If you're the sort of person who reads a ton of books from Amazon's Kindle service on your iOS device (like we do), you might be happy to learn that the e-retailing behemoth is introducing a service that will let you "borrow" as many books as you want per month. Amazon is calling it Kindle Unlimited, and it will set you back $10 each month.
Well, have we all cooled down since WWDC? Good. Sure, little bits of info keep on trickling in of this discovery inside the code of iOS 8's beta or in Yosemite's plist files, but for now we're firmly focused on new hardware - - until some new beta is released with lots of new goodies to dig into. For now, we've got some good news, some weird news, and some improvements all around, so let's get newsing.
The Apple Online Store went down in many parts of the world overnight, and eager shoppers were discouraged to find nothing new when the lights came back on. That is, unless they happened to be in the market for one of those affordable 8GB iPhone 5c handsets, which have now shown up in 14 more countries — but the USA is sadly not one of them, so you'll have to be satisfied with our morning recap instead...
When it comes to digital comic books for smartphones and tablets, ComiXology is the undisputed champ, whose service even powers Marvel and DC's mobile apps — which is no doubt why Amazon has decided to scoop them up.
In case you didn't notice, Apple's Find My Friends app was updated Tuesday, effectively making the company's transition to iOS 7 styling complete — well, almost. A few of Cupertino's lesser-used apps, such as Keynote Remote, Logic Remote, iTunes Connect Mobile and iAd Gallery are still rocking iOS 6-style icons. Speaking of facelifts, we've got one from a venerable mapping app in today's recap, so let's dive and get started...
After teasing the feature nearly two months ago, Amazon has finally launched its latest effort to keep readers coming back to its Kindle service by allowing customers to purchase e-book versions of past purchases on the cheap.
Well folks, Tuesday, September 10 is finally here -- in a few short hours (depending upon when you're reading this), the latest iPhone beans will be spilled all over Apple's Cupertino headquarters, and we'll have a final close-up of iOS 7, presumably with a few final goodies the company has been holding back. The only bad part is, then the iPhone 6 rumors will start anew… (groan)
The big news on Tuesday was Apple's official confirmation of a media event scheduled for September 10, exactly as the rumor mill had predicted. While no one outside of Cupertino knows for sure what's coming, it's a good bet we'll see the latest iPhone (and maybe a candy-colored cheaper version) as well as any other surprises in store with iOS 7. While we're waiting, here's a look at what else went down on Tuesday...
iPad sales may be down, but that doesn't mean that people aren't using them, as evidenced by advertising firm Chitika's startling revelation that the iPad takes up a whopping 84 percent of all tablet Internet traffic of of June. That actually marks an increase from May's 82 percent, even with the release of Samsung's new Galaxy tablets.
Other tablets might be making inroads into Apple's dominance of the tablet market, but if the Ecommerce Quarterly released by Monetate this morning serves as any indication, they have a heck of a long way to go. As reported by Apple Insider, iPads account for a staggering nine out of 10 tablets used to access e-commerce sites in 2013's first quarter. That's down a mere 2.4 percent from last year during the same quarter