If you follow any of the Mac|Life staff on Twitter, you may have noticed tweets from a mysterious service known as Turntable.fm. Imagine iTunes DJ on the Internet and you get a good idea of what Turntable.fm is.
Steve Jobs's announcement of Apple's up-and-coming iCloud service at last week's WWDC certainly made an impact on the Mac-using community. While the response seems to have been mostly positive, there appears to be dissent among the cognoscenti -- specifically in regard to the apparent lack of a Web interface.
After waiting around for three days for my modest library of music (2,047 songs to be exact) to finally upload to Google's servers, I got a chance to really try out Google Music Beta and see if it's going to be something worth using. In theory, the concept is quite enticing: a cloud-based service that enables audiophiles to access their music virtually anywhere. However, its execution is a little messy. To be fair, it is still in beta, but there are some areas where Google Music could really use some improvement, and some that they do just fine.
For a little 3D action with the iPhone or iPod touch, Hasbro's MY3D puts your device in the hot seat and turns on all three dimensions. The apps are free with the purchase of the product, and most of them use the gyroscope to move.
We’d like to tear you away from the latest rumors and scuttlebutt surrounding the next iteration of the iPhone for just a moment in order to bring you an important public service announcement: Companies other than Apple are currently busy preparing their own next generation devices too. It’s a shocking, we know, but we swear it’s the truth. Take Nintendo, for example. Word has it that they’re in the middle of prototyping their next generation console gaming system. Given that a little over a year ago, Nintendo declared Apple “the enemy of the future”, will their next hardware offering be designed to take on Cupertino’s forays into the realm of gaming?
News flash: Mother's Day is Sunday. Yeah, this Sunday. Just a couple days away. Flowers are crazy expensive this time of year, ridiculously so, and they don't show a lot of creativity either. But don't freak; you still have time to get your mom a little somethin', and once again the Internet is here to help.
Okay, okay, have we all settled down from iPad 2 mania? Sure, it finally hit the UK this week and the Brits went gaga for it, but meanwhile other stuff's popping. Like what? you ask. I guess you came to the right place to find out all the stuff you missed. You know, just in case.
The American mobile telecommunications community was rocked this week by word that AT&T had entered into a definitive agreement to buy German-owned T-Mobile to the tune of $39 billion dollars. When word about the purchase came down this week, we had two questions: First, will Catherine Zeta Jones and Luke Wilson work together, or be forced to battle it out to see who gets to keep the B-list celebrity spokesperson gig after the merger goes through? Second, and more importantly, will T-mobile customers have a chance to get their hands on an iPhone?
Steve Jobs is a very powerful man. With a single word, he has been known to lay waste to inferior products and technologies.
Okay, maybe that's not true. Look at Windows, it's been around for ages and Steve hasn't exactly been quiet about how much better the Mac OS is to Windows. Still, that hasn't stopped people from blaming Jobs for the demise of, well, just about anything.