Apple has been working fast and furious with the updates lately, knocking out two quick iOS 6.1 patches in less than a week along with a flurry of similar improvements for the Mac, two of which get the spotlight in our Tuesday recap. We've also got some sad news on Microsoft Office for Mac pricing and hey, there's a new version of Firefox ready to install as well, so let's get right to it...
Rolling out this week to iOS and Mac users, an update to Skype will add the ability to send video messages to your contacts. Using your iSight or iOS camera, the three-minute messages can be sent to friends, regardless of their online status.
By all accounts, Microsoft is struggling to become a player in the tablet market, and few need hard data to prove it -- but that doesn't mean the company is going to bring its golden goose to the iPad anytime soon.
Microsoft Office lovers, we've got some good news and some bad news: The good news is that the cloud-friendly 2013 edition has arrived and is ready for your hard-earned dollars. The bad news is, it's not for the Mac (yet).
Now that the booths have been broken down, the awards have been handed out and the last bit of per diem has been fed into a slot machine at McCarran International Airport, there's a general sense that something was missing from CES. Somehow, among the thousands of exhibitors, products and prototypes, the biggest splash was a television that few consumers could afford and a keynote presentation that the greatest minds in tech journalism are still trying to figure out.
The twelve apps of Christmas! Or the best apps of 2012 or something. It's the year end when we start getting best of lists, and here's at least two to tide you over until the next batch. Meanwhile, Twitter & Instagram break up -- is it forever? And more below the fold.
Windows Phone partners Nokia and Microsoft have one thing in common: They’re both former mobile heavyweights in serious need of a comeback. A year after introducing the Lumia 800 overseas, this dynamic duo is back, hoping the third time’s the charm for giving Apple and Google a run for their money with the Nokia Lumia 920.
On the heels of similar updates for its Mac and Windows clients, Microsoft-owned Skype has just pushed out version 4.2 for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, integrating Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com into the chatting fun.