Tag Archives: October 16th

October 16th Apple Event, Apple fans, iTunes redesign, Sapphire, VPN protection

The new iTunes user interface mirrors Apple's initial iTunes 12 beta, which itself draws inspiration from a spartan aesthetic first introduced in iOS 7.
The new iTunes user interface mirrors Apple’s initial iTunes 12 beta, which itself draws inspiration from a spartan aesthetic first introduced in iOS 7.

Apple’s October 16 Invitation a hidden promise — Chris Maxcer thinks the Apple invitation to the 16th October event (our 17th) theme quote implies an admission of failure.
Apple has confirmed it will offer a live stream of the event, which will take place at 10am Pacific time on Thursday at the company’s own Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino. Apple’s live streams are available on the dedicated Apple TV channel for Live Events, as well as in Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X 10.6.8 or later, or Safari on iOS 6 or later. The stream will appear here.

Nine ways Apple users differ from Microsoft fans — A chart published by Business Insider using Ranker’s crowd-source ranking data results in an infographic that looks at nine consumer opinion categories, including preferred brands, candies and movies.

Apple seeds OS X 10.10 Yosemite GM Candidate 3 to developers — After releasing a second build of its OS X 10.10 Yosemite GM candidate earlier this week, Apple on Thursday issued a third seed to developers for testing ahead of an expected release later this month.

Apple introduces redesigned iTunes Store to iTunes 12 beta testers — Ahead of an expected OS X Yosemite debut next week, Apple  rolled out a revamped iTunes Store on Friday for beta testers using iTunes 12 on the next-gen operating system, revealing a reworked user interface more in line with the flat aesthetic (pictured above) the company is moving toward.

GT Advanced hopes to cease operations this year; calls contract with Apple “oppressive and burdensome” — The saga involving GT Advanced Technologies’ bankruptcy filing continues to take strange turns. One day after signaling its intention to wind down operations and presumably sell whatever assets remain a report today from MacRumors relays that GTAT today filed court documents seeking to free itself from the executed contracts it signed with Apple, calling the terms of the deal “oppressive and burdensome.”
[Why doesn’t Apple just buy it and run it properly if it wants Sapphire?]

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Apple Event October 16th, iPhone 6 Plus, FitBit, Apple TV, Reflect, Wayfare


Apple's invite to the 16th October event
Apple’s invite to the 16th October event

Apple to hold iPad event October 16 — Apple has just announced a media event to be held at its Cupertino headquarters October 16 (New Zealand’s 17th). The company didn’t give much detail as to what journalists and guests can expect, just writing “it’s been too long.” Expectations are for An iPad Air 2, possibly a Retina iMac, the official launch of OS X Yosemite, iOS 8.1, and more information about Apple Pay… but who knows? (Image from The Mac Observer.)

Bicyclist pits iPhone 6 Plus OIS against the iPhone 5s in handheld video test — Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is set apart from earlier iPhone models and even the iPhone 6 with the inclusion of Optical Image Stabilisation. How much of a difference does the stabilisation make when shooting video, especially when you are in less than steady conditions like riding a bike?

Fitbit says no to Apple’s HealthKit for now — Users of Apple’s Health app in iOS 8 will have to get by without Fitbit integration for now. Responding to questions on its forums, Fitbit says it has no plans to tie the data from its app and fitness band to Apple’s HealthKit framework.

Latest Apple TV update enables remote access relay for HomeKit connected accessories — The centre of a connected smart home could soon be the Apple TV, as Apple’s latest beta software officially brings HomeKit support to its NZ$159 streaming set-top box.

9 alternative ways to carry your iPhone 6 Plus other than your pocket — The iPhone 6 Plus is a bit larger than Apple customers have been accustomed to. Belt holsters grow enormous. Protective cases have micohectares of plastic. As a result, iPhone 6 Plus owners are looking at novel ways to carry Apple’s phablet.

Add all sorts of extras to photos, with filters
Add all sorts of extras to photos, with filters

Reflect+ can refresh your photos in amazing ways — Reflect+ (NZ$2.59) is a simply amazing little app that takes a photo and realistically adds other elements – water or a beach to a barren landscape, realistic haze and fog or 50 other effects including lens flares, birds, star fields, the moon and planets …
And then it filters the image to provide different lighting and tonal washes.

Explore the world with Wayfare for iPhone — Wayfare (free) hooks you up with a user across the globe, and the two of you spend a week sharing photos, comments and culture via fun, simple “missions.”