August in tech is like August in politics: Everyone's just sort of holding their breath. Apple fans are waiting for the news of the next iPhone event and then all the other companies follow and we're off to pre-gaming the holiday season, but for now, it's vacations, it's back to school, and it's how-tos for you.
Are you a Pinterest junkie or know someone who is? If so, you might want to keep that loved one away from the App Store, because the service has finally carried the addiction over to the iPad and Android this week.
Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Apple may be tapping into its vast mountain of cash with an eye toward buying The Fancy, a social commerce site that rivals Pinterest and has the backing of Twitter and Facebook co-founders.
It was the week of Comic-Con and the week when Steam broke the internet by causing a stampede with their annual Summer Sale, and most of all it was another week with Apple and all the fun stuff you can do with your iOS device and your Macs. And it just my be that crazy summer heat, but we even allowed that Apple could learn a thing or two from rival Microsoft. Yeah, it was that kind of week.
Like a few other apps we could name (ahem, Instagram), Pinterest remains mired in a pocket-sized mindset, stuck on our iPhones and iPods or simply blown up for our iPad. With all the great visuals posted to the popular social media site, we'd love it if there were a better way of interacting with our accounts than simply using Safari and a bookmarket. What about pictures we take on our iPads? Email them to ourselves, and then pull out a second gadget? Or sigh and stick with the official app?
Luckily, some third-party options are available to make Pinterest available in a native manner on the iPad, so here are some suggestions about how to get the best out of your pinning on Apple's big screen.
Spring cleaning may be well behind us, but there's likely still a pile of unwanted stuff cluttering your home. If posting it on eBay or listing it on Craigslist sounds like too much hassle, a new startup based out of Seattle may have just the app for you.