Earlier, we told you about a major new update to Pixelmator, a popular and affordable Photoshop competitor for Mac. The update introduced over 100 new features – and Pixelmator’s customers were swift to show their appreciation by downloading over 500,000 copies of Pixelmator 2.2 in just one week!
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Skype release a significant update to their Mac video client this week, adding a number of improvements and fixes. I’m particularly thrilled with the improved chat scrolling, which fixes a gripe I have had with Skype for Mac for a long time.
We have hooked up a local retailer to give away 5 copies of Microsoft Office 2011 Home and Student Edition – a powerful office suite for the Mac! The student edition of Office 2011 for Mac would normally set you back $139, but we’re giving away 5 copies today for free!
Most of the changes in the iPhone 5S and improvements are likely to be under the hood. Numerous part leaks over the past months have clued us in to some of the likely internal changes – including a new set from BGR, showing significant internal changes, a new vibration motor, and multiple colors of Micro-SIM slots.
Apple has just released a significant update to iTunes, version 11.0.3, featuring a completely redesigned MiniPlayer, a gorgeous new “Songs View” that highlihgts album artwork, better support for multi-disc albums, and more. My favorite part is that the new MiniPlayer can be expanded to show an entire playlist!
Apple has just released a new build of OS X 10.8.4 to registered Mac developers today, just over a week after seeding the previous build. The new version bears a build number of 12E52, and as with the previous updates, Apple…
In just under 5 years after first launching the App Store for iOS devices, Apple has updated their 50 Billion Download countdown page to announce that an astounding 50 billion apps have now been downloaded from the App Store – and 25 billion of those have occurred in just the past 14 months, following Apple’s announcement of 25 billion downloads in March of 2012.
Google announced huge changes for Google Maps at their Google I/O keynote today, revealing a completely redesigned web version of the service for desktop, complete with improvements to rerouting in transit, Google Earth integration without additional plugins, and more. The new web platform also features public transit information, a new schedule view, and more.
Google unveiled an impressive new subscription music service today at their Google I/O conference keynote, offering unlimited music streaming, complete with playlists and music suggestions based on songs already in your collection, and full access to Google Play Music’s entire catalog.
Developer AgileBits released a significant update for their popular 1Password iOS app, bringing the version up to 4.2, and adding a heap of improvements to the built-in browser, sharing, search, and more. 1Password is currently my favorite password management app for Mac and iOS – and this solid update makes it even better!
While I have been a happy iPhone user for years, I must admit that I have used and appreciated Nokia’s Lumia 920 – if I had encountered this phone before the iPhone, I very well may have chosen Windows Phone 8 as my go-to platform rather than iOS. Today, Nokia unveiled an even newer model of their flagship line of Windows phones – the Lumia 925.
Remember that auction that launched a while back for a coffee meeting with Tim Cook? The auction has now officially ended on CharityBuzz, bringing in a total of 86 bids, and closing at a whopping $610,000. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. So far, the winner has chosen to remain anonymous.
Apple has released a new update for iMovie for Mac, bringing the version up to 9.0.9. The update doesn’t add anything new, but rather focuses on minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
As Apple continues to bolster their iWork development team (following a hiring boost back in February), the company has posted a new job listing for a software engineer to work on the next generation of iWork apps for Mac and iOS. Apple hasn’t significantly updated their iWork suite for the Mac since 2009, making a new version long overdue.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has just made an announcement that many have been anticipating for years – the official release of BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android! As revealed at the BlackBerry Live conference this morning, BBM is set to launch on both platforms this summer, and finally brings the best of BBM’s features to competing platforms.
Heads-up, Daft Punk fans – The iTunes store is now allowing anyone who’d like the chance to stream the band’s latest album, “Random Access Memories”, for free through iTunes, before it is even released! They are also accepting pre-orders for the album, which will be available on May 21st.