Our Monday recap has at least a few good reasons to celebrate as Apple begins rolling out iTunes Radio abroad, Flickr bakes a cake for its 10th birthday and CBS warms up to Hulu Plus with a gaggle of classic television viewers are sure to love. But wait, there's more -- and you won't even have to order now to get these fine bonuses, folks...
By now you've probably heard the news: Apple has confirmed its rumored media event for next Tuesday, Oct. 22, as speculation ramps up about exactly what Cupertino has in store for the rest of the year. There are certainly a lot of possibilities, with new iPads and a release date for OS X Mavericks and the new Mac Pro at the top of the list. Our personal wish list? Overhauls for the existing iWork, iLife and Aperture applications, which are long overdue. Hey, we can dream, can't we?
The mobile wallet is becoming one of the holy grails for any company even remotely tied to smartphone payments, and Thursday saw PayPal step into the fray in a big way with a completely updated version 5.0 of its iOS and Android app. Will eBay's e-commerce service be able to knock Google Wallet and Isis aside and capture the crown? Read on to find out more and then try it for yourself.
We're back! Summer vacation is now behind us, and boy, it looks like we missed out on some big news over the last two weeks. Pretty much everyone seems to agree that Apple will be announcing the next iPhone on September 10, so we have that to look forward to, but our first August recap has gathered up plenty of other stories you may have overlooked, so let's dig in!
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!
It's been a busy weekend for tech news, with rumors of a new AT&T prepaid service on the way, Facebook retaliating against Path's API access for reasons unknown and Google Glass rumored to soon gain an iPhone app. If you were too busy out and about for the last couple days, feel free to kick back and soak in all the news in bite-sized morsels as part of our Monday morning recap.
We're generally fans of Path, the more private social network. But that could be because we have yet to experience the horror of having the service spam our address book -- even after uninstalling the app.
If users are indeed starting to abandon social networks like Facebook, where are they going? Some are heading to more private turf like Path, which added the ability to send and receive private messages this week.
Oh, Blockbuster… it seems like no matter what you do, you just can't get it right. Take for instance your latest attempt to reboot your video-on-demand service, which curiously leaves out iOS entirely. OK sure, there are a lot of Android users and that's one potential audience, but to omit an iPhone and iPad app seems a little misguided to us. But hey, you can watch rentals on your Mac… hello? Anyone interested in that…?