A mostly quiet week in technology is best described as the calm before the storm with the “iPhone 7” announcement just a few days away. Here’s a look back at the week that was.
Top News Stories
Apple Music Festival, 2016 Edition
The Apple Music Festival is once again coming to London. The free annual concert series runs from Sept. 18 through Sept. 30 at the London Roundhouse.
This year’s festival features performances by Alicia Keys, Bastille, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Chance The Rapper, Elton John, Michael Bublé, OneRepublic, Robbie Williams, and The 1975.
As in previous years, folks in the United Kingdom can enter a drawing to receive tickets to one of the festival’s performance. In order to watch performances from the Apple Music Festival either live or on-demand, you’ll need to be an Apple Music subscriber.
An important iOS update released
This week, Apple released a new iOS update that fixes an important security issue. The new version, iOS 9.3.5, is available over-the-air or through iTunes.
As The New York Times noted:
One of the world’s most evasive digital arms dealers is believed to have been taking advantage of three security vulnerabilities in popular Apple products in its efforts to spy on dissidents and journalists.
Investigators discovered that a company called the NSO Group, an Israeli outfit that sells software that invisibly tracks a target’s mobile phone, was responsible for the intrusions. The NSO Group’s software can read text messages and emails and track calls and contacts. It can even record sounds, collect passwords and trace the whereabouts of the phone user.
Also making news during the final full week in August:
On the App Store
As Sandy Stachowiak found out, Discovery Communications is heavily invested in Apple TV. The U.S. mass media and entertainment company now offers five apps for Apple TV including Animal Planet Go, Investigative Discover Go, and Science Channel Go.
Also making app news:
Experience the apps
Christine Chan reviews new App Store titles
Four new titles were added to our review library this week, including:
Get the apps:
Accessory News and Reviews
Are you looking for a high-end pair of headphones that sound great and look good too? Consider the Pryma 01, which we reviewed this week.
Also making accessory news:
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