As anyone who's been following Apple for some time will tell you, Cupertino gives, but they can also take away. Such is the case with this week's iTunes 11 update, which seems to have arrived in tandem with shorter song previews.
Steve Jobs fans received a dose of good news Wednesday with word that The Social Network director David Fincher may be in talks to direct the Sony feature film based on the late Apple co-founder's official biography. Such a deal would reunite the filmmaker with writer Aaron Sorkin, who also penned the big-screen version of how Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook. What say you, dear readers? Good or bad choice?
We couldn't let Wednesday, January 22 pass without at least a cursory mention of how that date fits into Apple history -- after all, yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh being unveiled to the world in the now-iconic "1984" Super Bowl television commercial. While it's hard to believe three decades have passed, just look at all of the equally impressive ads Apple has had since. Let's celebrate the day by diving into a recap of what else made news yesterday...
These days, it's not much of a surprise to see new tablets popping up out of nowhere from every manufacturer imaginable -- but not so much from the wireless carriers who sell some of them. But that's exactly what Verizon Wireless is doing this week, selling its own Android 4.2 tablet at an affordable price that puts its own 4G LTE network front and center. Because really, why should manufacturers have all the fun...?
Well here's a nice surprise to round out the week: OS X Mavericks 10.9 has now hit gold master status, which means a formal release could hit the Mac App Store whenever Cupertino decides to pull the trigger.
Apple has been on an update binge this week ahead of WWDC 2013 on Monday, first with OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 and now with two of its Mac applications. But Cupertino is also finding itself accused of intentionally crippling data speeds on its iOS devices on three of the biggest U.S. carriers -- from the very same guy offering hacked carrier updates to free iPhones and iPads from this issue. Read on to find out more!
It's the weekend again, people. Which means you finally have a chance to catch up with all the news that broke this week, to check out some sweet reviews, to take our app advice, and to find some of the best how-tos and Mac help this side of the Genius Bar. It's the top stories from the news you missed.
If you long for the days when iTunes (and not iPhoto) would automatically open when you plugged an iPhone (or other device) into your Mac, relax: getting things back to the way you remember with iTunes 11 is easy. Click through, and we'll show you how.
Apple has been working fast and furious with the updates lately, knocking out two quick iOS 6.1 patches in less than a week along with a flurry of similar improvements for the Mac, two of which get the spotlight in our Tuesday recap. We've also got some sad news on Microsoft Office for Mac pricing and hey, there's a new version of Firefox ready to install as well, so let's get right to it...