Facebook Targets Flipboard with New iPhone Paper App

1:07 PM, Jan. 30th, 2014 · · Product News

Facebook is giving iPhone users a new way to view their newsfeed come February 3 with a new app called Paper -- not to be confused with the iPad drawing app with the same name. The new interface aims to offer a more compelling way to view Facebook content, and has a feel that's very much like the news and social network reader Flipboard.

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Facebook wants to be the one-stop destination for its users, and adding a compelling way to view content from big name news sources as well as friends could be a big thing. The company has, however, stumbled in the past when rolling out new ideas, so there isn't any guarantee Paper -- Facebook's Paper, not Paper by 53 -- will be a success.

Apple Releases iOS 7.0.5, a China-Specific Update

1:23 PM, Jan. 29th, 2014 · · Product News

Apple in China

Apple released iOS 7.0.5 on Wednesday, but it's an update specific to some models of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s made for the Chinese market. As such, iPhone owners outside China aren't seeing the update.

Apple Adds Red Bull TV Channel to Apple TV

6:55 PM, Jan. 28th, 2014 · · Product News

Red Bull TV

Apple has added another channel to Apple TV—Red Bull TV. As noted by Variety, the channel offers "inspirational entertainment programming, all of which is commercial free aside from Red Bull branding.

Parallels Access 1.1 offers improved networking, enhanced Windows support and more

8:25 AM, Jan. 28th, 2014 · · Product News

Parallels, the folks famous for their Windows (and other OS) virtualization for the Mac, released version 1.1 of Parallels Access on Tuesday. Access is an iPad app that "applifies" Windows and Mac applications from the desktop, making them easy to, well, access and use on your iPad. The new version offers beter Windows support, additional languages, improved networking and more pricing options.

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"Applify?" We were skeptical too, but it turned out to be more than just marketing spin. Count on the geniuses at Parallels to make something as dry and cumbersome as remote access something that's actually fun to use.

Apple Squashes 6 Bugs in iMovie 10.0.2

5:50 PM, Jan. 24th, 2014 · · Product News

iMovie 10

Apple updated iMovie to version 10.0.2 this week. The maintenance release kills six bugs, including crashing issues, problems with sharing, interface issues, and more.

OmniOutliner 4 goes Mavericks-only, gets New Interface

9:14 AM, Jan. 16th, 2014 · · Product News

OmniGroup released OmniOutliner 4 for the Mac on Wednesday, nine years after OmniOutliner 3 shipped. The new version of the outlining powerhouse app sports a redesigned and more modern user interface, theme styles, a new resource browser, and requires OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Google Releases iOS App to Stream Google Play Movies and TV

7:19 PM, Jan. 15th, 2014 · · Product News

Google Play Movies & TV

Google continued its efforts to bring as many services as possible to Apple's iOS platform Wednesday with the release of Google Play Movies & TV on the App Store. The app allows users to stream movies and TV shows they purchased from the Google Play webstore, a service built for Android.