(CBS News) Apple's iMessage may be experiencing outages, according to users tweeting about service outages on Twitter.
The messaging service is available on iPhones, iPads and iPod touches and was recently added to Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Apple's system status shows no signs of an outage, however a steady stream of users on Twitter have reported disruptions in service.
"Retweet if your iMessage is not working," @dreamchaserzeek tweeted Monday. The status update was re-tweeted over 700 times, and counting.Continue »
"You're invited to celebrate Windows 8," in the invite reads.
Microsoft previewed a version of Windows 8 at the BUILD conference in September 2011.
Featuring a more tablet-friendly design, Windows 8 is a complete departure from previous versions. Icons are now large tiles. There is full touch screen support and a multi-touch on-screen keyboard.
Windows 8 will come in four versions: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Enterprise. Windows 7 had six versions.
Windows 8 and Window 8 Pro are for x86-64 computers and tablets, running on AMD64 or Intel 64 chips. Features of the new operating system include mail and calendar apps, Internet Explorer 10 and the option to switch between touch screen, keyboard or mouse.
Windows RT is for computers and tablets running on the ARM processor. This is a brand new addition to the Windows family, so no upgrade is available and you can't purchase the software separately. Windows RT is expected to only be available pre-installed on computers and tablets.
Windows Enterprise is the final edition of the new operating system. This version of Windows is expected to have all features of Windows 8, but integrates features for IT organization.
(CBS News) Apple fans have already started lining up for the iPhone 5 at the flagship Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
According to CNET, people began lining up at the Apple Store on Friday, a week early. Lining up early for the iPhone has been a tradition for Apple fans since the launch of iPhone 1. Each year, however, an increasing number of enterprising people have populated the line.Continue »
(CNET) The Winklevoss twins, best known for their courtroom battles with Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, are taking another stab at the social-networking sector.
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have made a $1 million investment SumZero, a social network aimed at professional investors, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company was founded in 2008 by former Harvard classmates Aalap Mahadevia and Divya Narendra, the latter of which was a party to the Winklevoss twins' lawsuit that claimed they were misled about Facebook's value.Continue »
iPhone 4S goes on sale (live blog)
That won't stop people from lining up though, and one company is already gearing up for that with a way to buy a spot in line to secure one of the phones on day one.Continue »
(CBS News) There's no denying that Apple's iPhone was a game-changing device. Six updates later, fans still anxiously await news of what the phone features.
"I have been looking forward to this for two and a half years," Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, said to a captive audience. "Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone." Jobs unveiled the first iPhone at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco on January 9, 2007.Continue »
(CBS News) Apple fans mark your calendars! Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 will start at 12:01 a.m. PT on Sept. 14.
Orders can be placed at the Apple Store online. The iPhone 5 will be available in stores on Sept. 21 in nice countries, including the U.S, Canada, U.K. France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Additional countries will see the iPhone 5 on Sept. 28.Continue »
A "deluxe" version will sell for $350. It will be black instead of white and include extra features such as more memory, a charging stand and the game "Nintendo Land."
Nintendo Co. has been trying to drum up excitement for the Wii U, which is the first major gaming console to launch since 2006.Continue »
(CBS News) Apple announced details of the iPhone 5 Wednesday at a press event in San Francisco. First impressions of the device are mixed, leaving many wondering if Apple has lost its magic.
The iPhone 5 is taller, thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessor. So why do the critics seem indifferent? Most agree that the technology is impressive, but the wow factor is missing.
"There is nothing not to like about the phone. It's aces. Just aces," says Wired's Mat Honan. "And yet it is also so, so cruelly boring."Continue »
(CBS News) Apple announced a new line of iPods Wednesday at a press event in San Francisco.
Apple's iPod nano features a larger 2.5-inch screen, FM tuner with pause, Bluetooth connectivity and seven colors: purple, green, blue, yellow, red, black and silver.
The iPod touch is the thinnest and lightest yet, weighing 88 grams. The display size is 4-inches, like the iPhone 5 and features an A5 chip, 5 megapixel camera with backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, f/2.4 aperture, autofocus and Sapphire crystal.Continue »
(CBS News) Apple announced the iPhone 5 Wednesday at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. The new phone includes several hardware upgrades and some key software updates.
The iPhone 5 features a larger 4-inch screen, 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video recording, a 720p front-facing camera, panoramic photos and a new dock connector called Lightening.
The software demonstration reiterated features debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developer's conference, where the tech giant announced iOS 6. The biggest updates to the software is the debut of Apple maps, which features turn-by-turn navigation and 3D.Continue »
(CBS News) Apple announced the iPhone 5 Wednesday at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Rumors leading up to the highly anticipated smartphone were at fever pitch.
Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook started off the event saying, "We've got some really cool stuff to show you." Cook continued by giving updates on Apple Stores, MacBooks, OS X Mountain Lion and iPads.Continue »
(CNET) Apple's next-generation smartphone will be called the iPhone 5, according to an inactive link accidentally posted on the company's own Web site hours before the highly anticipated device is expected to be announced in San Francisco.
Tune in Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. PT for our Apple iPhone event live blog.
By searching Apple's Web site for the term "iPhone 5," the search results yield a listing to a press release primed for later today. In the address listing, it says: "Apple-Introduces-iPhone-5," giving a fairly clear indication of what the forthcoming device will be called, 9to5Mac reported earlier today.Continue »