My first typing experience was on grandma’s old manual Royal typewriter, a behemoth that eventually became a faithful companion into my late teens. That antique look, the hammering of keys, and the carriage ratcheting back and forth have all been faithfully recreated for the modern era, courtesy of Hanx Writer.
Once upon a time, Apple’s 5GB free iCloud storage was considered quite generous. Three years later, the same offer looks Scrooge-like in an age where multiple devices on the same account are now capable of holding 64GB or even 128GB of data. Enter iDrive, a service once focused on Mac and PC backup, now with a renewed focus on mobile (currently iOS, Android, and Windows Phone).
iTunes Connect is off duty this week, so there are no new apps or updates being published until the weekend. In the meantime, we've got a heaping helping of great new apps worth checking out while developers are on break, including slick new ways to email or text, a better way to Instagram, how to find out where Apple Pay can be used, a new third-party keyboard, and much more! We'll be taking a break next week, so check back with us after the first of the year, and a happy holidays to all!
Our Friday Morning Report has some very good news for iPhone 6 shoppers in need of a last-minute holiday gift, as shipping estimates for all but the 128GB models finally improve to a single business day. We're also spreading joy for fans of the Flowboard presentation software, and cord-cutters with an Apple TV can now watch full episodes of ABC shows without a cable subscription. Wrap up the work week on a high note by clicking ahead!
Here it is: the last big iOS game release barrage in 2014. We may still see a couple things sneak out, but with the holidays ahead, the App Store is ready to take a weeklong snooze. Luckily, we’ve got some big-name releases to choose from: Papers, Please for iPad, as well as free new SimCity and Brothers in Arms games. Check these out and loop back on some of the other intriguing games we’ve covered this year, and we’ll be back in early January to resume our weekly release recaps!
Christmas may only be a week away, but you won't have to wait that long to unwrap a trio of Apple-related news items. Our Thursday Morning Report offers a few hints about Apple Pay expansion beyond the U.S., follows up on Cupertino's recent (Product) RED campaign, and delivers a big update for Mac-loving Instagram users. You know the drill: Click and read on!
Hanukkah has already started and Christmas is almost here, but what if you’re still looking for some affordable gift ideas? Don’t worry; we’ve done the tough part and come up with this list of 10 stocking stuffers for the Apple fan in your life. Unlike some such lists, these are all items that you can actually fit in a stocking, and, better yet, they all clock in at $25 or less. From chargers to organization solutions to hardware accessories, you’re sure to find the perfect low-cost gift.
Since 2009, foodies have coveted Foursquare as the best way to find and share favorite haunts. But earlier this year the company boldly evicted the second half of that equation, putting rival Yelp squarely on notice in the process.
Our Wednesday Morning Report has some bad news for Apple buyers in Russia, who won't be able to purchase their favorite products from Cupertino's online store until further notice. We've also got potentially good news for mobile payment provider LoopPay, and big savings for everyone as App Santa kicks off big app savings for the holidays. Don't delay, click and read on!
Judging from Google's top search trends for 2014, desktop and mobile users were eager to find out more about Apple's iPhone 6, which topped the charts more than any other consumer electronics device. Our Tuesday Morning Report has more on that as well as how Apple Pay is poised to dominate U.S. credit card purchases, and rumors of a new streaming music service from hardware maker Bose. Go forth, click, and read!