Looks like another week has come and gone and here we are, checking out the fancy new iTunes and the sweet skinny new iMacs and all the other cool new Apple news that happened. PONG is finally here, Siri's in the news, and more. So get reading, people.
It was the shot heard 'round the world this weekend: Apple and HTC announced a cease fire in their patent battles, choosing to put down their swords and putting hand to pen to sign a license deal instead.
Superstorm Sandy is now only a memory as the cleanup in affected areas continues. It's always great to see corporations jumping to the aid of those affected by such tragedies, and that includes Apple, who has lit up donations to the American Red Cross via iTunes. The kindness has also spread to AT&T and T-Mobile, who are sharing network capacity in affected areas of New York and New Jersey to make sure you'll have a connection no matter where you are. Kudos!
The company's big annual conference doesn't kick off until Wednesday, but Nokia is kicking things off a day early with the announcement that Nokia Music arrives in the U.S. today as a free streaming music service.
It's pretty much all Dark Knight Rises wherever you go and sure, we've got some of that love for you too. But that's not the only hot property going around the internet. There's always something Apple, always something in the water. So take a peek at what's under the cover including Steam's huge Summer Sale, some bad news for a handset maker, and something curious going on with Office 2013.
With webOS down for the count and BlackBerry on life support, Microsoft is now the sole challenger to the smartphone domination of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Just in the nick of time, Windows Phone is finally receiving much-needed attention thanks to the Nokia Lumia 900, a handset as seductive as anything Cupertino has produced to date.
There's a reason why Apple is suing Samsung in just about every major world territory -- it feels threatened, and so it might.
Samsung is now the top-selling phone manufacturer on the planet, and that's entirely thanks to the wildly popular Galaxy range of Android smartphones. The latest such handset, the Galaxy S3, has enjoyed the kind of build-up and reception normally reserved for iDevices and that's no mean feat.
The stats don't lie, either -- over half a million people read our hands-on in just 12 hours!
So do check out our Galaxy S3 page below, as well as all our other reviews this week. It's been a good one. Happy weekend!
Never mind the fact that Apple is selling iPhone 4S handsets as fast as they can manufacture them: There is still a lot of competition out there from other companies who are working hard to knock Cupertino out of the game -- and here are a trio we think actually come pretty close to doing just that.
Even though the iPhone is our handset of choice, we admit to being intrigued by Microsoft’s mobile underdog, Windows Phone. Also, everyone likes a comeback story, and both Redmond and Nokia sure could use one. Judging from early reviews, AT&T’s Lumia 900 may not quite be the device to do it.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates notoriously refused to buy iPods for his kids, gifting them the company’s own Zunes instead. Thanks to a leaked memo, it appears Microsoft itself may be taking a similar tack -- you can have your iPhone, but we’re not paying for it.