I'm back home and that means the iMore show is back to normal this week, although we have a helluva special guest lined up for you -- Christina Warren of Mashable! We'll be talking about pretty much everything that's awesome, so make sure you join us.
Whether you're heading out to WWDC and need something snazzy to wear, or just want to be one of the best dressed people in your neck of the woods, here's a reminder: we've got the 2013 editions of the Debug, Iterate, and iMore shirts ready and waiting for you. If you're not familiar with the backstory, we made the originals up as gifts to our podcast guests, but after getting asked about them a bunch, we uploaded the designs to CafePress so just about anyone can order them. We're also offering them at cost. No markup. Our shows and sites are successful because of you, and if you enjoy them enough to want shirt, we're honored to provide them.
WWDC 2013 has been announced, and that means there's a logo and a lot of people trying desperately to read its tea leaves. Jokes on them -- logos don't steep well at all. What they do do, however, is look awesome on iPhones and iPads. So rather than try to measure the exact flatness of any of the gradients contained therein, I'm content to do what we usually do when these kinds of things come out -- make them into wallpapers.
Every week, the editors and writers at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include an app for Londoners, a couple games, a wiki, a great photography app, and app for those who wish they were astronauts.
To see what we picked, follow along after the break!
Ben Lachman and Robert Cantoni join Guy and Rene to talk about their list manager app, Ita, and the possibilities of it coming to the Mac, blogging as a duet, the importance of accessibility, and how to have a really Nice Mohawk.
Samsung has just released a new commercial for their new flagship phone, the Galaxy S4... and it's pretty good. The sheer size of the Galaxy S4 is evident in the ad, as are features like Drama Mode, which lets you capture a series of images -- think multi-exposure sports pics -- and Air Gestures that let you navigate without touching the screen with sticky -- in this case tasty rib covered -- fingers. Some of the other features, like Hover, which feels like a terrible violation of Fitts' law, and S Beam, which is like Bump over NFC, are a tad more gimmicky, and more demo-ware than software, but they come off okay in commercials for just that reason. (Samsung even suggests their screens support smell capture, which was probably a bad idea since injecting farce into an otherwise real, if strange, feature set only creates confusion.)
T-Mobile U.S. has released a streaming TV app called T-Mobile TV, which streams a selection of television programs to your phone. You don't have to be on T-Mobile to use it, but you do have to be in the US to get it. T-Mobile TV includes both live TV from select content providers as well as previous episodes. You can mark certain programs and episodes as favorites for quick access. For the first thirty days, users can stream a small selection of content from the app.
Recently the blogosphere has begun to coalesce around a common idea: OS X 10.9 is going to be delayed. Balderdash, I say. OS X 10.9 isn't delayed, because Apple hasn't announced a ship date for it. In fact, Apple hasn't said much publicly about iOS 7 or OS X 10.9, except a passing comment from Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller, who mentioned that Apple would "get new versions of iOS and OS X" into the hands of developers at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco in June.
Whenever Apple does something, hoards of excited people usually follows. Today's opening of the very first Apple Store in the German capital, Berlin, was absolutely no exception. As is tradition, huge crowds of eager Apple fans queued up for as long as 10 hours prior, according to the Berlin Morgenpost.
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