Apple's latest iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will finally launch on China Mobile this Friday after years of rumors and speculation about when Cupertino will nab a deal with the world's largest wireless carrier. While the iPhone maker certainly isn't pinning all of its hopes and dreams on one carrier in one country, China Mobile could be the quickest shot in the arm in the war against Android we've ever seen. While we're waiting to see how many handsets are sold this weekend, check out our Tuesday recap!
Can there really be one iOS email app to rule them all? Moscow-based Mail.ru thinks so, and is bringing its experience serving more than 100 million users in Russian-speaking countries to a new mobile email client for the rest of the world. myMail consolidates multiple email accounts into a free, universal app, and the service uses proprietary algorithms to detect settings for virtually any IMAP or POP email service, including Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, and Outlook. All that’s required is the address and password.
Proving that tech companies can set aside their rivalries and differences for a good cause, some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley have launched a campaign calling for sweeping reforms to the National Security Agency.
In case you didn't notice, Apple's Find My Friends app was updated Tuesday, effectively making the company's transition to iOS 7 styling complete — well, almost. A few of Cupertino's lesser-used apps, such as Keynote Remote, Logic Remote, iTunes Connect Mobile and iAd Gallery are still rocking iOS 6-style icons. Speaking of facelifts, we've got one from a venerable mapping app in today's recap, so let's dive and get started...
Now here's an odd twist: AOL's gestating web-based Alto email service appears to be going in reverse, notifying iCloud users that they're dropping support for Apple-based accounts in December. The irony is that the rest of the email world seems to be bending over backward to support millions of iOS device owners, so AOL's move appears to be a bit of a head scratcher indeed. Find out more about it in today's recap!
What a difference two and a half years make! Back in December 2010, Verizon Wireless launched its first 4G LTE markets well ahead of competitors, and this week the nation's largest wireless carrier is celebrating 500 markets. But that's not all: We've also rounded up some new app news and even the return of disc burning technology LightScribe to OS X Mountain Lion. Read on to find out more!
So have you heard any good rumors lately? We have. It seems like the rumor mill is on the cusp of being vindicated about the iPad mini as at long last Apple gives the technorati what they've been begging for. Will there be a market for it? Oh, we think a lighter priced smaller tablet might just be stuffing a few stockings this holiday season.
AOL isn't exactly the first name in innovative web services anymore, so I was surprised when I was asked to check out a new web-based email client designed to "bring visual relief to overloaded inboxes."
Admittedly, I wasn't expecting much, but Alto is every bit the radical email overhaul AOL says it is. From its vibrant, distinctive interface to its clever handling of message threads and attachments, Alto is like no other email client I have ever used. It's so different, it doesn't just feel like a new email client, it feels like a whole new form of communication.
There was much internet lamentation on the day Sparrow's CEO, Dom Leca, announced that the company had been purchased by Google. If you are one of Sparrow's devotees, you groaned along with us. Sparrow, for those not in the know, is a truly excellent mail app for the Mac and the iPhone that simply puts others to shame with its slick interface, its ease of use, and its outstanding implementation of nearly everything you could want in an email client.
With the development team likely being tasked with improving the Gmail app, it's unclear how long support for Sparrow will continue and if we will ever see the long-teased and longer-hoped for iPad version of the app or push notifications. While on the Mac and on the iPhone, Sparrow continues to shine, a day will come when you'll need a new email app on your iOS device. Here a few we've found to try to take the sting out of losing our favorite little bird.