Apple puts a spotlight on a new Follow button in Apple News+

Apple's magazine and newspaper subscription service has been meet with criticism following its March debut. Despite providing an all-you-can-eat access to more than 300 digital publications for just ten bucks per month, people scoffed at its sloppy user interface and visual inconsistencies. Apple has fixed some of those pain points with iOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5, issuing a press release today to tell the world about the fixes like a much-needed Follow button.

Apple-owned Texture is shutting down May 28

The Texture magazine subscription service announced today it will be discontinuing service next month on May 28 following launch of the new Apple News+ subscription service, which offers access to 300+ magazines and a few select newspapers for $10 per month.

Latest New Yorker cover illustrated using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

The latest cover of the popular New Yorker magazine was drawn on an iPad. The artist, Jorge Colombo, used an iPad Pro, an Apple Pencil stylus and the app Procreate to sketch the image for the New Yorker's cover story "Waterways."

Colombo says that he likes to work at the local café, library, or the Staten Island ferry. "The ferry is a great place to work: there’s the smell of the water, and late at night there aren’t many people. It’s like being in a grand hotel lobby."

Report claims Apple bought magazine platform Prss

Apple may have acquired the magazine platform Prss (pronounced ‘press’) for an undisclosed amount, according to an unverified report filed Tuesday by Dutch publication [Google Translate] and corroborated by TechCrunch.

Citing a source knowledgeable with the situation, the article claims that several Prss employees are now working for Apple. An Apple spokesperson responded with the usual boilerplate message.

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” the company representative told TechCrunch.

Prss is a browser-based collaborative tool that allows anyone to create and publish their own magazine on Apple’s Newsstand, no programming skills required whatsoever.

Apple extends iPhone 5c ad push to Rolling Stone magazine

Continuing with its advertising push for the iPhone 5c, Apple has taken out a high-profile ad in this month's issue of Rolling Stone. The print ad, which resembles the art we have seen in online spots, can be found on the back cover of the magazine.

Earlier today we noted that Apple had launched a rather aggressive campaign for the handset, which it launched last fall. In the past few weeks, animated 5c ads have popped up on expensive real estate, including and