Apps shine in new 30-second Apple TV spot

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Date: Friday, January 22nd, 2016, 10:34
Category: Apple TV, News, Software, TvOS


This is sort of interesting.

After years of stating that the Apple TV set top box was a “hobby”, this is really the first commercial that declares that the device is a serious thing. The new 30-second Apple TV spot takes a focused look at apps and changes to suit an array of different popular apps on the platform. One second, the chicken mascot from Crossy Road is bursting out of the Apple TV, while the next second sees the box turning into the iron throne from Game of Thrones.


Apple Maps now includes four new Flyover locales, updated local traffic data

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Date: Friday, January 22nd, 2016, 08:35
Category: iOS, News, Software


If nothing else, Apple Maps is getting fleshed out.

Apple announced that its Maps application now included four new Flyover locales, public transit data for Los Angeles, a European expansion of Nearby POI suggestions and Traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico.

The additions include new Flyover support in Aomori, Japan; Bruges, Belgium; Lake Powell, Utah; and Limoges, France. Counting the four cities, Flyover is now available in 220 locales around the world.