The big news of the day has to be the discovery of a beta iCloud website, which has the rumor blogs grabbing up paper bags in an effort to stifle their hyperventilation. Seems as if we’ll be seeing new Reminders and Notes web apps as part of the iCloud website, but personally we’d prefer some of the old-school MobileMe settings and features to come back. Oh well, we can’t have everything -- but one thing we can have is a break for the weekend, right after you have a look at the news for this Friday, May 11, 2012.
While there’s certainly nothing wrong with the Google-powered Maps app we’ve had since the original iPhone, it could be argued that it’s time for Apple to shake things up and go their own way -- and that could indeed be happening with iOS 6.
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.
Now that Apple’s 2012 Worldwide Developer Conference has been announced and the tickets have sold out, it’s time to kick back and prognosticate on what the company will be presenting to developers -- specifically, the next version of iOS.
The controversy over Path uploading users’ address book data continues to create ripples across the tech world, with two members of Congress sending a joint letter to 34 developers of social apps in an effort to understand how they collect and use such data.
In Apple’s eyes, there’s probably no better email client than their own. But that hasn’t stopped others from trying, and one of the more popular Mac attempts is Sparrow, which has now taken an even bolder leap from the desktop to the iPhone and iPod touch.
Ready to feel really old? The video game that started it all -- Pong -- turns 40 this year, and to celebrate, Atari has kicked off the Pong Indie Developer Challenge. Submit your own original take on the classic game and you’ll not only see it published by Atari, you’ll get a cool $100,000 as well.
It’s likely to be a busy news week for Apple fans in the lead-up to Christmas this coming weekend. Apple is shutting down their iTunes Connect developer portal come Thursday which means no new apps or updates until next Friday, December 30 so these companies are scrambling like elves at the North Pole to get their latest work approved and out the door before then. In the meantime, kick your feet up and take a look at what’s making news for this fine Monday, December 19, 2011.
It’s been a rousing Monday on the Apple scene, with Cupertino dropping a new iOS 5.1 beta (and faking out bloggers at the same time), pulling a fake driver’s license app from the App Store and updating iTunes -- all while getting news that the Apple TV is no mere hobby. Ready to find out more from those tantalizing tidbits? Then read on and get a blast of all the news from this Monday, December 12, 2011.