Who knew “jailbreak” could be considered a dirty word? Apparently someone at Apple thought so, which is why the word was censored from the iTunes Store for the better part of Wednesday night and Thursday. Everything is back to normal now, but the hacker community sure got a kick out of it while the fun lasted. So what else is making news today? Glad you asked. Read on for everything else this Thursday, May 17, 2012 has to offer.
Still rocking grandfathered unlimited data through Verizon Wireless? Better enjoy it while it lasts, because the carrier plans to drive a stake through its heart when Big Red makes the switch to family data plans this summer. Should make good fodder for Sprint’s future marketing, since they continue to be the only U.S. carrier offering truly unlimited data plans. Meanwhile, here’s the rest of what’s making news for this Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
Could Google’s Chrome browser ever come to iOS? At least one analyst seems to think so today, and they seem confident that the search giant may even have a final version of the app waiting for Apple’s approval in the App Store. There’s not much to dislike about Mobile Safari, but choice is always a good thing -- even though Apple isn’t likely to ever voluntarily let us change the default browser on our iOS devices. Meanwhile, here’s a look at everything else making news for Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
It has been quite the manic Monday around MacLife.com, with widespread rumors of new Macs swirling fast and furious throughout the internet. As always, we try to take them with a grain of salt -- and speaking of which, now is a good time to take a long, hard look at DigiTimes, a frequently cited source for said rumors. Read on and find out all about that and everything else making news for this Monday, May 14, 2012.
The big news of the day has to be the discovery of a beta iCloud website, which has the rumor blogs grabbing up paper bags in an effort to stifle their hyperventilation. Seems as if we’ll be seeing new Reminders and Notes web apps as part of the iCloud website, but personally we’d prefer some of the old-school MobileMe settings and features to come back. Oh well, we can’t have everything -- but one thing we can have is a break for the weekend, right after you have a look at the news for this Friday, May 11, 2012.
If you’ve been avoiding Harry Potter books until you could beam them onto your Kindle, Amazon has some good news for you -- assuming you’re paying $79 per year for their Prime service, that is. Today’s update is chock full of Potter Kindle news, Proview settlement rumors, iOS 5.1 jailbreak progress and much more, so let’s dive right into this Thursday, May 10, 2012 edition.
Seems like this is the kind of Wednesday that the term “hump day” was designed for. Apple kept us on our toes by releasing updates to OS X Lion and Safari today, and the rest of the tech world has been hard at work doing the same on what’s generally a ho-hum day of the week. In case you happen to be downloading those aforementioned updates and need some reading material, here’s the latest for Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
The 2012 Fortune 500 list is now available, and to no one’s surprise, Apple leap up the charts from number 35 last year to number 17 this year -- and Cupertino isn’t likely to rest in that position for long, judging from the kind of year they’re already having. But that’s not the only news for today, so without further ado, here’s the latest for Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
It’s hard to believe in the 21st century that train conductors are still punching tickets, but it appears that era has finally come to an end for Amtrak, who is rolling out iPhones to 1,700 conductors for a digital check-in process this summer. Hey, that makes us want to book a ticket to some far-off destination -- until we realize it’s actually cheaper to do that on a plane, and you’ll get there a whole lot faster. Oh well. In the meantime, here’s the rest of the tech news for Monday, May 7, 2012.
Assuming there are any MacLife.com readers out there today who aren’t skipping work or school to go see The Avengers, the tech world is still churning up news on this fabulous Friday. Exploding iPhones, iPhoto map attribution, FTC fines, Walmart pricing goofs and even a Slippery Seal make up the news for this Friday, May 4, 2012 -- so assemble your own avengers and get to reading, won’t you?