Each Saturday, Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac, technology reporters at The New York Times, review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry.
Mike: Greetings, Farhad! Or should I say, “Sup, brah?” I’m trying to change my vernacular to a more local dialect, as I am now a Californian living in the Bay Area.
Farhad: Yeah, say, “Sup, brah?” That’s how we all do it. Especially if you’re interviewing important people, that’s the best opener.
Mike: I “hella” agree.
Onto the news!
New four-inch iPhone SE is set to replace the older version, but is it really all that different?
If you’re one of the millions still using one of Apple’s four-inch iPhones, then the company has plans for you.
Last week Apple released the iPhone SE, to replace the almost three-year-old iPhone 5S. The iPhone SE is the first of up to four handsets the company may launch this year and bolsters up the lower end of the range.
As well as first-time buyers and those with a smaller budget, the tech giant is targeting customers who haven’t upgraded to the larger iPhone 6 handsets. Many users prefer the smaller dimensions of the older phones over the phablet-style of newer devices. Customers had “pleaded” for a new handset that bucked the trend of ever larger screens, said Apple at its keynote event on Monday.
Today’s post on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free has big shoes to fill after yesterday’s offering, but we’ve tried our best to finish off the week on a high note. Friday’s post includes 11 different apps that span a wide range of categories to ensure that there’s something for everyone. You’ll also find a few extra freebies that are still on sale in Thursday’s post.
These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.