So how about those Apple fiscal third-quarter earnings? Seems like everyone has an opinion about them, although for a three-month period that saw zero new products released, we'd certainly like to be raking it in Cupertino style. The good news for sad investors is that they won't have to wait long for the upswing, given how many times Apple executives have teased big things on the horizon for later this year -- including one such tease in today's recap.
The very concept of in-app purchases is a great one, assuming you're interested in buying what the seller has to offer that way in the first place. But almost every month, it seems like some little kid gets their hands on mom or dad's iPad and goes on a spending spree, and more often than not, Apple winds up on the hook for the charges. Haven't these people ever heard of parental controls?
Call us crazy, but we'd prefer to pay good money up front for quality apps without advertising or unwanted in-app purchases. Unfortunately, new research reveals that we're the minority of consumers, and the rest of you are apparently skinflints who want everything for free, even if it means putting up with ads. Not convinced? Check out the data for yourself in our Thursday recap...
The dog days of summer appear to have arrived early across much of the United States, with a heat wave making it pretty unpleasant to step out of the house for more than a few minutes. Thankfully, we've been locked away in the air conditioning, toiling to dig up the latest and greatest news for today's recap, so beat the heat by indulging us for a few minutes, won't you?
Are you an Apple employee anywhere in the world with a great idea for how to market the iPhone in the company's retail stores? If so, you might be able to head to Cupertino for eight weeks to work with the iPhone team, which sounds like a pretty cool opportunity to us. If you don't work for Apple, maybe you're a Yahoo! user instead, in which case you can go try to claim the username you've always wanted — find out how in today's recap.
While it's not quite a mass exodus just yet, more and more musicians appear to be thumbing their nose in the general direction of Spotify. Rather than view the streaming music service as just one more way to receive royalties, folks like Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke have started pulling their work from the Spotify roster, while others continue to sit it out entirely. As usual, the losers are the end users who just want to hear their music, and the situation is probably going to get worse before it ever gets better…
We don't know about you, but it's been a long week and we're looking forward to some vacation time in the weeks ahead! Apparently the folks at our favorite tech companies are working through the summer, however, because there's some cool stuff on the way judging from Thursday's headlines, which we put into snack-sized form to kick off your Friday right here...
It's hard not to picture the twin titans of youth rap, Kriss Kross, singing their classic song "Jump" while reading about T-Mobile's latest shakeup of the U.S. wireless market, which allows customers to upgrade their handset up to twice per year. But if that makes you want to jump, jump, stay seated long enough to get through the rest of today's recap, which is sure to make you wanna jump even more.
Tuesday was an exceptionally busy day for the tech world, and we wound up clipping probably three times the usual number of news items for possible inclusion in today's recap as a result. But instead of dumping all of that on you at once, we've managed to distill it down to the five stories you'll want to read up on most -- so dig in and enjoy!
Apple's iOS App Store is one of those services we've become so used to having, it doesn't feel like five years have passed. But that's certainly the case, and Apple has made this week's milestone official with two handfuls of free apps for all to download. If that's not enough, get caught up on what's new with the latest iOS 7 developer beta or try to figure out what T-Mobile will announce tomorrow, all in today's recap.