Just a few hours after releasing a new update for the Apple TV that, among other things, brought back support for the Remote app, Apple has tonight released a new commercial for the Apple TV on their YouTube channel. This ad is different than the ones they released last month, as they focus more on the experience of using the Apple TV itself, not just specific apps or games.
With Black Friday coming later this week, the various carriers are unveiling their plans for the big sale. While the big four (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon) all have various deals, only T-Mobile and Verizon have really good offerings for existing customers, including free data.
Verizon is offering existing customers an additional 1 GB of data for two billing cycles, while T-Mobile is giving all customers unlimited data for three whole months. These deals start on different dates, so head into the story to see how to get them and where.
Tim Cook has said in numerous interviews that apps are the future of TV. Apple’s marketing department seems to be taking that statement to heart, releasing five new Apple TV ad spots on their YouTube channel today. In these ads, Apple is showcasing both content and games, from a variety of creators.
All of the ads feature a slick introduction from the moment the app starts to when the actual apps are shown. No users of the Apple TV are shown, but instead Apple is focusing only on the content of the apps themselves.
The developers of f.lux pulled their iOS app from their website in Thursday, no longer allowing people to sideload it. According to the developers, Apple informed them that because f.lux was using private APIs, it was in violation of the Developer Program Agreement. While other apps have been able to be sideloaded with no issue, including emulators and other products, f.lux is now gone as developers complied with Apple’s request.
When T-Mobile introduced Binge On yesterday, they also announced that new data limits would come for customers. However, with that also came a few changes to some areas of their offerings, including pricing and Data Stash.
Under T-Mobile’s old system, the data plans were 1 GB, 3 GB, 5 GB, and unlimited data, priced at $50, $60, $70, and $80 respectively. The new plans announced yesterday are 2 GB, 6 GB, and 10 GB, with the unlimited plan sticking around as well. But the prices have been increased for the 6 GB and higher plans, which will now cost $65, $80, and $95 respectively, along with other changes.
As Apple gears up to start taking orders for the iPad Pro starting tomorrow, carrier partners are as well, or at least AT&T is. The company will be letting customers order it both in stores and online, but the 128 GB WiFi + Cellular model will be their only one, AT&T announced today. AT&T noted that Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard will also be available from the carrier.
The holiday deals are popping up randomly, such as the Pebble Time getting discounted by 25% earlier today. This is extending to the Apple Watch too, with a new deal from Target. Despite the smartwatch only coming to Target last month, they already are offering a decent discount, as long as you buy an iPhone as well.
If you activate an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus with the retailer, they will take 10% off the price of the Apple Watch you purchased. This applies to all models sold, including the Sport and regular models. Target is discounting certain models of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus as well.
After being introduced back in February and a Round version being unveiled in September, the original Pebble Time is already on sale. This comes at an interesting time, as the typical holiday shopping season won’t start for about three weeks.
On Pebble’s website, you can get the original edition of the Pebble Time for just $149.99 for a limited time, down 25% from its usual $199.99 price. If you’ve been looking to get a smartwatch and are wanting to test the waters, this is a pretty good offer. However, there is something interesting about the timing of the deal.
Dropbox, the cloud storage provider, has updated their iOS app with new features for App Extensions and an assortment of bug fixes. Now users who have the App Extension enabled in Safari can save webpages to PDFs and also can protect the App Extension itself with their Touch ID fingerprint.
Dropbox previously updated their app with support for iOS 9 and 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, among other new features. While you can already save a webpage to a PDF with iBooks, this is a good update for those that need access to websites later and use Dropbox on another device, such as a desktop computer.