For the first time with iOS 8, Apple is letting users replace the system-wide keyboard with third-party alternatives. Most people will be perfectly happy with the standard option, which is better than ever thanks to the time-saving new predictive-text feature. But if you'd like to take a walk on the wild side, we’ve collected six keyboards that each offer something Apple doesn’t, from unique typing methods to animated GIF libraries. Let’s go keyboard crazy!
After Monday's announcement-packed keynote, WWDC attendees stumbled back into the third-floor lobby of Moscone West to encounter a couple of the brand-new, Retina Display-sporting MacBook Pros rotating magestically in glass cylinders. I stood on my tip-toes and took this video with my iPhone 4S.
The hot news is of course Apple's confirmation that something's going down this Wednesday. It doesn't take a genius to figure out the schedule and the image and now all that's left is wrangling over specs. Will there be surprises? We sure hope so. Meanwhile, here's a few other stories that were burning up the wires this week.
Well, that quiet little sneak, Mountain Lion certainly got people riled up once it showed itself out in the open. It comes in on its quiet cat feet, then suddenly it's on you. Well, we're not complaining. We kinda like turning down the volume once in a while, so we can focus on the heat. And do we have a week's worth of hot for y'all. Of course, with cats.
Three years ago, Apple bowed out of the Macworld Expo, leaving the convention halls barren and fans wondering about the future of the show. Though it took awhile to get its new bearings, the convention has since picked up a bit. The Macworld Expo has transformed into a showroom for upcoming products from third-party manufacturers that consumers didn't get the see at CES, a forum for App developers to get a feel for what consumers really want to do with their iOS devices, and a place where fans can connect to show off how simple it is to get creative with the Mac. Watch the video to see what show-goers thought about this year's Macworld/iWorld Expo, and whether or not they think the new name will actually stick.
We loved the Olloclip. It's one of the few iPhone lenses out there that doesn't require a case to use and gives iOS photographers three different perspectives to choose from, including wide angle, macro, and fish eye. It's truly a versatile product, so we asked one of the founders why they decided to put three lenses into one.
I took a leisurely stroll through the show floor yesterday afternoon. Fueled only be half a veggie burger and two 16oz glasses of Sprite, I saw some things that I will never forget. And here they are, documented in this video to show you, fair Mac|Life reader. Enjoy.
PS) For the record, those Western Digital hard drives were not running hot. I was trying to make a bad pun, but it didn't work out. And as you may know, I am often spouting bad puns.