Apple is now allowing Watch app submissions from developers in the iOS App Store. This means that any of the iOS apps available in the App Store can submit updates with support for the Watch, utilizing the WatchKit framework.
Apple has aired a new ad titled “Parenthood” which shows various apps that can be used to record home videos, find your lost dog, monitor the children, and turn off lights in the living room. The previous ad of the “more powerful than you think series” focused on health and fitness.
Apple has announced that it will discontinue its Aperture app, but it has made updates to other professional desktop apps such as Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and MainStage on OS X.
ABC News has launched a new Apple TV channel that will allow users to stream live and on-demand content to the set-top box for free. Apple has also added other channels that wont require users to have a subscription such as PBS Kids, AOL On, Willow TV, a sports channel dedicated to international cricket and a redesigned Flickr app.
Adobe has announced new iOS apps along with their “Ink” digital pen and “Slide” digital ruler. Adobe paired up with Adonit to create the new hardware which will be shipping with new software for iPad that includes Adobe Sketch, Adobe Line, and Photoshop Mix.
All Halfbrick Studios games for iOS are free to download today!
Amazon launches new streaming music service and has now updated its iOS app with the feature. In addition to the updated icon and design the app has also been renamed from Amazon Cloud Player to Amazon Music.
Skype has been updated to version 5.0 and is available in the App Store in some countries. The new navigation style looks much like the Windows Phone apps that have a thin tool bar at the bottom and a Panorama control menu at the top.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins June 12 and runs through July 13th. Apple has now added a new “Soccer Fever” section in its iTunes store that showcase a variety of apps that allows the user to follow the soccer matches and explore the country that is hosting, which is Brazil.
Vine has updated to version 2.0 and has included many new features and now lets you send private videos to friends. This new feature is called “Vine message” or VMs and lets you send a vine message to several people to start separate conversations, which means there is no group messages yet.