Although it’s little surprise after seeing banners go up Friday afternoon, iOS 6 is indeed real and Apple wasted no time jumping right in to show developers what they’ll be working with in the months ahead.
How much is your time worth? That’s the question posed by SaneBox, an email utility that promises to save you gobs of time by sorting through your email and separating the important stuff from, well, the other 93 percent. It’s such a simple idea, and yet other services (including heavyweights like Gmail) have failed to pull it off. But SaneBox gets it right, and packs in extra features that leave us wondering how we ever got along without it.
While there’s no shortage of photo apps on the App Store for turning your images into a thing of beauty, few companies do it as well as Tiffen, a leader in photographic filters -- and the latest versions of their iOS apps are now more social as well.
June has finally arrived, and with it comes a tidal wave of tech news for what’s generally a pretty lazy last day of the work week. We can’t report on everything, but we’ve managed to distill the day down to the five coolest stories you won’t want to miss -- so adjust your seats into a launch position and let’s dive right into this freaky Friday, June 1, 2012.
Streaming goliath Netflix released an update to its universal iOS app this week, which seemed fairly innocuous at first -- but among the minor tweaks is an option to completely disable streaming over a carrier’s data network.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It would seem this concept applies even to Facebook, with a new report claiming the social networking behemoth is hard at work on its third effort to create a smartphone of their own.
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend--when pictures of barbecue and pool shenanigans run rampant--Facebook releases its Camera app for iOS. Essentially, Camera is just a streamlined way to upload all of your mobile photos to the ubiquitous social network. But the app's release comes right on the heels of Facebook's billion-dollar purchase of Instagram, leaving many to wonder why Camera was even released in the first place.
Laugh if you want, but we love Jamba Juice. We also happen to rather like PayPal, which makes it easy to spend the money we make selling our old junk on eBay that would be otherwise cluttering the house. So it would seem that being able to buy our Peach Pleasure or Strawberries Forever smoothies at Jamba Juice with our PayPal account would be a match made in heaven -- assuming there was one near us, which there is sadly not. But for those who do, enjoy! We hate you. (Just kidding!) Here’s what else is happening for this Thursday, May 24, 2012.
“Read later” services have revolutionized the consumption of website pages in a clean, easy to read format -- but what if you want to collect a group of web pages and bundle it into one handy e-book style package? Readlists comes to the rescue.