If you weren't paying attention to the calendar on Monday, you might have woke up and thought any number of these clever pranks were the real thing -- so here's a few of the tech-related gags we got a chuckle out of.
There are still plenty of little details coming out about the iPhone 5 arriving on T-Mobile next month -- in particular, you'll want to read our Wednesday recap if you're looking to buy a higher-capacity model before you head to a T-Mo retail store on April 12. But we'll kick things off with a neat Flickr gallery that jumps back nearly 17 years, to that fateful night when Steve Jobs came back to then-Apple Computer...
Back in December, Google updated the user interface on its Gmail app for iOS. Today, the company has also updated the Gmail experience on mobile browsers, featuring the same new look and improved functions as the app. According to Google, the changes are a response to positive feedback from users.
Google has just announced the launch of its redesigned iOS mail app, Gmail 2.0. Featuring a fresh user-interface and brand new functions, the app is looking a whole lot better than its predecessor. But perhaps most importantly, the Gmail app finally offers support for multiple accounts.
Now that Apple has confirmed that its latest iMacs will go on sale this Friday -- the very last day of November, mind you! -- it seems likely that iTunes 11 may drop on the same day, unless Cupertino decides to disappoint Mac users again by delaying it into December. Are you excited to have a completely refreshed iTunes or have you pretty much abandoned it by now in favor of an iOS device anyway? We're eager to download, and hopefully sooner than later. So while we wait, here are a few unrelated news items to tide you over.
Tuesday sure was a day filled with emotion. For those who weathered Hurricane Sandy the night before, it was a real-life experience; then came the fantasy-based shocker that Disney was buying Lucasfilm and making a new Star Wars film. And if that wasn't enough, we had to endure the news that Apple would be delaying the release of iTunes 11 into next month, which certainly ended the day on a bummer note.
There was much internet lamentation on the day Sparrow's CEO, Dom Leca, announced that the company had been purchased by Google. If you are one of Sparrow's devotees, you groaned along with us. Sparrow, for those not in the know, is a truly excellent mail app for the Mac and the iPhone that simply puts others to shame with its slick interface, its ease of use, and its outstanding implementation of nearly everything you could want in an email client.
With the development team likely being tasked with improving the Gmail app, it's unclear how long support for Sparrow will continue and if we will ever see the long-teased and longer-hoped for iPad version of the app or push notifications. While on the Mac and on the iPhone, Sparrow continues to shine, a day will come when you'll need a new email app on your iOS device. Here a few we've found to try to take the sting out of losing our favorite little bird.
Tomorrow is the last day of July, and what a month it's been! Seems as if iPhone users will have to suffer through the dog days of summer in August with today's news that the next handset is likely to have its moment in the spotlight come mid-September instead of last year's October debut of the iPhone 4S. Quick! To the upgrade eligibility calculator! And when you come back, be sure to read what else is happening for this July 30, 2012.
Wow, it's a really good day to be a Mac and iOS developer if your name is either Sparrow or Acrylic Software -- but not so much if you're a user of their products. Both companies have been snapped up by social giants (Google and Facebook, respectively), leaving their App Store wares essentially abandoned as they trot off to make their mark on bigger companies. As we play fire up some taps to commemorate our fallen apps, feel free to dig into the rest of the day's news for this Friday, July 20, 2012.
It seems like only yesterday that May turned to June and we all looked ahead to big events from Apple, Microsoft and Google. Now we're in the last week of June and only one remains: Google I/O, which kicks off on Wednesday and is likely to unleash the next version of Android running on a Nexus-branded tablet. But there's plenty to catch up on before then, so let's dive headfirst into the news for this manic Monday, June 25, 2012.