Apple may be showing Google Street View the door along with the rest of the search giant's mapping software with the release of iOS 6, but third-party developers are already using that loss for their own gain.
The big news of the today is undoubtedly iOS 5 and iCloud, but Apple and its third-party developers have been pushing out updates and little pre-Halloween tricks and treats all day long as well. But that’s not the only thing going on for this mid-October hump day -- here’s the rest of the news for Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
Most schools have been out of session for only days, and it looks like Apple is ready to get its annual summer campaign underway. However, instead of the usual free iPod with your Mac purchase, it looks like Apple may be taking a different approach this year.
You may recall back on May 18 that we reported Apple was preparing to launch its annual back to school promotion on the heels of the “Apple Store 2.0” reboot on May 22. Much like a Harold Camping rapture prediction, the promotion has yet to appear -- but the wait may soon be over.
As every parent knows, kids can get bored quickly -- but thankfully, the iPad makes a great companion with a wide variety of choices. Yoplait Kids has joined forces with the iStoryTime line to bring kids six new storybook options for the iPad, all absolutely free for a limited time.
Apple is continuing to pimp the iPhone 4, even in the wake of last Friday’s wildly successful iPad 2 launch, with three new television commercials that just hit YouTube. The theme of the new spots? “If you don’t have an iPhone… well, you don’t have an iPhone.”
If you’re in the market for an iPad and MiFi combo this holiday season, you may want to skip Verizon’s bundle and head to your local Best Buy -- they’re offering free Mobile Hotspot bundles from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.