It's taken them long enough, but e-tailer Amazon is finally launching an offensive against "read later" services such as Instapaper and Pocket, allowing readers to add articles to their Kindle with a click from most anywhere.
It's human nature to want to be first, especially when the stakes are high, such as winning a big race or walking on the Moon. But milestones are also important for software developers, especially when competitors continue to claim otherwise.
With so many iOS apps going into the App Store each and every day, it's easy to miss cool titles you might otherwise enjoy. So let's single out a couple selections, with a new Feedly for iOS landing today while MotoHeroz is Appoday's freebie for Tuesday.
While it's not exactly a direct rival for the likes of Instapaper or Pocket, social networking giant Facebook is rolling out a new feature that allows both mobile and desktop users to save stories for later reading.
Our long, national nightmare is over: Apple has squashed a server bug that was preventing iOS and Mac apps from applying updates correctly, and is pushing out updates from the last couple days all over again.
Holidays such as the 4th of July are boom times for developers -- folks have a day off and are more likely to tap "Buy Now" than on a regular work day. But imagine how frustrated you might be if that new purchase crashed immediately upon launch -- and it's even worse for the developers who can't do anything about it.
It’s no secret that iOS developer Marco Arment has no interest in porting his popular Instapaper app to the Android platform -- so he got Mobelux to do it for him. On top of that new release, the iOS version also added background update locations over the weekend.
There are few apps users couldn’t live without, but one of them might very well be Instapaper, Marco Arment’s frequently praised “read later” app for iOS. The developer released an update on Wednesday night that dramatically improves the speed of page turns and adds a number of other welcome features.
If it seems quiet across the internet today, that’s because thousands of us are now holding the new iPad in our hot little hands, and we’re probably too busy jumping between Retina Display-enabled apps to do much else. By all accounts, today’s launch is another success for Apple, who appears to have beefed up inventory of the new iPad as many retail outlets still have stock remaining. You know what that means: Skim through today’s recap and then get to the store and buy one! Without further ado, here’s what’s making news for this Friday, March 16, 2012.
Those crazy rumors just keep getting crazier as the next iPad choo-choo chugga-chuggas it way to the starting gate next Wednesday, with the focus now turning to the existing iPad 2 and how it might get a cheaper 8GB model at the same time. Now that March is officially here, there’s plenty of other news we’re taking note of today, so forge ahead and read what’s happening on this Thursday, March 1, 2012.