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.
Mobile World Congress kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain, so expect a cavalcade of smartphones and tablets to follow from pretty much everyone except Apple, who generally sits out events like this. But hey, HP is getting back into the tablet game after ditching webOS, although it's not quite clear who their Slate 7 is designed for other than cheapskates. Read on to find out more about what happened this past weekend...
There's little doubt that Spotify is an awesome way to stream music -- that is, unless you want to stream said music to your mobile device, which requires a monthly subscription. Could that soon change?
Happy End of the World Day! If you're reading this, the predicted Mayan apocalypse did not occur and you can continue enjoying the holiday festivities with one less thing to worry about. However, your intrepid MacLife.com news recap reporter will be taking a much-needed hiatus over the next two weeks, so enjoy this final day of coverage before our return on January 7, 2013 -- and fear not, your diligent editors will have plenty of other fine content rolling out during the break to pass the time with. Happy holidaze, folks!
It's the Monday before Black Friday, which is essentially the calm before the storm as U.S. shoppers prepare to gorge themselves on turkey and stuffing Thursday, then begin a mass exodus to retail stores everywhere in search of a bargain. The retail madness is starting even earlier this year, with some stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving night, so be careful if you're venturing out this week!
Although we finally got a 64-bit version of iTunes last fall with the arrival of version 10.6, it wasn't quite the sweeping overhaul that many of us were hoping for. According to a new report, that may be coming soon enough.
Well, even though we're all about the Apple here, we have to recognize what the competition is up to and we are as shocked as anyone to say that Microsoft had what looks like a pretty good week. Windows Phone 8 software is out in the wild and the Metro interface is some of the best work Redmond's done in ages and it looks wicked sweet on the Surface. There were a few stumbles in the MS Keynote, so we'll see if the OS works as well as it looks. So what else happened?