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...
Sunday may not have felt like a particularly special day, but 30 years ago on November 10, the face of personal computing changed with the debut of Microsoft Windows -- although the verdict may still be out on whether it was for better or worse.
After guiding Nokia out of choppy waters and into a Microsoft acquisition of its smartphone business, potential CEO candidate Stephen Elop could be mulling some very big changes if he becomes Redmond's top dog.
Ask anyone who's not a current Apple user where they've formed most of their impressions about the Cupertino company, and there's a good chance they'll mentions the ads. From the famed 1984 Macintosh reveal to today's artsy iPad Air shorts (see below), Apple's ads are as memorable as its products. But here's a shocker--as reported by Cult of Mac, compared to other giants like Samsung and Microsoft, Apple spends comparatively little on advertising.
Sure, there were new iPads in big and little configuration on display this week, but what really seems to have caught our fancy is Mavericks. That’ll all change of course once we get our hot little hands on these new models, but until we give that a spin for you, here’s what happened on your Mac this week.
Of all the things Apple announced yesterday, few seemed so immune to criticism as the Cupertino giant's decision to make iWork free for all existing Mac and iOS users. However, Frank Shaw, Microsoft's corporate vice president of communications, thought much differently, as AppleInsider reports. In an official Microsoft blog post, Shaw derided the new iWork software, Apple's decision to make it free, and especially the idea of the iPad as a competitor to Microsoft's own Surface tablet.
Seems as if Microsoft, Nokia and Google are racing to cram in as many product announcements and leaks as possible ahead of tomorrow's Apple media event. Nokia's news will come a bit later, while Redmond has already unleashed its big Windows 8.1 update and free Remote Desktop apps (more on that in a moment) and Google just can't seem to keep the Nexus 5 from leaking at nearly every turn. Here's a quick look at what else made headlines this weekend...
At this point, it's almost a comedy of errors: Why does Microsoft have an Office app for iPhone but nothing for the iPad? Apparently it's on the way, but first the company is giving the touch treatment to Windows.
Samsung continues to dominate the global smartphone market, but it may soon find itself with fewer customers if it keeps up stunts like the one European Galaxy Note 3 owners have to contend with. Instead of being SIM-locked, owners are discovering their phablets are locked out of being used outside of the region where they were purchased — a path we're hoping other hardware manufacturers choose not to follow.