition — Minecraft: Pocket Edition is bigger than Texas, 23 times hotter than the Sun, and “more than the entire observable universe.” Of course, if you’re looking for actual statistics, Mojang has one of those, too: the number of times the pint-sized version of the game has been purchased is 30,000,000!

Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop app lands on iOS — Google Chrome has a lot of fancy features built-in or available through extensions. One of those awesome additions is Chrome Remote Desktop — but until this week, the feature was limited to computers running the Chrome browser itself or Android devices. Now, however, iOS users can get in on the remote desktop action as well.

Train for a marathon like a pro with these apps — There’s no single app that can absolutely take you from lazy couch potato to marathon finisher, there are several apps that can help you in your quest to run the absurd distance of 26.2 miles. Because marathons are so taxing, even the most seasoned runners still need to train—constantly.

Scannable app supercharges Evernote scanning on the go — Scannable for iOS delivers quick and easy scanning to Evernote with a minimum of configuration. Whether you’re snapping Post-It notes or capturing business cards, Scannable is intended to make it as fast as possible (and get it all into Evernote, of course). It’s free.