Americans woke up Tuesday after a long Memorial Day weekend to be greeted by a $50 discount off Adobe's Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements bundle (normally $149.99) until this Friday, May 30 at 11:59 PM PST. That's quite a good deal for the consumer photo and video editing software for Mac and PC, which requires no discount code to use. Who says MacLife.com doesn't like to save readers money...?
Tweetbot 3 embraces everything good about iOS 7. Where many of our favorite apps have undergone simple facelifts to align with the new, lighter style, Tapbots understands that iOS 7 is more than the sum of its fonts and colors. As a result, Tweetbot's interface is more alive than ever before, with rich transparencies and playful transitions that create a full and immersive experience. It starts with your timeline – the background and navigation bars have been completely bleached, with the only blasts of color coming from the blue links and icon accents, plus the new circular avatars.
The iOS 7 app invasion continues with a major new update to one of the most highly acclaimed Twitter clients -- but users of the existing iPhone version will need to shell out all over again to get the latest and greatest.
The banners are going up in San Francisco, and that means another Apple media event is on the way next week. Given that it's likely to the be the company's last such shindig for 2013, there's plenty of speculation and anticipation about what Cupertino has in store for us on Tuesday -- but in the meantime, let's coast into the weekend with a recap of what else is making news...
Analysts and investors are waking up to a very different world on Wednesday morning -- one where they have to face the reality that Apple Inc. is not going to keep raising their shares by an unrealistic amount. Sure, growth appears to have stalled, but a quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion certainly doesn't sound like a dying company to us. And with no new Apple goodies until the fall (according to CEO Tim Cook), we can get back to sharing real stuff instead of the hallucinations the rumor mill keeps churning out. Whew!
It seems like poor Apple just can't get a break -- despite record revenues almost every quarter and the iPhone/iPad powerhouse dominating most of the markets where they're sold, Cupertino keeps taking it on the chin. In today's recap, we'll look at Leap's lower than expected iPhone sales and HTC's efforts to get users to switch to its Android devices… of course, at Apple's expense...
Twitter's upcoming API changes have been met with derision by many, but third-party developers are simply moving forward and adapting to the new guidelines, which are rolled into the latest Tweetbot updates.
Aside from the iOS 6 jailbreak yesterday, Monday was generally what we in the biz refer to as a "slow news day" -- a good time to soak in some smaller stories that might otherwise have fallen between the seat cushions of rumors and bigger stories making headlines across the tech community. Won't you sit back and enjoy a handful of those crumbs with us now…?
Just like you've gotta eat, iPhone and iPad users gotta use apps, but some people don’t venture too far past the packed-in options or maybe whatever’s at the top of the App Store charts. But maybe you’re settling for a plain old cake donut when you could have a mouth-watering strawberry and Nutella crepe — and a much better experience. We set out to replace your everyday apps, the workhorses you rely on. Sample from this buffet, and you won’t save any calories, but you will have an even better time using your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The weekend is here again, but this may feel more like Black Friday for the folks at online gaming company OnLive, who is rumored to have let its entire staff go today amidst rumors that the company is filing for bankruptcy and rebooting as a new entity. Quite sad if true, and our hearts go out to anyone affected by the situation. So without further ado, let's recap that and four other stories making headlines on this Friday, August 17, 2012.