We're all a-flutter, all a-tingle, all ready for what tomorrow morning will bring when Steve Jobs kicks things off at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. Will he stun us with the iPhone 5 against all expectations? Or will it be all iOS 5 all the time, with glimpses of what the upcoming hardware can do? What about refreshes of other existing lines? We know he's gonna talk iCloud, Lion, and our favorite mobile operating system, but what else? What else? we cry!
And, yes, of course, we didn't let the grass grow under our feet, so just in case in all the WWDC hype, ya missed it, here's this week's bag o'goodies.
As iOS gamers we're not used to being jealous of owners of other platforms. We're used to having every gaming company in existence grovel for our attention and charging 99 cents for their million-dollar games. So when info leaks that the developer of the indie sensation Minecraft is developing a mobile version of the game we simply assumed it would be coming to iOS first. Well, we were wrong.
It was a big week for app sales and for a few chairs being shuffled around on the tech deck. What'd you think of Microsoft buying up Skype? Did you sign up for Google Music Beta yet? We possibly end the backpack versus messenger bag debate for all time, and other juicy little tidbits, in case you missed it.
Happy Mother's Day to all you geek moms out there. We've got a little hardware on offer, a little software you should definitely check out, and a few how-tos that'll get you up to a geeked out fancy Mac style. There's also a bit of news out there, just in case you missed it.
Holy White iPhone! And it's tracking your every move, even when you go back to the kitchen and sneak a couple extra bites of cake and drink milk from the jug -- and that's just some of what Apple revealed this week in the form of dance off press releases. Wait, what? The real news is below the fold, just in case you were pinned under a couch this week and might have missed some of this.
A slow week in the world of Maclandia. No revolutions, no one overthrown, no magical new devices or apps that promise to change your life. Could it be the calm before the storm? Well, there is WWDC on the horizon, which always promises to shake things up, and there was Final Cut Pro X, which had the video editing cognoscenti crying with joy, but what else happened in the last seven? Join us in finding out.
Spring has sprung and so the young's fancy turns to iPhones, at least according to one study we read this week. iPhones and iPads both, and the only reason we think they're not dreaming of iPods is because they already have them. And that, folks, is how you build a mobile empire. Let's see how that's working out for Apple, as far as apps and sales and hype and all the rest are concerned, just in case ya missed it this week.
We're in a lull, people. It's not technically winter anymore, though on some days looking outside, we'd be hard pressed to say it's spring. Cold drizzly rain traps us inside with our gear and our gadgets, but the iPad 2 is weeks old already (le sigh) and there's no new Apple hardware on the horizon. Heck, we aren't even into "heated rumor" season yet. We're just...in a lull. So while we rest and recuperate, let's have a gander at what's upcoming, what's just been released, and what's in development, in case you missed it.
Okay, okay, have we all settled down from iPad 2 mania? Sure, it finally hit the UK this week and the Brits went gaga for it, but meanwhile other stuff's popping. Like what? you ask. I guess you came to the right place to find out all the stuff you missed. You know, just in case.
It's all iPad 2 all the time in the press these days, which will last, oh until the rumors about the iPhone 5 grow too big and take over the press cycle. Apple has a sweet release schedule that keeps their latest and greatest right there at the top of every news queue, so just in case you missed some of our killer coverage, it's this week's round up of all our latest and greatest.