Amazon Prime subscribers may still be stinging from the recent $20 per year price increase, but it looks like it's being put to good use. As rumored recently, Amazon launched a new Prime Music service, offering unlimited, ad-free streaming for more than a million songs and hundreds of playlists, all free for Prime subscribers.
If a new report out of China is to be believed, Apple's mythical "iWatch" has actually entered limited production this month ahead of a launch during the second half of this year. That lines up nicely to analyst expectations of a potential September announcement and the likely arrival of iOS 8, although exactly what the wearable device will do remains open to speculation — but you won't have to ruminate much with today's news recap, which is all about what's here and now...
With the closure of Google Reader last year and the increasing popularity of news aggregation apps such as Flipboard and Zite, the fate of the lowly RSS feed has become a big question mark -- but a new iPhone app hopes to breath some new life into the medium.
Apple will announce its quarterly earnings for the 2013 holiday season next Monday, but many of its partners are already doing the same, including Verizon, which sold a lot of smartphones over the past three months — but won't say how many of them were of the iPhone variety. Kind of a bummer for those who like to follow such facts and figures, but something tells us the news will be worth the wait next week. In the meantime, on with the recap show!
The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela reverberated around the globe over the weekend and right onto the front page of Apple's website. That tribute to the man's legacy -- along with many others across the internet -- is still live at this writing, but the 95-year-old certainly won't be forgotten anytime soon. Here's a look at what else made news over the weekend...
So there's a rumor making the rounds that Apple might actually release iOS 7 (and maybe even the new iPhone) on September 10, the date when many expect Cupertino to hold its next media event. As much as we'd love for that to be true, we're just skeptical enough to want to ignore such chatter as the mad ramblings of Apple fanboys -- but it would be an interesting surprise from a company who has been a little light on rabbits in its hat these days. While you ponder that, let's get to the recap!
Feedly's gained more than eight million new users since it launched its cloud-based RSS feed to replace the now-defunct Google Reader, which again calls into question why Google thought the service was so outdated in the first place. All that aside, today Feedly announced that if you want to slap down $5 a month, you'll get an even better Feedly experience in your Mac's browser with Feedly Pro.
A few new developments in the world of Apple and associated products. Which carrier's making big big promises on your unlimited data, how many people are really into this smartwatch business, and what little goodies are apparently socked away in these new iOS 7 betas? That and more on the flip in this week's hot news.
When it comes to Google Reader replacements, can there be only one? The folks behind Feedly seem to believe there’s room for everyone, and have engineered a cloud sync solution that extends its reach across rival apps and onto competing platforms. Feedly’s own free, universal app is a spectacularly polished effort capable of turning websites into beautiful, swipe-ready cards. If that’s not your cup of tea, content can also be viewed in title-only, list, or even Flipboard-style magazine views, making it one of the most customizable news readers we’ve ever used.