'Tis the season to head back to school, and this week's New App Recap has a handful of titles to help students and teachers alike get back in the swing of things. We've even got a bit of Hollywood royalty in the lineup, along with a new app dedicated solely to the task of finding a flight to get out of town within hours of buying a ticket.
Apple executives have good reason to celebrate today after landing an Emmy for the company's 2013 holiday commercial, which seems to offer some vindication from recent criticisms of Cupertino's latest marketing efforts. The iPhone 6 also makes another appearance in today's Morning Report, along with a known Apple copycat striking again with its latest mobile OS.
Would you take a bath in ice-cold water to help raise awareness for a disease that affects nearly 6,000 Americans each year? That's exactly who two of Apple's most high-profile executives did this week, and the challenge continues to be passed on to others. Today's Morning Report also looks at Apple's Chinese iCloud data and what to look forward to with Shutterfly's cloud-based photo service now that it's out of beta.
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. Phoenix Wright brings legal drama back in Dual Destinies, while Pako’s police chases and Bik’s alien adventuring are both pretty intriguing. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
Apple product owners should start expecting to see a lot more Beats Music in the months ahead, now that Cupertino has officially taken the reins of the streaming music service. One such integration has already appeared within an app update for one of Apple's forthcoming partners, and we've got that story — as well as a pair of updates from the iPhone maker's assembly line — in today's Morning Report.
It looks increasingly likely that we may see the two new rumored iPhones at the same time after all. This morning Manager Online reports emerged that Takorn Tantasith, secretary general of Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), approved an application to distribute two iPhone 6 models in the country. So far, that's the strongest proof we've seen that the two models do, in fact, exist.
A new school year is just around the corner, and though it can be tough to get back into that educational groove, there are plenty of apps available for iPhone and iPod to help make learning easier. Whether you’re the parent of a pre-schooler or you're a college student preparing for a tough senior year, you’ll find something useful here. We’ve rounded up the best apps available to get the most educational bang for your buck.
Judging from today's Morning Report, the line between console and mobile gaming appears to be narrowing rapidly, as the latest saga in the Skylanders series will offer the same experience on both platforms. Meanwhile, a murder suspect in Florida tries to make Siri an accomplice, and Amazon eyes small business registers — read on to find out all the details!
iOS 8 isn't too far away, but, in the meantime, if you're still unsatisfied with the appearance of iOS 7, you can take advantage of some settings to adjust how your iOS device looks. Some options, such as Reduce Motion, speed up your phone by disabling animations. Others, such as Button Shapes and Bold Text, arguably make iOS 7 more readable. Make these changes by going to Settings > General > Accessibility.
Media outlets large and small appear to be tripping over themselves to report everything Apple might be planning for a rumored media event in early September, as the list of things we may or may not see gets bigger — including iOS 8 HealthKit, a new "anti-reflection" iPad, and of course, the iPhone 6, which all just so happen to be in today's Morning Report!