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!
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Smarter Living Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Millions of smart TVs in U.S. homes are tracking everything you watch for the sake of advertisers. If that doesn’t sit right with you, here’s how to turn it off. ByWhitson Gordon July 23, 2018 Your smart TV is probably tracking everything that appears on the screen. While ad tracking is par for the course on the internet in 2018, smart TVs are particularly interesting. They don’t just track the shows you stream on their built-in apps: they can recognize any show you’re watching, any game you’re playing, or any ad that appears on the screen — from any device connected to the TV. This technology — called Automatic Content Recognition and usually provided by a company called Samba TV — is simultaneously fascinating and creepy. It aims to provide more relevant ads … [Read more...] about How to Stop Your Smart TV from Tracking What You Watch
Bloomberg's latest scoop uses Apple's upcoming education event as an opportunity to advance the idea that Google's Chromebooks (and Android tablets!) are taking over new markets while iPads stare into the inky black void of doom. That's wrong, here's why.Note all the ways the invitation hints at cheap low-end iPads Where's the beef? On Friday, Bloomberg boldly claimed to reveal Apple's "private plans" for the company's "field trip" education event scheduled next Tuesday in Chicago, stating it would "introduce new low-cost iPads" and--wait for it--some kind of software that (here's the kicker) has something to do with education. The piece credited the entire story to anonymous "people familiar with the matter," who "asked not to be identified" because this stuff was so secret. But there's nothing revealing about Apple annually updating its iPads; the existing 2017 iPad was last refreshed almost exactly a year ago on March 21.Despite its low price, Apple's iPad 2017 web marketing focuses … [Read more...] about Editorial: Bloomberg spins Apple’s Event as a desperate, blind stab for cheap iPads in edu…
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