That didn't take long: Only three days after the United States Supreme Court laid down the law against Aereo, the cloud DVR service shut down as of 11:30AM EST Saturday. While the move is a shame for existing customers, it's almost more of a bummer for those waiting for Aereo to finally arrive in one of the previously announced markets. Here's hoping the service can find a way to make a comeback sometime in the future, but in the meantime here's what else is making headlines this weekend.
This weekend we said goodbye to an old friend whose legacy will live on in our memories forevermore. Ah, who are we kidding? Nobody used the free Twitter Music app, and that's why the microblogging service is driving a stake in its heart next month. This and oh so much more in our weekend edition of the news recap!
Apple faced another setback in its ongoing patent spat with Samsung overnight as Judge Lucy Koh dished out a denial of Cupertino's attempt to gain a permanent injunction against the Korean manufacturer. It's certainly far from the end of that legal skirmish and Apple still has an opportunity to appeal the decision, but it also offers Samsung some wiggle room as well. Thankfully, the rest of today's overnight recap is (mostly) less dramatic, so let's dive in...
So yeah, never mind about those iPhone 6 images which "leaked" onto the internet this week -- turns out they were indeed bogus, and frankly, we're glad to hear it since our iPhone 5s is still quite spry and not ready to be put out to pasture quite yet. We are, however, ready to sign off for the three-day weekend to celebrate some dead Presidents, so look for our usual weekend recap on Tuesday next week!
If you use Gmail, you might want to dig through your Trash and Spam folders to see if there's anything that shouldn't be in there. As The Verge reports, between January 15 and January 22, Gmail applied the wrong actions to certain emails while users were managing their inboxes, which caused some messages to end up in the wrong folders.
It was an anniversary week with the iPhone celebrating its seventh birthday and we've got the Mac closing in on its 30th later this month. Yes, January has been good for Apple fans. Unfortunately, we don't have any good news on the iWatch front for you just yet. Nevertheless, this week, like nearly every week, there was something cooking on the old news front. Let's see what's what.
Can there really be one iOS email app to rule them all? Moscow-based Mail.ru thinks so, and is bringing its experience serving more than 100 million users in Russian-speaking countries to a new mobile email client for the rest of the world. myMail consolidates multiple email accounts into a free, universal app, and the service uses proprietary algorithms to detect settings for virtually any IMAP or POP email service, including Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, and Outlook. All that’s required is the address and password.
With every update, Google manages to improve its own third-party apps a little more on the iOS platform. This week, both Google Maps and Google Drive received welcome updates that bring small but convenient features.
There are now less than three weeks left until Christmas, and if you're looking for a way to keep the little ones entertained until then, Microsoft has teamed up with NORAD's Santa tracker website to provide daily fun right up until the blessed day arrives. And did we mention it's now iPad-friendly? That and more in our Friday morning recap!