The big event on Tuesday was Apple CEO Tim Cook's return to the AllThingsD conference, which we'll get to in a moment, but we managed to assemble a handful of other tidbits for you as well. We've got an acquisition, a merger, a couple of software updates and even some gripes about Apple's plans to relocate its flagship San Francisco retail store… so dig in and enjoy!
Google is making a big push for Hangouts to be your new best friend, but users of the company's free Voice service are discovering that enabling messaging on their Gmail account eliminates convenient access for the elder service.
Google was busy on Monday, both with a new Google+ for iOS update as well as tweaking its product mix for Nik Software, the company it acquired for its Snapseed app. Speaking of acquisitions, Apple has confirmed one of its own for an indoor mapping startup, although Cupertino is being tight-lipped on exactly what they'll do with it. Ready for the all the details? Then read on...
Attention, Thunderbolt users: The tyranny of high-priced cables may be finally coming to an end! Apple and now third-party accessory maker Kanex have recently dropped prices on the costly high-speed cables, which is certainly music to the ears of Mac owners who need to connect compatible peripherals, especially when almost no one includes the cables with their Thunderbolt-powered products. But wait -- there's more good news in today's recap, so read on...
The bad thing about any up and coming social network is that it's usually reserved for those of us living in the United States at first, leaving an awful lot of folks out of the party -- but t hat's no longer the case with Google+.
It's beginning to look a lot like the week before Christmas, which means most of us are in a mad dash to scratch off all of the names on our gift lists before the fat man comes sliding down the chimney next Tuesday. If you're ready to take a little break and gift something for yourself, you might want to hit the App Store in search of some freebies to kick back and relax with, or get your first official peek at what RIM has in store for us with BlackBerry 10 next year.
Google seems to be taking its sweet time updating its library of iOS apps for the iPhone 5's larger display, with the latest being Google+ -- which also adds support for pages, post editing and searching on the iPad.
Shucks, it almost feels like a Tuesday "app-ageddon" here today, with the tabletized version of Google+ finally arriving alongside a fresh new Twitter and Readability updates. And if that's not enough, Dropbox Pro is doubling its storage tonight, making it a better deal than ever. Overwhelmed by all that app-tastic news? We're here to make sense of it all, so keep reading and find out the latest for this Tuesday, July 20, 2012.