Alex Novosad has released Choosy, a framework for developers that allows iOS users to decide which app should launch when a link is tapped, though only in those apps that have incorporated the framework.
Need a laugh? Vern Seward points out 3 iOS apps that'll have you knee slapping in no time in this week's Free on iTunes. Comedy Central, Comedy Central Standup, and WitStream.
Apple's iPad was king of customer satisfaction for tablets, according to JD Power's 2014 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study—Volume 1. The research company announced on Monday that it was giving the iPad its self-titled JD Power Award, and that an increase in cheap tablets has led to an overall decrease in customer satisfaction for the segment.
Two U.S. juries have found that Samsung willfully copied Apple innovations and technologies, and those cases established that Samsung wilfully and deliberately set out to copy the iPhone. A five page spread in Vanity Fair digs deeper into Samsung's corporate culture, and the magazine detailed that Samsung has used willful patent infringement not just as a crutch, but as a deliberate, bottom feeding strategy.
This week in Free on iTunes Vern Seward points out several iOS apps that are towards the odd side. Sick Weather crowdsources illness reports, Now This News finds stuff that's a bit different, and the Digg app...well, it's Digg.
Google brought two of its flagship productivity services to Apple's App Store on Wednesday, Google Docs and Google Sheets. The company released native apps for the services as free hybrid apps designed for iPhone and iPad, and in a blog post announcing the move, Google said its presentation service, Slides, is "coming soon."
Adobe released Photoshop Express for iOS 3.3 on Tuesday, an update that includes a new interface designed for iOS 7. The company has also added the ability to share your images to Instagram or SMS, as well as other improvements.
Have you got a nose for tech news? In this week's Free on iTunes, Vern Seward has three news aggregators dedicated to gathering tech news for you, including: Ez Tech News, Tech News Tube, and Tech Wire.
Using Siri is a great way to see all sorts of information about your favorite sports team, and you can even go beyond asking about schedules or scores into getting pretty detailed statistics. In this Quick Tip, we’ll cover just how you’ll do that for teams and for players. Who knew that Apple’s voice assistant could help you win bar bets?
Apple's in-store recycling has expanded to include anything with an Apple logo on it. Those which still hold resale value get exchanged for Apple gift cards, but now the stores will take any Apple equipment off your hands.
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Good on Apple for expanding their recycling programs. I know there will be criticism, but I don't know any other company making any attempt at making recycling previous tech easier.
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