Holiday weeks tend to be slow just about everywhere, and news tends to creep a bit around this time. (If Apple had gone and released the iPhone 5 on the old summer schedule, we'd all still be talking about it, but we'll save that for autumn.) Which is not to say there weren't things that went over pretty big this week, as soon you'll see, since obviously you missed it.
This week we're all about making you feel better, happier, safer, and more productive. You'll want to stretch, relax, listen to some tunes, watch some movies, and make your bucket list of places to visit, all for the low, low price of free or $0.99.
It's summer and while a significant portion of the rumor mill is treading water getting ready for the fall when it'll kick into high gear, that doesn't mean that there isn't news burning up our RSS feeds and making digital headlines. Are you ready for the summer heat version of the Top 10 Hottest Apple News stories?
Apple’s iOS devices are enticing to adults who can afford them, but a new generation of kids have also become instantly engaged with them as well -- and developers are more than happy to keep them occupied with fresh new entertainment, including this week’s release of Ben 10 Triple Threat.
Some analysts claim that the market for mobile device advertising will reach $2.5 billion this year. However, this is one market where Apple may be losing ground.
Apple rolled out iAd a year ago and some big companies paid at least one million dollars to get their ads on iOS devices. But several of these companies are no longer using the advertising service, and have taken their business elsewhere. Now, Apple is getting aggressive with the pricing and reduced the cost to launch an iAd campaign by 70 percent from its original seven figure tag.
I've always had tremendous respect for the blind. While many cope with this disability every day, I can't even imagine not being able to see where I'm going or play most videogames. Indie developer Ananse Productions won't be able to assist the former, but they could with the latter. Their recent iOS puzzler, Stem Stumper was built from the ground up to be accessible to the vision impaired.
Ever wonder exactly how many downloads Apple is serving up from the App Store each and every day? While we can’t tell you those exact numbers, the company has issued a press release on Thursday touting a few new figures, including that the virtual storefront has now served up more than 15 billion downloads.
Part of every stereotypical tourist vacation is planning out itineraries, which generally can require a lot of time and research, and possibly cash spent on guidebooks to exotic locales. SpotWorld aims to take all -- or at least most -- of the hassle of planning expeditions by compiling all the information you need into a combo GPS, hotspot guide, encyclopedia, and light community networking app.
Summer's here, it's getting beautiful out and that can mean only one thing: heading out to catch live entertainment.
With that in mind, Mac|Life would like to present its first ever Summer Concert App Round Up, wherein we look at some of the iOS apps that are out there for finding local venues and/or their assorted tickets, give them the thumbs up or thumbs down and let you know what rocks and what definitively does not rock...
Because it's summer. And it's important to rock out in the summer.
According to the latest research from Nielsen, we smartphone owners goof off with our devices more than anything else. It really is all about the games. Games are used more than any other app, even more than checking the weather, news, Facebook or Twitter.