We're back! Summer vacation is now behind us, and boy, it looks like we missed out on some big news over the last two weeks. Pretty much everyone seems to agree that Apple will be announcing the next iPhone on September 10, so we have that to look forward to, but our first August recap has gathered up plenty of other stories you may have overlooked, so let's dig in!
When Apple announced that iBooks would be coming to Mac OS X Mavericks this fall, the news struck many onlookers as a mere footnote compared to the rest of Monday's announcements. It turns out, however, that Apple's bookstore may be more significant than originally thought. As reported by MacRumors, Apple's iBookstore apparently accounts for more than 20 percent of all e-book sales in the United States, and it's possible that percentage will grow even wider once iBooks makes its way to Mac OS X.
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...
In what is certainly a ritual with each Apple event, the California Theatre in San Jose has been getting ready for its moment in the spotlight on Tuesday morning -- although it's not quite the flash and glitz of Moscone West.
Call us rebels, but we can't condone phony limitations such as data caps or restrictions on cloud storage. That's why the quiet introduction of a $4.95 unlimited plan to Pogoplug Cloud piqued our interest on Friday. Unlimited cloud storage for dirt cheap with no file size limits? The mere idea makes us want to ditch Dropbox, Box and all the rest of 'em. If that's how you feel, read on to find out if the dream of an unlimited cloud actually delivers.
The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are turning, and now begins the time of year when curling up in front of the fireplace with a great book on the iPad sounds fantastic. Thankfully, the fine folks at Humble Bundle are offering a nice collection of titles to keep you occupied through autumn. Even better: you can pay what you want for the books, and give the proceeds to charities.
If you've seen the pics of the purported next-generation iPhone built from allegedly leaked parts, you probably noticed it looks a whole lot like the iPhone 4/4S. While this may seem to poke at the persistent rumors of a Steve-overseen overhaul of the 5-year-old handset, the idea that Apple needed to ditch its glass-and-metal enclosure to transform the iPhone was always a bit farfetched.
Just like your Memorial Day picnic, today's Hottest News is a little of this and a little of that. So get yourself a big plate of mashed jailbreak potatoes, a side dish of free apps, and a bowl of iPhone 5 rumors. Then settle back to watch the cats play with iOS devices and enjoy.
“Read later” services have revolutionized the consumption of website pages in a clean, easy to read format -- but what if you want to collect a group of web pages and bundle it into one handy e-book style package? Readlists comes to the rescue.