In-car apps are officially a thing. Technically, they have been for years, as companies like Ford laid the groundwork with systems like Sync. But now, the key players are involved. Apple announced iOS in the Car in June, and according to a new report, Google and Audi will announce plans to bring Android to vehicles at CES next week.
What do you do if you’re playing League of Legends, the free real-time strategy game with over 100 champions that gamers must employ to conquer their opponents, and you can’t keep track of each hero’s detailed strengths and weaknesses? If you’re twin brothers Keith and Ken Hanson, you build your own app as a sort of iPhone-enabled cheat sheet. Then you jump back into the competition and destroy your opponents. “At first we sucked horribly,” Keith Hanson told me a month ago when we talked about their League of Legends app, Pentakill. “While we were playing, we felt so lost…so we wanted to have a reference guide in our hand.” Source: PentakillChecking up on a character’s skillz Keith — the engineer of the pair — coded an app in his spare time.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is reportedly planning to overhaul iTunes, citing an overhauling that would mark as one of the biggest ever to the store since it’s debut in 2003. Sources with direct knowledge of Apple’s plans allegedly told the publication that the changes will be announced before this year ends. Sources added that Apple will integrate its iCloud service with iTunes so that users can seamlessly access and manage their music, videos, and apps across different iOS devices.
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