Well, this is it, people. When next we meet to discuss discount apps, the curtains will have parted for Apple's latest release, and maybe if you're really, really lucky some of you will be reading this on iOS 8 Gold Master powered devices. All we can say for sure right now is that we have some great discounts this week, so it's time to stock up on some freebies and cheapies so you have all your money ready for next week.
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The first week of September is wrapping up, and that means Apple's big media event next Tuesday is only one weekend away! Our Morning Report wraps up the week by taking a look at a new security measures being added to iCloud, as well as a pair of new iPhone-connected gadgets you're sure to enjoy. Click to read more!
We still don't have much of an idea as to what the "iWatch" actually looks like (and in this day in age, such secrecy is welcome), but the New York Times today added a bit of information on the design we'll likely see on September 9. Most of report echoes old rumors, but the report is noteworthy for claiming that the device will have as flexible sapphire display.
News about Apple's rumored mobile payment initiative have been scarce over the last couple of months, but details are finally starting to emerge ahead of the company's September 9 media event. And they're worth paying attention to. According to Bank Innovation, Apple has secured lower credit card transaction fees for the service with heavyweights like Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Capital One, and Bank of America.
The only thing better than a great iOS game is a great, free iOS game. We've compiled a list of our favorite free iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch titles, and while many of them offer optional in-app purchases, you can have a good time with each without paying a penny.
Being robbed is incredibly stressful, especially if you lose your Mac, but with Orbicule’s Undercover installed you stand a decent chance of getting it back. Simply log in to your account at undercoverhq.com and report your computer as stolen, and this lightweight, invisible app will then begin gathering evidence as soon as it’s used or goes online.
Worried about keeping up with all the Apple news from next week's big Sept. 9 event? Worry no more — Apple has officially announced it will be livestreaming the event at 10AM Pacific time directly from Apple.com.
As everyone who reads these columns more than once knows that we like to focus on refurbs that aren't too old. Picking a Mac that's 2 years old gets you a decent enough machine, but everyone prefers brand-spanking new. This week, we're excited because there are some MacBook Airs in here from THIS YEAR. That's pretty doggone new, and all our others are less than 1 year old, so these are some pretty sweet refurbs in action.
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Each year, the fervor surrounding the latest iPhone seems to increase to a fever pitch. This year, shoppers are lining up even before Apple announces a new model, not to mention the fabled iWatch, which many believe will be Cupertino's curveball. Thursday's Morning Report takes a new look at that device as well as rumors of U2's involvement in next week's festivities, so click ahead for the details...
Nokia might not have won many hearts in the smartphone space, but the Wall Street Journal reports that the Finnish company is now hoping it can attract your attention with its soon-to-be-released revamped HERE maps application. That's a tough gambit, especially considering how thoroughly Apple Maps and Google Maps dominate the space, but Nokia might be able to pull it off on the basis of one feature alone — it'll support offline maps without the need to download them beforehand.
Some people really want their bigger iPhones. In fact, they want them so bad that some diehard Apple fans are already starting to camp out in front of the company's iconic cubical store on New York's Fifth Avenue; that is, if you can find them amid all the folks subtly hawking their own products.
Once iCloud for Windows is fully up and running (as it should be in the not-too-distant future), it'll be easy to transfer files between your Mac, your iOS device, and even your PC. But what if you need to share files between a Mac and a PC now? Many people these days have more than one computer at home, and if your Mac sits on the same network as a Windows PC or two, being able to share files between them is a must. We'll show you how to do it with minimal effort.