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...
While Game Center on Mac has yet to really offer a bounty of great games, Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy is the first big title to take advantage of cross-play between Mac OS X and iOS devices. Surprisingly, the transition to a keyboard-centric control setup feels less comfortable than the touchscreen interface, but Air Supremacy is still a stellar aerial combat game with excellent online multiplayer.
Is it possible to follow up on the massive commercial success of an iconic game such as Angry Birds? Developer Rovio seems to think so, and it's unleashing its latest effort on Thursday in the hopes of doing just that.
It's here, and it's ready for OS X Mountain Lion and your MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Snapheal 2.0 has landed in the Mac App Store, and if you move quickly, you might even get it at a steep discount.
Since the debut of OS X Mountain Lion, Growl users have been waiting patiently for an upgrade to their favorite notification software, which promises to integrate tightly with Notification Center. Judging from a new blog post, we won't have long to wait.
If you're finding it hard to stay focused while waiting for a swanky new Kindle to arrive in the next month or so, why not fire up the Mac App Store and check out Amazon's latest update to the desktop version?
Labor Day (and the summer season) is now behind us, and things should start heating up this week in the tech world with new product announcements from Nokia, Motorola and Amazon. And hey, if the rumors of a September 12 Apple event are true, we should see invites going out to the media in the next 24-48 hours, too. Ponder that as we dive into your overnight recap for Tuesday, September 4, 2012.