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!
This week's New App Recap has a clear focus on reinvention, as several apps in our lineup have been rebooted, refreshed, or otherwise reinvented with new versions that offer a fresh new look and feel. But don't change that dial, because we've also got a few new discoveries as well — so without further ado, let's dive in!
The so-called iPhone 6 is back in the news today, thanks to some lovingly detailed photo leaks from a luxury device supplier more than happy to show off just a few of the changes Apple may have in store for us next month. Readers can also kick off the weekend with a big App Store sale on productivity titles, along with a minor iTunes update that stomps out a few podcast bugs — it's all in this edition of the MacLife.com Morning Report!
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. Peter Molyneux’s anticipated Godus and a port of RPG classic Dragon Quest IV are heavyweight entries, while Rules! seems like inventive iPhone fun. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
Apple’s CarPlay is on the way, but what if buying a new car or installing an aftermarket upgrade isn’t possible for you in the next few years? As alternatives go, perhaps the Mobile Home Siri Remote will suffice. It’s cheap, simple to set up, and gives some access to iOS in the car.
You've got to hand it to Microsoft: They haven't given up on their quest to match Apple's retail expansion, and judging from today's Morning Report, the folks in Redmond will soon make Manhattan their next battle zone. We've also got an update on what one of the creators of the iPad are doing now, as well as Apple thumping its chest on European jobs, so click on and read all about it...
[Updated!] There's a mind-boggling number of role-playing games available for your iPhone and iPad, but a good portion of them aren't worth the money or investing the time playing them. So we put together a spread of worthwhile iOS titles that cover all the major RPG styles, and some that may seem unusual but are totally worth the price.
Could Apple's "thermonuclear war" against Samsung finally be showing signs of cooling down? While the two smartphone giants apparently aren't ceding any patent ground in the lucrative U.S. market, there appears to finally be some peace in the rest of the world, except in China, where Cupertino now faces a setback with the government. It's all in today's Morning Report!
The last full month of summer is now in full swing, and the vacation season will soon give way to new Apple products as the kids go back to school. Our Tuesday Morning Report has some insight on what to expect, including details on the latest OS builds, transitioning from Aperture and speculation on the future of Intel-powered Macs. It's all just a click away!