Apple apparently hasn't turned its back on free stuff, after all, even though the situation seemed a little iffy after the disappearance of the free iTunes Single of the Week. In other news, a Missouri lawmaker wants users to produce photo IDs every time they use Apple Pay and similar services in his state, and Apple introduced some simple but useful tools for its Photos for iCloud.com app.
After so many years of relying on Google Maps for key apps on iOS and OS X, Apple is almost completely free from its competition's navigation service. Today the Cupertino company dropped Google Maps from iCloud.com, specifically for its Find My iPhone service.
We're suddenly very envious of readers with one of Pioneer's recent NEX multimedia receivers in their car dashboard, which can now be upgraded to Apple CarPlay. Our Thursday Morning Report also has details on Apple's new iCloud tool for checking Activation Lock Status, as well as a new Logitech keyboard case for iPad Air. Don't delay, the news awaits!
If you happen to be reading MacLife.com this morning from your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, we hope you are being careful not to bend your new smartphone by placing it in your pocket. But Wednesday's Morning Report has other things on its mind, including rumors of a new Photos web app, the latest versions of Adobe Elements, and a new Apple print ad you won't have to worry about bending.
Apple has been attempting to distance itself from Google for some time now, and the latest service destined to be cut appears to be the maps for the iCloud version of Find My iPhone. Google has always provided the maps for the service until now, but iPhoneBlog.de noticed earlier today that Apple has started using its own navigation service for the beta version of the browser-based utility.
Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, you're probably aware that Apple will release iOS 7 sometime today -- but you can already get a sneak peek at what it will be like to use by visiting iCloud.com.
The ongoing drama between Twitter and its third-party developers appears to have finally taken its toll on Echofon, by far our favorite Twitter client on Mac and iOS. While other users have lamented the demise of Tweetie or how awful the official Twitter and TweetDeck apps are, Echofon was probably our most-used app for both desktop and mobile -- and now one-half of that winning team is headed for the dumpster. Read on to find out the details.
Happy iPhone 5 preorder day! If you're reading this in the afternoon, that means you probably stayed up late trying to preorder your shiny new handset right when the virtual stores opened at 12:01am PST, and we're kind of bleary-eyed from doing the same. So let's cut this short and recap what happened while you were(n't) sleeping, shall we?
It probably shouldn't come as a surprise, but Apple will be adding Reminders and Notes to the iCloud website with the release of iOS 6 this fall, and developers are already putting them through their paces.