Seeing some of your favorite iOS apps going (RED)? Don't worry, it's all part of a new Apple promotion that also includes donations to the Global Fund for the fight against AIDS this Friday and next Monday as well. Our Monday Morning Report has all of the details, along with news that Square will be adding Apple Pay support in 2015, and an innovative new way to record Mac-based FaceTime calls. Don't delay, click ahead!
Feeling kinda hungry? Well then, this week's got some tasty tidbits to tease your tastebuds as well as a few new games worth your time. Plus, if you wanted to get a little FaceTime in, you'd best be packing the latest iOS, and at last, Google slinks out of the shadows. All that and more, plus the latest skinny on Apple's latest worst kept secret, the iWatch.
Technology such as we find in the iPhone has brought us together in ways that many of us could have never realized 25 years ago. Last weekend, Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor proved just how effective such advances can be when he contacted a friend battling cancer using FaceTime on his iPhone 5s while on stage last weekend.
It looks like the technical problems have returned for those of us who interact with Apple's sites, and this time it's not just limited to developers. Many users (including myself) couldn't download certain content from the App Store and iTunes this morning, and while that issue's apparently been resolved, some users are now experiencing trouble with FaceTime.
In a stunning shift from their previous stances on mobile video chat, AT&T announced to The Verge today that it plans to extend cellular use of Apple's FaceTime for a larger swath of users in the coming weeks, particularly those who aren't covered by the new tiered plans it introduced last year. By the end of the year, AT&T plans to allow video chat apps over its network for all customers with LTE devices regardless of the platform.
Good news, FaceTime fans on AT&T -- the carrier has caved in just a little bit more, allowing FaceTime over Cellular calls to pretty much every compatible device, assuming you're not still on an unlimited plan.