My, my, my, the Apple rumor mill is certainly spinning like a hamster in a cage this week, with wild speculation running rampant about an avalanche of new products on the way from Cupertino starting this summer. Bigger iPhone 6? Check. iWatch in two sizes? Check. iPad Air and iPad mini with Touch ID? Check. Better start saving your pennies just in case, folks...
Apple will be closing up shop on iTunes Connect for the holidays beginning this Saturday, December 21, effectively freezing apps in time for nearly a week as the elves who work in the iOS and Mac App Stores enjoy time off with their families. Developers are racing to push out updates to their existing apps before the shutdown, including a few featured in today's recap...
Apps like Mailbox and Dispatch do a fantastic job of keeping our messages moving, but there's still a danger that we could forget an important email that's been tucked out of view. Skimbox addresses such concerns with a smarter approach to email filtering. It breaks your inbox into two parts: Mainbox, reserved for important messages, and Skimbox, which contains the rest of the emails sitting in your inbox. A fairly intelligent algorithm automatically sorts messages it deems important, learning from what you read and who you reply to.
Welcome to a special all-app edition of our overnight recap for this fine Friday! Should you choose to continue reading, you'll be dazzled by the latest app-tacular updates available for both iOS and OS X, and we've even managed to squeeze a freebie in there for users of the popular cloud storage service Dropbox. So without further ado, let's dive in… and have an "appy" weekend!
Whether you use a Mac, iPad or iPhone, the last 24 hours or so have produced some welcome updates to your favorite apps -- including universal support for Mailbox, and signups for the next version of 1Password for Mac.
With only four weeks left before the poorly-titled jOBS unauthorized biopic was set to land in theaters, the distributor has now delayed the Ashton Kutcher vehicle. But it's not all bad -- they're ditching that title and ramping up their promotional efforts, but you'll have to read on to find out more.
So Google dropped two items, two pricey items, out into the public sphere recently. Only one of which is for sale for anyone, while the other is still in test mode. Meanwhile we've got some serious review love this week. So if you want our take on the email app du jour and more, you've come to the right place.
For many, the prospect of "inbox zero" seems impossible – the unicorn of modern communication. Mailbox understands this struggle to stay atop the constant deluge of digital correspondence, and sees the problem not as a matter of personal effort, but rather perception. As such, rather than resemble typical mobile email options, Orchestra's new iPhone app takes its inspiration from the to-do list, challenging users to clear their inboxes like checking tasks off when completed, with a handful of breezy actions used to facilitate the process.
It was a week of news for the big iPad, the little iPad, and even something as old as email made news this week. We've got more details on all of this plus a how-to, a rumor, a jailbreak announcement, and the competition floundering. Sounds like a pretty good week, all in all.