Oh, Google… now you've gone and done it! The biggest shocker on Wednesday was tucked away inside a blog post detailing a number of lesser services the search giant decided were no longer relevant, but the tech world wasted no time lamenting the loss of Google Reader, which the company plans to give a dirt nap on July 1. The petitions to keep it alive are already out in full force, but something tells us Google won't be changing its mind on this one...
It's the battle of the social media titans. LOL, JK. Facebook unveiled some rather interesting stuff today if you like searching among your friends for plumbers or Grateful Dead fans (you probably know who, right?) and making calls to your Facebook friends. And on the other hand, former player MySpace is letting itself be used by Justin Timberlake to launch his new album. Heck, they're probably paying him. What a gig. So what else happened that wasn't about social media? Let's have a peek.
The iPad was designed from the start as a great way to read, but few developers have been able to crack the perfect app for absorbing such content. Readdle is throwing its own hat into the ring with its free Documents app, now available on the App Store.
Happy hump day! Whether you're looking forward to a break from school or some time off from the job over the holidays, the calendar continues its incessant march forward and before you know it, we'll be curled up with some egg nog roasting chestnuts on an open fire with our loved ones. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, maybe you'd prefer a handful of tech news from the last 24 hours or so, and we're happy to serve it up to you now...
Well, it's a big gamer weekend for price drops we're seeing. So if you've got rain where you're at, it's a perfect weekend to stay indoors and give your thumbs a workout. If you're getting ready to go back to school, we've got a couple other apps for you too.
One of the first developers to hit the App Store running when it was launched back in 2008, the folks at Readdle are celebrating their fifth anniversary this week by slashing prices on all of their iOS productivity apps.
Holidays such as the 4th of July are boom times for developers -- folks have a day off and are more likely to tap "Buy Now" than on a regular work day. But imagine how frustrated you might be if that new purchase crashed immediately upon launch -- and it's even worse for the developers who can't do anything about it.
Fans of Readdle's productivity apps may have noticed the pace of updates have slowed recently, but that changed this week with the arrival of Scanner Pro 4.1, a new update which brings UI parity to the iPhone and iCloud sync.
Another weekend is here, and it’s sure starting to feel like summer. After delaying a new iPhone until October of last year, Apple is surprising us again by shifting its annual iTunes Festival music event in the U.K. from July to September, but don’t worry: There should be plenty of summer fun coming from Cupertino, most likely in the form of OS X Mountain Lion and new Macs. In the meantime, keep up with all of the day’s highlights for this Friday, May 18, 2012.