GameStop, the popular video game retailer and reseller, is apparently getting into the Mac business in a big way. And not just for games; as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (via MacRumors), the company's looking to expand the operations of "Simply Mac" stores across the United States to provide Apple products to (increasingly few) locations that still don't have access to an Apple retail store.
As weekends go, the middle of April came and went relatively quietly as far as the tech world was concerned. But the week is getting off to a rousing start with developers getting their hands on Windows Phone 8.1 this morning, and we've managed to round up a handful of Mac-related stories to kickstart your Monday. Did we say "kickstart"? That ties in nicely with our first story...
Looking for something to do while you're waiting for your Apple devices to receive the rumored iOS 7.1 update "any day now"? We've got a pretty juicy Tuesday recap to snack on while you wait, including Apple buddying up with BlackBerry for CarPlay (sort of), RadioShack store closures and oh so much more. Rather than tell you about it, let's just dive right in, shall we...?
Near-field communication (NFC) was supposed to be the future, but while Google Wallet has mostly neutered its ambitions and Isis Wallet stumbled out of the gate, is there any hope for contactless mobile payments? The folks behind Loop say yes.
Big Brother is watching you, and he wants to know if you prefer Ralph Lauren over Tommy Hilfiger. According to the New York Times, Nordstrom recently shuttered a program that tracked the movements of customers throughout its stores by using the Wi-Fi receptors on smartphones like the iPhone, prompting yet another debate in the changing nature of privacy in a digital world. Nordstrom may have ceased this practice, but according to the Times, it's not the only store getting in on the action.