Tech fans the world over are mourning Google's decision to bury Reader this summer, and there are no shortage of contenders rising to take its place -- including Zite, who claims to have rebuilt Reader's core functionality in only six hours.
While many of us are perfectly content not to know the inner workings of how apps are sold on the App Store, no one likes to be cheated -- such as a developer with lower scruples swapping out screenshots after an app has been approved.
Well, that was fun while it lasted. The big news for Monday was the announcement that News Corp is shuttering The Daily, its iPad news magazine published each day which debuted to much fanfare two years ago. Although the publication eventually expanded to Android and even the iPhone, it failed to find a paying audience, despite the popularity of the iPad. Read on to find out the details on the closure and a few other items of note you may have missed!
Oh, that whacky Samsung! Their contentious relationship with Apple is hitting Cupertino right in the pocketbook, with a report Monday that the Korean component manufacturer has raised prices by 20 percent for its application processors. Apple gobbled up more than 200 million such components in 2012 alone, so that should give Samsung plenty of walking around money to pay for all those patent courtroom battles.
Apple wasn't shy about noting that it's now paid more than $6.5 billion to developers this week, and the company continues to find new ways to increase profits for both parties, such as adopting more currencies around the world.
Could Apple have actually known about the deficiencies in the new iOS 6 Maps app well ahead of its launch? That's what six developers are claiming in a new report detailing how faults in Maps were called out months before its release.