Internet analytics company comScore released their smartphone market share report for Q1 2013 this morning, revealing that Apple (as a manufacturer) now commands almost 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone market. The only other competitor to report an increase was Samsung, whose numbers inched up by a mere 0.7 percent from the last quarter to 21.7 percent. Competitors HTC, Motorola, and LG all saw their numbers go down for the same quarter.
We have games from the old school and games from the new, so if you're looking for some game deals, you've come to the right place. But what if you're not into games? Well, we have a little music, we have a little photo, and we have a little other, but you'll have to come inside to discover.
It's that time again, where we at Free App Friday headquarters take a closer look at some of the more basic apps out there that are worth your time. Not unlike a fine IPA, just because they're smaller servings, doesn't mean they lack a punch.
In preparing this year’s 20 Under $20 list, we loved the idea of presenting 20 killer Mac apps you might not know about — 20 is such a round, pleasant number, and would hopefully let us find something for everyone. But $20 per app might not seem like the bargain-basement price that it used to, even just back in the summer of 2011 when we did our last 20 Under $20 feature.
But guess what? Most of these polished, stable, user-friendly, and utterly useful applications don’t come anywhere close to a full Andrew Jackson, anyway. Four of them are free, and only two cost over $10. We thought about calling it “18 Mac Apps Under $10 and Also Two That Are More Than $10 But Still Less Than $20, and By the Way, Four Are Free,” but that’s just too long, wouldn’t you agree
Now that Apple's built-in Maps app finally includes turn-by-turn navigation, makers of traditional GPS navigation products like Magellan are trying to find new ways to market their services to the iOS crowd.
Sure, now that T-Mobile finally has an iPhone to call its own, it may not seem like such a big deal when a smaller carrier gets it, but U.S. Cellular customers may be pleased as punch to hear about it.
Resurrecting a beloved old gaming franchise for a modern audience seems like a challenging, thankless task. Even if you succeed in making something great, you run the risk of alienating existing fans if you stray too far from the original formula. When the alien-fighting strategy revival XCOM: Enemy Unknown was released last year on PC and consoles, however, it accomplished something we thought was impossible: It made just about everyone happy.
Looks like we're going to kick off the weekend with an extra app-tacular edition of the recap, given that Thursday was a veritable bounty of App Store selections. If the actual titles don't get you excited, maybe Apple's $10,000 gift card will -- and all you have to do is be the one who downloads the 50 billionth title from the App Store. That shouldn't be too difficult, right…?
When Drafts for iPad hit the App Store just over a year ago, it immediately turned heads for its minimal workspace and lengthy series of actions that turned a simple note-taker into a powerful and versatile text editor. A year later, the file-less file system is no longer a novel concept, and a crop of recent utilities have given Drafts a run for its money, offering tighter Dropbox integration and quicker navigation. With the new version 3.0 release, Drafts (also available on iPhone) looks to put a bit more space between it and its competitors.
Stealing iPhones is big business these days--so big, in fact, that New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg pinned iPhone thefts as the reason why crime went up in the Big Apple last year. Now, as the New York Times reported this morning, some law enforcement officials seek to blame Apple and other manufacturers for the spike, asserting that they're not doing enough to prevent such incidents from happening.
Last month marked the 20th anniversary of MacFormat, our sister magazine across the pond in the UK, and they're marking the momentous occasion with goodies such as a reproduction of their first 1993 issue, an anniversary logo created by original Mac icon designer Susan Kare, and a May issue that's jam-packed with 20 years of Apple memories. Here at Mac|Life, we're hoping you'll join us in the celebration.
Let's take a look at the Mac lineup and see what the barest-bones, cheapest devices we can score might be. You're looking to take a plunge on a Mac and leave Windows behind? Here's how you can make the transition for a little less than buying the newest models.
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Twitter has long been a way for musicians to connect with their fans, but the standalone Twitter #Music app is something different: It's an opportunity for the social networking company to leverage its ubiquitous service to turn users onto new artists. The glossy iPhone and iPod touch offering pulls data from tweets and trends to build visual grids of artists in different categories, with iTunes audio samples just a couple of taps away. Twitter #Music looks the part, but while you might find some diamonds in the rough, it won't necessarily be due to the app's calculations.