Apple’s Beats-based music streaming service reportedly delayed until WWDC

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 5, 2015

Apple’s rumored subscription music service based on Beats Music and with stock iOS Music app integration will be formally announced at this year’s summer developers conference rather than in March, as previously reported.

Although some have hoped Monday’s “Spring Forward” media event might serve as a launchpad for the service, Apple is now reportedly planning on introducing it in beta form at its Worldwide Developers Conference in early June, 9to5Mac said Thursday. Read More


Apple updates WWDC app with iPhone 6 support

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 31, 2014

Apple on Friday issued a small update to the official iPhone and iPad application for the Worldwide Developers Conference, its annual pilgrimage for developers which traditionally takes place each summer at San Francisco’s Moscone West.

Now sitting at version 2.1.3, the updated software brings out support for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes.

Furthermore, it resolves a bug that would crash the software at launch on devices running iOS 8 or later.

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Apple posts video of “The New Look of OS X Yosemite”

By Sébastien Page on Jun 9, 2014

If you’ve already watched the WWDC 2014 keynote, then you won’t see anything new here, but for those of you who haven’t, Apple just published the Yosemite design video it showed last week. Titled “The New Look of OS X Yosemite,” this short video puts the spotlight on Yosemite’s new buttons, font type, icons, use of translucency, as well various other visual elements of OS X Yosemite.


WWDC 2014 session videos now available

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 9, 2014

Apple has always wished that it could invite more developers to attend its WWDC conference every June, but Moscone West is one of the biggest venues that it can find in the San Francisco area. Even if Apple had a larger venue, it has become increasingly difficult to secure a WWDC ticket in the first place over the past few years. This time around, Apple implemented a lottery system to determine how the tickets would be dispersed.

Fortunately, if you weren’t invited to spend $1,599 on a ticket, Apple has posted a list of WWDC 2014 session videos on its website. The developer sessions cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite to Xcode 6 and OpenGL. The sessions are categorized into the following tracks: Frameworks, Core OS, Tools, Media, Services, Special Events, and Graphics and Games…  Read More


Apple shows off Chevy Spark CarPlay integration

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 4, 2014

CarPlay, Apple’s in-car entertainment solution which integrates the iPhone into your car in a safe manner, is receiving some welcomed attention at the WWDC show in San Francisco.

Apple hinted at CarPlay demonstrations by parking a Ferrari inside the Moscone West building, right in front of the keynote line.

Indeed, the company is now using these vehicles to show off CarPlay integration to select members of the press. Among them is the USA Today newspaper whose reporter was able to sneak a peek on CarPlay features in a Chevy Spark.

The video is right after the jump… Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 59: iOS 8 and jailbreaking

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 4, 2014

Episode 59: A discussion about the jailbreak tweaks implemented into iOS 8, the potential of an iOS 8 jailbreak, and the future of jailbreaking after iOS 8. We also round up some of our favorite features from iOS 8 with a jailbreaking perspective.

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Let’s Talk iOS 031: WWDC 2014 recap

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 3, 2014

Episode 31: Sebastien and Cody discuss WWDC 2014’s keynote along with all of the new information released. Topics include iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and all of the major features revealed for both new highly anticipated operating systems.

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Apple posts WWDC 2014 keynote to YouTube

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 3, 2014

In case you missed it, Apple has made available a full-length video of its WWDC 2014 keynote on its official YouTube channel. “Watch as Apple previews iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite,” the description reads, “all-new and more powerful than ever versions of the operating systems for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.” If you would prefer to watch the two-hour keynote in other ways, read ahead… Read More


You can now download the entire WWDC 2014 keynote

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 3, 2014

Shortly after wrapping up Monday’s two-hour keynote talk, Apple made the entire presentation available for streaming through its WWDC iOS app, via the Apple TV and on its website on any Mac or Windows PC with QuickTime installed.

If you want to keep the keynote video, plan on watching it on multiple devices or just have a lousy Internet connection to stream in high-definition, you can now download the entire presentation to your computer for later watching… Read More


iOS 8 gains intelligent Instant Hotspot feature

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 3, 2014

iPhones and iPads have long had a feature called Personal Hotspot for tethering your cellular data connection to a Mac or another device over Bluetooth, USB or Wi-Fi. To setup the personal hotspot, users had to navigate to settings and toggle on the feature. Then, the device would appear as a Wi-Fi network or under network services in settings if connected using USB…  Read More


iOS 8 adds Handoff feature for completing tasks across multiple devices

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 3, 2014

Apple has introduced a handy new feature in iOS 8 called Handoff, which lets you start a task on one Apple device and pick up right where you left off on another. For instance, you might start composing a long email on your iPhone and sit down at your desk to finish it on your Mac later. Or perhaps you are browsing the web on your Mac, and then keep looking at the same link from your iPad…  Read More


Apple announces 2014 Design Awards winners

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 2, 2014

Apple has selected twelve apps that it feels “combine design and technology in creative, compelling, and powerful ways” as its 2014 Design Awards winners. The company announced the winners as part of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco this afternoon.

The winners are as follows: Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day, Cinemagraph Pro, Storehouse – Visual Storytelling, Monument Valley, Threes!, DEVICE 6, Blek, Leo’s Fortune, Day One, Yahoo News Digest, Teachley: Addimals Adventure and PanoPerfect. Read ahead for a rundown of each app… Read More


The ultimate WWDC 2014 keynote roundup

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 2, 2014

Ladies and gentleman, we have survived the onslaught of announcements surrounding the WWDC keynote. We have already posted roundups of the major features in iOS 8 and major features in OS X Yosemite, but there is so much other news about the event that it can be overwhelming. That is why we have prepared this concise roundup of everything that has been covered since this afternoon. Take a look… Read More


What did you think of the WWDC keynote?

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 2, 2014

Today was the seventh consecutive WWDC keynote that I have watched, and it easily ranks as one of my personal favorites. It might seem surprising that I feel that way, especially considering that there were no new shiny iPhones or Macs announced like there once was, but the nearly two-hour episode captured my attention for so many other reasons.

It started with the charismatic Craig Federighi, the humorous Apple executive that seemingly came out of nowhere and has become an instant hit over the past few presentations. It was not only his humor that was refreshing, but also his confidence. In fact, the entire team of Apple executives that appeared on stage this afternoon were equally confident…  Read More


The best new features from the Messages app in iOS 8 [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 2, 2014

Without a doubt, I believe that quick reply for Messages was by far the most wanted feature of iOS 8 for the majority of long-time users. It’s a feature that has been egregiously overlooked by Apple with seemingly little explanation.

This morning’s keynote address finally brought an end to the wait, as native quick reply was revealed in all its glory on stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. To be honest, the keynote seemed to teeter on the side of fan service, but I’m certainly not complaining, especially when a part of that fan service is the long-awaited quick reply.

After installing the beta of iOS 8, one of the first things I’ve begun to play around with is the stock Message app, and of course, perhaps the most anticipated feature in iOS 8: quick reply. Have a look at our video walkthrough of some of the most prominent iOS 8 Messages app features. Read More


A full breakdown of major OS X Yosemite features

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 2, 2014

While much of the excitement has been surrounding the arrival of iOS 8 for iPhone and iPad, Apple also pleasantly surprised us this afternoon with a more-than-impressive update to its OS X software. First and foremost, the company delivered upon the name OS X Yosemite that most bloggers figured out after a mountain from Yosemite National Park appeared on a WWDC banner at Moscone West. Now let’s dive into all of its features…  Read More


iOS 8 introduces time-lapse videos

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 2, 2014

Apple has added an interesting new time-lapse video feature to the stock Camera app in iOS 8, useful for capturing things like the sun setting or the bustling of a busy city street. The new mode functions by snapping photos at dynamically selected intervals, and then grouping those photos together into an accelerated sequence. The result is a short video showing what you recorded over a predetermined amount of time…  Read More


Here’s what it’s like to install iOS 8 [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 2, 2014

I’m in a hotel room Kyoto, Japan right now and it’s 5 am in the morning, but I wouldn’t miss this for anything. Like you, I just got finished watching the WWDC keynote, and I was blown away by what Apple unveiled.

Of course, there was no new hardware revealed at WWDC, but that was pretty much expected. What we didn’t expect, was to have our socks knocked off by iOS 8, as it seemed that this year was the year of OS X Yosemite.

It was, indeed, a big year for Yosemite, but I believe iOS 8 stole the show. Thinks like third-party keyboard support, the Health app, quick reply, and Inter-app communication stole the show.

With all of that said, I wanted to bring you a first video showcasing the install process for iOS 8. If you’ve ever installed iOS 7, then you pretty much know what to expect here, as its very similar. Check out our install video, and check back for more breakdowns of the new features offered in iOS 8. Read More


35 new features coming to iOS 8

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 2, 2014

Apple senior executive Craig Federighi is quite the personality. On stage today for the WWDC keynote, the hardware engineering chief announced several new features of iOS 8 in the most humorous way possible. But it would have been impossible for Federighi and the rest of the Apple team to cover all of the new functionality included in the software update, so instead they fit several features into one slide. We’ve gone ahead and rounded up all 35 of the featured listed ahead…  Read More


Watch the WWDC 2014 keynote now

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 2, 2014

Hopefully, you’ve followed along the announcements Apple made during its WWDC keynote that we’ve covered here at iDownloadBlog, but the whole event is so much better than the summaries provided by blogs. Apple has of course provided a live stream of today’s event. If you missed it, a replay stream went live at – remarkably enough, just minutes after the keynote has wrapped up.

Yup, now everyone can witness Apple’s boss Tim Cook take slow talking to the next level, laugh at the geeky jokes software engineering boss Craig Federighi cracked on stage (choice quote: OS X Weed) and basically see for themselves why Apple totally killed it today… Read More

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