The differences between Apple and Google were clearly on display this month at their respective developer conference keynotes. Where WWDC 2014 left viewers entertained and wanting more, Google I/O effectively bored everyone to death with a nearly three-hour event that retreaded a lot of the same ground while failing to offer a compelling reason for Android Wear smartwatches to exist in the first place. But there was plenty of other news on Wednesday, and we've rounded it up right here...
The fanfare has come and gone, but Apple's widely publicized acquisition of Beats Music isn't in the clear yet. As Reuters reports, Antitrust regulators in the European Union announced today that they would decide whether or not to clear the bid by July 30.
We here at Mac|Life have covered Apple's contributions to (Product) RED to fight AIDS often enough, but U2 frontman Bono attracted attention during an interview with Apple design chief Jony Ive last weekend when he suggested Apple itself wasn't doing enough to trumpet its $75 million in contributions. In the 45-minute interview, the singer and activist denounced Apple's comparative silence. Today, however, (Product) RED followed up with a blog post stated that it was all a "tease."
[UPDATED!] The Mac is full of great utilities, and the Terminal is no exception. From customizing your Mac’s secret system preferences to remotely controlling another Mac to manipulating text files in a handful of sly ways, the Terminal utility is more than just a Mac geek’s home base — it’s also place where, with a few expert tricks, all Mac users can feel right at home. Keep on reading as we present to you the 25 Terminal tips and tricks that every Mac user should know how to use in their daily workflows.
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Apple's forthcoming iPhone 6 continues to make headlines across the rumor mill, with new word of a major differentiating feature for the phablet-sized model and a possible release date looming on the horizon.
Google's I/O developer conference kicks off today in San Francisco, and perhaps as a preview of things to come, The Verge reported yesterday that freemium apps on Google Play now account for 98 percent of worldwide revenue for the Android platform. Curiously, Japan is billed as "the world's biggest spender" on in-app purchases thanks to "addictive mobile games," but here's hoping this trend doesn't absorb the iOS App Store as well. Here's a handful of other tidbits you might have missed on Tuesday...
An app store for Apple TV might still be the stuff of myth and rumor, but today's update for the diminutive entertainment device demonstrates that Apple's still attempting to improve it. Log in today, and you'll see new channels for ABC News, PBS Kids, and AOL On. You'll even find Willow, a channel dedicated to the sport of cricket.
Samsung has already suffered significant losses in its latest patent trial with Apple, but a grievous slip on the part of the Korean tech giant's lawyers has left the company saddled with an additional $2 million fine for leaking the details of a patent deal between Apple and Nokia.
The Contacts app and settings in iOS 7 make it easy to access and organize your address books. You can import details from various sources, then find people from any group, quickly create a correctly addressed email, and more. Getting it all organized can take some effort, however; but don't worry — we'll guide you through it.
iPhones can help motorists in many ways. Most of us know of apps that can point us toward the nearest gas station or greasy spoon, but maps, locators, and mileage trackers won't do any good if you’re stranded on the side of the road. But fear not — there’s an app even for that.
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Good news for phablet lovers hoping a bigger iPhone will magically drop into their Christmas stocking this year: Sources are now claiming the larger smartphone will launch alongside a 4.7-inch model this fall.