Our Wednesday Morning Report is a veritable cornucopia of good news, particularly for the residents of Mesa, Arizona, who may get a reprieve following the failed sapphire manufacturing facility former Apple partner GT Advanced abandoned last month. Chrome for Mac also gains 64-bit support, and owners of the latest iPad models have a great new case option as well. Don't delay, click ahead to read more!
If you've been feeling iPhone 6 rumor fatigue over the last few weeks, that suffering is finally coming to an end in less than two weeks — but not before we extract a few more tidbits about Apple's supposed NFC plans first. Friday's Morning Report also closes out the week with a look at a 64-bit beta of Chrome for Mac and a new connected security camera, so jump forward for the details.
So yeah, never mind about those iPhone 6 images which "leaked" onto the internet this week -- turns out they were indeed bogus, and frankly, we're glad to hear it since our iPhone 5s is still quite spry and not ready to be put out to pasture quite yet. We are, however, ready to sign off for the three-day weekend to celebrate some dead Presidents, so look for our usual weekend recap on Tuesday next week!
Still not feeling the holiday spirit even though the calendar says we're just over a week away from Christmas? Maybe today's recap will cheer you up, particularly if you're a Gmail user still struggling with OS X Mail on Mavericks. Or maybe you're a Sprint customer in one of 70 new 4G LTE markets! Either way, our recap will get you up to speed as the pre-holiday week drags on...
Looks like the ol' "marketing gimmick" is really starting to catch on, according to a recent announcement by Intel's partner Altera at the ARM developer's conference yesterday. As MacRumors notes, Forbes reports that the Intel will start making its own 64-bit ARM chips in 2014.
Having home media server software like Plex is great, but what about those times when you want to access content from somewhere else? A new beta PlexPass feature uses cloud storage from existing providers for just such purpose.
In case you needed a reminder that the things you say can come back and haunt you, consider the case of Anand Chandrasekher, once the chief marketing officer of chip-maker Qualcomm. Earlier this month we reported that Qualcomm felt obliged to correct his dismissal of Apple's new 64-bit A7 chip as a "marketing gimmick," and now Cnet reports that Chandrasekher has been "reassigned" in the wake of his comments.
Along with thousands of other audio software fans, we were bummed to see longtime Mac publisher BIAS close up shop last year -- but out of the ashes, a phoenix may rise, and the company's SoundSoap application has returned from the grave.
It's been kind of a rough day for the iPhone 5s. First there was the news that the new flagship smartphone's suffering from a "blue screen of death," and now AllThingsD reports that a study by performance management team Crittercism found that iOS apps are twice as likely to crash on the iPhone 5s when compared to the iPhone 5 and 5c.
You might recall that Apple's 64-bit A7 chip wasn't met with universal acclaim after its announcement (for whatever reasons), and few critics were quite so vocal as mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm. Just last week, a representative of the company called it a "marketing gimmick," but as Cnet reports, Qualcomm's already backtracked on that odd assertion.