Last week we told you that Verizon would be selling the iPhone 5 for 50% off later this month. The promotion has now begun, and the iPhone 5 is being offered for $ 99 with a carrier contract instead of the normal $ 199 retail price.
But there’s a catch that severely limits eligibility.
Verizon toldÂ Gotta Be Mobile that this deal will only be offered to select customers who areÂ â€œidentified as being [Read More...]
Marco Arment has sold his popular read-it-later service Instapaper to Betaworks, the company that recently acquired and rebranded Digg. For years, Instapaper has been a widely-used web service and iOS app for saving links to read later in a clean layout without ads.
Don’t worry, Instapaper won’t be going anywhere. Arment and Betaworks plan to keep developing and maturing the service.
The news was announced on Arment’s blog today:
Iâ€™m happy to [Read More...]
If you own a Retina MacBook Pro, here’s a nice little perk to upgrading to OS X 10.8.3: you’ll get about 20 minutes more battery life per charge.
The Mac Observer ran the update through its paces and here’s what they found:
We decided to also run tests on our 2012 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (rMBP). We privately tested each beta build of 10.8.3 on both MacBooks as they [Read More...]
Looks good, right? Today, Eugen Systems announced the Mac version of popular real-time strategy (RTS) game, Wargame European Escalation, with the trailer above.
In even better news, if you own the PC version of the game and own a Mac, you can download the new Mac version for free. How’s that for Mac-friendly?
Released last year for Windows, Wargame European Escalation lets you play one of several national factions across the Warsaw Pact (Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia) [Read More...]
Remember those goofy VHS interactive video board games they had back in the early 90s? I had one, based on Star Trek: The Next Generation. It came out in 1993, so you can pick one up from eBay for about $ 24 these days. I remember being just super excited that I could play a board game and fake-interact with klingons on the television set, remote in hand to pause, fast forward, [Read More...]
White gadgets became an iconic symbol under the careful craftsmanship of Apple. When Apple released the original iPod 11 years ago in classic Apple white, everybody wanted one, and eventually every gadget manufacturer in the world tried to copy that style.
Over the last few years though, black iDevices have started to gain in popularity over their whiteÂ brethren.Â Black is classy, professional, and always down for a good time, whereas white is starting [Read More...]
The iPhone 5 has already come under fire for scratch complaints from customers, but that’s not the only problem new iPhone 5 owners are seeing so far. Some owners of the white iPhone 5 have taken to forums to complain about light leaking from the edges of their new iPhone.
BGR has verified reports on MacRumors forums that some white iPhone 5s have a light leakage issue, where light escapes between the [Read More...]
Online shopping is the favorite activity of one-third of iPad/tablet owners.
Back in June, we reported on a study that showed that the average iPad user is extremely likely to make a purchase or research a product after seeing an ad on his or her device. A more recent study supports that research and notes that for one-third of iPad/tablet owners, shopping is their favorite tablet-based activity.
The study, which was [Read More...]
More than half of iPad owners prefer to read news and books on their device rather than on paper.
There’s no question that the iPad is incredibly popular and revolutionary. As the device continues to become part of our daily lives, we’re beginning to see the iPad take hold in schools, workplaces, and our homes. What’s the most common task performed on an iPad(or other tablet)? According to research firm Gartner, [Read More...]
Hype for Apple’s third-generation iPad has reached a fever pitch leading up to tomorrow’s announcement. A whole lot of people are eager to see how Apple will leapfrog the rest of the tablet market yet again. When we asked Cult of Mac readers if they plan to buy the iPad 3, over 50% of you answered with a resounding yes. A new survey indicates that [Read More...]