We have new details about the Apple TV and Apple Music. Here are links of note from around the web for the week ending October 25, 2015.
- Tim Cook, speaking at the Wall Street Journal Digital Live Conference says Apple TV Pre-Orders will start on Monday, October 26th and the boxes will start shipping on October 30th. Jeff Gamet from The Mac Observer has the details.
- Speaking of the Apple TV, as Joseph Keller from iMore details how Apple TV got new channels from NBC, CBS and M2M. Unfortunately the CBS App requires a subscription to the All Access service for $5.99 a month to be much use. The NBC App does offer some content for free, with other features that require verification of a cable service before you can access them. Not much benefit here for cord cutters.
- There was more news coming out of Tim Cook’s appearance at WSJD Live, as reported by Daisuke Wakabayashi, including tidbits like Apple Music has 15 million users and thoughts on autonomous cars. The WSJ article is behind a paywall but Chance Miller for 9to5 Mac has a nice roundup including videos.
- I’ve received a few questions this past week about a blog post making the rounds about 1Password “leaking data.” The short version, as reported by Glenn Fleishman at Macworld, is 1Password is still secure, but you can reduce a potential risk. Passwords were never at risk, but some metadata regarding what sites you had passwords to could be read assuming someone got ahold of your 1Password keychain and you were using the older AgileKeychain format. If you’re concerned about this, I’d encourage you to also read 1Password’s blog post on the subject that goes into more detail.
- Christina Warren, writing for Mashable interviewed Apple’s Jony Ive and Vogue’s Anna Wintour to talk about how fashion and technology can work together. It’s a great read.
- Writing for iMore, Serenity Caldwell has a great getting started guide for HomeKit. Want to start using Apple’s HomeKit? Here’s everything you need to know.
- I haven’t had an opportunity yet to see the new Steve Jobs movie, but Walt Mossberg has and he said the Steve Jobs he knew isn’t in the movie. Most of my tech friends, including my pal David Sparks, who have seen the movie said it’s generally entertaining, but not necessarily historically accurate. The movie just opened in my area, I plan to see it in the coming weeks.
- Finally, tickets went on sale this week for Star Wars: The Force Awakes. I’m very excited about this movie and hope to see it opening night. While we all have gotten a look at the latest official trailer, perhaps something even better hit the Internet shortly after the official trailer’s debut. A fan edit of all of The Force Awakens trailers put together. Here you go: