Something tells us that Apple is headed for another boffo year in 2013, but first they have to endure the fickle nature of stockholders who lose confidence in the company with each new rumor of delays or any sign of trouble in Cupertino. Wednesday was a perfect example, with Apple's stock price dipping below $400 for the first time in nearly two and a half years. Is it a sign of the company "Applepocalypse," pre-quarterly earnings jitters or just business as usual? Only time will tell...
Kids today have no idea how good they've got it. Long before Skylanders entered their Portal of Power, when the monsters in your pocket came from Matchbox, the only options for peculiar pets came in the form of an iguana or granite. This all changed with the arrival of the Tamagotchi, the first digital pet to catch on in the US. Like all fads among children, the Tamagotchi would experience a meteoric rise, create controversy amongst adults, and then eventually go the way of the pog. However, the Tamagotchi's legacy isn't forgotten, and in fact is celebrated with perfect emulation in Tamagotchi L.i.f.e.
Do you often find yourself skipping out on events because you don't have the time to attend? Temporal angst is on the rise despite all of the modern conveniences around today, as we've decided to fill our free time with that much more work. uTemporis's Time to Enjoy arrives on the scene, ends excuses and commands you to have fun.
Looking for some good deals for Mac software this weekend? The folks at AppyFridays are currently promoting three free Mac apps, covering your text editing, internet radio, and editable screenshot needs. Hey, it's everything you need for a weekend of heavy blogging!
We've got free apps highlighted, some hints of what might be upcoming in Jony Ive's redesigns of all things iOS, and some struggles Cupertino (and developers) seem to be having with iCloud. All of that and more in this week's stories too hot to miss.
Every Free App Friday we bring you a nuanced look at some of the best and brightest free content available in the App Store. This week, however, we're going to take a look at some smaller apps you might have missed over the past few months. While these offerings may be bite-sized, we still think they're worth sinking your teeth into.
Another weekend, another recap! And what a truly weird, wild weekend it was, which kicked off with Apple discovering (and then plugging) a big security hole in its Apple ID password reset system, Nokia's CEO tossing a reporter's iPhone and a look at how the Cleveland Museum of Art is implementing the iPad for personalized tours. Missed all of those stories? Then you've come to the right place, my friends...
Did you know that the print version of TV Guide still exists? When I was a child, this was one of those mythic publications that sat on grocery store checkout aisles next to the tabloids as a bastion of sanity. When I'd visit my grandparents, the weekly guide would be stuffed into my grandmother's chair in the pocket reserved usually only for crossword puzzles and word searches. Later on in my youth, the TV Guide channel's rolling parade of listings probably took a few hours of my time that could've been spent learning a foreign language. Though both of these institutional pillars still exist, the days of charts and grids are behind us, and the TV Guide has finally hit the 21st century.