Netflix confirms it won’t port its iPad app to macOS
Apple’s Catalyst efforts are off to a slow startNetflix is one of the most popular free iPad apps on the entire platform. And while it’s true that it’s already available on Mac computers through any web browser, there are advantages to a native app that a ported iPad version could bring, including downloadable movies and TV shows to enjoy offline or full integration for Apple’s picture-in-picture mode.
Apple ’s job vacancy mentions that having experience with Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is a big plus, so we can imagine that the company is actually working on brand new apps for Windows . With the increasing investment in services, it makes sense for Apple to expand its apps to other platforms.
In macOS Catalina, Apple eliminated the iTunes app and replaced it with new Music, Podcasts, and TV apps , but similar changes were not made to Apple 's iTunes for Windows app . You possess strong skills in the areas of application design, solid API design principles and have a strong understanding
It seems that Apple is finally turning its attention to its Windows users. A new Applereveals that the company is hiring software engineers to build "the next generation of media apps for Windows," with the blurb suggesting the company could be looking to introduce Windows apps akin to those already offered on Mac.
When Apple got rid of the iTunes app init was swiftly replaced with new dedicated apps for music, podcasts and TV. The for Windows app didn't get the same treatment, with folks on Windows 10 having to rely on Apple TV+ and Apple Music via the web, which doesn't really make for great UX.
Netflix still refuses to make a Mac app, but there’s already an amazing alternative for you
The best way to watch Netflix is using its official apps, regardless of the operating system, unless you’re a Mac owner in which case you’re stuck with a browser or experimenting with third-party apps. But if you were hoping for Netflix to just port its iPad app to Mac now that macOS Catalina is available and Apple’s Catalyst tech is available to developers, you’ll have to think again. For the moment, that’s not happening, although it might have to do more with Apple than Netflix.© Provided by Penske Media Corporation netflix An extensive Bloomberg report earlier this week explained the various issues iOS developers have with porting their iPad apps to the Mac via Catalyst.
A recent job listing reveals Apple is looking to grow its presence on Windows with new media -centric apps , potentially hinting at plans to expand beyond the There is no means to access Apple TV or Apple TV+ programming on Xbox One, making the hugely popular gaming platform ripe for innovation.
Building a new Apple TV app for Windows 10 could allow the company to reach both Windows 10 and Xbox One users, and compete better with Netflix, which has apps for both the platforms. And more importantly, Apple Music could also get a new app on Windows as part of Apple ’s plan to make the
The job ad also calls for experience with UWP, or Universal Windows Platform. Asnotes, apps with UWP support would not only work on Windows 10 platforms but on as well, which could potentially open up Apple TV+ to platforms beyond smart TVs and Apple tech, thus tapping into another potentially lucrative market for the company.
Rebels have taken power at Microsoft
It was a symbolic scene. Four well-known Microsoft specialists, including journalists Paul Thurrott and Mary Joe Foley, sat squarely in the front row at Microsoft's Build Developer Conference and wore caps with a grinning penguin.
This is the unmistakable trademark of the free operating system Linux. Microsoft's then CEO Steve Ballmer had called "open source" software such as Linux 2001 still called "cancer." Bill Gates hated her. Now Ballmer's successor Satya Nadella stood in front of penguin caps on stage and introduced "Bash" for Windows. This is a software environment where real Linux program commands will run on Windows PCs.
One commentator on Twitter summarized his astonishment as follows: "Bash on Windows must be like Microsoft's for Star Trek when Klingons were allowed to fly for the first time." Another short: "Hell is just over frozen." Satya Nadella is the master of ceremonies of the new openness. With charm, patience and stubbornness, the 48-year-old with Indian roots, who has been at the helm since 2014, explains how the world has changed on campus in Redmond, Washington.
The former omnipotence of the Windows team, to which everything had to subordinate, is broken. An estimated 70 percent of all the websites people are calling today are running on servers with open source software, and Nadella's message is clear: I want them all - their developers, their data, their business. Windows or not. So far, Linux developers have rather bought a Mac from Apple. This should now be a thing of the past.
On the glass facade of the Moscone Center there was only one big word these days: «Build» - the motto of the fair. Logos from Microsoft were looked for in vain outside. Some of the thousands of participants could hardly believe what they saw, and the mood was finally good at the parties in the evening. Forgotten are the years with doubts about what will become of Microsoft.
Through a clank of clapping staff, the software professionals went to the "Hololens Academy" to create small apps for everyday work with the new data glasses Hololens and finally to deliver a mass battle with digital balls. The old giant is once again considered cool and innovative.
There's "Bash," which makes open source PC development easier than ever. Then comes the free "Xamarin". This makes it easy to create and test apps for Windows smartphones and Android phones as well as Apple's iPhones soon. The auditorium thanked with ovations.
Behind everything is no longer necessarily Windows, but the Microsoft version of the Internet cloud. The new backbone is "Azure", a gigantic computer infrastructure on the Internet with unlimited computing power. This world computer Azure, replete with artificial intelligence and data, forms the basis for making intelligent chat programs such as Skype or competitors such as Facebook's WeChat or WhatsApp or for networking BMW drivers worldwide with their cars and their lives.
Instead of Windows, the customer's face is to become Cortana, the digital assistant to whom Nadella betrays his future. Detached from the PC, it will be present on all platforms. Cortana will answer questions, advise, search, find, buy, order, plan, record appointments. Everywhere, from the 14-Dollar-Handy in India over Tablets of Apple and Google up to Skype, Office in the office or in the luxury BMW in the traffic jam in Unterföhring.
Cortana must replace also the largest failed hope of Microsoft: Windows Phone 10. The operating system variant for Smartphones found with the build no mention in the large strategy readings. While the Surface tablet has grown after tough fight but still to the billion dollar business, Microsoft's smartphones are only a shadow of themselves. And they are ultimately unnecessary if Cortana can run once on all devices. Unlike Apple: iPhones bring about two-thirds of the proceeds. Every year every new model has to become a hit.
But Nadella has to succeed: just as he was able to convince the software professionals of the new openness, he also has to convince the buyers and the companies of the world to count on Cortana and their abilities. The advantages and trustworthiness of a digital and self-learning assistant with artificial intelligence must be so convincing that nobody wants to miss it. How difficult this task is, however, Microsoft has also had to experience recently. The artificial intelligence-driven Chatbot Tay, on which Microsoft wanted to find out more about conversations between humans and machines on Twitter, turned into a "hatebot" after just a few hours, making anti-feminist, racist and inflammatory tweets - because Twitter users did Had hijacked the project.
If the new Microsoft concept, despite such small setbacks but open, Nadella has a weapon that hardly anyone can beat. Only Google and smears Apple can keep up here at all. But Apple still lacks the gigantic cloud intelligence that Microsoft, Google and already offering smears Amazon.
Bill Gates dreamed of creating a PC on every desk in 1975, in every household - Satya Nadella is no longer enough. He wants Microsoft there, wherever he is. Even if he does not notice it in the end.
Transit's Apple Watch app returns after two-year hiatus .
More than a few well-known developers pulled their Apple Watch apps in the past couple of years due to technical obstacles or just a lack of interest, but one of those apps has come roaring back. As promised back in September, Transit has re-launched its Apple Watch app after a nearly two-year break -- and with significant improvements, to boot. The popular public transportation tool is now a native app, of course, but it also gives you considerably more detail than just arrival times, including future arrivals and a map indicating where to go.