Well, if you've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of iTunes 11, the moment has finally arrived. Packed full of interesting new interface tweaks and increased iCloud support, the new iTunes is a welcome site for a service that was showing its age.
HERE Maps is powered by NAVTEQ mapping data, which Nokia trumpets as a “world-class” product used in 90 percent of in-car navigation systems worldwide. While that may be true, we found it little more accurate or helpful than iOS 6 Maps, despite HERE covering more than 200 countries, many enhanced with user-published community maps. And beauty may not be everything, but Apple runs circles around HERE Maps in the looks department.
The complete fallout from Apple's failed attempt to commandeer the iOS mapping app market is apparently still being felt throughout the company. After a public apology from CEO Tim Cook, and the exit of iOS chief Scott Forstall, it seems Maps manager Richard Williamson is the latest casualty.
It's a slow week for news, as most people took off halfway through the week to prepare themselves for an epic feast of gluttony and deliciousness. But the news marches on and Apple stories are no different. So what did happen? What did we talk about? What are the rumors out there? Let's take a peek.
Well, the weather sure seems unnervingly warm, but the holidays are here. And if you're the parent of little ones, it's time to start sweating as the kids ask Santa for uncomfortably expensive presents. What are kids asking for these days--a pony? Their very own jetpack? Nope. According to a Nielsen study, most children just want iOS devices under the tree this year.
On Monday afternoon, it was reported that a former employee of social share start-up Color Labs was suing the company. While recent reports indicated Apple acquired the company's talent, there may be a discrepancy in just how much Cupertino had to fork over on the deal. According to sources, Apple may have paid $7 million to scoop up the Color Labs team and some of its assets.
Well, this is the last weekend you have to relax and enjoy yourself before the ridiculous onslaught of holiday shopping and events consumes your every waking minute with errands and shopping and parties and decorating and trying to figure out how to wrap gifts and what to get and oh my we're getting a little excited (and a little exhausted) just thinking about it. Well, here's the week that was. Get at it. (Note, not Santa to our right.)
While the future is looking a little more friendly for relations between Apple and HTC, there's still the matter of Samsung. As the South Korean electronics giant prepares to fight back against proposed sales bans requested by Apple, Samsung wants to use the HTC licensing settlement in its favor.
A lot of people really don't like Apple's Maps app. Missing locations, shoddy directions--the whole thing may have left you yearning for a time when we used actual paper maps to find places. But a new report says Google's own mapping service is nearly ready to step up to the iOS plate.
The battery is the key component of any portable device, but did you know that battery maintenance is important to keeping your MacBook healthy? With proper maintenance and calibration, you can keep your computer’s battery performing at its optimum, providing you with more juice when on the go. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to properly maintain your battery.