With the extended Thanksgiving weekend upon us here in the U.S., it's time for one final Morning Report for the month of November. Our Wednesday edition includes details on the fate of iPhone 5c, as well as Google's coveted deal as the default iOS search engine, plus a swanky new version of HandBrake for Mac has hit the street with new encoders in tow. We'll be back on Monday, December 1 in time for Cyber Monday — see you then!
After guiding Nokia out of choppy waters and into a Microsoft acquisition of its smartphone business, potential CEO candidate Stephen Elop could be mulling some very big changes if he becomes Redmond's top dog.
Happy iOS 7 Day! In just a few short hours, we'll all be crushing Apple's servers by updating the operating system on our iPhones, iPod touches and iPads with a fresh new user interface -- assuming we don't send the internet to its knees in the process, that is. Let's celebrate the occasion with a handful of stories you might have missed yesterday!
We came, we saw and for the most part, OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 appear to be a big hit with Apple fans. Pro users who have been waiting literally years for a new Mac Pro were also generally pleased with Cupertino's sneak peek of the new hardware, and we crossed off most of the items on our own personal wish list. Now we have to endure a long, hot summer before we can get our hands on all these goodies, but first let's recap some of the other stories from Monday you might have missed.
Under fire from complaints about the revamped Maps app the company released with iOS 6 last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook has posted a public apology -- and even recommends competing products "while we're improving Maps."
Bing, Microsoft's search engine, just launched a new way for Facebook users to view their feed's latest photos without actually traversing onto Facebook.com. Though this feature is really just a byproduct of a very close friendship between Microsoft and Facebook, it's a benefit to you if you'd like to stay privy to the happenings on your feed without getting sucked into the mutiny of status updates.
There are plenty of GPS apps in the App Store for turn-by-turn navigation, but few are dedicated to route planning or exploration. If the built-in Maps app isn’t getting the job done for you, the folks at CoPilot may have just the thing -- and it’s free and universal.
Americans are so used to being the first to get iOS gadgets and the apps that run on them, we sometimes take it for granted -- such as when a high-profile app from someone like Microsoft makes its debut overseas before it hits the U.S., as was the case with the new MSN for iPad, finally available here for your downloading pleasure.
During Senate Judiciary hearings today, former FTC official and new Google employee, Suzanne Michel, said that two-thirds of mobile search comes from Apple iOS devices. Considering the amount of Android units available to the public, that's a pretty remarkable figure.