Aussie Mac Zone – Episode 153

Run Sheet ~ Garth & Michael

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Our Aussie Apple Ramblings

Story 1

‘Apple Watch 2’ with GPS, barometer, better waterproofing, more to launch in 2H 2016

Apple is planning to release two Apple Watch versions in the second half of 2016, one a minor update over existing models and an “Apple Watch 2” with GPS, barometer and more, according to one connected insider.

How could Apple know I bought an Apple Watch (used, not through Apple) for my wife last Saturday????


Story 2

Apple Music ‘Planet of the Apps’ series brings on Paltrow, Vaynerchuk,

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, musician, and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk will all serve as advisors to the app developers selected for the Apple ‘Planet of the Apps’ video series.


Story 3

Apple is launching an invite-only bug bounty program

Apple is planning a new bug bounty program that will offer cash in exchange for undiscovered vulnerabilities in its products, the company announced onstage at the Black Hat conference today. Launching in September, the program will offer cash rewards for working exploits that target the latest version of iOS or the most recent generation of hardware. It’s the first time Apple has explicitly offered cash in exchange for those vulnerabilities, although the company has long maintained a tip line for disclosing security issues.


Story 4 a & b

Apple celebrates diversity in new iPhone ad to air during the Olympics

Apple’s latest iPhone ad is a sweet one, showing images of people across the globe with a recording of Maya Angelou reading her poem “Human Family.” .

The Ad has been getting good reviews from many sources

Apple Music for Android is out of beta

After months of tweaks and improvements, Apple Music has exited its extended public beta period for Android. The streaming service, which first launched in June 2015, opened to Android users back in November of last year. The app was labeled as a beta then, and Apple has spent the time since adding select Android-only features while bringing the software up to speed with its iOS and desktop counterparts. Now, with the minor addition of equaliser settings, Apple has decided to remove the in-progress status on its most high-profile Android app.


Story 5

Apple scores another win as Britney Spears’ new album ‘Glory’ to be Apple Music exclusive

Just after it was revealed that Frank Ocean’s highly-anticapted album “Boys Don’t Cry” would be coming exclusively to Apple Music, another high-ticket exclusive has been revealed. Britney Spears today announced that her new album, her first in three years, will be coming exclusively to Apple Music on August 26th.



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How To 1

Apple Remote app for Apple TV

This is the app Apple promised was coming.

But you have to go to the app Store to download it.

With a mic button for Siri search, and gesture controls,and really easy pairing to your AppleTV.


How To 2


The Diskus is a Kickstarter project from ThanoTech that hopes to join the elite club of accessories, intending to be the first third-party Apple Watch charging cable approved through Apple’s official MFI program to go to market.


How To 3

Apple Music Memos

So Im cruising around the other day and found Apple Music Memos, labelled as an app to capture your song ideas. Whenever inspiration strikes.

So for all you Apple iDevice toting musos out there, have a look at it.


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