It's been a busy week for new and updated apps, and while we can't single them all out in the space available, we've done our best to distill things down to coverage of the stuff you'll (hopefully) want to read about. We're also capping off the week with yet another update on the AppGratis saga, Adobe's thoughts on web fragmentation and more rumors that Amazon may get into the smartphone biz. Won't you join us and find out more?
This is our final recap of the week as we prepare to gorge ourselves on turkey Thursday and then check out some Black Friday deals the next day. Like many of you, we'll probably be buying some stuff from Amazon over the four-day weekend, so it's good timing that the e-tailer has updated with iOS app with the ability to send delivery alerts -- a new feature you can read all about in today's recap, of course.
So how's that OS X Mountain Lion working out for everyone, one day later? We're seeing an annoying issue with our MacBook Pro with Retina Display losing track of our USB 3.0 hub whenever the notebook sleeps, but otherwise it's been smooth sailing. Speaking of sailing, have you flown over L.A. or Boston or even San Francisco lately? Now you can, thanks to Google Earth 7.0. This and a few other tidbits make up our recap for Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and company have yet to step onstage to announce this year's iPhone and already, some entrepreneurial companies in the Far East are taking the hard-earned yuan of their fellow Chinese and sticking it away in their own pockets, promising to one day hook them up with an iPhone 5. If that isn't sad enough, we've got some rumblings of a couple of App Store favorites that may be on life support and more for this Thursday, July 12, 2012.
After installing iOS 5, you’ll notice that the entire push notification system has changed. Instead of only displaying one notification at a time, you are able to get multiple, unobtrusive notifications. We’ll walk you through the Notification Center and get you working with the new push notifications in no time.
June is coming to a close, and that can mean only one thing: Lion is about to be uncaged! We all know that OS X Lion will be available in July exclusively from the Mac App Store for a mere $29.99 -- but did you also know Apple will have OS X Lion Server available at the same time as a paid add-on?
During the keynote this morning, I couldn't help but think that Apple's new notification system sounded strinkingly familiar. Android users have already been swiping down for notifications for quite some time now, and while the notifications panel is very bare bones, the Android market is chock full of widgets that display the weather, your email and calendar updates, and more.
Despite the surge in popularity from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and others, email still plays a vital role in keep us in a communication loop. And with the advent of push email, it's hard not to ignore every new message that arrives in your inbox. But for many iOS device owners, push email is only a dream because their provider doesn’t support push. Fortunately, there's a free application called Boxcar that can make push notifications possible.