The Monday following any holiday break is generally a less productive one as all of us attempt to get back into their normal weekday rituals, and yesterday was no exception. We found Cyber Monday a bit lacking this year, but hopefully you picked up something cool to shake the doldrums. If not, maybe our quick recap of the day's events will get your work week off to a better start...
This is our final recap of the week as we prepare to gorge ourselves on turkey Thursday and then check out some Black Friday deals the next day. Like many of you, we'll probably be buying some stuff from Amazon over the four-day weekend, so it's good timing that the e-tailer has updated with iOS app with the ability to send delivery alerts -- a new feature you can read all about in today's recap, of course.
Two more days until the smell of turkey will be wafting across the homes of many U.S. readers on Thanksgiving Day, followed by the insanity of Black Friday the following day. If the thought of family coming to visit is just too much to bear, why not take a brief time-out and catch up on news you might have missed on Monday?
If you preordered a cellular-equipped iPad mini or fourth-gen iPad, you might be among the first to have received one starting Thursday. With Apple's website still showing ship times of up to seven business days, you may have to forage through the retail wilderness this weekend in search of one… if you dare!
The big news Wednesday revolved around a potential delay for new iMac owners, with the sleek new desktops rumored to start shipping in early 2013 rather than by the end of this year. Of course, iTunes Match subscribers also got their first $24.99 renewals this week as well, while the wait for iTunes 11 continues. And hey, how about that 1Password 4 for iOS! What's that? You didn't hear about it? Well, read on and find out more...
The holidays are fast approaching, and everywhere you look, there's a constant reminder — the Christmas decorations are coming out and our televisions are full of seasonal-flavored commercials. And it's not even Thanksgiving yet! It looks like Apple Retail will be having a great holiday with word that the company's stores are now the king of profit when it comes to square footage. Didn't hear about that? Read on to find out more.
Oh, that whacky Samsung! Their contentious relationship with Apple is hitting Cupertino right in the pocketbook, with a report Monday that the Korean component manufacturer has raised prices by 20 percent for its application processors. Apple gobbled up more than 200 million such components in 2012 alone, so that should give Samsung plenty of walking around money to pay for all those patent courtroom battles.
Well, well, well… it seems the public outcry of net neutrality fans have finally caught the ear of AT&T, who backpedaled slightly on their decision to limit FaceTime over cellular to only customers on their new Mobile Share plans. Now that iPhone 5 users can use the video chat service with their LTE connections, what about everyone trapped on 3G-equipped iPhones? Seems unlikely Ma Bell will budge a second time, but you never know...
If you're a die-hard Apple fan -- and who reading MacLife.com isn't? -- you'll want to read an opinion piece published on The Guardian this week, which puts forth the theory that Apple may have hit its peak this year and it could all be downhill from here. Did that pique your interest? Then read on to find out more about it in our overnight recap.
So, the 2012 Presidential elections are officially over, and regardless of who you voted for, it's time for America to get back to the business at hand. And what better way to do that than with a budget-priced Windows Phone 8 device? If the iPhone still hasn't lured you with its siren song, Nokia and AT&T are hoping to pull you in Microsoft's direction with some rock-bottom pricing on its latest generation of smartphones.