Once OS X El Capitan releases, you might be able to get more mileage out of solid-state drives by using a special tool. Also, Google is finally getting around to improving Chrome's performance on Mac in what seems to be a desire to compete with Safari, and photos emerge from a beautiful new Apple Store location on New York's Upper East Side.
If, for whatever reason, you've always wanted Mozilla's Firefox browser on your iPhone or iPad, your wait may at last be coming to an end. Mozilla has said for years that it had no interest it making its browser available for iOS users, but according to TechCrunch, the company apparently now has different ideas.
Our Wednesday Morning Report is a veritable cornucopia of good news, particularly for the residents of Mesa, Arizona, who may get a reprieve following the failed sapphire manufacturing facility former Apple partner GT Advanced abandoned last month. Chrome for Mac also gains 64-bit support, and owners of the latest iPad models have a great new case option as well. Don't delay, click ahead to read more!
If you've been feeling iPhone 6 rumor fatigue over the last few weeks, that suffering is finally coming to an end in less than two weeks — but not before we extract a few more tidbits about Apple's supposed NFC plans first. Friday's Morning Report also closes out the week with a look at a 64-bit beta of Chrome for Mac and a new connected security camera, so jump forward for the details.
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.
The annual Macworld/iWorld show kicked off Wednesday in San Francisco, where many of your favorite Mac and iOS products are now on display. Although your trusty recap reporter can't be there in person this year, we've rounded up a handful of news that is surely being talked up on the show floor, and as usual, we're bringing it all straight to you, no ticket necessary...
Apple's latest iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will finally launch on China Mobile this Friday after years of rumors and speculation about when Cupertino will nab a deal with the world's largest wireless carrier. While the iPhone maker certainly isn't pinning all of its hopes and dreams on one carrier in one country, China Mobile could be the quickest shot in the arm in the war against Android we've ever seen. While we're waiting to see how many handsets are sold this weekend, check out our Tuesday recap!
Google Chrome is one of the world's most popular browsers, and one of its perks is the ability to use apps designed for the browser through the interface at any time. In September, however, Google rolled out Chrome Apps, which perform not like browser apps, but like native apps for whatever device you happen to be using. Up until now, only users of Windows computers and Chromebooks have had access to the feature, but TechCrunch reports that Google is finally bringing Chrome Apps to the Mac.
Retailers make mistakes from time to time, but they can usually be worked out with customer service. That definitely wasn't the case with a Canadian woman who purchased a new iPad from Target on Black Friday, only to find out it was already full of someone else's data -- and rather than return to the store, she tipped off the local news instead. That story and a handful of new product info kicks off our Wednesday morning news coverage!
Enjoy using Google Chrome's "Incognito" search option for private web browsing? You might want to clear your history if you've been hanging around sensitive sites as of late. According to TechCrunch, development and design firm Parallax discovered that Incognito mode doesn't completely hide your searches when used on the Chrome app for iOS 7, as anyone who uses the standard search page will be able to see your history.