By Roger Fingas Monday, September 17, 2018, 11:42 am PT (02:42 pm ET) In conjunction with the release of iOS 12 and tvOS 12, Apple has updated three of its optional iOS apps, namely GarageBand, Apple Support, and Apple TV Remote.Apple TV Remote has been upgraded to support the screen sizes of two upcoming iPhones, the 6.1-inch iPhone XR and the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. The first shipments of the XS Max will hit shelves and doorsteps on Sept. 21, while the XR is coming in October. Also added in Remote is the ability to use AutoFill to enter passwords into Apple TV apps. New in Apple Support is the option to buy AppleCare+ for existing devices, as well as a simplified process for resetting an Apple ID password.GarageBand has gained a collection of Touch Instrument and Drummer Apple Loops, and most notably import and playback of MIDI files, which could simplify projects for some musicians. MIDI is an industry-wide composition format with small filesizes, making it easy to carry over … [Read more...] about Apple updates iOS GarageBand, Apple Support & Apple TV Remote apps with new options
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By Malcolm Owen Saturday, August 18, 2018, 05:03 am PT (08:03 am ET) The App Stores and other digital marketplaces are inundated with new apps and updates to existing releases every day. AppleInsider highlights some of the new additions, software updates, and other changes that took place across the last week. This week's highlights include the Apple TV arrival of HQ Trivia, the introduction of RapidWeaver 8, singing lessons in Yousician, and discounts on Aspyr iOS games. HQ Trivia The popular live quiz game HQ Trivia is becoming more like a game show, with the expansion to the TV. Players can now install HQ on their Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, and play along from the comfort of the couch on the big-screen TV along with all of the other players vying for a cash prize. Rather than use the vertical layout, the tvOS version will show the host on one side of the screen, with the question on the right. Players can also select their answer using the Apple TV remote, with the larger … [Read more...] about App Roundup: HQ Trivia on Apple TV, RapidWeaver 8, Yousician, Aspyr discounts, more!
Apple TV is a very capable streamer that has only gotten better over time, with the addition of the Siri remote, apps and a TV guide. Still, the Apple TV is not impervious to problems; there are a handful of common issues with the box. Fortunately, most of those problems are easily solved.Here are eight common problems with the Apple TV and how you can fix them. Now Playing: Watch this: 5 common Apple TV problems and how to fix them 2:48 Editors' note: Originally published on April 19, 2017, this article has been updated to include more issues and fixes for the Apple TV. An app stops workingJust like with your smartphone, things can go awry with apps on Apple TV. Sometimes they lag or stop responding altogether. When this happens, your best option is to simply force close the app. To force close an app, double-press the TV or Home button swipe left or right to highlight the app and swipe up on the Siri remote touchpad.The Apple TV is acting glitchySometimes it's more … [Read more...] about 8 common Apple TV problems and how to fix them
Hey, wasn't it just yesterday that Apple rolled out iOS 7 beta 4 to developers? Actually, it was just before July came to a close when this took place. Now, a tad over a week later, Apple has moved forward by sending out iOS 7 beta 5. While the new version of iOS 7 will include the usual bug fixes and performance enhancers that you would expect and is available as an OTA download from Software Update.The update weighs in at 150MB and includes a seed for Apple TV. An iOS 7 device will be able to set up Apple TV after restoring or resetting all settings. Apple iPhone 4 and the Apple iPad 2 are not supporting this feature. Other changes include a new design for the "slide to power off" function. There are also new "in-call" icons and the install screen on iOS7 beta 5 is the same color as your iPhone. The white iPhone now shows a black apple on a white background (see the slideshow below).Most likely we will see the final version of the OS roll out around the same time that the next … [Read more...] about Apple’s iOS 7 beta 5 available for developers; video shows new “slide to power off” design
The Apple HomePod might be late to the smart speaker game, coming years after Amazon's Echo and Home lineup of speakers, but Apple claims that it has been developing the HomePod for some 6 years and that it has an "amazing" sound quality.We have had the HomePod for a while, we have listened and talked to it (you can read our full Apple HomePod review here), and now, it's time to sum up the things we have learned and that you should know before you buy one for your home.#1: It will not pair with an Android phoneThis is probably the biggest limitation of the Apple HomePod and the one you should absolutely know about. You simply cannot pair the HomePod with an Android device, so if you are an Android user, the HomePod is just not made for you. Just like with the Apple Watch, the HomePod locks you into a closed ecosystem and this brings both some advantages, but also many disadvantages.However, we were also surprised that the HomePod will not pair with a Macbook. It requires an iOS … [Read more...] about Apple HomePod: 10+ things you should know before you buy it