We've heard a lot about how consumers love the new screen sizes for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but very little about how that love translates into practical use. The news reading app and service Pocket now has some data to remedy that, and it seems clear that the devices are changing how users are changing their reading habits on their iDevices.
With new data suggesting T-Mobile may soon nip at Sprint's heels to become the nation's third place carrier, Re/code reported Wednesday that the magenta network is about to launch yet another Uncarrier initiative, inviting the media to an event in Los Angeles on June 18. “We don’t play it safe and sound," the invitation reads, offering few clues as to what brash CEO John Legere and company might have up their sleeve for the fifth time. But we've got plenty up our sleeve for today's recap, so strap in and read on!
According to the calendar, it looks like a wrap on the month of March, but we've got one final round of news from the weekend to share with you before we're all subjected to the madness of April Fool's Day on Tuesday. Today's recap is a fairly eclectic mix, so enough of our yakking, let's dive and get to the good stuff!
We're constantly amazed by the amount of reading we do on our iPhones. Thanks to Retina displays that have all but eliminated eye strain, we're frequently buzzing through lengthy feature articles, flipping the pages of comics, and even curling up with occasional full-length novels, all without reaching for our iPads. But iPhones aren't exactly built for fast reading. Whether we're pinching and swiping to properly position text or constantly scrolling to get through lengthy works, the tiny screen is often a detriment to our concentration.
Fans of "read later" services Pocket and Readability will be overjoyed to hear that both services have made some big announcements this week, including the debut of a "smarter" Pocket for iPhone and iPad now available.
Why should the iPhone have all the fun? New Instapaper owners Betaworks have debuted the latest version of the popular read-later app, which now brings feature parity with the iPad even as rival Pocket teases their next big version.
Something tells us that Apple is headed for another boffo year in 2013, but first they have to endure the fickle nature of stockholders who lose confidence in the company with each new rumor of delays or any sign of trouble in Cupertino. Wednesday was a perfect example, with Apple's stock price dipping below $400 for the first time in nearly two and a half years. Is it a sign of the company "Applepocalypse," pre-quarterly earnings jitters or just business as usual? Only time will tell...
It's taken them long enough, but e-tailer Amazon is finally launching an offensive against "read later" services such as Instapaper and Pocket, allowing readers to add articles to their Kindle with a click from most anywhere.
It's human nature to want to be first, especially when the stakes are high, such as winning a big race or walking on the Moon. But milestones are also important for software developers, especially when competitors continue to claim otherwise.
Happy Valentine's Day, MacLife.com readers! To show our love, we've assembled a handful of news stories that, while not very romantic, will hopefully warm your heart on this fine Thursday, February 14 just the same. So before you head off to snuggle with a loved one today, let's reflect on the Wednesday just passed, shall we…?