Tag Archive: News


Improved Tablet UI For Google News Begins Rolling Out To U.S. Users

Google is finally getting around to updating the Google News experience for tablet users. While this change most likely has to do with the surge in Nexus tablet sales, it’s a welcomed update for all. Tablet users (yes, even you iPad users) will now enjoy a more intuitive experience when catching up on current news via the Google News website.

Google highlights changes that include:

You can find new articles,  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s Top News Story On Bing For 2012 Was The iPhone 5

You may have forgotten, but Microsoft actually owns a search engine. It’s called Bing. Today Microsoft released the top Bing searches from 2012, and the results include events like the birth of Beyonce’s baby alongside celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber.

Interestingly, the top news story of the year wasn’t the U.S. presidential election or the summer Olympics. It was the iPhone 5. Microsoft must be so proud.

The election and  [Read More…]

Gobble Gobble This Week’s Best Apple News On Our Thanksgiving Edition CultCast

Cultcast iPad Mini

While you all were picking the choicest dark and white turkey meats for your plates and piling high glistening mountains of mashed potatoes, we here at Cult of Mac were stuck in our broadcasting dungeons recording another brand new CultCast, cause guess what? We’re just. That. Professional.

Ok so we actually recorded Wednesday. But with so much great Apple news and topics to cover this week, we just had to hop  [Read More…]

NextDraft: This Is Your Next News App [Review]

Hi Dave

Meet Dave. Here he is. Dave Pell. He writes one of the best internet newsletters there is, and now his newsletter is an app called NextDraft.

If you’ve not encountered him before (what internet have you been on?), there’s something you need to know about Dave.

It’s this: Dave’s been doing this for years. He’s prolific. He’s been writing witty, topical, clever stuff at a variety of websites and  [Read More…]

Hurricane Sandy Gave Navigation, News, Finance Apps A Massive Boost… But Not Weather?

Use of weather apps actually decreased during Hurricane Sandy.

When Hurricane Sandy left millions of people across the East Coast of the United States without electricity, portable, battery-powered devices like smartphones and tablets were all they had to rely on. Not only did they provide a means of entertainment, but they also allowed those affected by the storm to follow the latest news and weather information.

With that being the case, Sandy  [Read More…]

Summly: Actually Quite Good News Summaries For Free [Review]

Nick says hi. Hi Nick.

Meet Nick. Nick D’Aloisio. He’s 17, lives in London, and his new news app Summly is attracting quite a lot of interest over in the UK. It seems to me that most of the media coverage is because of Nick’s age than the app he’s created. So let’s take a closer look at that app and see what all the fuss is about.

Summly is a  [Read More…]

Siri’s Reaction To The News That Scott Forstall Is No Longer With Apple [Comic]

 

Unaware of Scott Forstall’s recent exit from Apple, Siri will tell you that information on Forstall can be found on Apple.com, even though Apple already moved him from the Executive Profiles page.

Somebody’s got to break it to Siri that her buddy Scott is gone, and who better than Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Phil Schiller. In their latest comic, Joy of Tech imagines what that awkward conversation with Siri  [Read More…]

Apple Drops iTunes, Old Software Updates for PowerPC Macs [Vintage News]

iTunes icons through the years.

PowerPC-based Macs have long been considered dead and buried by Apple, but the company just put a few more nails in the coffin to prevent any corpse risings. With the release of iTunes 10.7 this week the ubiquitous media control center becomes Intel-only, requiring at least a Core Solo processor and Mac OS X 10.6.8.

In a related one-two punch, Apple has also stopped providing online  [Read More…]

Flipboard Adds New Levis Catalog Section To Its Popular News App

Flipboard started out as an iPad app, then an Android app. Now the two-year old news app is fast becoming the go-to app to beat on all platforms with its clever re-do of cluttered blog layouts into silky smooth print-like pages that just beg to be read on a mobile tablet.

This past week, however, the company took another step in a new direction, and delivered “the New Levi’s  [Read More…]

News360 For iPad Deserves A Spot In Your News Reading Habit [iOS Tips]

I’m not that fickle in the rest of my life, honest. When it comes to news reading apps on the iPad, however, I’ve had many loves. First came Flipboard, which grabbed my attention with its well-designed layouts of web links and images shared by people in my social network circles.

Then I found Trapit, which added both AI and editorial curation to my newsreader, though it is a bit lacking  [Read More…]