You know it's a strange world when Apple can break its own records and still disappoint analysts. That's the news from Apple's latest quarterly earnings report, which covers the first fiscal quarter of 2014. During that time, Apple generated a staggering $57.6 billion in revenue with a profit of $13.1 billion. The disappointment? As Fortune notes, Apple "only" sold 51 million iPhones out instead of the 56 million some analysts were projecting.
Google Play Music finally made its way to the iPhone after an long wait last last year (and you can read my review here), and now it looks as though Apple's rival has finally followed up that offering with its Google Play Movies & TV for iOS. Similar to Google Play Music, the app lets you playback and stream content bought through Google Play or on an Android device.
It's a slow news day for Apple folks, but that doesn't mean there's not some noteworthy stuff lurking out there in the data streams. For one, Cult of Mac reports (via Business Insider) that you if you ask Siri what the fox says, she'll give you a number of responses from the insanely popular viral video made by Norwegian comedy group Ylvis.
If the third beta of iOS 7.1 serves as any proof, Apple is at last allowing users to delete the installation files up for upgrades to the operating system that automatically start downloading when the device is connected to AC power. As reported by German site Macerkopf.de (via MacRumors), users who don't want to install the updates will soon be able to delete the installation files to free up room on their iDevices.
Few games can command so bold a spot in the history of games as Pac-Man, and if you've never played the legendary game in all the years since its release back in 1980, you'll be happy to know that you can pick it up for free this week on the App Store. No more buckets of quarters, no pricey iOS downloads. Now, you have no excuse.
If you're one of the folks who's still roaming around with a cassette tape player in your vehicle, you'll love hearing about what Ion Audio announced today at CES 2014. As MacRumors reports, it's a Bluetooth-powered cassette adapter that lets you play music and other media on your car's stereo as long as it's connected to a Bluetooth-enabled device such as an iPhone or an iPad.
'Tis the season for amazing sales. Yesterday we related that the Steam Holiday Sale had kicked off, thus providing deep discounts for some of the year's most popular games. But today the good news comes from App Santa, a promotion that nets discounts as deep as 60 percent from some of the most well-known developers for iOS. The good news is that there's no third party interface to worry about; you can get them straight through the iTunes store.
If you visited the iTunes store over the weekend, you might have noticed that there's something very ... Beyonce about it. You can't escape it, really; the entire carousel at the top features ads for the singer's self-titled album that released exclusively on iTunes by surprise last Thursday. But as ABC News reports, that exclusivity paid out big for both iTunes and Beyonce herself.
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.
Want to get a head start on Black Friday deals? Consider this, the original Infinity Blade, which quickly became one of the most impressive and successful action games for iOS, is now available for free. The popular game, originally released in late 2010, has only been available for free once before. When it first debuted, we gave it an "excellent" rating that it still deserves today.