Apple has been working fast and furious with the updates lately, knocking out two quick iOS 6.1 patches in less than a week along with a flurry of similar improvements for the Mac, two of which get the spotlight in our Tuesday recap. We've also got some sad news on Microsoft Office for Mac pricing and hey, there's a new version of Firefox ready to install as well, so let's get right to it...
Microsoft has been basking in the glow of its recent Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 releases, but they haven't been able to hide the frustration of former Windows Phone 7 users still waiting for an update of their own.
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.
Welcome back to another "app-tacular" Wednesday edition of the overnight recap, which finds a host of your favorite Mac and iOS apps getting updates big and small. Need a faster browser to read MacLife.com? Opera has a new Retina-friendly beta just for you. Troubled by iTunes Match? SuperSync 5 might be able to cure what ails you. It's all right here in one convenient place, so read on!
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...
If you're still sitting there trying to figure out if you should move your AT&T family plan to one of the company's Mobile Shared packages next month, now might be a good time to take a break and let your eyes feast upon something else -- you know, like all the juicy tech news making headlines for this mid-week hump day. And hey, look at that -- we happen to have some for you right now on this Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Maybe we're being a little melodramatic by calling them life-threatening, but with every iOS or Mac bug comes an outcry from hundreds of thousands of Apple users. Take last week, for instance, when a Mac App Store bug caused several software updates to instantly crash apps once installed on both Macs and iOS devices. Apps included the popular Instapaper, GoodReader, Angry Birds Space HD Free, and even Readdle's Scanner Pro 4.1 update. Fortunately, the ordeal was over once Apple finally stepped in to quell the grief that had been caused over a few days, but this is not the first time that Cupertino has had to deal with squashing huge bugs. Take a trip down memory lane with us to investigate some other cases where Apple products have been plagued by nasty computer bugs.
Happy iPhone anniversary day! Five years ago, Apple's little smartphone that could was released to the unwashed masses and the industry hasn't been the same since. The anniversary caps off a busy month with new product announcements from Apple, Microsoft and Google, and not so coincidentally also finds Virgin Mobile now selling the iPhone today. Before you head out to buy yours, click ahead and catch up with the rest of the news for Friday, June 29, 2012!