The day before Valentine’s Day Apple had surprised the blogosphere and consumers by announcing both a processor refresh and price cut for its recently-released Retina MacBook Pros and MacBook Air. Yes, in an unexpected move – just four months after introducing its high-end laptops – Apple chops $200 off the
As the year winds down, the anticipation for CES 2011 begins. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be in Las Vegas on January 6-9th. Any gadget geek knows that CES is the place to be to see all the new product launches for the up and coming year. At
Alongside the announcement of a redesigned iPod shuffle today, Apple has quietly announced iTunes 8.1. According to iTunes' "What's New" page, iTunes 8.1 will feature speed improvements, the ability to use "Autofill" on any manually managed iPod or iPhone, and an "Import as iTunes Plus" option. Additionally, several screenshots indicate that "Party Shuffle" has been renamed to "iTunes DJ." Apple's Remote app [App Store] for the iPhone and iPod touch has also been updated to version 1.2 in order to add iTunes DJ support for iTunes 8.1.
Here's a tip for you Apple TV owners. Navigating the Apple TV is usually pretty easy, but trying to enter text to do something like search YouTube from your TV using that tiny little Apple remote is a major pain. Fortunately they built a feature into their Remote app for the iPhone that solves this problem.
Early Thursday morning, Apple released iTunes version 7.7 to Mac users via Software Update. The update includes access to the App Store and can be controlled via the iPhone or iPod touch iTunes Remote app, once available. Additionally, iTunes 7.7 is required for the iPhone 2.0 software as well as the iPhone 3G.