We're guessing the deafening silence from the App Store today is a result of those corrupted updates that made headlines over the 4th of July holiday. If you've been relentlessly pressing the update button in iTunes only to keep seeing "there are no updates available for any of the apps in your iTunes library," it might be time to take a break and read up on what else is happening in the tech world -- including what Apple has to say on the subject. Here's what's making news for Thursday, July 5, 2012.
A funny thing happened at Google's I/O keynote yesterday. While everyone was expecting a new tablet and Android update designed to escalate its war with iOS, which Google delivered, it also pulled a page from Apple's playbook and released a "one more thing" of sorts--a stunning, high-priced luxury device that everyone wants to hold in their hands.
Google I/O kicked off this morning with a highly anticipated keynote, announcing innovations and inventions surrounding the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google Nexus 7 tablet by Asus, Nexus Q media player, and Google search improvements. The theme was the extension of the Android ecosystem beyond typical mobile devices.