Has the time come to consider app rentals? What’s coming in iOS 10.3? We look at both topics in our Sunday week in review.
Trending, Jan. 22-28, 2017
Apple launches iOS 10.3 to developers
The next significant iOS update has now entered the beta testing phase. Version iOS 10.3 offers a new Find My AirPods feature and updated Apple ID Profile. Other notable iOS 10.3 features include a new app ratings API, a floating iPad keyboard, changes to app animations, and more. Apple is likely to release iOS 10.3 to the public this spring.
A new way to get Mac apps
This week, digital app renting became a reality. For $9.99 per month, Setapp subscribers can enjoy more than 60 Mac apps. Access to these apps is unlimited and includes all updates and in-app purchases.
To get started with the Setapp app rental service, subscribers download a small app which creates a folder that’s available via the Finder on your Mac. From here, you’ll see all of the apps available, including descriptions and screenshots. To install, simply click on the app icon.
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Around the App Store
Our finely curated app collections lists continue to grow, with the following entries added or updated in the last week:
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Popular game controller maker Gamevice has rolled out second-generation devices for the iPhone and iPad.
The new controller for the iPhone/iPhone 7 Plus features revamped buttons and thumbsticks to offer even more comfortable game play. It’s also lighter than the original version. Instead of a built-in battery like the first generation, the new model uses power from the iPhone itself.
Also compatible with the iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6/6s Plus, the controller offers a built-in Lightning port. That means users can charge their iPhone and Gamevice simultaneously. It also adds a headphone jack to the equation, which is perfect for Apple’s latest handsets.
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