Could we see the fabled "iWatch" alongside iOS 8 and a new iPhone 6 this August? A new report out of Taiwan says yes, and given the increasing competition in the wearables market, Apple may not want to wait much longer. Of course, they came out of nowhere with the original iPhone after consumers had to suffer with years of lame smartphones, so maybe we've still got a wait ahead of us — but you won't have to wait to get all the latest news right here!
Subscribers of Adobe Creative Cloud are getting a little something extra in their Easter basket this month with the long-awaited arrival of Lightroom mobile, which allows editing images while on the go and automatic sync back to the desktop.
Apple held the lottery for this year's Worldwide Developer Conference in an effort to prevent developers from scooping up all the tickets within seconds of being made available. Judging from our Twitter feed, a number of longtime Mac and iOS developers wound up empty-handed this year, so congrats to those who managed to get in and here's to a new Apple keynote on June 2!
Video and multimedia professionals converged on Las Vegas over the weekend for the start of this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference, where software and hardware makers will roll out a bevy of new products this week. And hey, some of them are already landing in our weekend recap, so read on and get up to speed on what's new...
It's no secret that games are the App Store's bread and butter, and this week we've got a whole slew of games that are free or cut down to the nubbins on price. This week's freebies are enough to keep you gaming long into the night for weeks to come and that's before you drop dime one. And if how-to is more your speed, we've got a handful of tutorials that'll make you sharp and tie you down to eat. So let's dive right in.
Our morning recap is bursting at the seams with app updates! Developers have been busy this week throwing out a volley of App Store enhancements for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps, and we've managed to nab 'em all in our net and distill them down into the best and brightest — so read on before you head off for the weekend!
A pair of highly anticipated games finally hit the App Store today: FTL: Faster Than Light, the tough but thrilling spaceship management sim ported from Mac and PC, and Monument Valley, an iOS original puzzle-adventure that looks absolutely magnificent. We’ve got several other intriguing releases on the list, though, including several free-to-play offerings. Be sure to keep an eye out for full reviews of some of these titles in the coming days, and then check back next Thursday for an all-new list of notable games to consider.
Apple's Siri voice assistant received a new challenge Wednesday as Microsoft debuted a similar long-rumored feature for Windows Phone 8.1 called Cortana. Powered by Bing search, Cortana (named after a virtual character from the Halo video games) appears to have a lot of Siri's personality, but will only be available to U.S. users as a beta when Windows Phone 8.1 launches in the next month or two. Sound familiar?
In the 1992 feature film Passenger 57, Wesley Snipe's heroic character coined the phrase, "always bet on black" -- a mantra that appears to also be on the minds of Spotify developers with their latest iOS update.
Google's $35 Chromecast has been hailed as a cost-saving alternative to Apple TV and Roku, but the device has thus far been starved of great content — a problem the Chrome OS dongle is attacking this week with three new services.