Generally speaking, this is usually about the time of the year when rumor season on new Apple gear (and refreshes or updates to old) starts to heat up, and right on time we've got a juicy iWatch tidbit and a little dish on the iPhone 6. Meanwhile the past is proving popular for revelations and the Olympics are kicking off and we've got you a little help to make sense of the Sochi madness. So let's dig in.
Now that the floodgates have opened and Google is offering its Chromecast SDK to everyone, how soon will it be before our favorites apps add support? At least two streaming music providers appear to already be in the works.
It's hard not to think longtime streaming music services such as Spotify and Rdio aren't at least a little bit scared of Beats Music, the new kid in town which launches today with a whole lot of music industry street cred behind it.
Although the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up in Las Vegas a week ago, the event left a busy five business days in its wake this week with new products, updates and lots of stuff for us to recap. And hey, the month of January is already half over now, which means there's even more cool stuff on the way... so without further ado, let's dive in so we can get on to the weekend festivities!
Not content to simply manufacture overpriced headphones, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre are jumping into the subscription-based streaming music pond next week with their own (pardon the expression) spin on the industry.
Christmas shoppers, are you starting to panic yet? There's officially less than two weeks before the big day, and time is running out to buy your favorite gifts online and have them delivered to the comfort of your home in time for Santa Claus to take all the credit for your good taste. Don't worry, it will all work out -- take a breath, catch up on what you missed on Wednesday, and then you can start panicking!
There are now less than three weeks left until Christmas, and if you're looking for a way to keep the little ones entertained until then, Microsoft has teamed up with NORAD's Santa tracker website to provide daily fun right up until the blessed day arrives. And did we mention it's now iPad-friendly? That and more in our Friday morning recap!
iWork for Mac users had good reason to celebrate Wednesday as the usually secretive Apple unleashed a volley of information about which features it plans to bring back to the latest Pages, Numbers and Keynote versions with future updates. Could this be a sign of a kinder, gentler Apple? Time will tell, but don't expect to see it similarly sharing future plans for the next iPhone or iPad... that would just be crazy.