Our fellow Americans: Welcome back from a three-day weekend of barbecues and fireworks! July is officially here in full force, and you won't need to feel like you missed out during that hamburger and hot dog coma, because we've rounded up all the hottest tech news from the long weekend and are presenting it here for your reading pleasure.
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. Heading into the holiday weekend, a pair of premium titles—Civilization Revolution 2 and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite—are definitely intriguing. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
If you've ever used the app Knock to unlock your Mac with an iPhone, you've probably felt a little bit like living in the future. But the developer of that software has much grander designs in mind, with a forthcoming release eyeing the ability to automatically sign into everything you do on the Mac. No word on when such a feature might arrive, but the Knock folks are taking on beta testers to help out. And with that, here's a fresh round of updates before we enjoy a work-free 4th of July, and we'll see you back here on Monday, July 7!
Yahoo may have lost a major battlefront by conceding Apple's iOS 8 Weather app data to The Weather Channel, but it's not ready to declare defeat on the platform quite yet. On Tuesday, the internet pioneer debuted an update to the Yahoo Mail app which finally delivers native iPad support complete with news, search, weather snapshots and more. Can we get an iPad app for Flickr next? Pretty please...?
That didn't take long: Only three days after the United States Supreme Court laid down the law against Aereo, the cloud DVR service shut down as of 11:30AM EST Saturday. While the move is a shame for existing customers, it's almost more of a bummer for those waiting for Aereo to finally arrive in one of the previously announced markets. Here's hoping the service can find a way to make a comeback sometime in the future, but in the meantime here's what else is making headlines this weekend.
We've got some games and we've got a couple productivity apps, but what we've really got this week is savings. Whether you roll with nature or roll with the punches, there's something in this week's slashed prices that's sure to fit your outlook. So let's get in there.
It's pretty clear to most folks that Google has no less than world domination on their minds, but for now they may have to settle with invading smaller battlegrounds, such as web domains. The search giant quietly announced Google Domains this week, but there's a weird catch: You'll need an invite to actually purchase a domain name while the service is in beta. What is this, the Gmail beta days or something?
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. Adorable puzzle adventure Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake and online battler World of Tanks: Blitz lead the highlights this week, although there are other intriguing options. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
Holding out for a new MacBook Air? DigiTimes reported Monday that Apple may be planning to introduce a new 12-inch model sometime in the third quarter of this year, presumably an attempt to distinguish between the 11-inch model which isn't much bigger than an iPad and the 13-inch ultrathin notebook. But bad news for 12-inch iPad holdouts: That device has apparently been delayed. Read on for other news items you may have missed yesterday!