Christmas may only be a week away, but you won't have to wait that long to unwrap a trio of Apple-related news items. Our Thursday Morning Report offers a few hints about Apple Pay expansion beyond the U.S., follows up on Cupertino's recent (Product) RED campaign, and delivers a big update for Mac-loving Instagram users. You know the drill: Click and read on!
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.
Happy Friday once more! Hard to believe we're heading into the final week of February next week, so we'll take it easy on the recap this time around by getting readers caught up on some of the app-related news they might have missed. Spoiler alert: You might want to hit the App Store, there's some good stuff waiting to be downloaded!
Assuming Apple doesn't introduce big changes to its software keyboard with iOS 8 this year, the folks at Fleksy may be our best hope for change now that they've opened the doors to all developers with an SDK.
Owners of the Automatic dongle, which plugs into an automobile's data port and connects the vehicle to a smartphone, just got an update to future-proof the device, even if it won't do much for them today.
Once again, Apple served up some impressive numbers during its quarterly earnings report on Monday, only to have investors back off and critics paint a bleak picture for the iPhone maker. Perhaps the only truly sad news was CEO Tim Cook's comments about "declining business" with the iPod, which took a year-over-year nose dive after hitting its peak back in 2008. Hey Tim: Please don't kill our iPod classic! Some of us prefer to have our entire library in the palm of our hands...