Oh those wacky folks at the NSA! They track your whereabouts, they eavesdrop on your phone calls and Skype sessions, they read your e-mails, all in the name of national security. (We called it “stalking” in the old days…)
Latest Apple News & Mac News
As you might imagine, when someone thinks about photo editing on Mac, the first few applications that might come to mind include Photoshop, Aperture, or iPhoto. Thanks to the Mac App Store, there are a number of other great photo editors, which have caught the eye of a lot of users. VeprIT’s Photo Sense looks to add other features, which aren’t standard in most photo editing apps, such as automatic photo enhancement, editing a group of photos at once with batch editing and image setting synchronization.
In its continuing effort to improve its mapping service, Apple has acquired transit service HopStop.com. News of the deal comes on the heels of the reported purchase by Apple of Locationary, a crowdsourced location service.
Nielsen has published its findings on U.S. music sales for the first half of 2013. The survey shows the total of both audio and video music streams increased 24% year-over-year to 51 billion streams.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting Apple and Samsung have renewed talks to reach a settlement in their patent infringement case which ended in a $1 billion verdict in Apple’s favor last August.
Apple’s Developer website has been down since Thursday, leaving developers to wonder when their online resource will return.
#Friday5 – Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gold Edition And the Brave New World Expansion Pack + a $20 iTunes Voucher!
We have hooked up with the fine folks at Aspyr Media to give away 5 copies of Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gold Edition, plus you’ll get the brand-new Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion Pack! All via download from Steam!
A 40-page plan of action drawn up by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development was revealed at the G20 summit in Moscow on Friday. A global economic team of 20 nations has endorsed a proposal to rein in tax avoidance practices used by Apple, Google, and other firms.
Apple has reportedly acquired Locationary, a crowdsourced service that can manage databases of locations, merge duplicate information, and remove outdated entries.
It’s a little irritating to have to start over in Angry Birds when you load it to a new device, isn’t it? Well fear not, oh wailing masses! Rovio has felt your pain, and has released “Rovio Account.”
The entire staff of DigiTimes must constantly be nursing severe cases of whiplash. The publication with the questionable track record has now reversed course on previous reports about delayed Retina display iPad mini release dates, and now says the device will be released in October. OW! My neck!
VLC has made its return to the iOS App Store. The popular media player was available in the App Store a few years back, but it was removed over copyright issues with the GPL license.
CNET reports that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón will today test Apple’s Activation Lock feature to see how it holds up against thieves.
I love LEGO. I love Apple. So if I had an iPhone 5, I’d definitely attempt making this awesome 42 piece LEGO iPhone 5 dock which UK LEGO site The Daily Brick has come up with.
While the iWatch might be the latest thing lighting up the rumor mill, the concept of the iWatch has actually been around for ages, as this slideshow from the TechHive shows.
Free apps continue to grow in popularity, as a new study shows that iPhone users spend an average of only 19 cents per app download, and Android users spend only 6 cents per download.