If you're like us, you probably have an old Apple ID from when the iTunes Music Store first went live, then maybe an iCloud or MobileMe (or even Mac.com) account, each of which is considered an "Apple ID." Why can't we consolidate all of these accounts into one? Good question. We don't have an answer, but as you'll find out in today's recap, we're not alone in asking this question...
If you're using a third-party Instagram-connected app that uses either "Insta" or "Gram" in its name, that's likely to change in the weeks ahead as the Facebook-owned photo sharing service begins cracking down harder on copycats.
Rumors and leaks are heating up and you know what that means: pure speculation! Fakes! A slowly growing fever pitch of excitement as we get closer and closer to the big day. If the 9/10 predictors are right, we'll be seeing Apple invites pretty soon, but only time will tell. That, and a MacLife columnist goes Android rogue — GASP!!!
Online photo service Shutterfly has always been a great place to order prints or create photo gifts, but the company is gradually moving to mobile devices, including a new iPad app for creating photo books.
Facebook just received a huge boost to its general usefulness in the form of the ability to place reservations at restaurants across the United States through its mobile app, thanks to a collaborative effort with OpenTable. In addition, you'll be able to learn the showtimes, channel information, and descriptions for your favorite shows via each show's Facebook page.
Today during Facebook's earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the fears expressed by many users when the social-networking behemoth acquired Instagram--ads will eventually be coming to the popular photo sharing service. It was bound to happen at some point (even if Zuckerberg and his billion-dollar check hadn't showed up), as Instagram hasn't generated any revenue for years.
Remember those yearbook sections where students were voted most likely to succeed or best-looking couple? If the smartphone market were a yearbook, apparently Apple's iPhone would be voted most social.
These days, the No. 1 social network wants to be your everything, constantly assaulting your eyes with ads, suggestions, and updates from people you haven’t thought about in years. Luckily, the settings are fairly flexible, and you can tweak ’em to dodge some of the clutter.
Facebook has always seen itself as a competitor of Google in some nebulous way, but it's always lacked the key feature that makes us swarm to the ultra-popular search engine. Quite frankly, it's all but impossible to search through all the information you put into it. But with the widespread release of Facebook's Graph Search in the U.S. today, that's not so much the case anymore. And while that's good news for Zuckerberg and co., it also means you'll want to tighten your security privileges if you don't want people knowing too much about you.
Just ahead of the long holiday weekend, a report outed AT&T's plans to begin selling anonymous customer location and usage data -- but thankfully, the plan comes with a parachute for those who want to bail out.