Two-step verification comes to one of our favorite services at long last, while Google finally appears to be paying some attention to its music service. Speaking of music, how's the iPod doing? That and more in this week's news you may have missed as we take a look back at some hot stories this week here at Mac|Life.
We're heading into a three-day weekend for Memorial Day here in the United States, so we'll be taking a break on Monday, but promise to return on Tuesday with the mother of all weekend recaps. (Provided, of course, that stuff actually happens while we're watching parades and grilling hamburgers over the weekend.) If the separation anxiety is too much to bear, just read our Thursday recap twice, then set your alarm clocks for Tuesday a.m.!
It's been a busy week for new and updated apps, and while we can't single them all out in the space available, we've done our best to distill things down to coverage of the stuff you'll (hopefully) want to read about. We're also capping off the week with yet another update on the AppGratis saga, Adobe's thoughts on web fragmentation and more rumors that Amazon may get into the smartphone biz. Won't you join us and find out more?
It only took a day, but Apple's iOS 6.1.3 release on Tuesday is already embroiled in drama, once again centered around a lock screen bug that could potentially allow intruders to circumvent the built-in security method. But hey, Apple also managed to delight mobile music lovers by incorporating Audiobus support into GarageBand on Wednesday, so that's got to count for something… right?
While there wasn't a huge amount of tech news over the weekend aside from an Evernote security scare, we've managed to dig up a heaping handful of tidbits for you, including a look at Apple's Lighting Digital AV Adapter and future Campus 2 headquarters, as well as missing store credit for CinemaNow customers and more. Won't you join us for a quick Monday morning catch-up?
The calendar may say it's March, but we've got one last handful of stories from February for you to enjoy. Between dubious reports of iPad cannibalization, app updates and the retired U.K. trial judge who slapped Apple on the wrist going to work for Samsung, Thursday sure was a day chock full of tech excitement, so let's flash back a few hours and enjoy it all over again...
So Google dropped two items, two pricey items, out into the public sphere recently. Only one of which is for sale for anyone, while the other is still in test mode. Meanwhile we've got some serious review love this week. So if you want our take on the email app du jour and more, you've come to the right place.
With Evernote 5.0, it feels like the note-taking service that spans web, desktop, and mobile has come of age — on the Mac, at least. The redesigned user interface and the dozens of genuinely useful new features all build on a solid base to deliver a much better note-taking experience.
Meeting new people can be extremely awkward, especially if you're not particularly good at remembering names and contact info, or interact with a lot of fresh faces. Luckily, if you have a short memory and an iPhone, Evernote Hello is about to become your new best friend. Powered by the company’s cloud-based sync service, Hello makes it easy to remember who, what, when, where, how, and even why you met someone, tucking all of this information neatly away and organized in a slick timeline.