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.
Assuming there are any MacLife.com readers out there today who aren’t skipping work or school to go see The Avengers, the tech world is still churning up news on this fabulous Friday. Exploding iPhones, iPhoto map attribution, FTC fines, Walmart pricing goofs and even a Slippery Seal make up the news for this Friday, May 4, 2012 -- so assemble your own avengers and get to reading, won’t you?
Although the U.S. Department of Justice is mostly aiming its scope at e-book monopolies as a whole, Apple also appears to be in the government’s sights -- but Cupertino is fighting back with a statement pointing the finger right back in Amazon’s direction.
As March 7 fast approaches, many of us are pondering what to do with our soon-to-be outdated iPad 2. After all, it’s still a perfectly good tablet that could find a good home with another loving family, right? If you’ve been wondering what your old iPad might be worth, have a look at some current data from NextWorth.com -- but be quick about it, the value is dropping every day!
While we anxiously await what Apple has up its sleeve in the next iPhone, another tech giant seems to have something coming down their respective pipeline. According to the New York Post, Amazon is planning to release their own version of a tablet in September or October. The kicker though? The company is reportedly planning to release it for "hundreds less" than Apple's entry-level iPad 2.