Soon-to-retire Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday that an iPad version of his company's market-leading Office suite will be released, but only after a touch-optimized version for Windows is released. Mr. Ballmer made the comments at a Gartner event in Orlando, Florida, but he didn't announce a target date.
Apple released iTunes 11.1.1 on Wednesday, a maintenance release to fix an issue with iTunes Extras content not showing. The update also fixes a problem where podcasts were being erroneously deleted.
Apple released a supplemental update for OS X 10.8.5 to address four issue in Mountain Lion, including a FaceTime HD issue (that also affected Skype on mid 2013 MacBook Air), an issue effecting external drives, a problem with HDMI audio, and an issue affecting USB Bluetooth adapters.
Apple released firmware updates for MacBook Pro (mid 2012) and MacBook Air (mid 2012 and mid 2013) to address an issue with battery performance.
Apple released iOS 7.0.2 on Thursday, a maintenance release that fixes an important issue that allowed someone to bypass the Lock screen on iOS devices and access some aspects of your device. The problem was first reported over the weekend, making this a quick fix for the company.
Samsung announced a gold Galaxy S4, promising everyone who is somehow unaware of Apple's gold iPhone 5s "a style that's uniquely yours." The company made the announcement via its SamsungMobileME Twitter account, and it included a picture (below) that lets us know "Elegance is a touch of gold."
Amazon has updated its duo of Kindle Fire tabets, the 7-inch HD and the 8.9-inch HDX. Notable are increased screen resolution, much faster processors and the "Mayday button" that launches access to an Amazon expert who can co-pilot the user through difficulties.
Apple released a firmware update on Tuesday for new iMacs introduced earlier in the day. iMac (late 2013) EFI Update 2.1 focuses on Boot Camp related issues and Windows support. Boot Camp is Apple's boot technology that allows Macs to boot up into either Windows or OS X.
Apple today updated their iMac models with a slew of technological enhancements including 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 3.7GHz i7 processors, and up to 4GB of VRAM.
iPhone 5s orders sold briskly on Friday morning, but those who got their orders in within the first few minutes are beginning to see the payoff for their efforts. iPhone 5s shipments began today, some for delivery as early as Wednesday of this week.
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