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.
Tech fans the world over are mourning Google's decision to bury Reader this summer, and there are no shortage of contenders rising to take its place -- including Zite, who claims to have rebuilt Reader's core functionality in only six hours.
There comes a time in one's life when they start to remember something as simple as the price of a movie ticket being significantly cheaper when they were young. I remember when a night at the movies was only similar to registering for a unit in junior college, whereas now it seems more like a weekend seminar at an Ivy League. The only thing taxing on your heart when going to the local cineplex should be the approximation of butter that comes from a spout.
Trivia contests are one of those things for which most people feel like they have expertise in at least a single category. It is soul-crushing to realize that as much as you think you know something, there's someone at the pub quiz who likely spent at least two semesters on the topic, and then they proceed to crush you beneath their boots. Embracing humility, nothing will more rapidly prepare you to accept your mortal insignificance before the cosmos than your first encounter with 94 Seconds by Scimob.
Everybody loves free, and today we've got not one, but two newly-free products up for grabs. Everpix Free promises to trump Photo Stream by storing a year's worth of photos absolutely free, while Boinx has made its previously paid photo collage app free thanks to iAds. Not enough free for you? Go download new updates to iBooks and Google Maps. There, you're welcome...
When I was in college, I went to more concerts and shows than I had full nights of sleep. As I've gotten older, I've found that going to a concert is getting a lot more difficult. Juggling work and other responsibilities, it seems to require months of planning just to make it to a gig. However, sometimes I have a free night and I want to go see a show, and this is where Timbre steps in.
Exactly how fast can someone rack up a $2,500 tab with a free App Store game? One five-year-old across the pond did it in a matter of minutes, with the unwitting help of his parents and their password.