Happy May Day! April sure flew by quickly, but it had plenty of highs and lows and the month ended on the higher end of the scale, judging from our last recap from the month. We've got a pair of Tim Cook tales to bookend today's edition, along with a Vine update, Hulu statistics and the CEO of BlackBerry predicting the end of the tablet within five years -- and he doesn't mean the company's own. Stay with us, won't you?
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.
So the reviews have started coming in for jOBs, Apple TV got an update and so did your other iOS devices, Vine got launched, got pulled, got tweaked, got 25% less sexy, and a whole bunch of other stuff, so let's see what's cooking in the hot pot of news this week.
We've seen so many slick and beautifully manicured iPhone apps over the years that it's rare to be wowed by a newcomer. However, Vine does just that when you first pop it open, immediately launching a brief shared video clip without hesitation. And assuming you have a half-decent Wi-Fi or cellular signal going, it simply doesn't stop as you scroll down the feed, with each subsequent six-seconds-or-less clip loading quickly and without prompt, giving you a very small window into the life of whoever was on the other side of that iPhone. Finally, somebody nailed the Instagram-for-video concept. Granted, that "somebody" is Twitter.
Color us surprised that Apple decided to spring iOS 6.1 on everyone Monday! After all, Cupertino had pushed out a fifth beta of the update over the weekend, so few probably expected it to be released right away. The good news is, the official release means the jailbreakers are free to unleash the exploit they've been sitting on, which promises to bring untethered fun to every device currently running the software. Read on for more details!
Social media catfights! Wall Street boneheads or Apple's got a problem? Dude, Where's My App Store? All these tantalizing teasers are just a hint of the news of the week from the handy dandy staff of Mac|Life.
Last night, only hours after the launch of the new social video service Vine, Facebook promptly removed the ability to add Facebook friends via the app. The move came off as a bit--well, harsh. But as social media companies continue to jab each other with API restrictions, it doesn't show any signs of changing.
Could the shareholders who slashed Apple's stock price by more than 10 percent following its quarterly earnings report actually be on to something? The Register seems to think so, even if the company's profit and bottom line appear perfectly healthy from where we sit. Before you wrap up for the weekend, kick back and indulge in some other stories you might have missed on Thursday, won't you?
Perhaps you've heard of the new social video app, Vine. The looping posts of the new service brought to you by Twitter are pretty cool; especially as more of your friends get involved. But if you were planning to find some pals by connecting the app with Facebook, you're going to be disappointed.