Apple's App Store ambitions in China just got significantly larger with the addition of UnionPay, perhaps the biggest payment option available to billions of customers in that country. In addition to that announcement, our Monday Morning Report also has details on the new Skype for Web beta, and the resurrection of another Amiga gaming classic. Don't delay, click ahead and find out all the details!
Yesterday, we reported how BlackBerry owners were incensed with T-Mobile US over an ill-fated promotional attempt to lure them into a no-money-down iPhone 5s -- a stunt the nation's fourth-placed carrier now likely regrets after all the unwanted attention it's bringing them. And it's not quite over yet, with BlackBerry's CEO weighing in as part of today's Tuesday recap...
Sort of ironic that one of yesterday's big stories was how the late Steve Jobs apparently tried to get Mac OS X running on Sony's VAIO computers, and now comes word that the Japanese consumer electronics giant is planning to sell that division lock, stock and barrel. But there were plenty of other stories on deck Wednesday, and here's a look at just a few of them...
Google has been a busy little bee this week, finding time to add an activity stream view to Google Drive as well as data compression and Google Translate to the mobile Chrome browser (see below) in between acquiring companies like Nest. But that last move has also raised the threat level for many distrustful of the company whose mantra was once "Don't be evil" — a policy we'll try to stick to with today's recap.
As the November calendar tips into the second half of the month, this past weekend found a variety of game-related news, including the iOS resurrection of a classic Amiga favorite, a first-anniversary celebration for a beloved new favorite and even the debut of a free game without in-app purchases, which is a concept we can really get behind. Read on to find out more in our weekend recap!
Happy Veteran's Day to all of our U.S. readers! The past weekend brought a score of little goodies, so we've managed to pick up all the little scraps that might have otherwise been left behind and assemble them for your reading pleasure on this fine Monday as we celebrate the brave men and women who have served in our military. We salute you!
The three-ring circus that always surrounds Apple's quarterly earnings report is once again behind us, paving the way for the debut of the iPad Air this Friday. Regardless of whether the financial results impressed or not, Apple appears to be marching to the beat of its own drummer, especially when referring to the iPhone 5c as a "mid-range" device rather than the entry-level device analysts assumed it would be. But enough about that, you're probably curious what else went down on Monday...
There was a time when the Commodore Amiga completely trumped the Mac for gaming, and it was during this heyday when Cinemaware reigned with lavish titles such as Wings, which is now using Kickstart to launch a major HD redux of the classic title.
Well, it's not hard to see what the big story of the day is: OS X Mountain Lion is here, and despite some hiccups with Apple's Up-to-Date Program for new Mac owners, the launch appears to be a smashing success. (We gave up on waiting for our code and bought it -- hey Apple, we've got deadlines here!) Now that you've had a chance to comb through some of that Mountain Lion goodness, why not kick up your feet and take a break for a few minutes by perusing through our news recap for this Wednesday, July 25, 2012?
If you’ve got a hankering for some good old-fashioned retro PC gaming, you probably remember the classic Cinemaware line that helped make the Commodore Amiga such a desirable platform back in the mid ‘80s. Now you can relive that fun on iOS, thanks to the arrival of a fully emulated Defender of the Crown game.