We couldn't let Wednesday, January 22 pass without at least a cursory mention of how that date fits into Apple history -- after all, yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh being unveiled to the world in the now-iconic "1984" Super Bowl television commercial. While it's hard to believe three decades have passed, just look at all of the equally impressive ads Apple has had since. Let's celebrate the day by diving into a recap of what else made news yesterday...
Remember webOS, the mobile operating system that powered the Palm Pre? It's making a triumphant comeback this year, but instead of smartphones and tablets, new owner LG is using it to power their latest HDTV sets.
Updates, updates, updates! We're chock full of them in today's recap, whether you use Facebook Messenger, Adobe Muse CC, Aperture or iPhoto, Parallels Desktop for Mac 9 or even watch Netflix on your television. Go forth, read about them and then click those update buttons (where applicable) to get the latest and greatest!
Forgot about the rumors and speculation: Tuesday, Oct. 22 has arrived, and we'll all soon know what Apple has in store for us with a fall media event in San Francisco that will unveil what the company has to offer through the end of the year and into early 2014. Since the website will be dominated by Apple-related stories today, our overnight recap is mostly a little break from all that noise, so dive in and enjoy!
Thursday was a big day for the App Store, with news of a few cool apps coming down the pike as well as a few updates available right now for those of you with less patience. To wrap up the week, we've gathered up a handful of the apps we're most excited about, and are serving them up to you in one heaping helping right now...
We got rumors and we got betas this week as Apple news moves into the summer's concluding month before the fall rumor season really heats up. Blackberry tries to stay relevant, some new games hit the consoles, and it feels like Apple TV is getting some of its due. More just like that inside.
Apple TV just keeps getting better, and it's not all because of the work that Apple's been putting into it with new services and upcoming features. In this case, the upgrade comes from popular video streaming service Netflix, which will start allowing multiple users in a household who share a single account to customize their preferences.
We know you'll be sad, but your trusty recap writer is taking a sabbatical for the next two weeks. Fear not -- MacLife.com readers will be in good hands during our absence, and there will be plenty of great content to enjoy while we're away! For that matter, here's a handful of news to close out the work week with, and we'll see you back here on Tuesday, August 13!
Google's media event on Wednesday did indeed unveil an update to the Nexus 7 tablet as expected, but the bigger news had more to do with a $35 dongle that appears to be the company's answer to Apple TV.