Did you know Google owned a digital coupon business? Neither did we until Re/code recently reported the search giant was killing off Zavers by Google, a service that lasted a mere 17 months (a lifetime by Google standards!), following the Google Shopper app into the great dustbin of great ideas that never took off. But hey, we still have Google Wallet and Google Shopping Express, right?
It's barely been a year since Jony Ive blew up iOS 6 and introduced us to a dynamic new world filled with depth and dimension, but already Apple has taken the wraps off iOS 8, and boy is it a doozy. If iOS 7 laid the foundation, then iOS 8 catapults us directly into the future, adding a ton of features and enhancements. Here are the ones we’re looking forward to most.
For most of us, life goes back to normal as Monday's WWDC keynote fades into memory and we wait for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 to land later this year. But the show is just starting for developers, who have a long week ahead of them getting acquainted with Apple's new Swift programming language. Here at MacLife.com, we've been rounding up some tidbits you might have missed yesterday...
After detailing an exhaustive list of changes coming this fall with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple executives turned their laser focus to the App Store and how developers will be able to do more with these virtual storefronts.
One of our biggest frustrations with OS X is its inability to share files with iOS devices at the system level — a problem that OS X Yosemite will finally address with AirDrop with a new feature called Handoff.
One of the most intersting products to start with a lower-case "i" isn't one consumers will be lining up around the block to purchase, but it could certainly transform the way we shop at retail stores around the globe.
Apple and Beats isn't the only acquisition making headlines this week: TechCrunch reported Thursday that legendary suitcase manufacturer Samsonite is acquiring smartphone and tablet case maker Speck Products in an $85 million cash deal. Speck is one of the top four accessory makers for such devices, and with an estimated $2.3 billion worth of cases sold in the U.S. alone last year, it's not hard to imagine why Samsonite wants to enter that market. On the other hand, Apple may have overpaid for Beats Music, according to a new report. Read on to find out more!
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. This week, we have a role-playing classic in Dragon Quest VIII matched up against some promising newcomers like Romans in My Carpet! and Delivery Outlaw. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
With AirPlay, you can connect your iOS device to your Apple TV and enjoy what’s happening on your little screen on a much larger HD television. But not all of us have an Apple TV. Some might even be using a Mac mini as a media center, and despite the fact that Apple makes Macs, it isn’t allowing us to display our iOS devices on them. Thankfully, third-party developers saw an opportunity. X-Mirage is the latest app to offer this feature, and using it couldn’t be easier.