Now that you've had time to take in the news of Apple's new iPad, you're probably wondering whether it's worth waiting in line for it come March 16. Well, why bother doing that when we can give you one? That's right: we'd like to offer you a chance to win your own iPad 3, without having to wait in line on day one to receive yours.
Apple has a pretty slick comparison chart listing all the specs for the iPad 3 and the iPad 2 side-by-side. So let's run down those and answer these questions: If you have an iPad 2 already, should you upgrade? And if you don't have any iPad yet, which one should you buy?
Boasting a 5 megapixel back-side illuminated sensor, five element lens, IR filter and ISP built right right into the iPad's A5X chip, the iSight is a marked improvement over what iPad 2 owners were forced to get their shutterbug on with. But what do all these specifications really mean? We're here to break it down for you.
Relive today's exciting event with our analog live blog. And if you'd rather, you can also go to our live blog and relive the conversation there between the editors and you, the readers. Thanks again to everyone for joining us today for this exciting new venture from Apple!
It's here, everyone! Our favorite day in March besides Talk like The Wire Day. Follow along with Editor-in-Chief Chris Slate, Executive Editor Susie Ochs, and Managing Editor Florence Ion as we uncover the mysteries of the next iPad with our friends atMacFormat. We're also keeping our fingers crossed for a new version of iOS, and maybe even a new Apple TV to go with it. Come join the conversation March 7 at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST. See you then!
Let's say you have a beautiful garden with a well-manicured lawn, shimmering koi pond and brilliant bands of flowering plants. Now imagine some jerk shows up and starts dumping trash, ripping out flowers and pouring toxic waste into the water--it would take months to clean and would never look the same.
But if there was a way to contain the damage, say by building a small box around the perpetrator, cleanup would be a breeze and the rest of your garden would stay pristine.
Replace "jerk" with "malware" and "garden" with "Mac," and you've got the essence of sandboxing, a security measure that, in Apple's own words, "protects the system by limiting the kinds of things an application can do, such as accessing files on disk or resources over the network." So if, for example, your favorite music player suddenly decides it wants to randomly trash files on your system, the virtual sandbox will prevent it from doing that.
You love your friends and their sometimes unintelligible tweets and Facebook posts, so why not turn them into a novel? Storify lets you create stories out of your social networks. Finally! You can do a little damage to the High School Beauty Queen's Facebook timeline. Or maybe that's just my fantasy…
The beta of Messages, which will officially debut this summer in OS 10.8 Mountain Lion, is available starting today. I took it for a test drive and found it awesome... and confusing. Messages weirdness: Let me show you it. And if you run into anything strange (or you are slapping your head and yelling "duh" while reading my tales of woe) chime in! We can all help each other...
While CES is the ultimate showcase for brand new technology and innovative gadgets, it can become redundant. Throughout the labyrinth of booths, there are a myriad of copycats, all trying to garner interest in "the next big thing". The fact of the matter is that many of these things are not the best things to come out of the show floor. Read on and I'll tell you why.
It's hard to write about Microsoft's final Consumer Electronics Show keynote without feeling a little bit depressed. What should have been the company's CES swan song felt more like a rambling late night phone call from an old friend who just wants to talk about the way things used to be. During the company's 60 minute kick at the can, which started 30 minutes late, CEO Steve Ballmer and dreamy corporate shill Ryan Seacrest didn't provide the keynote's attendees with a single piece of information they didn't already have.