We're saving the big overnight news for standalone posts, but that doesn't mean there weren't a number of smaller and equally interesting stories kicking around on Wednesday. For streaming video fans we've got details on Redbox Instant by Verizon, the arrival of Amazon Instant Video on the iPhone and news of the iTunes Store's continued international expansion, and we've sprinkled a few other tales into this cauldron of news as well, so keep reading...
It's only Wednesday and the software updates have been flying fast and furious already this week! Unless you're sitting at your desk actively pushing the "update" button, you might have missed a few that flew by in the tsunami, so let us help you get caught up a bit with today's hump day recap of went went down overnight.
Dear developers: If you're going to release an iOS 6-compatible app that takes advantage of new features like Passbook, the least you could do is update your app to support the swanky new iPhone 5 screen at the same time. But hey, no pointing fingers here… most of you guys have been doing a bang-up job of supporting that four-inch screen in record time. That is, with the exception of...
Apple did a terrible job keeping anything about the iPhone 5 secret. The big 5-shaped shadow on the event invitation all but confirmed its "iPhone 5" moniker, and that was the last item on the checklist--at the September 12 unveiling event, Tim Cook and his colleagues stood on stage and ticked off, one by one, the things we already knew. Larger screen, check. New connector, check. LTE networking, check. Really thin, really light--of course, what else were you expecting?
If you've got money to burn and are looking for maximum speed, you've likely ditched traditional hard drives for solid-state storage. But Western Digital wants you to take one more look at its shiny platters.
Although it would seem pretty straightforward, Apple has posted a frequently asked questions page for its new Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, which answers any burning questions you might have about the $29 dongle.
After teasing us earlier this month with the possibility of a Thunderbolt-equipped Drobo, the company has taken the wraps off not one, but two such solutions, including a new "Mini" option driven by 2.5-inch laptop hard drives.
Well, that’s it folks: WWDC 2012 wraps up today and developers will soon head home to put the finishing touches on their OS X Mountain Lion apps, while immersing themselves in the fun and excitement of iOS 6 ahead of its launch this fall. But that doesn’t mean the rest of the tech world is just twiddling their thumbs -- read on and find out everything making news for this freaky Friday, June 15, 2012.
So here’s a curious thing: Head over to the Apple Online Store and stare at the main page for a moment or two. Notice anything different from yesterday? (Go ahead, look again… we’ll wait.) If you answered “no ‘new’ banner on the Mac Pro,” pat yourself on the back! Apparently Apple felt the heat from Mac Pro fans who were not amused by the not-so-new “refresh” and subsequently removed the “New” designation accordingly. But that’s not all we have for you today -- read on to find out everything else making news for this Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
It didn’t merit even a casual mention during the WWDC 2012 keynote on Monday, but when Apple’s online store opened this afternoon, the virtual shelves were also stocked with three new models of Mac Pro as well.