The days of a Bluetooth link to iPhone may be numbered for Apple Watch. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Apple may be planning to include cellular connectivity in the next generation Apple Watch. The news comes hot on the heels of a major announcement from Apple, requiring all app submissions to be native apps built using the watchOS 2 SDK. The requirement takes effect on June 1, just weeks ahead of WWDC 2016.
While all new iPhone launches are fun to diehard Apple fans, to the normal smartphone consumer there are attractive and not-so-attractive releases. The iPhone 4s was an attractive release because of Siri, and the iPhone 6 brought us the heavily requested larger 5.5-inch model. But on the other hand, Apple's unapologetically plastic iPhone 5c quickly and quietly disappeared, and the iPhone SE has failed to make a splash. Shockingly, Apple's rumored iPhone 7 may find itself being categorized as a not-so-attractive release, if you believe noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.
Tidal is already facing a class action lawsuit for promising fans that Kanye West's The Life of Pablo would never appear on any other streaming services, even though it now is available on both Apple Music and Spotify. Now another alleged Tidal exclusive, Beyoncé’s Lemonade, is available on iTunes for Apple users to download. Amazon has also confirmed it will selling both digital and physical copies of the new album.
Check out this week's tips to get the most out of your fourth-generation Apple TV. You can easily find live TV with Siri's help, or travel to an exotic location without leaving the couch. However, redeeming Apple gift cards will require an iPhone, iPad or a trip to iTunes on the computer. Discover new podcasts with the free app Aurora, and maximize your Miitomo rewards with a few simple tricks.
Blizzard on Friday revealed all 134 cards from the upcoming "Whispers of the Old Gods" expansion for its collectible card game, Hearthstone. You can see all of the cards uploaded to the Hearthstone Facebook page, and see some of them in action during the live exhibition matches which were held on Thursday.