Apple’s second fall event of 2016 is in the history books. Here’s a look back at the busy week that was in the world of technology.
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The new TV app
Cupertino introduced a new app for Apple TV. Simply called TV, it’s designed to make watching and finding content – including TV shows, movies, sports, and more – easier. Along with the Apple TV, it can also be accessed on iOS devices.
Apple announced that the TV app would launch in December. Developers will probably see the update arrive via new tvOS and iOS betas in the coming days.
On the App Store
Faced with increasing financial difficulties, Twitter announced that the company is laying off approximately 9 percent of its workforce. At the same time, it’s making plans to end its video social service, Vine.
First introduced in 2013, Vine was expected to do for videos what Instagram had done for photos. Unfortunately, what actually happened is that Instagram added videos to its popular service, giving users little reason to make a switch.
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Christine Chan reviews new App Store titles
Four new games were added to the AppAdvice review library this week, including:
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The Apple Watch Nike+ edition finally arrived this week after first being announced in September. Featuring unique Nike Sport Bands, Nike+ Run Club integration, and exclusive faces, the Watch is available from $369.
What hasn’t yet arrived is Apple’s heavily anticipated AirPods. Originally unveiled during last month’s iPhone 7 event, the $159 AirPods have no wires and are charged in a small case. They were supposed to launch before the end of October. Now, they are “coming soon,” according to a recent report.
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