Earthquakes aside, Californians will have one less thing to worry about next year now that a new smartphone anti-theft bill has been signed into law. We've got all the details on that as well as an update to the iTunes Festival London lineup in today's Morning Report.
Welcome to the first installment of the MacLife.com Morning Report, where we'll round up the latest and greatest news for your consumption each weekday as the sun rises. We're kicking things off with a trio of Apple stories, including iTunes Festival's return to merry old England this fall...
NHM Alive tries to distill the wonderment and discovery of London’s Natural History Museum into app form — and mostly pulls it off. Sir David Attenborough acts as narrator and guide through the experience, which includes a mixture of photos, descriptive text, CGI stills, and videos that shine a light on the current scientific consensus regarding a cast of 10 prehistoric creatures. Developer Colossus Productions clearly made an effort here to instill a playful, discovery-driven element to the experience, but it’s not clear just what there is to discover — or how — and that makes the app seem frustratingly simple at first. Thankfully, there’s a wealth of detail lurking beneath the surface.
In a now-annual tradition, an icon for the iTunes Festival has popped up on the Apple TV, along with a companion app available from the App Store so music fans who can't be in London next month can watch the monthlong series of free concerts.
With the Olympics taking place for the third time in London at the moment, what better opportunity could there be to learn about the intriguing past of this impressive city? This is what London - A City Through Time hopes to deliver for your iPad. It’s an absolutely massive undertaking, since the capital of the United Kingdom witnessed a lot of history (and oftentimes was instrumental in world history), and it’s all there from 43BC to the present day in easy-to-navigate categories
You don't have to be a huge sports fan to be pumped about this year's Olympics, and it's officially kicking off tonight with what's will no doubt be an extravagant opening ceremony. The 2012 London Olympic Games promises to be a landmark event, and we can't wait to watch the grand showing of athleticism, camaraderie, and spirited competition unfold. If you're on-the-go and can't be in front of the TV to catch all the excitement -- or simply want to dig deeper into the action -- we've got your back with a selection of handy apps and websites to access on your iPad to make sure you don't miss a beat of the Summer Olympics.
The next Samsung Galaxy S smartphone is set to be unveiled next week, and the Korean manufacturer is aiming to get the masses excited about it a few days early with word that the handset will come packing a quad-core processor.