Sooo, anything special happen this week? Anything make the news? Oh yeah, I think there was a little something called Apple and they unveiled a new device or two. Soooo, what'd you think? We've got some recaps of what went down and what you need to know in case you missed it, so strap in to relive the moments of the week that was.
There's a good chunk of the world that still hasn't bought a Mac for various reasons despite their love of iOS devices, but Apple is taking steps to make sure they remain connected to their Apple files regardless of which machines they're forced to use. Today, the Cupertino company sent out invitations to members of AppleSeed to try out the beta iCloud for Windows, which includes access to iCloud Drive.
One of the big bits of tech news that emerged over the last couple of days was the reveal of reversible USB cord connectors, which means the days of playing the guessing game to figure out how to plug in a USB cord are at an end. And according to photos posted by China's Dianxinshouji.com (via MacRumors), Apple users may be among the first people to see them.
Two months have flown by since word of Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics first surfaced, but only now has the Cupertino company gotten around to adding the brand's Beats Music app to the App Store's "Made by Apple" list.
Over in the United Kingdom, the word is that iPads and iPods are saving lives. Not through the power of their magic Apple logo, of course — as doctors and nurses Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital claim (via the Gazette Live), the Cupertino company's easily portable units allow the hospital to sideline the hassle of paper notes and focus on the information that demands immediate attention.
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. Sleek shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout is the week’s big launch, but Traps N’ Gemstones, Colorbars, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are also promising options. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
Apple held its quarterly earnings call today, and the report from CEO Tim Cook follows the general trend we've been seeing for some months now. Device sales are generally up for year-over-year, with the notable exception of the iPad (which has witnesses sales drops of 8 percent in the past 12 months). But there's an important statistic among all these numbers—since 2008, the Cupertino giant has paid over 20 billion to its iOS developers.
The sixth anniversary of the iOS App Store may be past us, but there are still plenty of hot deals available if you know where to find them. From intense tactical shooters to apps that demand little more of you besides the ability to stand still, we've got you covered just in time for the weekend.
It's hot out there, which also means it's a good time to stay inside and tinker with new Mac and iOS devices when you've had a bit too much sun. Enjoying streaming movies with a new Apple TV, drift off on a flight to paradise with tunes on a new iPod nano, or play games on a massively powerful MacBook Pro. This week's deals allow you to do all this and more.
All eyes have been on the rumored iPhone 6 and iWatch lately, but it appears Apple has a small surprise up its sleeve this week for iPod touch fans, ditching the 16GB silver model for the same colorful lineup as the 32GB and 64GB editions.