Pharrell Williams’ Freedom will be an Apple Music exclusive — Apple Music is Apple’s streaming music, internet radio and artist promotion service unveiled at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this month. Are we happy?
Twist is an AirPlay light-bulb speaker designed for apartment dwellers — The connected home sounds like a pie-in-the-sky concept to apartment renters who can’t exactly invest in expensive hardware and rewire a place just to pack up and move after a year or two.But Twist is portable – it’s a new LED light bulb that turns your lamp into a Jambox-style speaker using just AirPlay.
Make your own app with these DIY services — Going mobile isn’t nearly as difficult or as expensive as you might think. In fact, you don’t even need to hire an outside developer to create an app for your business. There are plenty of do-it-yourself app building services on the market, which offer intuitive app creation tools and app hosting for a low monthly fee.
How to backup your iPhone to Apple’s iCloud — When iPhone first launched, backing up data was a cumbersome process that required users to transfer their files to a Mac or PC via iTunes. Apple has since moved to the cloud with iCloud, providing an incredibly simple way to back up iPhones, iPads and iPods without a host computer.
iOS 9 can automatically delete, reinstall apps to make room for OS updates — The second beta of Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system revealed a new feature that went undiscovered until now — the ability to automatically delete apps to clear space for the update, then reinstall them once the upgrade is complete. [You can always re-download any apps you owned for free by clicking the little cloud logo next to it in the App store – this also goes for iTunes songs and Mac apps.]
Apple expanding user privacy, will prevent iOS apps from seeing other installed apps — As part of a continued focus on protecting user privacy, Apple is reportedly planning to change a policy on third-party applications and prevent them from finding out what other apps are installed on an iPhone or iPad.
Apple renews Liquidmetal exclusivity license into 2016 — Apple has renewed its license for exclusive use of Liquidmetal’s bulk amorphous alloy technology in consumer products for another year. [So far the only Apple item made from the high-tech material is the pin thing that you press into iPhones to get the Sim tray to pop out.]