Demand for the Apple TV 4K has surged in the last few weeks as consumers seek ways to stream UHD content going into the holidays, claims a new report by Joshua Fruhlinger, publisher of data-driven site Thinknum.
According to Best Buy sales rank data for streaming 4K devices in the month of November, the 32GB model of Apple’s streaming set-top box has surpassed cheaper alternatives including the $40 Roku and Google’s $70 Chromecast Ultra, placing the $180 Apple TV 4K a close second behind Amazon’s market-leading $35 Fire Stick.
The launch of the fourth-generation Apple TV in 2015, bringing Siri integration and a full App Store, [...]
Apple will replace the existing „2018 Midterm Elections“ channel in Apple News on November 6 with a new „Election Night“ section, providing readers with real-time results of Election Day 2018 (via TechCrunch). The change will happen at 8:00 p.m. ET on November 6 and showcase live results, updates on key races, the latest developments, and more.
To ensure that readers can quickly keep tabs on results, Apple will also replace the central „Digest“ tab in Apple News with the Election Night section. Apple is partnering with the Associated Press for the update, using its real-time election results to create dynamic infographics and a complete [...]
Apple Music is introducing new top music charts for regional and global markets, reports Rolling Stone. Starting today, the music service will offer up 116 „Daily Top 100“ charts that display the top-streamed songs on Apple Music.
Charts, which are refreshed each day at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time, are available for every country where Apple Music is available, plus there’s a single global chart that aggregates the top songs worldwide.
Apple Music executives demonstrated the new feature for Rolling Stone, with the new charts located under the „Browse“ tab with a visual appearance similar to playlists or albums.
The Apple Music [...]
Philips Hue first announced a range of outdoor lights at CES in January, and then a few months later confirmed the fixtures and bulbs would launch in July. Now that the Philips Hue outdoor collection is out in the U.S., a new accessory has been discovered on the company’s Netherlands website called the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LightStrip Outdoor (via HomeKit News).
Similar to the existing indoor LightStrip, the outdoor product is a flexible diffuse light that the company says works for both direct and indirect lighting situations. Available in 2m and 5m, the LightStrip Outdoor lacks a sticky backing like its indoor counterpart, and instead can be attached [...]