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Magic Rays of Light: Apple Sports, Immersive Video, and Dick Turpin

This week on Magic Rays of Light, Sigmund and Devon discuss new Apple Original comedy series The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin, Apple’s brand new Sports app for iPhone, and the potential for immersive video across sports, music, and live performances. Show Notes Highlight The Completely Made-Up Adventures...

Thu Feb 29, 2024 01:59
Apple Music Debuts Heavy Rotation, A New Daily Made For You Playlist

This morning I woke up to a pleasant surprise. Apple had quietly added a new Made For You playlist to the Music app called Heavy Rotation that’s updated daily. As you’d expect from a playlist called Heavy Rotation, mine is comprised of 25 songs, most of which I believe I listened to yesterday and probably other times recently. What’s a little different...

Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:58
Simple Scan: A Scanning Solution for People Who Don’t Scan Often

One of my favorite kinds of apps is simple utilities that solve a common problem and are straightforward to use. That’s exactly what Greg Pierce has created with Simple Scan, a scanning app for the iPhone and iPad that simplifies the process of one-off document scans. Simple Scan is entering a crowded scanning market. Many scanning utilities also...

Tue Feb 27, 2024 22:07
Apple Vision Pro Entertainment Apps

This week on AppStories, we share some of our favorite visionOS entertainment apps. Sponsored by: Memberful – Help Your Clients Monetize Their Passion Porkbun: Get $1 off your next domain name with the code APPDEVFOO1. AppStories+ Pre-Show The Best Way to Take Screenshots on Apple Vision Pro Vision Pro Entertainment...

Mon Feb 26, 2024 21:06
Apple Arcade’s Prestige Problem

Brendon Bigley wrote about the Apple Arcade report by mobilegamer.biz today on Wavelengths too. This part really rang true to me: I don’t agree that there is any “real” difference in prestige between mediums beyond ever-changing societal norms, all art is capable of rising to sit upon a pedestal. I also don’t agree that any art necessarily needs to...

Mon Feb 26, 2024 18:53
Some Game Developers Are Unhappy about Apple Arcade

According to multiple unnamed mobilegamer.biz sources, some game developers are unhappy with Apple Arcade, citing shrinking payouts and canceled games. No specifics about canceled projects are cited in the story. Nor are concrete revenue numbers shared. Moreover, the criticisms leveled by some developers were not universal, with some sources speaking...

Mon Feb 26, 2024 18:14

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