iTunes update fixes podcast issues

On Friday, Apple released a minor software update for the iTunes application for both Mac and Windows. The iTunes update is centered around correcting a bug that prevented iTunes podcast subscribers from being able to view new episodes on the podcast playlist. The update also addresses a problem that caused iTunes to become unresponsive while the user navigated the list of downloaded podcasts.

Apple releases OS X v10.9.5 beta to developers

Apple released OS X 10.9.4 to the public about a month ago, and has since been working on their next beta of OS X Mavericks. That was released to developers yesterday, when the company began to seed the OS X v10.9.5 beta (with built number 13F7) through the Mac Dev Center. Apple has asked OS X developers to focus on different aspects of the operating system, including graphics, Safari, USB, and USB smart cards.

Fox Now and CNBC come to Apple TV

On Tuesday, Apple quietly added new channels—Fox NOW and CNBC—to the media streaming Apple TV. The new channels will offer rich video content to all of their viewers, including live and on-demand content. CNBC brings all of their financial news broadcasts to Apple TV, while FOX NOW will include full-length TV episodes of their most popular shows

Updated Yelp allows users to post video reviews

According to Yelp, users will be able to post short video reviews on the company’s website. With this addition, Yelp mobile users will be able to visually share their experiences across the web about their city, local attractions and more. And if you’re the business owner, no need to worry…

Google Drive integration comes to Gmail iOS app

Google has launched a new software update for their free Gmail app for Apple’s iPhone and iPad. This update brings deeper integration with Google cloud services like Google Drive, allowing users to view, share and attach files within email messages. In addition to Google Drive on Gmail, users will also be able to upload files to the cloud right from within the mobile app, avoiding the need to multitask between applications.

Google Wallet app will let users redeem gift cards

Google has launched an update to the Google Wallet app for Apple’s iOS devices, promising it will be easier to navigate and brings exciting new features such as support for gift cards, the ability to send money to friends or family, and providing easier money transactions.

Apple unveils iTunes Pass for iPhone and iPod touch

Apple has launched iTunes Pass, which allows iPhone and iPod touch users to add funds directly into their iTunes account more easily than buying a physical iTunes gift card from a local retail store. Instead, customers can head out to any brick-and-mortar Apple retail store and—with their iOS device and the Passbook app—create a digital gift card in the amount of their choosing.

Shazam for iOS updated with Rdio integration

The most popular music-identifying app for Apple’s iOS, Shazam, announced on their blog that they have added a couple of new features to their mobile application. Now at v7.7.1, Shazam brings full integration with the Rdio streaming music service, and has also added more sharing capabilities for social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Apple fixes iMovie crash bug

On Tuesday, Apple released a minor software update for iMovie for Mac, updating the video editing app to v10.0.4. This update’s major purpose is not to bring new features, but to fix a issue that causes the app to crash while editing videos. In addition, the update includes the usual stability improvements in its list of changes.

Apple releases software update for Apple TV

With Apple updating OS X: Mavericks and iOS 7.1.2 in the last couple days, it’s not surprising they also updated the Apple TV OS, now at v6.2. According to Apple, this minor software update improves performance and bring a few bug fixes.


Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.4

Apple has pushed out the OS X 10.9.4 update for all Mac users, bringing a couple of enhancements to the Mac’s security, compatibility, and stability. The update fixes a couple of bugs that should improve Wi-Fi connectivity and address the wake-from-sleep issue, and also comes with at update to the Safari browser, bringing it to v7.0.5.

Apple updates their Podcasts app for iOS 7

Apple has launched a couple of software updates today, including an update to the Podcasts app for iOS 7 devices that brings support for Siri and CarPlay. The update makes improvements to audio playback and to how users search stations from the “Feed” tab. Podcast users can now save favorite episodes for offline listening on the “My Podcasts” tab, and can also share links automatically across Apple devices via AirDrop.