Our fellow Americans: Welcome back from a three-day weekend of barbecues and fireworks! July is officially here in full force, and you won't need to feel like you missed out during that hamburger and hot dog coma, because we've rounded up all the hottest tech news from the long weekend and are presenting it here for your reading pleasure.
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. Heading into the holiday weekend, a pair of premium titles—Civilization Revolution 2 and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite—are definitely intriguing. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
If you've ever used the app Knock to unlock your Mac with an iPhone, you've probably felt a little bit like living in the future. But the developer of that software has much grander designs in mind, with a forthcoming release eyeing the ability to automatically sign into everything you do on the Mac. No word on when such a feature might arrive, but the Knock folks are taking on beta testers to help out. And with that, here's a fresh round of updates before we enjoy a work-free 4th of July, and we'll see you back here on Monday, July 7!
As any pooch-smooching dog lover knows, our furry companions are more than just pets, they’re part of the family. We put care into picking their food, bed, toys, and sometimes even clothes — but what about apps? The App Store is packed with puppy-loving picks, starting with the favorites we’re listing here.
Yahoo may have lost a major battlefront by conceding Apple's iOS 8 Weather app data to The Weather Channel, but it's not ready to declare defeat on the platform quite yet. On Tuesday, the internet pioneer debuted an update to the Yahoo Mail app which finally delivers native iPad support complete with news, search, weather snapshots and more. Can we get an iPad app for Flickr next? Pretty please...?
The rumor mill just can't seem to make up its mind when it comes to the fabled iPhone 6. After confidently showing mockups over the last few months, a new report Monday from GforGames now claims those leaked images may be nothing more than a "rough idea" of what Cupertino has in store for us later this year. Confused? We say it's better to temper expectations and be patient anyway...
That didn't take long: Only three days after the United States Supreme Court laid down the law against Aereo, the cloud DVR service shut down as of 11:30AM EST Saturday. While the move is a shame for existing customers, it's almost more of a bummer for those waiting for Aereo to finally arrive in one of the previously announced markets. Here's hoping the service can find a way to make a comeback sometime in the future, but in the meantime here's what else is making headlines this weekend.
Corporations typically like to deliver bad news on a Friday, and today Apple did just that, confirming the worst fears of shutterbugs everywhere by driving a stake through the company's venerable Mac photo software.