Happy April Fool's Day, readers! Google has already been hard at work over the weekend with pranks such as Gmail Blue and news that YouTube will be shutting down, but if you're sick of all the practical jokes, you've come to the right place. There are no pranks here, unless you count the one being pulled on a handful of iOS developers getting bombed via iMessage. So sit back, relax and bask in the glow of some non-foolish news...
Anyone remember Psystar, the Mac clone maker who dared to defy Apple and was ultimately snuffed out as a result? This business with Proview over the Chinese trademark for the iPad name is beginning to feel a little bit like more of the same, with the recently bankrupt display maker squaring off with Apple in court this week.
Judging from the company’s recent moves, Apple’s cloud plans may be even bigger than originally thought. What’s better than one new data center in North Carolina? How about a second one in Prineville, Oregon, just a stone’s throw from a similar Facebook facility?
Apple kicked off the month of August with a new update for the company’s eternal living room “hobby,” the Apple TV, with a 4.3 update that finally allows the streaming of purchased television shows -- both those purchased from the tiny box as well as those bought in the past. Here’s a look at this and other new features.
Americans have yet to be able to enjoy the spoils of Spotify, a European music streaming service that’s wildly popular across the pond. If the company wasn’t gunning for Apple before, they certainly are now -- with a new music download store, iPod syncing and mobile apps for free users.
It’s not much of a secret that Apple is up to something involving cloud-based services beyond MobileMe, and another piece of the puzzle may have just fallen into place with the rumored purchase of a domain name, iCloud.com.
Apple was busy overnight making a few very welcome changes to the App Store interface for the iPad. In addition to new search filters, users can now see which apps have been purchased previously but aren’t currently installed on your device.
This week, we'll show you how to figure out what to do if your iOS devices won't backup in iTunes. We'll also show you how to prevent your children from installing or deleting apps, making in-app purchases, and log out of your own App Store account on your iOS devices.
Right on cue, Apple released a Mac OS X 10.6.6 update which includes the Mac App Store first previewed back in October. Launching with over 1,000 apps stocking its virtual shelves, and potentially just as many questions which we’re all too happy to answer for you.