Do you remember where you were nine years ago? Some of us were probably sitting by our computers waiting for Google to invite us to join Gmail, the search giant's fledgling email service which has grown to be equally huge almost a decade later. And if that's not enough milestone for you, Roku has now sold its five millionth player since 2008! We've owned at least five of them during that time, so are you one of those who have the other 4,999,995?
As weekends go, the first one in April was relatively quiet for technology news. But fear not: We've managed to bring together a handful of noteworthy stories you might have missed from the last week, even if they didn't all go down on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Ready to begin? We thought you might be, so read on...
A pretty spread out bunch of news stories this week. Whether it's the nation's number four carrier picking up the iPhone at long last or the nation's number one saying they could easily follow suit in getting rid of contracts, it's all the news you missed this week while you were working or some other nonsense. So come on, Apple fans, get a load of the news of the week.
A vocal MacLife.com reader took us to task on Wednesday for reporting a well-sourced rumor about UI changes that may be coming with iOS 7, which is believed to be behind schedule as well. That got us thinking about coverage of Apple rumors here, which we tend to shy away from in all but the most high-profile cases that are backed up with reliable sources. (Not always possible, but we try!) So we'll throw it out to the readers: Want a rumor or two here and there with your news coverage, or should we stick to the basics and leave the wild speculation up to sites dedicated to such coverage? Make your voice heard in the comments, folks!
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.
Apple touted its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display as "the highest-resolution notebook ever" when it was released last June, but the company has backed off those claims after the debut of the latest Google Chromebook.
No, you won't get stabbed for missing out on these hot news stories from the Ides of March. Still, don't go missing any more of 'em if you want to stay healthy, know what we're saying? We're saying, you could miss out and feel sick about it. What'd you think we were saying?