Could it be? Will the next iPhone finally include NFC (near-field communication) features? That's the latest rumor based on a leaked photo of the device's internal components. Plus, we've got the details on the newly updated MacBook Pro with Retina display, a report on AppleCare+, and news on Facebook Messenger in Tuesday's Morning Report.
Our fellow Americans: Welcome back from a three-day weekend of barbecues and fireworks! July is officially here in full force, and you won't need to feel like you missed out during that hamburger and hot dog coma, because we've rounded up all the hottest tech news from the long weekend and are presenting it here for your reading pleasure.
The Apple v. Samsung rivalry took an interesting turn on Monday with the Korean smartphone maker's announcement of a second consecutive quarter of declining profits compared to Cupertino's quarterly earnings growth last week, which revealed the company sold far more iPhones than analysts expected. All eyes now turn to July, when Samsung will reveal how their latest Galaxy 5S may (or may not) boost their fortunes...
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!
Happy Halloween! Whether you're here looking for tricks or treats, we've put together an equal helping of both to round out the month of October. Tomorrow will see the release of the iPad Air, with the iPad mini with Retina Display following close behind later in November. And just in time, because Apple received some truly spooky news about its worldwide market share this week...
Nervous about the internet sales tax bill that just flew through the Senate on Monday? A new report claims that it's not quite out of the woods yet, while Amazon beats Google to paid Android apps in China and Facebook Messenger finally adds the stickers recently enabled in the full official Facebook app. Ready to read more? Click on and find out what else is making news!
It's the battle of the social media titans. LOL, JK. Facebook unveiled some rather interesting stuff today if you like searching among your friends for plumbers or Grateful Dead fans (you probably know who, right?) and making calls to your Facebook friends. And on the other hand, former player MySpace is letting itself be used by Justin Timberlake to launch his new album. Heck, they're probably paying him. What a gig. So what else happened that wasn't about social media? Let's have a peek.
There's been a lot of activity in the instant messaging space lately, with Microsoft rolling its MSN Messenger into Skype and Facebook increasing the ways mobile users can communicate -- which could soon include the iPad.
For social butterflies who practically live on Facebook, it's hard to understand why those who don't wouldn't want to use the network's login for everything -- and now, that even extends to Facebook Messenger.
Well, that was fun while it lasted. The big news for Monday was the announcement that News Corp is shuttering The Daily, its iPad news magazine published each day which debuted to much fanfare two years ago. Although the publication eventually expanded to Android and even the iPhone, it failed to find a paying audience, despite the popularity of the iPad. Read on to find out the details on the closure and a few other items of note you may have missed!