Lots of cool stuff to report on for this mid-month Tuesday, but the lead story won't be good news for those of you who have been vacillating about grabbing an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile US -- the handset will now cost you an extra 50 bucks compared to last week, proving once again that you snooze, you lose. The rest of our Monday recap is better news, with the exception of AT&T and HTC, who appear to have a loser on their hands with Facebook Home...
With only a month to go before WWDC 2013, it's still awfully quiet from Cupertino, which appears to be saving all of its ammunition for the big event. Meanwhile, developers are busy working on the next OS X Mountain Lion update and we'll have to be content with a tiny Thunderbolt firmware update to close out the week. Hoping for more? Keep reading to find out what else made news on Thursday...
Whew! It's only Thursday, but it feels like we've already experienced a full week after hitting the ground running in Los Angeles on Monday and Tuesday at Adobe MAX 2013. There's been a number of notable product introductions over the last few days you might have missed, so here's a quick recap of a handful of those while we catch our breath.
Nervous about the internet sales tax bill that just flew through the Senate on Monday? A new report claims that it's not quite out of the woods yet, while Amazon beats Google to paid Android apps in China and Facebook Messenger finally adds the stickers recently enabled in the full official Facebook app. Ready to read more? Click on and find out what else is making news!
Monday's big news certainly centered around Adobe MAX 2013 and the company's big shift to Creative Cloud as its primary product offering starting next month. But that doesn't mean there weren't other stories making the rounds that didn't come from the Los Angeles Convention Center, so sit back and take a quick ride through a handful of the ones that caught our eye.
Looks like we're going to kick off the weekend with an extra app-tacular edition of the recap, given that Thursday was a veritable bounty of App Store selections. If the actual titles don't get you excited, maybe Apple's $10,000 gift card will -- and all you have to do is be the one who downloads the 50 billionth title from the App Store. That shouldn't be too difficult, right…?
The rumor mill is really going into overdrive this week, foaming at the mouth on every little scrap related to iOS 7 or OS X 10.9, which are both expected sometime this year. But not everyone is enamored with these wild flights of fancy, so we're here to mix things up with some good old-fashioned tales ripped straight from the pages of real life. At least you won't have to wonder "when" or "if" with this batch of stories!
Happy May Day! April sure flew by quickly, but it had plenty of highs and lows and the month ended on the higher end of the scale, judging from our last recap from the month. We've got a pair of Tim Cook tales to bookend today's edition, along with a Vine update, Hulu statistics and the CEO of BlackBerry predicting the end of the tablet within five years -- and he doesn't mean the company's own. Stay with us, won't you?
Looks like the rumor mill is going to keep the pedal to the metal ahead of this year's Worldwide Developer Conference, as speculation runs wild about what we might see in both iOS 7 as well as OS X 10.9 later this year. Today's recap also laments the original iPhone now achieving "obsolete" status in Apple retail stores as well as how Hollywood's feared Copyright Alert System may not be so scary after all.
No doubt about it, the big news on Thursday was our top recap story: The lightning fast sellout of WWDC 2013 tickets. Judging from our own Twitter feed, there are plenty of bummed-out developers who didn't whip out the credit cards quite fast enough, a situation that has many calling for Apple to change how they sell tickets next time around. But there's a little something for everyone in today's recap, so read on...