Happy Friday once more! Hard to believe we're heading into the final week of February next week, so we'll take it easy on the recap this time around by getting readers caught up on some of the app-related news they might have missed. Spoiler alert: You might want to hit the App Store, there's some good stuff waiting to be downloaded!
It's our final overnight recap before the holiday break, which just so happens to also be our last one of the year as well. The MacLife.com crew will be indulging in egg nog and spending some well-deserved time with the family over the next week and a half, but we won't be back with another recap until Monday, January 6 -- by which point the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show will be kicking off, and there should be plenty of new stuff for all! Until then, happy holidays to all and a big ho-ho-ho to go!
Now here's an odd twist: AOL's gestating web-based Alto email service appears to be going in reverse, notifying iCloud users that they're dropping support for Apple-based accounts in December. The irony is that the rest of the email world seems to be bending over backward to support millions of iOS device owners, so AOL's move appears to be a bit of a head scratcher indeed. Find out more about it in today's recap!
Are you an Apple employee anywhere in the world with a great idea for how to market the iPhone in the company's retail stores? If so, you might be able to head to Cupertino for eight weeks to work with the iPhone team, which sounds like a pretty cool opportunity to us. If you don't work for Apple, maybe you're a Yahoo! user instead, in which case you can go try to claim the username you've always wanted — find out how in today's recap.
Apple may or may not have a "porn problem" thanks to two high-profile App Store issues in the space of the last week, but we have to give them credit for handling them both in an adult (pun intended) fashion. 500px is now back in the App Store with a few minor age-gate changes, while video sharing app Vine continues to serve up scantily-clad fun to anyone who knows how to find it -- minus that "Editor's Choice" ranking, naturally...
Seems like this is the kind of Wednesday that the term “hump day” was designed for. Apple kept us on our toes by releasing updates to OS X Lion and Safari today, and the rest of the tech world has been hard at work doing the same on what’s generally a ho-hum day of the week. In case you happen to be downloading those aforementioned updates and need some reading material, here’s the latest for Wednesday, May 9, 2012.