Yup, the government is still shut down, and good luck trying to sign up for Obamacare, since the bugs are still being worked out of that website. But fear not: Our Tuesday recap promises to improve your MacBook battery, save you money on video plugins or a new smartphone and even make your Yahoo! account more secure, so who needs the government's help, anyway?
While it's not quite a mass exodus just yet, more and more musicians appear to be thumbing their nose in the general direction of Spotify. Rather than view the streaming music service as just one more way to receive royalties, folks like Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke have started pulling their work from the Spotify roster, while others continue to sit it out entirely. As usual, the losers are the end users who just want to hear their music, and the situation is probably going to get worse before it ever gets better…
Google may be the enemy in the eyes of many iOS users, but it's hard to deny the search giant has brought most of its coolest toys to Apple's mobile platform -- so why did it take a third-party app to add support for Google Play Music All Access?
Those rumors about Twitter Music launching last weekend at Coachella didn't quite pan out (unless you were a celebrity, apparently), but the real thing is finally landing Thursday in the form of web and iPhone apps.
Are you a trailblazer who's been enjoying T-Mobile service on an unlocked iPhone all along? If so, your patience may be rewarded later this week as the carrier pushes out an update adding official support for the magenta network at long last. And if you're a Thunderbolt fan, we've got a doozy of an update for you, with a truly powerhouse docking station on the way from Sonnet. But enough of our yakkin', let's get on with it!
Google was busy on Monday, both with a new Google+ for iOS update as well as tweaking its product mix for Nik Software, the company it acquired for its Snapseed app. Speaking of acquisitions, Apple has confirmed one of its own for an indoor mapping startup, although Cupertino is being tight-lipped on exactly what they'll do with it. Ready for the all the details? Then read on...
Forget Prince -- it was the music industry that was partying like it's 1999, although it's mostly been a downhill slide ever since. Thanks to digital music and Adele, the bleeding may have stopped for now.