Flappy Bird once again made headlines Wednesday as the Vietnamese developer announced plans to resurrect the overnight sensation later this summer in a supposedly less-addictive version. According to BGR, Rovio has soft launched their own take on the popular game with Retry, which the company bills as "an eight-bit time machine." You'll have to take our word for it, though, because Retry is only available in Finland, Poland, and Canada for now, but will presumably fly the coop and go global eventually.
Google's $35 Chromecast has been hailed as a cost-saving alternative to Apple TV and Roku, but the device has thus far been starved of great content — a problem the Chrome OS dongle is attacking this week with three new services.
Remember webOS, the mobile operating system that powered the Palm Pre? It's making a triumphant comeback this year, but instead of smartphones and tablets, new owner LG is using it to power their latest HDTV sets.
Wednesday marks the end of a short work week for many Americans, with the one-two punch of turkey and family as well as Black Friday shopping rounding out the remainder of the week. But before we turn off the lights and head out on our own mini-holiday for the next four days, here's a look at what's been popping up on the radar overnight. See you in December!
When is free not exactly “free”? Apparently, Apple’s iWork and iLife apps fall into this category, given that they come with one big “gotcha”: You’ll need to purchase a new Mac or iOS device to get them free, and you'll only receive the apps for that given platform. But it seems Cupertino may have left a loophole for at least three of those apps on the Mac, and our Wednesday recap explains how it works.
In-home Disc to Digital services were profiled in a recent issue of Mac|Life magazine, and while they're still in beta, one of the best services is now available to the public at large, and to Mac users for the first time.
Yahoo! certainly kicked off the week in grand style Monday with news of its Tumblr acquisition, but it had one more trick up its sleeve that we'll get to in a moment, along with Apple going on the offensive over government accusations that the company isn't paying its full share of taxes on income generated overseas. But first, there's a whole batch of updates, tweaks and elaborations to enjoy, which includes some analysis on how T-Mobile US could one day leapfrog Sprint for third place!
Everyone loves a freebie, but how far are you willing to go to get one? If you happen to be a loyal Starbucks customer, that dedication has been rewarded with plenty of free apps and iBooks courtesy of their "Pick of the Week" cards -- but now you don't even need to step foot inside a Starbucks location to take advantage of that deal, as long as you have the company's iOS app installed. Find out more in today's recap...
Mac Pro fans in the European Union who are on the fence about purchasing one of the current, aging models may want to move quickly -- come March 1, they'll be pulled from store shelves over some messy regulatory compliance issues. Does that mean that CEO Tim Cook's promise of "something really great" for the next generation of Mac Pro will come to pass? Only time will tell...
Happy CES 2013, everyone! Yeah, we know, it feels like the Consumer Electronics Show has already been going on for the last few days with the rush of new product announcements, but the reality is the trade show doesn't actually start until today. If you haven't lost your enthusiasm for the show already, we've got a sprinkling of Apple-related stories for you in our overnight recap...