With version 4, popular news aggregator Pulse fully embraces its corporate branding, with a new name, a fresh iOS 7-inspired interface, and a re-imagined way to read and find content. The first release may have been met with a loud backlash, but Alphonso Labs quickly responded to users’ complaints with a 4.0.1 update — and while it fixes many of the major gaffes, it still feels like a downgrade from the previous take.
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s something of a health craze going on in technology. Ever since Nike married fitness and fashion in its stylish, LED-studded FuelBand, geeks everywhere want to be seen wearing gadgets that blink, flash, and measure their activity. They look great on our wrists, but clunky interfaces and faulty synching often spoil the experience, leaving us with little more than an expensive piece of high-tech jewelry.
Just when you thought BlackBerry might actually be out of the woods comes word that the company's first BlackBerry 10-powered handset might actually have more returns than sales, at least in some markets. Thursday also didn't bring good news from Rockmelt, who plans to ditch its socially minded web browser, although Pulse and LinkedIn had some good news to share with the world. Find out what it is in today's recap!
Popular news reader Pulse appears to be up for sale, and the purchase may soon come from an unlikely place: Business-minded social network LinkedIn, who could pay upwards of $50 million or more for the service.
It must be tough to be a public figure in any line of work, with the media constantly waiting to pounce on every word you speak. Such is the case with Dell CEO Michael Dell, who once famously suggested that Apple had no hope of recovery and should simply close its doors and return money to the shareholders. Read on to find out why that statement is so ironic nearly 16 years later...
Well, well, well… it seems the public outcry of net neutrality fans have finally caught the ear of AT&T, who backpedaled slightly on their decision to limit FaceTime over cellular to only customers on their new Mobile Share plans. Now that iPhone 5 users can use the video chat service with their LTE connections, what about everyone trapped on 3G-equipped iPhones? Seems unlikely Ma Bell will budge a second time, but you never know...
Superstorm Sandy is now only a memory as the cleanup in affected areas continues. It's always great to see corporations jumping to the aid of those affected by such tragedies, and that includes Apple, who has lit up donations to the American Red Cross via iTunes. The kindness has also spread to AT&T and T-Mobile, who are sharing network capacity in affected areas of New York and New Jersey to make sure you'll have a connection no matter where you are. Kudos!
Rumors! Rumors! Nothing but rumors half the time! Well, we've got a few of those and plenty of other news. Just wait until next week, though, as September officiallykicks off "Overheated Speculation Month" for Apple watchers. Meanwhile, here's a few overheated news stories from this week that are raising up some dog day like weather around these parts.
If you were born more than 30 years ago, you probably remember the Atari 2600. And that means you probably remember the days when developer Activision was pumping out all kinds of cool game cartridges for the platform, including a personal favorite of ours which is making the jump to iOS today. Need a clue? Why, just keep reading our recap for Thursday, August 9, 2012 and find out...
The dog days of August are upon us, but there's still plenty of time to get some fun in the sun before the leaves start blowing into autumn. Apparently an awful lot of you are out there playing Temple Run, which racked up quite an impressive landmark this week. Oh, you didn't hear about it? No worries, that story -- and a handful of others -- are ready for your consumption and just a click away on this Thursday, August 2, 2012.