Monetization within the social app category has grown exponentially in the last year, rising into the third-highest download category in the App Store. And all of those downloads mean potentially big money for social app developers, with revenue increasing by over 87 percent since 2012.
Tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Intel offer employment to large numbers of Americans. But according to statements from all three organizations, each feels bans on same-sex marriage in some states are hindering recruiting and employee morale. The group, which also includes financial firm Morgan Stanley, is planning to ask the Supreme Court to enforce marriage equality nationwide.
It's rare to hear one of Apple's partners speak publicly about the company, but it's rarely positive, especially when Cupertino's often draconian policies are being discussed. Imagine our surprise to hear a European carrier CEO describe Apple as much easier to get along with now! What's the reason behind the change? You'll have to read on to find out...
Over a month ago, Facebook added the ability to call friends for free via its Messenger iOS app. An update to the social network's full Facebook iOS app has now added the feature for everyone. While it still requires both callers to have the app installed, the service is a nice alternative to eating up carrier minutes.
You know that old myth about Mac computers being invulnerable to viruses? Well, it really is a myth; Macs are vulnerable to malware and security breaches, it just happens less often. And lest you think the fine folks at Apple HQ don't have to worry about such issues, think again. According to Apple, some of its own employees suffered an attack via a Java plug-in.
Hey, you know how everyone is always really concerned about how Facebook deals with personal data on its billions of users? Well, outcry from privacy advocates doesn't appear to affect the company's plans. A new report claims Facebook is developing a new application to track your every move, even when you're not using the Facebook app.
The just-released update to Facebook's iOS app adds the ability to send voice and video recordings to your Facebook friends, as well as to your timeline. Additionally, Facebook has rolled out improved support for its Nearby tab within the app. Using the app to send media messages to friends seems like a breeze, so far.
By all accounts, Ashton Kutcher did a fine job portraying late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the new feature film jOBS, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday. The reviews are mixed -- with even Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak claiming the movie leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to accuracy -- but Kutcher appears to be coming out mostly unscathed. Will you be catching the movie when it heads to theaters?
Social media catfights! Wall Street boneheads or Apple's got a problem? Dude, Where's My App Store? All these tantalizing teasers are just a hint of the news of the week from the handy dandy staff of Mac|Life.
Last night, only hours after the launch of the new social video service Vine, Facebook promptly removed the ability to add Facebook friends via the app. The move came off as a bit--well, harsh. But as social media companies continue to jab each other with API restrictions, it doesn't show any signs of changing.