Ever wish you could have one or more devices around your home capable of answering questions whenever the whim strikes? Our Friday Morning Report has the details on Amazon's latest hardware endeavor, as well as what steps Apple may be taking to stomp out NAND flash storage issues with the iPhone 6, plus the release of Pixelmator for Mac 3.3. It only takes a click to find out more!
Apple's Photo Library for iCloud has so far relied on syncing with photos and videos taken with iDevices, but that may change soon. The beta for iCloud.com now allows users to upload photos they've taken with devices other than their Apple products to the cloud, which immediately makes the service a more attractive method of storing photos.
Barely a day after The New York Times published a piece on Palo Alto Networks' discovery of "WireLurker," a new malware threat in China that infects both Macs and iOS devices through USB transmission, Apple has already taken steps to neutralize the damage. In a statement to The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino company noted that the harmful software was "available from a download site aimed at users in China," and now it's preventing affected users from even opening the harmful apps on their Macs.
We’ve got a diverse array of new iOS game releases on tap this week, including the ponderous The Sailor’s Dream from Simogo, deep dive iPad strategy game Battle World: Kronos, and a couple of silly diversions in the form of Bitcoin Billionaire and Super Secret Service. And if you’re planning on seeing Big Hero 6 this weekend, there’s a free companion game that looks like solid fun.
The Eclipse TD-M1 is not a cheap pair of speakers; in fact, the thought of dropping $1,300 on them gives us the cold sweats. But ease of use, stylish good looks, and a gorgeous sound make Eclipse’s TD-M1s worth considering.
They went quickly as usual, the refurb Mac minis. Gone after appearing briefly last week, despite Apple's refresh of the pint-sized desktop. So this week, in their honor, we'll feature other small devices, meaning if you're looking to save money on some iOS products and don't need the very latest model Air, this is the place to save some serious cash and pick up some great products.
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Students with their eye on the University of Southern California have yet another good reason to attend: A recently launched undergraduate academy founded by the creative minds behind Beats Electronics. Our Thursday Morning Report has the 411 on what to expect, as well as a look at the new Yosemitzed Mac App Store user interface, and details on Paragon's latest NTFS for Mac 12 update. Click to read more!
Taiwan's Economic Daily News has been on a roll with sketchy news lately. Just this Monday the site claimed that Apple is ditching the iPad mini forever in favor of the still-rumored "iPad Pro," and now it's claiming that Apple is on the verge of designing an iPhone with a glasses-free 3D display. It's a tough sell, especially since the recent resurgence of enthusiasm for 3D technology already appears to be on the wane.
Americans might be divided on the meaning of last night's election results, but at least the Apple faithful can unite in enjoying another botched product placement from an Apple competitor. Last month homegrown rival Microsoft announced it would be working closely with CNN for coverage of the midterm elections, but the associated product placement fell flat last night when CNN commentators were caught using Microsoft's Surface tablets to hide their iPads.
It’s still not easy to handle the spidery (though well-balanced) control scheme, but Modern Combat 5: Blackout proves once again that tablets and phones can do console-style first-person shooters with aplomb. As with its predecessors, Blackout sports cutting-edge graphics, a generic but solid single-player campaign, and a deep multiplayer experience.
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By all accounts, we've got at least three more months of Apple Watch rumors to endure, and very likely more than that — but the most recent report is at least practical enough to get a sense of how Apple may be planning to price the wearable device. Our Wednesday Morning Report also has a pair of deals on unlimited storage for your mobile devices, but be sure to read the fine print before diving in.
It's a shame that some retailers such as CVS and Rite-Aid aren't so keen on adopting Apple Pay, but do they really deserve to have a class action lawsuit aimed at them? Apparently, if you work at the firm of Schubert, Jonckheer & Kolbe, that answer may be yes. The firm is currently looking into the matter to see if they have enough of a foundation for a case, and they're polling customers to see how they feel about the chains' decision to hold off on Apple Pay for now.