Newspapers and magazines aren’t dying. They’re just changing venues. It’s the paper versions that are losing blood, but as news shifts online and goes mobile, we still love those gorgeous magazine spreads. Cue several mobile app developers who give us exactly what we want, but who does it best?
If you’re a fan of Flipboard or Zite, you’ll immediately understand the concept of Editions by AOL, a new iPad-only daily “magazine” personalized to your interests and presented in a decidedly sexy new way. But will that be enough for AOL’s new effort to stand out in this increasingly crowded market?
This week we're all about making you feel better, happier, safer, and more productive. You'll want to stretch, relax, listen to some tunes, watch some movies, and make your bucket list of places to visit, all for the low, low price of free or $0.99.
In a rather remarkable sign of the times, the embrace of modern technology sometimes appears in places you might not always expect. After the cut, check out a video of The Pope launching the official Vatican news website with his iPad.
Free news aggregator Taptu isn’t just universal in the sense that it comes with native versions for iPad and iPhone. It also aims to be a truly universal aggregator, letting you read your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn streams, plus RSS feeds from Google Reader, Bing RSS, or any thousands of sites around the web.
Well, of course all the news this week was WWDC and iOS 5 and OS X Lion related. What did you expect? These were the stories that wouldn't stop burning up the Apple newsosphere, and we've got 'em all wrapped up with a pretty bow just for you.
For those who hadn't heard yet, tragedy struck the Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China yesterday. It was being reported that at least two people died in the explosion and 16 were hurt in the blast at the plant. Foxconn is one of Apple's largest contract manufacturers, and Apple is working with Foxconn to understand what caused the event.
Love news aggregators such as Pulse, Flipboard or Zite? Love them so much you’d be willing to pay for them each week? That’s the concept behind News.me, a “social news app” for the iPad which Bit.ly is preparing to launch in the very near future.
Despite rumors having run rampant last week that Best Buy could possibly have been in the doghouse in regard to their iPad 2 sales strategy, the major retailer confirmed in a statement that such was not the case. What is instead transpiring is that Best Buy is actually fulfilling customer reservations first.