Say what you want about Angry Birds, but you cannot deny The Force is strong with developer Rovio, who has turned the mobile game into a mammoth hit. Now, the company really does have The Force behind them, as well as the entire Star Wars universe.
There are some apps users immediately elevate to legendary status, and iOS to-do app Clear is one of them. That's why developer Realmac's announcement this week of a Mac version is lighting up Clear fans everywhere.
Superstorm Sandy is now only a memory as the cleanup in affected areas continues. It's always great to see corporations jumping to the aid of those affected by such tragedies, and that includes Apple, who has lit up donations to the American Red Cross via iTunes. The kindness has also spread to AT&T and T-Mobile, who are sharing network capacity in affected areas of New York and New Jersey to make sure you'll have a connection no matter where you are. Kudos!
Apple wasn't shy about noting that it's now paid more than $6.5 billion to developers this week, and the company continues to find new ways to increase profits for both parties, such as adopting more currencies around the world.
While most of the news about Final Cut Pro X in recent months has been focused on companies abandoning the platform for rival Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple has continued to deliver improvements, including a laundry list of changes this week.
We're not big fans of locked handsets, but let's face it: It's a fact of life in the USA if you want to get 'em cheap and subsidized. While the iPhone has historically been tricky to get SIM unlocked from AT&T, suddenly this year it seems the floodgates have opened and between the carrier itself offering free unlocks for off-contract devices and a plethora of sources offering cheap freedom for everyone else, a lawsuit against Apple seems like maybe the wrong approach. Didn't hear about it? Read on to find out about that and a handful of other stories you might have missed on Monday.
Still bummed about the forthcoming loss of third-party Twitter client Echofon on the Mac? Then get your iTunes Store account warmed up, because Tweetbot just flew into the Mac App Store -- but it will cost you a cool 20 bucks for the pleasure of using it. Why so steep? It seems Twitter's new policies are to blame, and you can click on to read all about it.
Something of a mixed bag of news kicked off this second week in October on Monday, with rumors of a Mac mini refresh, news that Crazy Taxi will be driving onto iOS devices soon and hey, even a one-click Mac solution for hiding that annoying Newsstand icon -- assuming you never use it in the first place. Read on to find out about all of this and much more...