It only took a day, but Apple's iOS 6.1.3 release on Tuesday is already embroiled in drama, once again centered around a lock screen bug that could potentially allow intruders to circumvent the built-in security method. But hey, Apple also managed to delight mobile music lovers by incorporating Audiobus support into GarageBand on Wednesday, so that's got to count for something… right?
When Apple brought the big bad legal team to boss around a small Mexico City IT company, Cupertino probably thought they had a quick courtroom victory waiting for them. Surprise! Also, you know those speakers in your iPhone, iPad and Mac that sound a little better than they should? THX claims to know why, and they are not happy about it.
Apple's Photo Stream is great, but what about all of those photos lurking inside iPhoto or Aperture on your computer? Picturelife can push them to the cloud, and add images from almost everywhere else, too.
It's taken them long enough, but e-tailer Amazon is finally launching an offensive against "read later" services such as Instapaper and Pocket, allowing readers to add articles to their Kindle with a click from most anywhere.
Although we don't see Apple releases falling on Tuesday as much now as we did back in the Steve Jobs era, the company managed to push out patches for both iOS 6 and Apple TV yesterday, the latter of which will be of particular interest to Hulu Plus subscribers. But there were plenty of other releases as well, so let's dive headfirst into the five you'll want to know about...
It's that time of year again: The birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. And your co-workers are frantically pinching and tapping their phones to see if their bracket has been busted by the latest upset. In March, the NCAA Tournament is big business. Pools are plentiful, and everyone needs to know exactly where they stand at all times. Our iPhones may be great to check scores and match-ups, but the tiny screen isn't exactly ideal for viewing a 64-team bracket. Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost of Studio Neat saw this as more than a minor inconvenience. It was a problem, and they set out to solve it.
The Kanex mySpot is a small, portable wireless router that can transform any Ethernet connection into a wireless Internet hotspot for up to 16 devices simultaneously. It's a breeze to use, but we did find a few issues...
Sure, Samsung has been in the wristwatch business for years, but they haven't exactly had any better luck making them smarter than anyone else. Feeling a little pressure from those Apple rumors, are we?