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?
Brookstone has some cool new gadgets on the way, Apple employees are getting a hefty discount on their next Mac or iPad, Tweetbot for Mac may be on the way and OMG! There's a new Centipede game in the App Store from Atari! Excuse us, we've got to go now… sorry for the rush, just sit back and enjoy the news for Thursday, June 21, 2012, won't you?
Still longing for speed dial on your iPhone after all these years? Although Launch Center Pro can do far more than that for power users, the app is also the best way to initiate contact with loved ones with ninja-like precision.
Apple is finding out the hard way that with financial success comes increased scrutiny of their business practices, and onetime friend The New York Times seems to be pulling no punches in the wake of co-founder Steve Jobs’ death in their “iEconomy” series. The newspaper has moved from reporting on Chinese factories to how Apple uses the system to cut down its own tax bill -- but no matter which side of the debate you happen to agree with, it’s a fascinating read. Some details left out of the NYT report and more in the recap for Monday, April 30, 2012 ahead!
Developers are starting to update their apps for the new iPad’s Retina Display, which both AT&T and Verizon have now announced will be available in their own retail stores this Friday. Can you feel the excitement? If not, chances are you decided to sit out the new iPad -- or maybe you just don’t get that excited over objects made of glass and metal. In that case, sit back and read up on what else might be happening this Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Of course there's iPad 3 rumors, of course there are. You'd be a fool not to expect them. Our only surprise is that they haven't reached such feverish blistered fingers hot levels yet. Maybe it's because Tim Cook's iPhone 4S was such a lukewarm affair compared to the Steve mojo. At any rate, we've got that and a few other spicy bits for you to chew on in this week's muy caliente roundup.
When it comes to Twitter clients, everyone has a favorite -- and much to the company’s chagrin, rarely does it seem to be its own free apps. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of excellent third-party apps, and iOS users in particular seem to have no problem forking over hard-earned money for them. Among the best is Tweetbot, billed as “a Twitter client with personality.” This week, developer Tapbots LLC gave Twitter fans a one-two punch in the form of a major version 2.0 update to the iPhone and iPod touch app, as well as a native iPad app that users have been clamoring for.
If you frequently find yourself pasting the same text over and over again on the Mac, you’ve no doubt discovered Smile Software’s TextExpander, a handy utility that promises to save keystrokes -- and now, the accompanying iOS version just got even handier with a host of new features.
You’ve got to hand it to the folks at Tapbots LLC -- they know how to make a splash, even with something as mundane as a new Twitter client for the iPhone. Tweetbot has arrived, and if you haven’t found the perfect Twitter client yet, it might be worth a look.