Andy Ihnatko reviews Hanx Writer, a new iPad word processor and the only app designed by someone who got his start performing in drag on television, voiced the lead in a Pixar movie and also portrayed a real-life Apollo astronaut. …
Unless DC Comics announces a new Plastic Man series written by Evan Dorkin and drawn by Amanda Conner, this will be my favorite news item from this week’s San Diego Comic-Con International: On Thursday, ComiXology announced a new feature that allows customers to download off-site, non-DRM’d backups of the digital comics they’ve purchased. This has
I found a news release from Aereo in my inbox, calling my attention to the message it’s sending to all subscribers. As predicted, it’s suspending service. But surprise: It’s expressing optimism that it’ll be back. “We want to emphasize that this is a pause, and that the company is not shutting down,” the email adds.
Today, Apple confirmed to The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple that it had ended development of two photo apps, iPhoto and Aperture. I have far too much respect for Jim and the beard for which he stands to cherry-pick the whole quote, but it’s clear that Apple’s completely cleaning house on its approach to photos.
The problem of having rights is that they’re all just hypothetical until you try to use them and see what happens. An argument might ensue, then lawyers get involved, and then it’s up to the courts to confirm that the thing you did is something that people should be allowed to continue to do.
Apple intends to do away with the headphone jacks on its iOS products, and force people to buy headphones that use Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector? Criminy. This was a silly enough suggestion a few weeks ago, when it got the zero public traction it deserved.
I can’t think of a single Worldwide Developers Conference keynote that was more exciting or important than the one that Apple delivered Monday. That’s the truth — despite the fact that there were no hardware announcements of any kind whatsoever.
Until it’s finally possible for a Las Vegas tourist to lose their kids’ entire college fund on a conviction that the next MacBook Air won’t have a mechanical cooling system, the only thing anyone gets out of WWDC predictions is bragging rights. By 2 p.m. Central on Monday, we’ll know everything for sure.
Apple’s purchase of Beats went down almost exactly as the out-of-the-blue reportage predicted it would a few weeks ago. Three billion bucks, give or take, and now Apple owns it all.
Beats’ two most public faces, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, will join Apple as high-level executives.
I rank the new HTC One M8 phone right alongside the iPhone 5s and the Nokia Lumia 1020 as one of the most beautiful and satisfying physical objects that calls itself a phone these days. If this were a review of any other kind of tech product, I’d roll my eyes at myself for leading