Parallels unveiled its new Parallels Management plug-in for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager on Tuesday. The plug-in lets Microsoft-based IT departments manage the Macs and Parallels virtual machines on their networks without investing in additional hardware.
Apple announced its new 128GB iPad on Tuesday, confirming rumors that a higher capacity version was on the way. The new model shares the same specs as the other fourth generation Retina Display models and is available in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus LTE versions.
As promised, Pebble began shipping its iPhone-connected watch on Wednesday, but in a very limited capacity. Only about 500 units are on their way to early Kickstarter backers, and only the black model is being manufactured right now.
They Might Be Giants released their own iPhone app on Wednesday so fans can listen to the band's music for free. The app downloads a new selection daily and keeps the five most recent tracks handy for your listening pleasure.
A petition being hosted at SignOn.org is asking Apple to pull an app from the NRA that includes a shooting range. The petition calls the app, NRA: Practice Range, an "insult to the victims of gun violence" because it was released on the one-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting.
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The politics of gun control have intensified in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school massacre. It's conceivable that Apple could find itself in the cross hairs from both sides.
Another key app has come to the Mac App Store. This time it's Intuit's TurboTax, which lets users download the app for free, complete their returns to evaluate the software, and then only pay if they choose to file.
Popular GTD task-management app OmniFocus for Mac is free to try through the end of January, allowing users to test the expensive software without a purchase before the new OmniFocus 2 is unveiled at Macworld/iWorld on January 31.
After speculation last week, Apple announced Monday that the cellular versions of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad will be available for the first time in China this Friday, January 18.
LAS VEGAS - One of the more interesting products this reporter saw at CES was Kogeto's Dot, a lens for your iPhone that allows you to make interactive panoramic videos. That might even be innovative enough to leave you scratching your head, so let us show it to you.
LAS VEGAS - German company ON.EARZ is getting ready to enter the U.S. headphone market with the help of a few names you might know, including AC/DC, Elvis Presley, and James Dean. The company will also be bringing its Swagg line to the States, and we checked out both on the show floor of CES last week in Las Vegas.
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