We couldn't let Wednesday, January 22 pass without at least a cursory mention of how that date fits into Apple history -- after all, yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh being unveiled to the world in the now-iconic "1984" Super Bowl television commercial. While it's hard to believe three decades have passed, just look at all of the equally impressive ads Apple has had since. Let's celebrate the day by diving into a recap of what else made news yesterday...
Apparently not content with only putting rival carriers on notice, T-Mobile US is now setting its sights on the banking industry with the introduction of a new smartphone-based checking account service.
Looks like the heat might be off SugarSync for now, as users of LogMeIn's free service discover the rug has pulled out from underneath them with less than a week to go before the company's shift to paid-only.
We're back in the saddle after a three-day weekend, and as usual, our weekend recap is jam-packed with chewy goodness that stacked up over the last 72 hours or so. This edition has some nice discounts on iPad Air models for those in the midwest, a big update for the Polaroid of iOS and plenty more, so let's dig in!
Bluetooth LE has made it possible to perform all sorts of trickery using our smartphones and tablets without killing their batteries, but the developers behind a new app called Scribe have come up with an even more ingenious idea.
Although the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up in Las Vegas a week ago, the event left a busy five business days in its wake this week with new products, updates and lots of stuff for us to recap. And hey, the month of January is already half over now, which means there's even more cool stuff on the way... so without further ado, let's dive in so we can get on to the weekend festivities!
Speedy hack-and-slash ninja affair Shadow Blade and the remastered iPad version of RPC classic Baldur’s Gate II lead the week’s offerings, which also includes promising entries like Super Sanctum TD and Lost Yeti. 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.
Google has been a busy little bee this week, finding time to add an activity stream view to Google Drive as well as data compression and Google Translate to the mobile Chrome browser (see below) in between acquiring companies like Nest. But that last move has also raised the threat level for many distrustful of the company whose mantra was once "Don't be evil" — a policy we'll try to stick to with today's recap.
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!