We've got a little something for everyone to close out the week in style! Could Christian Bale go from Batman to Steve Jobs? Will Office for iPad finally make its debut next week? Will Google succeed with its new Android Wear initiative? No, silly, we've already covered all of those this week, so read on for a dose of more fresh news...
Apple's retail stores have spread like wildfire over the last few years, but we don't often get to hear about the resellers who sometimes get pushed aside in the process. Today the oldest, Minneapolis's First Tech, announced that it'll close its doors on March 30 after 73 years in business. Even more noteworthy, the closure will occur after it sold Apple's first batch of Apple IIs in 1977, effectively making it Apple's first reseller.
Last month we reported that David Fincher, the director behind such memorable films as Fight Club and The Social Network, is in talks to direct a Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's acclaimed biography. Apparently those talks are still ongoing, although now Fincher claims he'll only direct the film if acclaimed actor Christian Bales performs in the lead role.
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Mobile chat services are great, until you don't have an internet connection and the conversation goes dark. That's where FireChat could potentially come in, tapping into the power of iOS 7 to offer chat with other users near and far.
Just when you thought that addiction to Flappy Bird was over, the creator of the mobile gaming sensation is threatening to return the time sucking title to App Store virtual shelves. But there's plenty more news to be had in our daily recap, so hit the link and read on to find out more...
We've heard in the past that Taco Bell is developing an app that'll let you order tacos in advance on your iPhone, and now Bloomberg reports that Burger King is paving the way for similar smartphone-dependent technologies in its own stores. Starting next month, you'll be able to pay for your burgers at the counter with your iPhone app at select locations; within a "few months," all of Burger King's roughly 7,000 restaurants in the U.S. will support the service.
We here at Mac|Life know that Apple's a pretty big deal, but we had little idea that its worth reaches astronomical proportions. According to a colorful new report from Brand Finance, a notable brand consulting agency, Apple's $104.7 billion brand value is worth "more than the cost of the Apollo Space Program in today's dollars."
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Could the long wait finally be over at last? Microsoft is holding a "mobile first, cloud first" event in San Francisco next week, and rumors are percolating that the long-awaited Office for iPad could indeed be part of that mix.