We'll get into the details in a bit, but the big news Wednesday had to be Google unloading its Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo at what appears to be a huge loss — and during the same week that the Android maker announced a sweeping patent-sharing deal with Samsung, which can't be just a coincidence. More on that in a moment, but for now, here's what else went down on Wednesday...
Looks like the days of Apple calling Apple TV a "hobby" project are officially over. Last night's update to the Apple Online Store for Valentine's Day brought more than offers to celebrate the lovers' holiday; as of today, Apple TV commands its own spot in the marketplace alongside iPhones, iPads, Macs, and iPods.
The new Mac Pros are here! The new Mac Pros are here! That is, for those who can afford them. We sauntered over to the Apple online store and configured ourselves a top-of-the-line six-core model and watched the price soar from $3,999 to nearly $10,000 in just a few clicks. Um, who do we talk to about a raise around here...?
With the calendar quickly running out of potential days in December to release the new Mac Pro without colliding into the holidays, Apple has now confirmed the cylindrical black powerhouse will finally arrive on Thursday.
That's a wrap on this year's Cyber Monday, which by all accounts appears to have been a bigger hit than Black Friday, which itself was overshadowed by so many retailers opening their doors for business on Thanksgiving this year. We actually didn't find too many amazing deals yesterday, but hopefully readers got a good start to the holiday buying season over the long weekend. Without further ado, here's a peek at some of the stories you might have missed while you were shopping online yesterday...
Tuesday could very well be a special day for longtime users of FileMaker, as Apple's U.K. website has prematurely leaked the latest version of the popular database software, complete with new versions of its mobile apps.
As Agent 86 (aka Maxwell Smart) himself might have put it, "We missed it by that much!" Better late than never, Logitech has finally made official its long-rumored iOS 7 game controller, only a day after the competition got a jump on them.
The critics who lament that Apple is all out of surprises were certainly wrong today, as Cupertino quietly began accepting orders for its refreshed iPad mini with Retina Display in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
Well, that was fun while it lasted: The developer of an inventory tracking website for Apple's latest devices has been slapped with a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice from the overlords in Cupertino.
Now here's a rumor we can get excited about: Apple's latest iPad Air will apparently be eligible for Personal Pickup on launch day, meaning we can order online while still in our pajamas, then pick it up at the store later the same day.