iPhone 6, iOS 8, iWatch — there were plenty of news and rumors flying this week about Apple's highly anticipated hardware and software. On top of that, iTunes and Minecraft got updates, Apple's "factory outlet" store returned to eBay, and an iPhone made its way back to its owner after taking a detour to Japan, plus we've got tips for movie editing and for dealing with that pesky "Other" data on your iPhone.
As anyone who's been following Apple for some time will tell you, Cupertino gives, but they can also take away. Such is the case with this week's iTunes 11 update, which seems to have arrived in tandem with shorter song previews.
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. The latest Magic: The Gathering game and the eerie Hellraid: The Escape are top options, along with a huge update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
Anyone who lived through the ’80s will remember those ridiculously large “portable” boom boxes that were popular toward the latter half of that decade. If you’re still sore after years of carrying a briefcase-sized stereo on your shoulders, Logitech has a new wireless speaker so small and light that even your chiropractor would approve.
If you happen to own Analog on the Mac or Analog Camera on iPhone, you may notice some changes soon. That's because both apps have been handed off from Realmac Software to new owner Appuous, who plans to revolutionize "the way people capture meaningful moments and how they translate those moments to creative, beautiful works of photography" with future updates. And there just so happens to be more on iPhone photography in today's recap, so read on...
Could this spell the end of the "Framily"? CNET reported Tuesday that Sprint is quietly testing less-expensive versions of the more traditional family plans offered by rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, presumably in an effort to share all of that unlimited data with loved ones. And there are plenty of other items of interest for our mid-week recap, so buckle up, click through, and enjoy the ride!
Last week's iOS 7.1.2 update introduced improvements for iBeacon, third-party accessories, and mail attachments, but apparently some international users are finding the patch also messed up their calendars.
Now here's an unfortunate case of being the wrong brand at the wrong time: The CEO of ISIS Mobile Wallet announced Monday that the company is planning to rebrand as a result of the conflict taking place in Iraq. As you may recall, a militant group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has also been frequently referenced by the acronym ISIS, and the mobile wallet service is apparently uncomfortable with such an association. No word on what the new brand will be as yet, but while you're guessing, have a look back at our recap of the last 24 hours!