Last year, the top three Russian wireless carriers all ditched the iPhone after claiming Apple's terms of sales weren't favorable. Flash-forward to today, and the same carriers have little choice but to sign on the dotted line again.
After being announced in late January, Microsoft is already rolling out the SkyDrive rebranding with the launch of OneDrive -- and a whole lot of potential free cloud storage for those with plenty of friends.
Yesterday, we reported how BlackBerry owners were incensed with T-Mobile US over an ill-fated promotional attempt to lure them into a no-money-down iPhone 5s -- a stunt the nation's fourth-placed carrier now likely regrets after all the unwanted attention it's bringing them. And it's not quite over yet, with BlackBerry's CEO weighing in as part of today's Tuesday recap...
For years we've been trying to figure out what Steve Jobs meant when he dropped this juicy nugget to Walter Isaacson while being interviewed for his biography:
“I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it."
Word Puttz definitely gets points for its original premise: take a casual game of Scrabble, throw it on a miniature golf course, add an octopus, and you've got this new free-to-play affair. Okay, so the octopus doesn’t actually have much impact on gameplay other than being your guide to this oddly linguistic puzzle hybrid, but it’s worth mentioning for the sheer oddity — and in that vein follows the essence of Word Puttz itself.
It’s no surprise that a cartoon like Adventure Time would branch out into video games to attract its young (and alternately, geeky adult) audience. What is slightly more startling is how well the latest effort from Cartoon Network stands on its own merits. While certainly effective as a tie-in to the cartoon, its card-battling mechanics are so strong that Card Wars could have done without the license and proven just as sophisticated and inventive.
BlackBerry may be down, but judging from their rabid, die-hard fan base, they may not be completely out after taking T-Mobile's CEO to task over how the carrier started recommending the iPhone to customers.
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but in the case of Clear for iOS owners who were spitting fire and brimstone over Realmac's upgrade policy late last year, it's never too late to change.
If you're just rubbing the sleep out of your eyes prior to heading outside to dig out of yet another polar blast, shut down the snow blower and drop that shovel — we've got three days worth of weekend to catch up on in this edition, and you won't want to miss a single story. Let's dig in before you dig out!