iWork for Mac users had good reason to celebrate Wednesday as the usually secretive Apple unleashed a volley of information about which features it plans to bring back to the latest Pages, Numbers and Keynote versions with future updates. Could this be a sign of a kinder, gentler Apple? Time will tell, but don't expect to see it similarly sharing future plans for the next iPhone or iPad... that would just be crazy.
To die-hard news junkies, word that Google Reader would be put down like a sick animal came as quite a shock. Developers instead saw this as an opportunity to fill that gaping hole with something fresh – a challenge the new owners of Digg quickly attacked with their own shovels. The result is Digg Reader. It's not a separate product, but rather a feature bolted onto the existing web service and now added to the free, universal iOS app. For existing Digg users, the app offers the best of both worlds: All the Top Stories they know and love, plus favorite RSS feeds rescued from Google Reader. Sadly, it's rather short on features and functionality for RSS power users.
With mere days to spare before Google Reader takes a dirt nap, the folks at Digg have started rolling out their new Reader service, complete with an iOS app that should be hitting the App Store any moment.
Companies are racing to get their Google Reader replacements out before the plug gets pulled on July 1, with the latest announcement coming from Digg, which plans to unveil its solution next week. Will Digg's service rise to be the cream of the crop, or will the RSS landscape simply become a fragmented mess in the wake of Google abandoning its service? Time will tell...
Amidst rumors that have been heating up in recent weeks regarding an iOS-powered Apple TV replacement called iTV, Digg founder Kevin Rose has chimed in with his own thoughts on what he’s heard out of Cupertino.
Well, when next we meet for our next round of In Case You Missed It, things will be different. It Will Have Happened. At least one of you, maybe more, just might be reading next week's column on the fabled iPad.
Now, we're not saying that this is the very first place that you should check out on Mobile Safari once you get your iPad in your hot little hands. We're just saying that this is the absolute very first place you should check out. And now, the end of an era, this week's best pre-iPad viewed Mac|Life columns.
Word around the rumor mill is that the new Facebook iPhone app interface is difficult to navigate in comparison to its OG predecessor. Whether or not this is true is entirely relative, but we can definitely agree that the new Digg and Facebook love affair is adorable.
Digg announced that it will team up with the social networking giant to collaborate on a feature called Facebook Connect. The feature will allow Facebook users to log into Digg and digg stuff so that their hundreds of friends can digg in, too.
Overused puns aside, Facebook Connect will help Digg cement itself as the social aggregator, competing with sites like Twitter and del.ic.ous. iPhone users will especially benefit from this merger and will be able to Digg and post to their Facebook using just one app.