Today is Cyber Monday, the day you can find all sorts of deals online! Why should the App Store be any different? So, while you’re online looking for deals on gifts for others, why not treat yourself to some cheap, or even free, apps. Most of these deals end at midnight tonight, Cyber Monday.
Articles by J. Glenn Künzler
It’s that time of the year again! Black Friday may be over, marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season – but Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals are still in full force! We’ve rounded up a few of the best deals available online today (and through the week in many cases) – we hope you’ll enjoy, and save some money!
Attention holiday shoppers! If you’re planning on ordering Christmas gifts via the online Apple Store, you’ve got a decent amount of time left. Well, unless you’re planning on ordering a personally engraved Retina iPad mini, for that you only have until December 5th to place your order.
Tablets are the most popular item on shopper’s holiday list, says a new research note from Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.
Apple’s iOS products were used to place the majority of online mobile device-based Black Friday sales in the U.S. Buyer’s usage of mobile devices was up 9% over last year, with mobile devices accounting for 37% of all shopping traffic and 21% of online sales.
In observance of Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., our posting will be very limited today as our editors join in the festivities. We’ll be back tomorrow with limited coverage, and will be back in full swing on Monday!
In the wake of reports of improved supplies of the iPhone 5s at Apple retail stores comes news on the reason for the improvement. Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has reportedly dedicated 100 assembly lines to the popular handset, and is now operating 24-hours a day.
Good Ole’ Mr. Schmidt is at it again, claiming that Android is clearly dominating Apple with 80% of the mobile smartphone market (which is only marginally true at best) and claiming Android is more intuitive than Apple. He even went so far as to write a guide for how to switch from the iPhone to Android, naming several phones which he called “better” in the iPhone in the process.
Supplies of the iPhone 5s are improving, and according to a new survey of 60 U.S. Apple stores by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, supplies are now approaching demand levels, with 90% of model/location combinations currently showing as available.
Apple has confirmed that it will offer Black Friday deals both online and in its retail stores. The confirmation came in its Australian online store.
Curious just who, or what convinced an eight-member jury that Apple deserved an additional $290 million in damages from Samsung in their patent infringement retrial? Well, it seems Certified Public Accountants can be quite persuasive.
Apple released a minor (yet significant) update today for their latest 802.11ac-enabled AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule network base stations. The update includes several fixes, including one that affects the ability to use USB hard drives that are connected to the device. Other fixes include patching a bug that could affect wireless connectivity, and an issue known to cause network loops when accessing network content.
Roughly a week after releasing the first developer beta of OS X 10.9.1 to members of their Mac Developer Program, Apple has already seeded a second 10.9.1 beta. The update bears a build number of 13B35 – 7 builds newer than the previous seed. As with the previous beta, Apple continues to focus on Mail, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver while testing the update.
While Samsung works to stay the Apple v. Samsung damages retrial, the jury has already reached one very important verdict – No more sourdough bread on the sandwiches!
In preparation for Friday’s release of the Xbox One gaming console, Microsoft has released the Xbox One SmartGlass app. The app brings the ability to navigate the Xbox One’s menus via your iOS device’s keyboard and touchscreen, enhance what you’re watching or playing with SmartGlass companions, and more.
Logitech has announced the PowerShell game controller for the iPhone 5/5s and the fifth-generation iPod Touch. The controller plugs into the Lightning port on the devices, and supplies console-style controls, with a directional pad, and shoulder and face buttons.