Apple Watch ads showcase the growing catalog of apps


There's no shortage of apps on the Apple Watch.
There's a world of apps out there.
Photo: Apple

Just in case there are still people out there asking what the Apple Watch does, Apple has debuted three new ads showing off some of the great apps you can use on its breakthrough wearable device.

Covering music, fitness and travel, the apps run the gamut from Shazam and Instagram to MLB At Bat, Yelp and Apple’s own Activity app. They follow on from another series of spots Apple recently released, showing off additional travel and fitness apps on the Watch.

Although Apple hasn’t yet publicly revealed Apple Watch sales, Tim Cook said during last week’s earnings call that the company is more than happy with the number of devices it’s sold so far. Users seem happy, too, with reported higher satisfaction rates than were enjoyed by either the first generation iPhone or iPad.

Check out the ads below:

Apple Music is ‘not a slam dunk antitrust case,’ says law professor


Harsh terms, but probably not illegal.
Harsh terms, but probably not illegal.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple Music’s edge over streaming services like Spotify, Rdio and Pandora means that Apple gets to take a 30 percent cut of rivals’ App Store subscriptions — thereby forcing them to jack up their prices or lose money.

It’s the subject of a current FTC antitrust investigation, but according to Rutgers University law professor Michael Carrier, while it may be harsh, it’s probably not illegal.

This year’s iPad mini upgrade won’t suck


An alleged iPad Mini 4 rear shell. Photo: OnLeaks
An alleged iPad mini 4 rear shell.
Photo: OnLeaks

The iPad mini 3 was a virtual afterthought last year, but in 2015 it’s going to get a serious upgrade, according to a new report.

Instead of the glorified iPad mini 2 we got with last year’s launch, the iPad mini 4 is said to be a miniature version of the iPad Air 2. That means 8-megapixel rear iSight camera, anti-reflective coating on a fully laminated display, and 6.1mm thickness.

Oh, and contrary to previous rumors, we might get a new iPad Air this year, too.

Landing a sweet Apple deal is now the ultimate rapper boast


Drake talks Apple Music at WWDC.
For Drake, talking up Apple Music at WWDC was just the beginning.
Photo: Apple

Drake showed himself to be smarter than many musicians (or at least to have better advisers) when he ducked out on the opportunity to be part of Jay Z’s Tidal debacle and instead went full-bore with representing Apple Music.

From posing with his Apple Watch Edition and rocking a sweet vintage Apple jacket at the Worldwide Developers Conference, to having his own show on Beats 1, Drake’s about as Cupertino as it gets these days. And according to the new track he dropped over the weekend, he’s more than happy about it — even if he’s still “got love” for the folks at Tidal.