It's a hot week in the news if you're interested in the future of cellphones. Carriers are getting shut down on the lock-out while one of the nation's biggest providers thinks the same big bucks they've been raking in over the years isn't quite enough. Plus some holiday classics get the iOS treatment. That and more under the fold, so dig in.
There may be plenty of Mac apps for converting DVDs into iTunes-friendly files, but few are capable of adding the metadata required to make them look their best -- a task the new iFlicks 2 appears to do in style.
It seems like every update to the Apple Store app has been met with the same disappointment: "No native iPad support." While that's still true, Apple has at least finally delivered shoppers a separate app, just for the iPad.
Apple's built-in Calendar app continues to be a sore spot for many iPhone users, but thankfully there are any number of third-party alternatives that do a far better job -- including an old favorite with a whole new version.
Now that Apple's built-in Maps app finally includes turn-by-turn navigation, makers of traditional GPS navigation products like Magellan are trying to find new ways to market their services to the iOS crowd.