Don't-Miss Software Stories

Does Apple assign engineers to fake projects?

Does Apple really test its employees' loyalties by assigning them to phantom projects? Or is that just an urban myth? Ars Technica's Jacqui Cheng investigates.

The Week in iOS Apps: Yippee-ki-yay!

One of our favorite action heroes is back, but we're not just about blood, guts, and violence. We've got apps for music, keeping a diary, and making meetings more efficient.

Macworld/iWorld Video: Ask the editors

In this Macworld Live session, our editors field questions from Macworld/iWorld attendees. The topic in this five-minute segment: our favorite Mac and iOS tools for work.

iOS devices hobble Exchange servers when they sync

Microsoft and Apple recommend that businesses deny certain iPhones, iPads and iPods access to Calendar items.

Ask The Editors - Macworld iWorld 2013

The audience at Macworld iWorld asks the editors questions and they do their best to answer them.

The Week in iOS Apps: Grammy-phone

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps includes a little bit of sports, a little bit of music, and of course, a little bit of zombie.


US appeals court asks whether to limit software patents

Should an abstract idea written into software and run on a computer be patentable? That's one question a U.S. appeals court will consider Friday when it hears arguments in a case with broad implications for software patents for companies as diverse as Google and Red Hat.


Dropbox unveils new Sync API

Dropbox on Wednesday introduced its new Sync API, which the company says will let developers focus on their apps' core functionality, while Dropbox handles the intricacies of file syncing.

Best In Show - Macworld iWorld

Crazy Talk 7 is shown off at the best in show panel on the Macworld Live stage.

Expo Notes: QuikIO adds mobile-to-mobile media sharing

QuikIO, the iOS app that lets users access photos, videos, and music directly from their Macs and PCs, has added mobile-to-mobile file transfers to its iPhone and iPad offerings.

Firmware updates address MacBook battery issues

Apple on Wednesday unveiled three firmware updates designed to address issues with older batteries in its MacBook line of laptop computers.

Phone unlocking ban could hit you in the wallet

Phones bought after January 25 can no longer lawfully be decoupled from a carrier by the owner of the device. How did this decision come to rest with a single non-elected, non-technical, elderly librarian in Washington?


Applr brings social networking to app purchases

A new online service lets users combine social networking with App Store shopping as they peruse the latest offerings for theiriPhone and iPad. Applr launched Wednesday, the creation of developer Michael Johnston, who has been working on the project since 2010.

Macworld/iWorld 2013 Best of Show: Call for submissions

Macworld is now accepting product submissions for the Best of Show Awards. If you are a company exhibiting at Macworld/iWorld 2013, you can have your product considered for the awards.

The Week in iOS Apps: What a Crock

If you are a lover of slow-cooked foods, then this week's roundup of iOS apps includes what must surely be the best app ever created.