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Thursday, November 29, 2012, 05:21 pm PT (08:21 pm ET)

Apple updates iOS Remote app for iTunes 11, iCloud control panel, digital RAW support

Alongside the release of iTunes 11, Apple released a bevy of software updates on Thursday, including an upgraded iOS Remote app, version 2.0 of the iCloud control panel for Windows and digital RAW support for a number of cameras.

Remote


With the Thursday update, Apple's
iOS Remote app
hits version 3.0, brining with it a slightly tweaked user interface and support for new iTunes 11 features like Up Next, which allows users to easily manage playlists on a host computer.

Remote App


From the release notes:
What's New in Version 3.0
Remote is simpler and easier with new ways to browse your library and see and edit upcoming songs with Up Next. A redesigned experience for the iPad shows all the songs in an album with the Expanded view and a more powerful search delivers results as you type.

Remote version 3.0 comes in at 17.9MB and can be downloaded via the iOS App Store.

iCloud Control Panel


iOS device owners who don't own Macs received an upgrade to the Windows-centric iCloud Control Panel, now at version 2.0, which comes with various fixes and a slightly revamped UI. Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 is required for the download, and it is unclear if the program supports Microsoft's latest Windows 8 operating system.

iCloud Control Panel


About iCloud Control Panel for Windows v2.0
The iCloud Control Panel makes it easy to keep your contacts, calendars, and bookmarks up to date automatically between your iOS devices and Windows PC.

It also includes Photo Stream, which wirelessly pushes photos you take with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the Pictures library on your PC — no cable syncing required.

You can also share select photos with friends and family using Shared Photo Streams, complete with notifications and comments.

The latest version of iCloud Control Panel weighs in at 45.24MB and can be downloaded through Apple's support webpage.

Digital RAW


Finally, Apple added RAW image file support to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11 for a total of eight cameras from Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony.

About Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.02
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
  • Nikon COOLPIX P7700
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH3
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5R

  • Sony Alpha NEX-6
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A99

The Digital RAW Compatibility Update 4.02 is 5.06MB and can be downloaded through Software Update or Apple's Support Downloads webpage.