After Kevin Lynch wrapped up his demo of the Apple Watch's capabilities, Tim Cook took the stage to announce that iOS 8.2 is available today. Not much was mentioned about the update, but Cook did note that it comes with an Apple Watch app that will let you see what's available for the upcoming device.
By all accounts, we've got at least three more months of Apple Watch rumors to endure, and very likely more than that — but the most recent report is at least practical enough to get a sense of how Apple may be planning to price the wearable device. Our Wednesday Morning Report also has a pair of deals on unlimited storage for your mobile devices, but be sure to read the fine print before diving in.
At this writing, it's only been 48 hours since Apple's big media event on Tuesday, which means we're entering that phantom zone before iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 models are actually available. Thankfully, Apple is ramping up for next week in stages, starting with new iCloud storage plans now available, and we've also got an advance look at one of the new third-party keyboards coming to iOS 8 in today's Morning Report.
The new Mac Pro still hasn't hit the tables of the Apple Store yet, but staff members at the Apple Store have already started to work with customers to determine the cost of build-to-order units of the long-awaited professional desktop. And as MacRumors reports, it ain't pretty. The site has since managed to get a hold of business owners looking to create their own custom units, and the prices go far beyond the base prices of $2,999 and $3,999.
Once billed as a low-cost provider of "infinite storage," Bitcasa is evolving with its users by changing up its cloud storage plans in favor of offering additional services in the future -- but existing power users may be left out in the cold.
Executives from Apple, Microsoft and Adobe were summoned to appear before an Australian court this week to explain why digital content prices are so much higher in the land down under than in other countries.
Apple has been working fast and furious with the updates lately, knocking out two quick iOS 6.1 patches in less than a week along with a flurry of similar improvements for the Mac, two of which get the spotlight in our Tuesday recap. We've also got some sad news on Microsoft Office for Mac pricing and hey, there's a new version of Firefox ready to install as well, so let's get right to it...
What would you do if you were a celebrity caught cheating on the company paying you big money to hype its products? That's the dilemma Alicia Keys finds herself in after tweeting from her iPhone yesterday, and it certainly isn't the first time -- Jessica Alba found herself in a similar situation last year after pimping Windows Phone for Microsoft and Nokia. Read on to find out all the details...
Perhaps we've all been a little too spoiled by iOS.
Our iPhones are filled with gorgeous, hand-crafted apps that give us years of refinements and upgrades for less than the cost of a latte. We expect every interface to be refined and elegant without giving much thought to the time or energy that goes into it; and thanks to the relative ease of developing for iOS and its multitude of users, developers can mostly afford to do so.