Mac and iOS users alike were blessed with updates today, with Apple pushing out the first update to OS X Mountain Lion, while Facebook finally made good on promises of a faster, higher performance mobile app at last. Meanwhile, Amazon is ready to make a big announcement on September 6 and hey, Microsoft has a new look! Read on to find out what's new for this Thursday, August 23, 2012.
Real talk time: the iPad’s onscreen keyboard isn’t the world’s greatest typing tool. It functions admirably for short tappings, but for anything longer than an email, using a virtual keyboard can be an exercise in frustration. But many solutions to this problem sacrifice one of the iPad’s greatest features: its portability. Keyboard-packing cases are nifty, but most add so much weight and bulk to the svelte device that you might as well get a netbook--or deal with constantly swapping your iPad in and out of different cases.
If you haven't already read the harrowing story of what happened to a Wired editor when hackers exploited a few security flaws, then you owe it to yourself. It's rather terrifying, how porous our online digital lives can be, but luckily we also have an article on there to help boost your online security a little and give you a bit more control. It's the least we could do.
In the wake of Wired reporter Mat Honan's epic digital security meltdown last weekend, it seems that both Apple and Amazon are beefing up their own security to make sure such a thing can't happen again.
Feeling safe and secure about your online life, are you? That may change after you read the harrowing tale of a Wired reporter whose entire digital life was erased over the weekend -- and how you can avoid the same fate.
E-tailer Amazon has been leading the charge for electronic books almost as long as anyone with their Kindle lineup, so it should be a surprise to no one that the company is now selling more e-books than print books -- at least across the pond.
The dog days of August are upon us, but there's still plenty of time to get some fun in the sun before the leaves start blowing into autumn. Apparently an awful lot of you are out there playing Temple Run, which racked up quite an impressive landmark this week. Oh, you didn't hear about it? No worries, that story -- and a handful of others -- are ready for your consumption and just a click away on this Thursday, August 2, 2012.
Try to at least act surprised when you read this, but yet another news giant has now "confirmed" that Apple will be hopping into the small tablet space this fall with a junior version of the iPad priced much closer to competing slates like the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire.
After taking on the tablet market last fall with its Kindle Fire, e-tailer Amazon now appears ready to try its hand at the lucrative smartphone market as well -- and a new report reveals it may already be working with component suppliers.
It's been awhile since we've heard this one, but a report this week is dragging out new details about Amazon's ambitions to release a smartphone of its own to follow up the company's Kindle Fire success.