Apple is currently facing a significant outage of their iTunes Store and App Store, leaving many users unable to make new purchases or update their apps. Interestingly, the App Store itself still remains online on both iOS and OS X, but the ability to purchase or update apps greets users with an error stating that the device cannot connect to the iTunes Store.
As you may know, Parallels Desktop is a favorite around the MacTrast homestead. It allows you to run Windows on your Mac quickly and easily, allowing copy and paste, and drag and drop functionality between the two operating systems. With Parallels Desktop 8, the ease and convenience has been taken up a notch.
Popular chat app WhatsApp has pushed out a new feature to its iPhone users: voice messages with push-to-talk functionality. The feature is also being pushed out to all of the app’s other platforms, including: Android, Blackberry, Nokia and Windows Phone.
The Guardian is reporting that a serious security flaw in Google’s Chrome browser allows anyone with access to a computer to view all of a user’s saved login passwords without providing any form of authentication.
Twitter for iOS Updated With Two-Step Verification, Improved Photo Search, Faster Start Times & More
Twitter has released a significant update to their iOS app today, enabling two-step verification within the mobile app. Earlier this year, Twitter unveiled their two-step verification feature, which initially relied on SMS text messages. The new mobile app is now able to stand in place of a text message to help you log into your account.
The release date for SimCity for Mac has finally become official! Polygon reports that EA has announced that SimCity for Mac will finally launch on August 29th.
We have hooked up with Ulmon to give away 5 copies of City Maps to Go – the ultimate offline map and travel guide app for iOS! The app would normally set you back $3, but we’re giving away 5 copies today for free!
Data from App Annie’s latest download and revenue report shows that while Google Play has, for the first time, surpassed Apple’s App Store in the number of downloads during the second quarter of 2013, the App Store is still where the revenue is at for app publishers.
I use an iMac for my daily work, and keep a pair of studio headphones attached for listening to music, participating in conference calls, using Google Voice, and so forth. The trouble is, I also use an iPhone – and with only one pair of headphones between the two devices, that requires a bit of juggling. Fortunately, the clever folks at Zebraa have developed the perfect solution: A brand new Mac all called Dialogue.
BillGuard, the top finance app in the App Store, is both beautiful in function and beautiful in design. A clean and simple interface leads the charge, pun intended, for users to easily manage their credit/debit cards and bank accounts. If you are a financial hound about keeping up with each individual transaction, BillGuard provides an intuitive way to help you watch all of your personal expenses. It’s the real deal.
Apple continues to bring its Developer Center back online after a week long outage, and some developers are reporting that they’ve received emails from the company warning them of a potential delay for app reviews.
Apple released an update to its pro-level video editing tool Final Cut Pro. The update includes the ever popular bug fixes and overall stability improvements.
Filemaker has announced it will discontinue its Bento database application as of September 30,2013. The company says the use of its FileMaker database app on iOS is growing quickly, and the decision was made to focus on that line of their software.
Kindle for iOS Sneaks Past Apple’s Restrictions With An-App Sample Downloading and Amazon Store Searching
Amazon has updated their popular Kindle app for iOS, adding a new feature that’s sure to catch Apple’s attention: The ability to search Amazon’s library, download free e-book samples within the app, and email yourself a link to the book’s Amazon page in case you want to buy it later.
Alongside today’s release of iOS 7 Beta 4 to developers, Apple has also released a new beta of iTunes 11, adding support for the new iTunes Radio feature in iOS 7. Notably, iTunes Radio support requires at lease OS X 10.7 or later.
Sharemate for Mac takes the extra work out of sharing files through Dropbox. While power users know the tricks to share files without the additional app, the typical user will find Sharemate to be a great tool to smooth out the process.