Christmas is just a week away now, and it seems tech companies are having their elves work overtime in order to push out new products before the App Store shuts down for the holidays. There are even a few good deals to be found within today's news recap, especially if you're in the market for inexpensive cloud storage or unlimited streaming music over the holiday break.
The Monday following any holiday break is generally a less productive one as all of us attempt to get back into their normal weekday rituals, and yesterday was no exception. We found Cyber Monday a bit lacking this year, but hopefully you picked up something cool to shake the doldrums. If not, maybe our quick recap of the day's events will get your work week off to a better start...
Could Apple have actually known about the deficiencies in the new iOS 6 Maps app well ahead of its launch? That's what six developers are claiming in a new report detailing how faults in Maps were called out months before its release.
While Apple is sure to show its complete iOS 6 hand next Wednesday, it seems airlines may already be on board (pun intended) with the company's new Passbook app, which allows digital boarding passes to be held in one central place.
Well, this is curious: It appears Apple has quietly started to enlist users to test OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2, a second patch for the company's latest Mac operating system seeded before the first patch is even available to the public.
The weekend is here again, but this may feel more like Black Friday for the folks at online gaming company OnLive, who is rumored to have let its entire staff go today amidst rumors that the company is filing for bankruptcy and rebooting as a new entity. Quite sad if true, and our hearts go out to anyone affected by the situation. So without further ado, let's recap that and four other stories making headlines on this Friday, August 17, 2012.
Apple has historically been quick on the draw with the initial fixes for each new major operating system release, and it appears OS X Mountain Lion will be no exception now that developers are already working with a beta of OS X 10.8.1.
Microsoft took the wraps off its upcoming Office 365 products at an event earlier today, but there's plenty of other tech news keeping us busy here today as well. Steve Jobs pleading with Yelp not to sell to Google? Check. iOS 6 Beta 3 now available? Check. OS X Mountain Lion released to the public? Sorry, not yet. Just wanted to make sure you were still paying attention on this manic Monday, July 16, 2012.
Want to run the latest iOS betas but too cheap to pay $99 per year to become a developer? It turns out there are websites that will sell you an activation for your device, but this unfortunate practice is becoming extinct as Apple finally cracks down on the practice.