Apple has released a slew of firmware updates this week, including tvOS 9.2.2 for the Apple TV. While the 9.2.2 update does not include any of the new features that are coming with tvOS 10 this fall, the update is worth installing. Over the past two months, Apple has worked on many bug fixes, performance improvements, and security enhancements for the fourth-generation Apple TV.
Apple seeded the third iOS 10 beta to developers this morning after releasing several new updates on Monday, including iOS 9.3.3, watchOS 2.2.2, OS X El Capitan 10.11 and tvOS 9.2.2. Today's update contains mostly bug fixes and other improvements, but it also includes a few new tweaks and features.
Seems like everywhere one goes nowadays there is someone hunting down Pokémon with their iPhone. Yelp has decided to get in on the action, and now Yelpers can utilize a search filter designed to help find local businesses close to PokéStops. The company announced the new feature on its official blog.
One of the biggest changes in iOS 10 besides all the new messaging features is the redesigned Music app. Apple has created a simpler interface in an attempt to make Apple Music easier to use and songs easier to find. The app has larger fonts and bold titles with easy to understand tabs such as Library, Radio and Search. What makes Apple Music better than before is the ability to easily find your own music in the app.
Apple Music was met with criticism after the company redesigned the app and launched its own music streaming service in 2015. iOS users were confused on how to access music they had previously purchased through iTunes and how to listen to already existing playlists. The redesigned app in iOS 10 puts your music front and center in the easy to use Library section. The Artists tab looks like a Contacts page for musicians with an alphabetized list and easy to identify image icons.
There were a lot of new apps released to the App Store this week making it hard to pick just one App of the Week. We originally selected Salad Shake, but the healthy eating app was overshawdowed by big releases from Activision and Warner Bros.. Salad Shake is a simple app that is capable of generating billions of unique salad recipes. Users can use the app to randomly create salads from a database of 116 ingredients.
Salad Shake is really simple to use. Just choose how many ingredients you want in your salad, then shake your iPhone until the cat chef creates a new recipe for you. You can keep track of all the new ingredients you have unlocked, save your favorite salads and share them with your friends and family. Salad Shake is a fun way to come up with new ideas you would have never thought up on your own. It is available now on the App Store for $0.99.