The three-ring circus that always surrounds Apple's quarterly earnings report is once again behind us, paving the way for the debut of the iPad Air this Friday. Regardless of whether the financial results impressed or not, Apple appears to be marching to the beat of its own drummer, especially when referring to the iPhone 5c as a "mid-range" device rather than the entry-level device analysts assumed it would be. But enough about that, you're probably curious what else went down on Monday...
So how about those Apple fiscal third-quarter earnings? Seems like everyone has an opinion about them, although for a three-month period that saw zero new products released, we'd certainly like to be raking it in Cupertino style. The good news for sad investors is that they won't have to wait long for the upswing, given how many times Apple executives have teased big things on the horizon for later this year -- including one such tease in today's recap.
Have you ever wanted to bring the best part of Pinterest out of the web browser and onto your Mac? RealMac Software appears to be doing just that (and more) with a reimagining of its LittleSnapper application.
Apple has been on an update binge this week ahead of WWDC 2013 on Monday, first with OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 and now with two of its Mac applications. But Cupertino is also finding itself accused of intentionally crippling data speeds on its iOS devices on three of the biggest U.S. carriers -- from the very same guy offering hacked carrier updates to free iPhones and iPads from this issue. Read on to find out more!
Perhaps we've all been a little too spoiled by iOS.
Our iPhones are filled with gorgeous, hand-crafted apps that give us years of refinements and upgrades for less than the cost of a latte. We expect every interface to be refined and elegant without giving much thought to the time or energy that goes into it; and thanks to the relative ease of developing for iOS and its multitude of users, developers can mostly afford to do so.
There are some apps users immediately elevate to legendary status, and iOS to-do app Clear is one of them. That's why developer Realmac's announcement this week of a Mac version is lighting up Clear fans everywhere.
Somewhere deep in a Cupertino laboratory, a team of developers is no doubt hard at work at a killer to-do app. Reminders is a good start – and certainly a welcome improvement over the iCal-Mail-Notes solution – but it just doesn't have the simplicity and elegance we've come to expect from Apple's own offerings. Whatever they're working on, they might want to put it on hold and download a copy of Clear, the classiest list-making app we've ever used.