Every week at iMore we publish more breaking news, in-depth reviews, helpful how-tos, and editorial views than you can shake an apple at. While we're waiting for the week that will be to begin, here's a look back at the week that was, and at the very best iPhone, iPad, Mac, app, and accessory coverage we brought you! This week we have a new partnership between Apple and IBM in enterprise, a roundtable on the swift language, how to protect yourself from unwanted IAP purchases, a new Apple board member, and much, much, more!
- iMore show 411: Apple + IBM, buying a Mac, iWatch lines: Rene, Peter, and Derek talk about Apple's sweeping partnership with IBM, when to buy a Mac, iPhone 6 screen videos, iWatch as product lines, and more!
- Vector 49: Making music in the digital age: Jim Dalrymple of The Loop join Rene to briefly discuss Apple + IBM and then dive into making music in the digital age, including amp modelers like Line 6 and Guitar Rig, editing software like Logic Pro X and Pro Tools, and apps like djay and Capo.
- Debug 42: Swift roundtable: Natalia Berdys of Foodoo Kitchen, Don Melton, former director of internet technology at Apple, and Brent Simmons of Vesper join Guy and Rene to talk about Swift, its future, Sprite Kit, and more!
- The TV Show podcast episode 9: 24 hour 11, The Leftovers 2, Doctor Who season 2: Dave and Rene try to figure out what the hell happened in the penultimate 24, what the hell's happening in The Leftovers, if anything at all, and talk Doctor Who season 2: Tennant begins!
- Review 16: Real Genius: Don, Matt, Guy, and Rene visit Pacific Tech to talk Real Genius. While they don't hammer any six inch-spikes, they do get into Martha Coolidge's directing, Val Kilmer's acting, and how the idea of the military exploiting science back in 1983 plays in 2013. This one's for Jason!
- Iterate 71: Joe Cieplinski of Bombing Brain: Joe Cieplinsk of Bombing Brain and Release Notes joins Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk about Teleprompt+ 3 for iOS and Mac, Setlist, charging premium prices, adaptable layout in iOS 8, and more!
- ZEN & TECH 69: Facebook, social experiments, and what you need to know!: Georgia and Rene talk about the recently reported Facebook psychology experiments, how social affects our moods, and how to handle online anxiety
- In-app purchases and the App Store: What every parent needs to know: Apple provides tools for any parent to effectively manage their children's App Store activities, including in-app purchases, and there are even more on the way soon.
- Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory — how one iPod can make a world of difference: Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory, the Sundance Audience Award-winning documentary by Michael Rossato-Bennett that opens today in the U.S., soars on a single, inescapable note — that for people suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia, iPods and personal playlists can make a transformative difference.
- A bigger iPod touch: Engineered for even more funness?: In late June Apple rejiggered the iPod touch line. It's probably enough to provoke some short-term sales increases of the iPod touch, but Peter's more interested in what comes next. What he'd really like to see is a bigger iPod touch.
- Apple + IBM: Sugar and spice or oil and vinegar?: Yesterday's formal announcement of a partnership between two computing giants, Apple and IBM, came as a big surprise to most industry observers. But does it make sense?
- When should you buy your next Mac?: In Peter's capacity writing about the Macintosh for the past 15 years, he's been asked one question more than any other: Should I buy a new Mac now or should I wait? Here's his answer.
- iCloud Drive and DocumentPicker for iOS 8: Explained: iCloud Drive and its associated DocumentPicker are new features of iOS 8 that allow the app you're using to open files created in a different app, import them, move them, or export them right back out again, all without creating any unnecessary steps or complicated workflows. So, how do iCloud Drive and DocumentPicker work?
- BlackRock's Susan Wagner brings M&A experience to Apple's board: Apple had announced today that its longest serving board member, Bill Campbell, has retired after 17 years of service and to replace his seat will be BlackRock co-founder Susan Wagner.
- Apple launches iTunes Pass in the U.S., UK, Australia and more: Apple has now begun to push its new iTunes Pass out to a more global audience.
- Apple, IBM team up to make mobile enterprise better: Apple and IBM have announced a sweeping new partnership designed to bring the best of both companies together and, in doing so, make mobile in enterprise better.
- iPhone 5s continues reign as world's best-selling smartphone, Galaxy S5 who?: The iPhone 5s has been on the market for nearly 9 months, and in that time it has reigned as the best selling smartphone around the world. For nine months straight, in any given quarter, no phone has sold more units than the iPhone.
- Timberman: Top 8 tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!: Timberman is arguably just as addictive as the infamous Flappy Bird is but with a twist.
- What's on Joe's iPad right now!: The Home screen of Joe's retina iPad mini in many ways mirrors the one on his iPhone because these are the apps that he wants to have access to no matter which screen he's using.
- Best iPhone and iPad apps of the week: Overcast, Ingress, Kinomatic and more!: Lots of great stuff, including a new podcast app by a hall-of-famer, Google's location game, and much more!
- Best photo editing apps for iPhone: Lightroom, Photoshop, Snapseed, and more!: The best iPhone apps for really digging in and editing your shots on the go!
- Best golfing apps for iPhone: Swingbot, Golfshot GPS, Caddio, and more!: From tracking stats to finding your way to perfecting your swing, these are the apps every golfer needs to download right now!
- How to make sure you capture unexpected photos of your kids with your iPhone: Children do amazing things, especially when you're least expecting it. Here's how to get prepared and get the shot no matter what!
- Kids projects: Make a vacation travel trailer with iMovie on your iPhone or iPad!: Going on a trip with the whole family? Why not have some fun and make a movie trailer of your adventure?
- How to fix a blown or distorted earpiece in your iPhone: The ultimate guide: If you're off warranty and into do-it-yourself here's everything you need to know to get your sound back!
- How I saved 140 GB of hard disk space using iTunes Match: SSD drives are fast but they ain't cheap. Here's how to move your music nearline and save space!
Your most important story of the week?
That's just some of what we published last week. What do you consider the most important story? Did we list it or did we miss it? Let me know!
Plugable's UD-6950Z Dock may be built for Windows but it saved my Mac
I had to jump through hoops to uninstall the macOS developer beta and reinstall Catalina and the Plugable docking station made it all possible.
Nudget nudges you in the right direction when it comes to budgeting
Struggling with keeping a budget? Yeah, it's hard. Nudget is an app that makes it a little easier.
New EU regulations target App Store, empowering developers
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Every Joy-Con controller color plus some customization options!
They probably weren't available at first, but nowadays you can find Joy-Cons in every color under the rainbow.