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.
It may have been quietly slipped into a quote from CEO Tim Cook, but Apple has confirmed what we all assumed anyway: OS X Mountain Lion will be making its way onto the Mac App Store on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
Google I/O kicked off this morning with a highly anticipated keynote, announcing innovations and inventions surrounding the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google Nexus 7 tablet by Asus, Nexus Q media player, and Google search improvements. The theme was the extension of the Android ecosystem beyond typical mobile devices.
Ladies and gentlemen, “Googorola” is now official. Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page took to the company’s blog to announce that the acquisition of Motorola Mobility is complete, setting the stage for some interesting days ahead in the smartphone wars.
Developers, start your engines: Apple has finally announced a date for its 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, where we’ll presumably get a peek at iOS 6 and perhaps even a near-final version of OS X Mountain Lion.
It’s been quite a busy Monday evening since our daily recap was put to bed, particularly for those waiting on the rumored iPad 3 next month. A rumor about the announcement date was quickly confirmed, followed by additional confirmation that the next iPad will come packing 4G LTE for AT&T and Verizon.
While many pundits may have scoffed at the idea of a Mac App Store when it was first announced, the people have spoken -- with their wallets! On Monday, Apple revealed that the Mac App Store has now soared past the 100 million downloads milestone, less than a year after it was launched.
To paraphrase Robert Duvall in the 1979 classic Apocalypse Now: “We love the smell of Kindle Fire in the morning.” Yes, Amazon’s seven-inch tablet is real, and it’s cheaper than even the analysts had predicted -- and its arrival has further pushed down the price of the standard Kindle, which is now a mere $79.
Today, at first ever Evernote Trunk Conference in downtown San Francisco, Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, announced that the company has officially acquired Skitch, a screen capture and sketch app for the Mac. The move should help increase distribution for the small app, and Skitch's founders added that they plan on distributing Skitch to both the iOS and Android platforms, too. Evernote also announced that it will be making the app free in the Mac App Store.
With PDF documents so common these days, it’s almost hard to remember that the technology used to be exclusive to Adobe, the company who created it in the first place. Over the weekend, we got a reminder with news that the company is acquiring the leader in electronic signature providers to integrate into Acrobat.