In this week's Best Case Scenario, we're taking a break from the traditional, put-it-in-your-bag iPad cases and focusing on something completely different. We've got an iPad case with an added hand holster, an elastic band that straps the iPad to your knee, a stylish iPad sleeve for urban hipsters and a special iPad case that can be mounted to your wall.
There was so much news this week we don't even know where to start. Okay, that's not entirely true, but it was a super busy week. We had CES hitting on all cylinders all week and we covered that extensively, then there was the launching of the Mac App Store (and its nearly immediate hacking) which was rather exciting, and before the weekend was over we had pretty solid support for the iPhone at long last arriving at Verizon.
Wow. That's a tall order, but if anyone can bring it down to nice bite size morsels of weekly goodness, it's the dedicated Mac|Lifers who saw it all, just In Case You Missed It.
We scoured the CES 2011 show floor looking for the best, most innovative products that this year's massive consumer trade show has to offer. Read on for a look at this year's most innovative iOS gadget, content creation device, lifestyle product and iPhone accessory, and audio dock, plus their runner-ups.
Join the Mac|Life staff as we stand on the sidelines of the Verizon CES 2011 keynote and wait in anticipation for that Verizon iPhone announcement the rumor mill's been buzzing about since...well, since we can remember! The keynote will be live at 8:30AM PST/11:30AM EST.
Although I’m writing this as December dawns, when you’re reading it I’ll be in Las Vegas at January’s Consumer Electronics Show, poking and prodding the promised plethora of computing goodness powered by AMD’s new Fusion line of processors. One company that won’t be demonstrating AMD-powered wares at CES is Apple—all Macs are currently powered by Intel processors. But that doesn’t mean that Jobs & Co. aren’t contemplating putting AMD under the hood of some future bit of shiny-shiny. In fact, they’d be crazy not to.
A bit of background. Soon after AMD acquired graphics chipmaker ATI in mid-2006, the combined company announced a future chip line that would integrate AMD’s central processing units (CPUs) with ATI’s graphics processing units (GPUs) onto the same chunk of silicon.
In a world studded with Photoshop-style image editors and Painter-like natural-media tools, it’s really tough to find a new kind of artistic software that brings something truly unique and innovative to the table. But the little-known Studio Artist 4 totally pulls it off, delivering a one-of-a-kind creative application that can craft visuals like nothing else—if you’re prepared to spend some time mastering its intricacies.
Dividing Apple's desktop line into three neat divisions--Mac mini, iMac and Mac Pro--still leaves you with enough options to make your head spin when it comes time to plunk down your money for new hardware. Here's a run down of what to expect when you go shopping for a new desktop Mac.
Creation is the name of the game with Apple’s revolutionary iPad. Whether you’re creating beats, finger painting, or writing the next great American novel, users all over the globe use the iPad to create nearly as much as they use it to consume media. This week we take a look at three big games that’ll have you creating as much as any creation app in the App Store. The games we chose run the gamut—from spiritual to downright toxic.
iPad cases can be truly a work of art, whether they're made of recycled materials, hard-to-grip plastic, or faux leather. This week, we've got some pretty good looking--and yes, functional--iPad cases that'll protect your tablet and show it off in style.
If you’ve got a few extra bucks to spend this year, you can make even $100 go a lot further this holiday season. Just because you’ve waited until Christmas week to start shopping doesn’t mean you have to settle for junk! Here are ten great ideas that will make last-minute buyers look like heroes to any gadget lover.