And so the holiday season is upon full force. Well good. We've got good news for Apple, as usual, good news for those of you waiting for your iPhone 5S, some sweet games and some sweeter deals, and free music -- who doesn't love free music? Plus, let's all enjoy a good laugh at Android OS adoption rates as shown above. They're hilarious. All that and more, just step inside.
When iOS 7 first came out, many onlookers didn't know what to make of Jony Ive's stark departure from previous iterations of Apple's mobile operating system. Many never upgraded. Some, notably, wanted to go back to iOS 6. But around three months later, iOS 7 is now a fact of life, and Apple's App Store support page for developers now shows by how much.
That's a wrap on this year's Cyber Monday, which by all accounts appears to have been a bigger hit than Black Friday, which itself was overshadowed by so many retailers opening their doors for business on Thanksgiving this year. We actually didn't find too many amazing deals yesterday, but hopefully readers got a good start to the holiday buying season over the long weekend. Without further ado, here's a peek at some of the stories you might have missed while you were shopping online yesterday...
Call it a hunch, but the app Procreate might be getting a substantial boost in sales over the next couple of days. The reason? Cult of Mac reported today that British artist Kyle Lambert used it to create a stunning photorealistic portrait of actor Morgan Freeman. Had Lambert not posted it with a time-lapse video showing his work, it'd be more than temping to dismiss it as a fake.
Tuesday could very well be a special day for longtime users of FileMaker, as Apple's U.K. website has prematurely leaked the latest version of the popular database software, complete with new versions of its mobile apps.
We've known for a while that Android continues to have the highest number of installed operating systems by far, but in developers continue to seem to prefer iOS in spite of the smaller numbers. Today, new data from collected by BusinessInsider (via AppleInsider) may demonstrate way. Simply put, developers earn shockingly more revenue with iOS apps than they do with Android.
Have you ever found yourself thinking an item wasn't available on the App Store simply because you misspelled it in the search or left a typo in the name? Those little accidents shouldn't cause as much of a problem in the future, as TechCrunch reports that Apple has at last implemented a system for compensating for typos, spacing problems, and misspellings.
Well, it's no "iCar" and it's not exactly"iOS in the Car," but Apple has at last started working its way into select vehicles. As MacRumors notes, the latest foray comes in the form of new iOS "Eyes Free" technology built into the 2013-2014 Honda Accord and the 2013 Acura RDX and ILX models. In essence, owners of these vehicles will be able to use Siri to control certain functions.
The releases of Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City a while back were impressive enough at the time, but today Rockstar announced that the beloved Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would be making its way to iOS as early as next month. And it gets even better. According to the press release, it'll even support the Made for iPhone game controllers that just hit shelves in the previous weeks.