Reading List: News to me
Because you can never have too many things to read, we’ve compiled a list of the most interesting Apple-related stories for Tuesday.
A surfeit of new channels have arrived on the Apple TV this morning, including ABC News, PBS Kids, AOL On, Willow, and an updated version of the Flickr app. The ABC News channel offers 24/7 live and on-demand video, video news updates, local content from several affiliates, and more. This is great news not only for fans of more video content, but also those of us who really felt like we didn’t have enough little rectangles on our Apple TV home screens.
Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s new head of retail, has taken to Linked In to discuss what she’s learned about starting new jobs. While the piece itself is mainly focused on advice to those starting a new job (hence its appearance on Linked In), it’s the fact that it exists at all that’s kind of noteworthy. Along with the preponderance of Craig Federighi selfies from WWDC, it’s another indication that Apple seems to be relaxing a bit. Expect a lengthy missive from Phil Schiller on Facebook any day now.
Reports say that iOS 8 (and presumably OS X Yosemite) will forego Apple’s historical partnership with Yahoo, instead sourcing weather data from the Weather Channel. This isn’t a huge change in terms of data—Yahoo itself used the Weather Channel for its information, so this is more a matter of eliminating the middleman. No news on the Stocks app, except that Yahoo may drop a few points! (Hey-o!)
Word on the street—that street being 1 Infinite Loop—is that several athletes, including the Lakers’s Kobe Bryant, have been spotted on Apple’s campus. Bryant was said to be meeting with Jony Ive, and rumor has it that they discussed the iWatch. Which makes sense—well, more, anyway, than asking the athletes to come in and talk about Yosemite’s design aesthetic.