It's Friday, and that means the final day of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. Most of the tech press have already packed up and gone home, which just leaves the vendors and the attendees just a few short hours to soak it all in before the doors close and the whole thing is a memory until next year. While you're waiting for that registration to open, why not soak in a few stories you might have missed from the last few days?
On the heels of similar updates for its Mac and Windows clients, Microsoft-owned Skype has just pushed out version 4.2 for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, integrating Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com into the chatting fun.
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.
The big news Wednesday revolved around a potential delay for new iMac owners, with the sleek new desktops rumored to start shipping in early 2013 rather than by the end of this year. Of course, iTunes Match subscribers also got their first $24.99 renewals this week as well, while the wait for iTunes 11 continues. And hey, how about that 1Password 4 for iOS! What's that? You didn't hear about it? Well, read on and find out more...
The holidays are fast approaching, and everywhere you look, there's a constant reminder — the Christmas decorations are coming out and our televisions are full of seasonal-flavored commercials. And it's not even Thanksgiving yet! It looks like Apple Retail will be having a great holiday with word that the company's stores are now the king of profit when it comes to square footage. Didn't hear about that? Read on to find out more.
So, the 2012 Presidential elections are officially over, and regardless of who you voted for, it's time for America to get back to the business at hand. And what better way to do that than with a budget-priced Windows Phone 8 device? If the iPhone still hasn't lured you with its siren song, Nokia and AT&T are hoping to pull you in Microsoft's direction with some rock-bottom pricing on its latest generation of smartphones.
Hard to believe, but the month of October is rapidly drawing to a close. We've likely seen the last of Apple's 2012 product announcements this week, and with less than a week of this Halloween month left on the calendar, that means iTunes 11 -- which was a total no-show at Apple's Tuesday event -- should be popping up on the radar soon. In the meantime, kick back and catch up on some stories you might have missed yesterday, won't you?
We're not big fans of locked handsets, but let's face it: It's a fact of life in the USA if you want to get 'em cheap and subsidized. While the iPhone has historically been tricky to get SIM unlocked from AT&T, suddenly this year it seems the floodgates have opened and between the carrier itself offering free unlocks for off-contract devices and a plethora of sources offering cheap freedom for everyone else, a lawsuit against Apple seems like maybe the wrong approach. Didn't hear about it? Read on to find out about that and a handful of other stories you might have missed on Monday.
Apple may be duking it out with Google over smartphones and tablets, but the search giant still has a long way to go before they eclipse the iPhone maker when it comes to the stock market. The same cannot be said for Microsoft, however, now that Mountain View has passed Redmond by nearly $2 billion. Meanwhile, Cupertino is readying their next quarterly results, and you can read all about it right here...