Each week, developers fill the App Store with new and improved iOS apps in every category. You could spend hours combing through virtual shelves in search of the next big non-gaming hits, or simply refer to the list of top picks we post every Monday — starting with the lineup you’re about to read.
Welcome to the first installment of the MacLife.com Morning Report, where we'll round up the latest and greatest news for your consumption each weekday as the sun rises. We're kicking things off with a trio of Apple stories, including iTunes Festival's return to merry old England this fall...
Starbucks is planning to update its iPhone and iPad app to support remote orders, which means that one day you'll be able to tap in the beverage you want, pay for it, and pick it up from the barista a few minutes later. At the very least, this should cut down on all the hilarious misheard names scribbled on the sides of the coffee cups.
If you're the sort of person who reads a ton of books from Amazon's Kindle service on your iOS device (like we do), you might be happy to learn that the e-retailing behemoth is introducing a service that will let you "borrow" as many books as you want per month. Amazon is calling it Kindle Unlimited, and it will set you back $10 each month.
Fancy some two-day shipping with your next Amazon order? The Telegraph reported Thursday that Amazon Prime customers throughout the European Union can now enjoy the same 48-hour delivery service Americans already take for granted on more than three million products, all at no extra change. Europeans, before you go rushing off to place your next Amazon order, stick with us through the rest of the Overnight Recap!
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. Google’s location-based Ingress, the free-to-play Ninja Up!, and Sword & Poker Adventures are intriguing picks this week, among others. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
Mad Catz’s F.R.E.Q. M purports to be a gaming device — which the longtime peripheral maker is known for producing — but it’s actually a rather versatile all-purpose headset for iOS (or Mac) users. The foldable cans pump out great stereo sound with music and movies as well as they do with games, and the built-in mic means you can take calls with decently clear back-and-forth audio without having to shed the headset. But all of that functionality comes at a rather steep price — one that makes for a tougher sell than expected.
iCloud users should feel a little safer while sending email this week, as 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple now encrypts all digital missives sent between email providers. Cupertino confirmed such a change was in the works last month after a report surfaced outlining security flaws with major email services. But that's only the beginning of what we have on deck for our Thursday recap, so read on...
Summer is halfway over now, which means we're getting closer to finding out what the iPhone 6 will really look like — but one thing's for sure, it's going to have Touch ID, which will be tweaked slightly from the current version.
Ever get locked out of your own iOS device? Famed SIM unlocker ChronicUnlocks is now offering the "first and only fully working and legitimate service" for removing Apple's iCloud Lock from any iPad or iPhone 4 or higher within one to 15 business days for only $149.99. Before you cry foul, the service can't be used on a stolen device already in "Lost Mode," but could come in awful handy if the device is lost and found again. Speaking of which, we found a handful of tech tidbits for today's recap, so sit back and dig in!