If you've followed our guide to install Windows 10 on a Mac then you probably opted for the Boot Camp option. While it hasn't been officially supported, Apple is updating its Boot Camp tool this week to provide Windows 10 support for 64-bit Macs. That includes drivers for USB 3 on recent MacBooks, and the single USB Type-C port found on the new 12-inch MacBook.
To the surprise of almost no one who follows Apple, the company is planning to hold a big event early in September to take the wraps off its next iPhone. According to the well-sourced John Paczkowski of BuzzFeed, that event will happen on Wednesday, September 9th. iPhones are a shoo-in, as they've been introduced in this timeframe every year since 2011, but BuzzFeed also claims we'll see some new iPads as well as the long-awaited new Apple TV. The latter was originally rumored to be introduced at WWDC this year, but it was nowhere to be found; the rumor mill made it sound like it wasn't quite ready to go.
One of the most annoying things about the iPhone is its tendency to latch onto Wi-Fi networks even when there's a very poor signal. Join a Starbucks network or your cable company's public Wi-Fi just once, and the phone will often try to hop back on even in passing. This leads to disruptions when you're browsing Safari or using apps — at least until you turn off Wi-Fi in frustration. But with iOS 9, Apple has found a much better solution: your iPhone will now automatically switch over to cellular data if it detects that Wi-Fi reception has degraded to the point where it's unusable.
Apple's ads have succeeded in recent years by tying technology to family reunions, loved ones, and other integral parts of your life. The company's latest Apple Watch ads have followed this template, eschewing a direct voiceover in favour of clips showing the device in use as a fitness aid — tracking your heartbeat, waking you up for morning calisthenics, helping you hire a bike to ride home. But where Apple's Watch ads are focused and efficient, its latest iPhone ads are strangely general, reminding a generation to whom the iPhone is ubiquitous that — hey! — the iPhone exists.
Apple has finally jumped into the music streaming race, unveiling Apple Music at WWDC this afternoon. The company revolutionized digital music with the iPod and iTunes, but is now playing catch up, trying to align itself with the current era of subscription offerings. "We’ve had a long relationship with music," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. "And music has had a rich history of change, some of which we’ve played a part in." The service will bring combine music downloads, streaming radio, and a streaming music service into a single app. Like most digital services, it promises to learn your tastes and recommend great new songs accordingly.