July 20, 2012

Minor app update roundup: djay for iPad, Turntable.fm, Tweetbot for iPad, more

By far the biggest app news today is the announcement that popular Mac and iOS email client Sparrow has been acquired by Google, but below is our usual list of all the notable apps and updates hitting the App Store:

djay for iPad version 1.5.1: djay for iPad received a significant updated today that brings support for Numark’s upcoming iDJ Pro controller for iPad arriving in September. The update also improves “turntable behavior for fast spinning,” slider accuracy, and some bug fixes including one for distortion issues with Split Output.

Turntable.fm version 2.1.1: Turtable.fm’s iPhone app received a small update today that allows users to log in with their turntable account instead of Facebook or Twitter. The update also added more avatars.

Tweetbot for iPad version 2.4.2: A small update for the extremely popular Tweetbot for Twitter client for iPad brings a number of bug fixes.

Netflix version 2.2.1: Another small update today goes to the Netflix iOS app with version 2.2.1 bringing much-needed stability improvements.

July 2, 2012

Apps and updates: Cabinet PDF Reader, Scoople, iAnnotate PDF, Kindle, dJay and Gemini for Mac, and more

A slew of popular iOS and Mac apps updated, launched, or went on-sale recently, and 9to5Mac gathered the most noteworthy ones in our usual round up below. Today’s crop includes the iOS Kindle app expanding its offering for children, iAnnotate PDF for iPad beefing sync options, dJay and Gemini for Mac slashing their price tags by half, Sparrow for Mac going Retina, and more.

Check them out:

March 15, 2011

Djay for iPad was the closest thing to having a real turntable. With its realistic, low-latency turntable interface, BPM syncing, pre-cueing, cue point trigger, beat-synchronized scrubbing and a bunch of other features, it’s one of the best iPad apps available. Heck, this piece of software is more than capable of replacing the entire DJ setup (especially racks of components and piles of CDs) with an ultrathin sexy slab of tablet computing. Read on…

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December 2, 2010

Macrumors reports that the djay iPad app has hit the App Store ($19.99).

The app provides a virtual turntable interface that allows scratching and multiple controls as well as full access to the iPod music library stored on the iPad. It is optimized for iOS 4.2 with multitasking and background operation capabilities.

The app’s features include:

– Realistic low-latency turntable interface – Automix mode with automatic transition control (Fade, Backspin, Reverse, Brake, Random) – Live Recording (with built–in organizer for recorded performances) – Seamless AirPlay integration (wirelessly transmit your mix to Apple TV or AirPort Express station) – Pre–Cueing (with optional headphones adapter) – BPM analysis with automatic beat and tempo matching – Full visual waveform with beat–synchronized scrubbing – High–quality scratching – Mixer, Tempo and EQ controls – Pitch–Bend – Cue Point Trigger

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December 21, 2016

AAPL: 117.06

0.11

From 9to5Toys:

(Update 12/22 11:19am): This post has now been updated with loads more iOS/Mac productivity apps including Tweetbot and Day One, along with a long list of new games.

As usual at this time of year, just about every major app developer starts putting its best apps/games on sale for the holidays. We are even seeing massive year-end movie deals on iTunes. We are just days away from the price lock on the App Store, and we are already seeing a massive list of top-tier titles go on sale. This year’s list certainly leans heavily on the game side of things but we are seeing some great prices on productivity apps like Duet Displays, Home Design and more.

Head below for the year’s largest list of discounted iOS games/apps and be sure to check back over the course of the next few days as we will be updating this post as more titles pop-up: expand full story

November 14, 2016

AAPL: 105.71

-2.72

With the new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar arriving to the first pre-order customers and going on sale at Apple stores this week, you might be looking to try out some apps that support the new hardware. Fortunately, Apple has already confirmed many apps that will get support for Touch Bar, the new contextually sensitive touchscreen panel embedded into the MacBook Pro’s keyboard, and many others app developers are announcing updates. 

Head below for the full list.

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November 2, 2016

AAPL: 111.59

0.10

Apple impressed me with the apps it had ready for the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar at launch. It’s not just limited to button replacements or system functions, which you can customize, but will also support Final Cut Pro, Terminal, GarageBand, Maps, iTunes, Calendar, Djay Pro, Photoshop, and lot of other Apple and third-party apps when customers start receiving the first orders in the weeks to come.

But as a daily Logic Pro X user, I noted the lack of mention for Apple’s pro audio suite at the unveiling of its new Pro notebook. The good news: we’ve learned from a source familiar with the company’s plans that the Logic Pro team is currently targeting early next year for Touch Bar support.

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October 28, 2016

AAPL: 113.72

-0.76

Two days ago Microsoft announced their Microsoft Surface Studio, and I wrote a piece on how it was their answer to Apple’s own desktop solutions. It was hard to compare the products’ philosophies, especially when I don’t think macOS is ready for a complete touchscreen experience. Then Apple announced their new MacBook Pro lineup yesterday and it dawned on me: the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro is Apple’s first distinct step into creating a touchscreen display experience in their MacBook line.

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October 27, 2016

AAPL: 114.48

-1.11

Apple has officially unveiled the new redesigned MacBook Pro at its special event in Cupertino, California. The new design is all metal like the 12-inch MacBook (no plastic along the hinge) and available in space gray (looks darker than 12-inch but we’ll see) and traditional silver. 13-inch and 15-inch options are available. Much more below:

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Apple’s October 27 ‘Hello Again’ Mac event is about to kick off, and the company is expected to unveil all-new MacBook Pro models alongside possible updates for its other Mac lines, Apple TV, and more. We recently gave you the full rundown on what to expect

Below we’re keeping track of all our coverage from the event today, including handy links to all of our articles and analysis in the News Hub. You’ll also find our live feed of updates from the stage, as well as pre-event coverage and the latest from inside the event in our Live Blog below that.

Check back for updates as the event unfolds.

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June 13, 2016

AAPL: 97.34

-1.49

Apple has just wrapped up its exciting WWDC 2016 keynote announcing macOS Sierra, iOS 10, watchOS 3, and the latest installment of tvOS. The event was mostly focused on what Apple would be releasing at the end of this year, but Apple also likes to put the attention back on the amazing developers in the community. Every year Apple celebrates developers and the work they’ve accomplished across the various software platforms at its Apple Design Awards. This year’s 2016 Apple Design Awards showcased apps for iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS. The award ceremony made sure to highlight apps that were localized in multiple languages, and had been built with accessibility in mind.

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June 2, 2016

AAPL: 97.72

-0.74

9to5Toys Last Call: 11″ MacBook Air from $600, Beats Solo2 $80, iPad Pro 128GB LTE refurb $650, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

App Store Free App of the Week: Sago Mini Road Trip goes free for the first time in over a year ($3 value)

Apple’s latest 11-inch MacBook Air is on sale from $600 shipped w/ .edu, 13-inch 128GB as low as $800, more

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (latest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Best Buy’s 3-Day Sale includes Beats Solo2 On-ear Headphones for $80 (Reg. $120), more

Save $429 on Apple’s 12.9-inch 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular by going w/ a refurb for $650 shipped

Apple’s 12.9″ 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular is all the way down to $800 (Reg. $1,079)

VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription for $29 ($500 value)

World Class Mac Bundle: 8 outstanding apps for $25 w/coupon (Orig. $401)

Pay what you want for 26.5 hours of photography tutorials and 100 stock images

Get 83 hours of coding tutorials with the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle: $40 (Orig. $727)

App Store $1 Amazing Apps & Games Sale: Halo, Runtastic, Lifeline, djay 2, Runstastic, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Octagon arcade-runner free for the first time in over a year ($2 value)

KAMI paper puzzle game goes free on iOS for the very first time today (Reg. $2)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

NBA 2K16 for iOS now matching lowest price ever in celebration of NBA Finals: $4 (Reg. $8)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

AmazonBasics Felt Sleeves for MacBooks up to 15-inches are on sale from $8 Prime shipped

Bring HomeKit control to your lights w/ Philips’ 2nd Gen Hue LED Starter Kit: $170 + varied shipping (Reg. $200)

Philips Smart Lighting: Hue Go Portable LED $80, Wireless Hue Tap Switch $50

Review: Pelican’s impressive Elite Luggage is built like a tank, but is it worth the price tag?

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

SodaStream gets tipsy with its new Beer Bar homebrew beverage maker

June 1, 2016

AAPL: 98.46

-1.40

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Pro 128GB LTE $800, VPN Unlimited Lifetime $29, Brother Color Laser Printer $143, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Bring HomeKit control to your lights w/ Philips’ 2nd Gen Hue LED Starter Kit: $170 + varied shipping (Reg. $200)

Apple’s 12.9″ 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular is all the way down to $800 (Reg. $1,079)

VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription for $29 ($500 value)

The World Class Mac Bundle brings together 8 outstanding apps: $25 w/coupon (Orig. $401)

Pay what you want for 26.5 hours of photography tutorials and 100 stock images

Get 83 hours of coding tutorials with the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle: $40 (Orig. $727)

Leave InkJet behind and switch to Brother’s Color Laser Printer w/ AirPrint for $143 shipped (Reg. $180)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (latest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

App Store $1 Amazing Apps & Games Sale: Halo, Runtastic, Lifeline, djay 2, Runstastic, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Octagon arcade-runner free for the first time in over a year ($2 value)

KAMI paper puzzle game goes free on iOS for the very first time today (Reg. $2)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Games/Apps: Guitar Hero Live iOS (Prime only) $22, AC Syndicate & Rainbow Six Siege $45, iOS freebies, more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

AmazonBasics Felt Sleeves for MacBooks up to 15-inches are on sale from $8 Prime shipped

Review: Pelican’s impressive Elite Luggage is built like a tank, but is it worth the price tag?

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

This gorgeous $1,100 SmartBike cannot be stolen according to its creators

May 31, 2016

AAPL: 99.86

-0.49

9to5Toys Last Call: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 256GB $1,200, SanDisk 480GB SSD $94, Mac App Bundle $25, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Apple’s 12.9″ 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular is all the way down to $800 (Reg. $1,079)

The World Class Mac Bundle brings together 8 outstanding apps: $25 w/coupon (Orig. $401)

Pay what you want for 26.5 hours of photography tutorials and 100 stock images

Get 83 hours of coding tutorials with the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle: $40 (Orig. $727)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (latest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Apple’s newest 13-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB MacBook Air is on sale for $1,000 shipped (Reg. $1,119)

Amazon Gold Box – storage & networking products up to 60% off: 480GB SSD $94, 200GB microSD $60, much more

App Store $1 Amazing Apps & Games Sale: Halo, Runtastic, Lifeline, djay 2, Runstastic, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Octagon arcade-runner free for the first time in over a year ($2 value)

KAMI paper puzzle game goes free on iOS for the very first time today (Reg. $2)

Review: Pelican’s impressive Elite Luggage is built like a tank, but is it worth the price tag?

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

AmazonBasics Felt Sleeves for MacBooks up to 15-inches are on sale from $8 Prime shipped

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Sabrent dock: multiple powered USB ports+ HDMI to your Mac $60 shipped (Reg. $90)

Review: We flew DJI’s impressive Phantom 4 drone towards a wall at 20MPH and nothing happened

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

iDevices’ latest creation brings HomeKit control to nearly any lightbulb in your house

May 30, 2016

AAPL: 100.35

-0.06

9to5Toys Last Call: Memorial Day Fashion/Apple Sales up to 50%+ off, Apple’s $1 iOS Game/App Sale, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Save on apparel, shoes, and more at Memorial Day Fashion Sales: Puma, Gap, Ralph Lauren, many more

Gear up for summer with Sperry’s Memorial Day Sale: save up to 50% + additional 30% off, more

eBay $15 off $75 Memorial Day Sale: Cuisinart blender/knife block $75more

Belkin Memorial Sale: Valet Apple Watch/iPhone Charge Dock $91, Thunderbolt 2 Dock $210, more

Memorial Day magazine titles from $4/yr: Wired, GQ, ESPN, Forbes, Dwell, many more

Best Buy’s Memorial Day sale takes up to $200 off select Apple Watch models + bands, prices start at $349

App Store $1 Amazing Apps & Games Sale: Halo, Runtastic, Lifeline, djay 2, Runstastic, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Octagon arcade-runner free for the first time in over a year ($2 value)

KAMI paper puzzle game goes free on iOS for the very first time today (Reg. $2)

Apple’s newest 13-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB MacBook Air is on sale for $1,000 shipped (Reg. $1,119)

Get a free iPad mini 2 ($269 value) w/ the purchase of a MacBook Pro or 27-inch Retina iMac at Best Buy

Best Buy 4-Day Sale: UE Roll Wireless Bluetooth Speaker $50, Logitech Bluetooth Mouse $24, kitchenware, more

Pay what you want for 26.5 hours of photography tutorials and 100 stock images

Get 83 hours of coding tutorials with the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle: $40 (Orig. $727)

Review: Pelican’s impressive Elite Luggage is built like a tank, but is it worth the price tag?

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Piper Smart Home Security Cam w/ night vision & iOS/Android notifications: $175 shipped (Reg. $280)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Philips Smart Lighting: Hue Go Portable LED $80, Wireless Hue Tap Switch $50

Many acclaimed Bose speakers & headphones now on sale, SoundLink Mini II $179 shipped (Reg. $199)

Review: We flew DJI’s impressive Phantom 4 drone towards a wall at 20MPH and nothing happened

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

iDevices’ latest creation brings HomeKit control to nearly any lightbulb in your house

May 27, 2016

AAPL: 100.35

-0.06

9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch + bands up to $200 off, 13-inch MacBook Air 256GB $1,000, UE Roll $50, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Anker ToughShell iPhone 6/s/Plus Cases in a variety of colors: $3 Prime shipped (Reg. $8)

Best Buy’s Memorial Day sale takes up to $200 off select Apple Watch models + bands, prices start at $349

Apple’s newest 13-inch 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB MacBook Air is on sale for $1,000 shipped (Reg. $1,119)

Get a free iPad mini 2 ($269 value) w/ the purchase of a MacBook Pro or 27-inch Retina iMac at Best Buy

Best Buy 4-Day Sale: UE Roll Wireless Bluetooth Speaker $50, Logitech Bluetooth Mouse $24, kitchenware, more

Pay what you want for 26.5 hours of photography tutorials and 100 stock images

Get 83 hours of coding tutorials with the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle: $40 (Orig. $727)

App Store Free App of the Week: Octagon arcade-runner free for the first time in over a year ($2 value)

WWE 2K on iOS and Android now on sale for just $1 (Reg. $8)

Get ready for Memorial Day weekend parties with djay 2 for iOS: $1 (Reg. up to $10)

KAMI paper puzzle game goes free on iOS for the very first time today (Reg. $2)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: AOC 28-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor $280, JBL Synchros Bluetooth Headphones (Refurb) $55, more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Philips Smart Lighting: Hue Go Portable LED $80, Wireless Hue Tap Switch $50

Many acclaimed Bose speakers & headphones now on sale, SoundLink Mini II $179 shipped (Reg. $199)

Review: We flew DJI’s impressive Phantom 4 drone towards a wall at 20MPH and nothing happened

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

This record player has Don Draper-style, AirPlay connectivity and a secret bar

May 26, 2016

AAPL: 100.41

0.79

9to5Toys Last Call: 11″ MacBook Air $650, Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones $90, Philips Hue Go $80, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

App Store Free App of the Week: Octagon arcade-runner free for the first time in over a year ($2 value)

Apple 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (latest version) from $650 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $899)

Daily Deals: Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Pro Studio Headphones (Refurb) $90, more

Philips Smart Lighting: Hue Go Portable LED $80, Wireless Hue Tap Switch $50

Pay what you want for 26.5 hours of photography tutorials and 100 stock images

Get 83 hours of coding tutorials with the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle: $40 (Orig. $727)

Many acclaimed Bose speakers & headphones now on sale, SoundLink Mini II $179 shipped (Reg. $199)

WWE 2K on iOS and Android now on sale for just $1 (Reg. $8)

Get ready for Memorial Day weekend parties with djay 2 for iOS: $1 (Reg. up to $10)

KAMI paper puzzle game goes free on iOS for the very first time today (Reg. $2)

Halo Spartan Strike action-shooter for iOS drops to its lowest price yet: $1 (Reg. $6)

App Store Free App of the Week: Pull My Tongue goes free for the first time ($1 value)

Review: We flew DJI’s impressive Phantom 4 drone towards a wall at 20MPH and nothing happened

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Mackie Studio Speakers: 5-inch w/ Bluetooth $200 (Reg. $250), 6.5-inch $160 (Reg. $200)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Get SSD speed and size for $50 w/ Lexar 256GB S75 USB 3 Jumpdrive retractable Flash Drive (150mb/s read)

Samsung’s SmartThings home automation lineup now 20% off, get the 2nd gen Hub for $79

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Olympus wants you to beat the hell out of its new Tough TG-Tracker 4K Action Camera

Grado Labs latest Brooklyn-made set of headphones blend mahogany & maple woods

Xiaomi’s first drone records 4K video, lasts 27mins, costs $460

May 25, 2016

AAPL: 99.62

1.72

9to5Toys Last Call: Lexar 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $50, Bluetooth FM Transmitter $30, SmartThings 20% off, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Logitech Powershell controller/1500mAh battery case for iPhone 5/5S/SE/iPod Touch refurb: $5 shipped

Get SSD speed and size for $50 w/ Lexar 256GB S75 USB 3 Jumpdrive retractable Flash Drive (150mb/s read)

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth In-Car FM Transmitter with USB Charging $30 (Reg. $40), more

Samsung’s SmartThings home automation lineup now 20% off, get the 2nd gen Hub for $79

Pay what you want for 26.5 hours of photography tutorials and 100 stock images

Many acclaimed Bose speakers & headphones now on sale, SoundLink Mini II $179 shipped (Reg. $199)

WWE 2K on iOS and Android now on sale for just $1 (Reg. $8)

KAMI paper puzzle game goes free on iOS for the very first time today (Reg. $2)

Halo Spartan Strike action-shooter for iOS drops to its lowest price yet: $1 (Reg. $6)

App Store Free App of the Week: Pull My Tongue goes free for the first time ($1 value)

Review: We flew DJI’s impressive Phantom 4 drone towards a wall at 20MPH and nothing happened

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Tear up that cable bill and save with free local channels: 1byone 50-mile invisible HDTV Antenna $22 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Get more space and 2X the power with the mophie 32GB Space Pack for iPhone 5/s/SE: $40 shipped (Reg. $110)

Boost your iPhone’s battery w/ mophie’s juice pack reserve case for $40 Prime shipped (Reg. $60)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

LG’s new OLED 4K Ultra HDTVs are still lustworthy, just as expensive

May 24, 2016

AAPL: 97.90

1.47

9to5Toys Last Call: Panasonic 50″ 4K UHDTV $500, mophie 32GB Space Pack $40, Bose SoundLink Mini II $179, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

LG’s new OLED 4K Ultra HDTVs are still lustworthy, just as expensive

Add a 50-inch Panasonic 4K Smart LED Ultra HDTV to your home today for $500 shipped, 65-inch $1,000, more

Get more space and 2X the power with the mophie 32GB Space Pack for iPhone 5/s/SE: $40 shipped (Reg. $110)

Boost your iPhone’s battery w/ mophie’s juice pack reserve case for $40 Prime shipped (Reg. $60)

Many acclaimed Bose speakers & headphones now on sale, SoundLink Mini II $179 shipped (Reg. $199)

Here’s your chance to finally save on SONOS, all speakers now come w/ a free gift card

WWE 2K on iOS and Android now on sale for just $1 (Reg. $8)

KAMI paper puzzle game goes free on iOS for the very first time today (Reg. $2)

App Store Free App of the Week: Pull My Tongue goes free for the first time ($1 value)

Transistor action-RPG for iOS once again matching its lowest price yet: $3 (Reg. $10)

Awesome Note 2 task/calendar app for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad: $2 (Reg. $4)

Review: We flew DJI’s impressive Phantom 4 drone towards a wall at 20MPH and nothing happened

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Add 5TB of external storage to your Mac, PC or Xbox One: Seagate USB 3.0 Expansion Hard Drive $110 (Reg. $130+)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Green Deals: Philips Hue Lux A19 LED Light Starter Kit $40more

Treat yourself w/ all-time low prices on Bowers & Wilkins headphones, speakers

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Jaybird’s new Freedom Bluetooth earbuds have an Apple-inspired metal design

February 5, 2016

AAPL: 94.02

-2.58

There’s been a lot of conversation this week around the quality of Apple’s software and services, and yesterday’s brief App Store outage certainly didn’t help. It’s true that new services like Apple Music and iCloud Photo Library are improving but aren’t rock solid yet, but there are two things that currently sour the app experience for me.

First, Apple only does a so-so job of implementing new software features from operating system updates into their own apps. It’s too easy to rattle off a dozen examples. Second, major players like Facebook and YouTube don’t have first class apps that showcase new software features either, and this is where customers spend the most amount of time.

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