We're still recovering from a lack of sleep after waking up in the middle of the night in an effort to place a preorder for the iPhone 6 Plus, and it seems we certainly weren't alone. In addition to that misadventure, Friday's Morning Report also dishes on new LaCie d2 drives and the ability to upload 10GB files to Microsoft SkyDrive. Onward to the news!
iCloud users should feel a little safer while sending email this week, as 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple now encrypts all digital missives sent between email providers. Cupertino confirmed such a change was in the works last month after a report surfaced outlining security flaws with major email services. But that's only the beginning of what we have on deck for our Thursday recap, so read on...
It's pretty clear to most folks that Google has no less than world domination on their minds, but for now they may have to settle with invading smaller battlegrounds, such as web domains. The search giant quietly announced Google Domains this week, but there's a weird catch: You'll need an invite to actually purchase a domain name while the service is in beta. What is this, the Gmail beta days or something?
Holding out for a new MacBook Air? DigiTimes reported Monday that Apple may be planning to introduce a new 12-inch model sometime in the third quarter of this year, presumably an attempt to distinguish between the 11-inch model which isn't much bigger than an iPad and the 13-inch ultrathin notebook. But bad news for 12-inch iPad holdouts: That device has apparently been delayed. Read on for other news items you may have missed yesterday!
Mobile World Congress 2014 is now in full swing, and Nokia has just taken the wraps off its long-rumored Android smartphone that's actually an entire line of affordable devices with Microsoft services embedded inside.
After being announced in late January, Microsoft is already rolling out the SkyDrive rebranding with the launch of OneDrive -- and a whole lot of potential free cloud storage for those with plenty of friends.
Now that Microsoft has been forced to rebrand SkyDrive over a trademark dispute, the Windows maker appears to be beefing up its cloud storage service to better compete with the likes of Dropbox and Google Drive.