Lots of news this week all about things that are coming soon. In some cases, these things are rumors and in some cases these are things that are merely days away. We ourselves are most excited about what's cooking in the Apple TV world, because we've been mighty jealous of our friends with Roku and all their channels. Open that baby up, Apple, and let's get rolling.
The App Store is home to plenty of digital journal tools, but all of them require effort from the author to be useful. Heyday solves this problem in a very elegant way – and one that actually makes us want to participate. The free app converts existing photo libraries from an iOS device into an automatic journal of your life, complete with geolocation data and time stamps. The speed and accuracy at which Heyday accomplishes this task is nothing short of amazing, but the occasional coarse location can be confirmed or updated as needed. On days when photos aren’t taken, the app continues to work in the background with minimal battery impact, capturing key places visited.
Proving that tech companies can set aside their rivalries and differences for a good cause, some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley have launched a campaign calling for sweeping reforms to the National Security Agency.
That's a wrap on this year's Cyber Monday, which by all accounts appears to have been a bigger hit than Black Friday, which itself was overshadowed by so many retailers opening their doors for business on Thanksgiving this year. We actually didn't find too many amazing deals yesterday, but hopefully readers got a good start to the holiday buying season over the long weekend. Without further ado, here's a peek at some of the stories you might have missed while you were shopping online yesterday...
The Ashton Kutcher biopic Jobs is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 26; feel like getting a combo pack with both formats for free? How about a $100 gift card good for Apple products? Yeah, we thought that'd get your attention. For a chance to win one or both, just enter Mac|Life's giveaway on Facebook! Read on for details.
Updates, updates, updates! We're chock full of them in today's recap, whether you use Facebook Messenger, Adobe Muse CC, Aperture or iPhoto, Parallels Desktop for Mac 9 or even watch Netflix on your television. Go forth, read about them and then click those update buttons (where applicable) to get the latest and greatest!
The latest trend in mobile email appears to be making such traditionally boring missives more exciting and more like instant messaging — a feat which the app formerly known as Incredimail is ready to take another swing at.
Since Facebook appears to be so popular on the iPhone, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to include a few words about the latest update (particularly since it's kind of impressive). Typo-prone social media aficionados, rejoice: As of today, you can now edit your Facebook posts through the app's iOS interface.
That e-tailer Amazon is working diligently on its own smartphone is hardly a secret -- it's been rumored for quite some time. But could the company partner with HTC and make the handset exclusive to subscribers of its Prime service?