If you've been bothered by the few remaining iOS 7 apps that seem untouched by Jony Ive's new minimalist design, most of your worries are over. With today's update, Find My Friends now features the clean look of, well, almost every other app on iOS 7. Gone is the skeuomorphic leather stitching; in its place are wide fields of white space.
2013's been a big year for Apple TV, and the surprises still aren't over (at least for American users). As MacRumors reports, Apple's diminutive entertainment device now features a channel for PBS, as well as the new Yahoo Screen, which lets users watch videos from programs such as Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Mobile gamers have been waiting (im)patiently for someone -- anyone! -- to release a game controller that taps into iOS 7, but the wait is finally over as the MOGA Ace Power lands in stores on Wednesday.
Do software companies have an obligation to keep new features around after they've been introduced? Apple has become somewhat notorious for yanking iWork and iLife features in the name of iOS app feature parity, and companies like Twitter are actively adding and then removing new options all in the name of experimentation — including the ability to direct message users who don't follow you, which headlines today's overnight recap.
Just how well is Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch doing? (Remember, the one it allegedly rushed out the gate so the Korean tech giant could beat Apple to the punch?) Apparently, not so well. A new report from BusinessKorea (via AppleInsider) notes that the wearable tech has only been purchased 50,000 times since its debut last September. As of today, even with a strong advertising campaign from Samsung, only around 800 or 900 units are being sold per day.
It’s a week of the new and the old all together in one fine batch of stories. Got a hobbyist enthusiasm for early code? Have we got some news for you. Wanna speculate on what comes next? Do we ever! And do you want to know what’s in your wallet? The answer may surprise you. That and a whole heaping helping more where that came from. Just mosey on up.
It's a good year to be a music lover. Earlier this year Apple gave us iTunes Radio as a worthy alternative to popular services like Pandora and Spotify, and today Google finally released its native Google Play Music app for iOS. Whereas Apple's design for iTunes Radio seems to mimic Pandora, Google Play takes a tack that's more reminiscent of Spotify, but with the welcome option to add all the music files from your computer and play them in the Cloud.
If you were waiting in line Thursday for a PlayStation 4, you might have missed the trio of iOS updates Apple pushed out, including a fix for failed FaceTime calls and even some love for the fourth-generation iPod touch.
If you've been wondering when Apple would finally update iBooks and iTunes U to match the iOS 7 aesthetic used for almost every other program, your wait is over. Today, Apple released a new version of iTunes U and its book app for both the iPad and the iPhone, along with an update to the store for the latter.
Evernote is a great service, but over the years it's worked a little too hard to become a jack of all trades when it comes to saving scraps of data. A new app called Mustbin promises a return to the basics.