From the outside looking in, Apple appears to be in trouble with the iPhone in Russia, one of the world's largest countries. Three major carriers there have turned their back on the handset after five years, but is it a case of Apple being intentionally difficult because it has other plans -- such as its own retail stores there -- or are fickle Russians simply tired of paying too much money for the coveted smartphone? Time will tell, but let's get up to speed on the news in today's recap...
Companies are racing to get their Google Reader replacements out before the plug gets pulled on July 1, with the latest announcement coming from Digg, which plans to unveil its solution next week. Will Digg's service rise to be the cream of the crop, or will the RSS landscape simply become a fragmented mess in the wake of Google abandoning its service? Time will tell...
The Croods invaded movie theaters this past weekend, racking up $43.6 million in box office receipts, and now iStoryTime is bringing the fun home with a movie storybook based on the DreamWorks Animation hit.
Happy End of the World Day! If you're reading this, the predicted Mayan apocalypse did not occur and you can continue enjoying the holiday festivities with one less thing to worry about. However, your intrepid MacLife.com news recap reporter will be taking a much-needed hiatus over the next two weeks, so enjoy this final day of coverage before our return on January 7, 2013 -- and fear not, your diligent editors will have plenty of other fine content rolling out during the break to pass the time with. Happy holidaze, folks!
Parents are always seeking new ways to educate and entertain their kids, and the App Store is a veritable treasure trove of possibilities. Now, iOS owners can get a collection of storybook tales absolutely free for the holidays.
If you preordered a cellular-equipped iPad mini or fourth-gen iPad, you might be among the first to have received one starting Thursday. With Apple's website still showing ship times of up to seven business days, you may have to forage through the retail wilderness this weekend in search of one… if you dare!
A sixth-generation iPhone isn't the only thing many people are looking forward to this fall -- it's an election year, and that means political fever is at an all-time high! If you can't enough of the rallies and following the daily ups and downs of your favorite Presidential candidate, hit the App Store and help Rock the Vote with a free app that pits Obama against Romney in a light-hearted cartoon game -- then be sure to register to vote right from inside the app when you're done! Curious to know more? Then read on and find out all the news for this Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
The movie may soon be heading to second-run theaters, but kids can now relive all of the fun of DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted with a new interactive storybook from the folks at iStoryTime.
Still rocking grandfathered unlimited data through Verizon Wireless? Better enjoy it while it lasts, because the carrier plans to drive a stake through its heart when Big Red makes the switch to family data plans this summer. Should make good fodder for Sprint’s future marketing, since they continue to be the only U.S. carrier offering truly unlimited data plans. Meanwhile, here’s the rest of what’s making news for this Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
Seems like everyone has some big game or app news today, so with today being a rather slow news day anyway, today’s recap is all about apps and games -- but we couldn’t help but slip one app-related news story into the mix that should make Instagram fans chuckle. Can you spot it among the rest of the day’s news for Thursday, April 19, 2012?