Apple’s revamped iBooks app on iOS 12 will likely feature a „Today“ tab that promotes books, authors, and related content on a daily basis.
That’s according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara, which reports that Apple appears to be headhunting employees from publications to build out an editorial team that would curate the content to appear in the Today tab of iBooks. Apple has posted a series of iBooks editor job listings on LinkedIn in recent months.
The rumor makes sense given Apple plans to redesign the iBooks app with a similar layout as the App Store on iOS 11, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The new App Store features a Today [...]
In the wake of urging from investors to do more about smartphone addiction among children, Apple has added a new „Families“ section to its website that outlines parental control tools and information that parents should be aware of.
The mini site is broken into several sections that highlight a range of kid-friendly features that Apple has put into place like app recommendations, in-app purchase controls, restrictions on apps that can be downloaded, internet limiting tools, Find My Friends, and more.
Apple highlights the Kids section of the App Store, for example, which the company says parents can use to find carefully curated content that’s [...]
Facebook is set to launch a news section for its Watch platform and is testing different video partnerships with around 10 publishers, according to a report by Axios today.
Launched back in August, Watch is a section of Facebook in the U.S. for mobile and desktop that’s designed to showcase TV shows exclusive to the social network. Along with serving as a platform for end users to watch shows, Watch is also meant to help creators and publishers find an audience for their content, build a community, and earn money.
The additional section would be the first standalone news product for national news in Watch. Previously news has been hosted on the platform [...]
Apple’s TV app gained a new News section late on Thursday. The dedicated section is appearing for users in the United States with devices running the latest iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5 releases.
The new News option offers live streaming access to Bloomberg, CBS News, Cheddar, CNBC, CNN, and Fox News. The aggregated streams can be viewed directly within the TV app, although like other sourced content, users need to have the associated third-party tvOS apps installed for the channel links to show up.
The News section was originally demoed during Apple’s September Apple TV 4K announcement, where the recently launched Sports section was also shown. The [...]