What will Apple reveal? Will it be a widescreen iPhone 5 with all the bells and whistles that rumor blogs have been speculating about? Will iOS 6 be everything we've hoped it to be? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed Wednesday, September 12, at 10:00 A.M. PST/1:00 P.M. EST. We'll be live blogging the iPhone 5 event from the Yerba Buena Center for Arts in downtown San Francisco. Executive Editor Susie Ochs will be there to provide us with photos and a minute-by-minute account of all the action. You can also set yourself up with a reminder to join us for the liveblog after the cut.
With the onslaught of app stores saturating the digital market, developers are discovering that they’ll have to become more creative about distributing their finished product across various platforms. Enter HTML 5. The new standard markup language for making websites--and a formidable replacement for Adobe’s Flash--is now being used by developers to create one piece of code that works seamlessly across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, Facebook, and the web. One company in particular, gaming startup Goko, is using this technology to transport a popular board game into an environment where friends using different mobile devices, in different parts of the world, can all play one another.
By now there's little doubt that a sixth-generation iPhone is just around the corner, so this is a great time to weigh your options for selling an older model and putting that cash toward Apple's latest and greatest -- and here are three of the best methods for doing just that.
With Sony and Samsung vying for the spotlight at last week's IFA show while Nokia and Motorola Mobility keep tech journalists busy on Wednesday, that leaves Amazon as the last one out the door to announce new products ahead of Apple's own event next week.
China is now the world's largest smartphone market, and Apple appears to be falling behind in the race to the top of the great wall of Chinese smartphone sales. Particularly if the other guys make phones that look just like the iPhone. Fortunately for Chinese phone makers, Apple has not gotten around to suing anyone in China--yet.
So who is applying all of this heat in the Chinese smartphone marketplace? Let's take a look some of the "cheap and cheerful" devices that are taking Apple's Chinese lunch money.
Brace yourselves, because it’s coming. The rumors of a smaller iPad have swirled since, well, the first iPad came along, and it no longer seems to be a question of if we’ll see one, but when. There’s no doubt that a market exists for a junior iPad; Amazon and Google have proven it with their own pint-sized tablets. And judging by past Apple patterns, a mini iPad makes sense in Apple’s timeline. While nobody knows exactly what the device will look like, what its tech specs will be, or what it will cost, one thing seems sure: Apple will release a smaller iPad, and here at Mac|Life, we think it’s a smart move.
When Tim Cook took over as Apple’s CEO in 2011, many pundits predicted the end of the company. Without Steve Jobs, they said, Apple was doomed. Since then Apple has become even more successful. Apple fans say that’s because Tim Cook is the right man for the job, the keeper of Steve Jobs’s flame, but critics say he just hasn’t had enough time to mess things up yet.
Mac users already have plenty of options when it comes to cloud storage, but over the course of the last year, a worthy opponent to Dropbox, SugarSync and Box has arrived from an unlikely source: Microsoft.
Plenty of useful new iCloud features were added in Mountain Lion--but even more are on the way. When Apple releases iOS 6 this fall, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch will gain Mountain Lion’s iCloud functionality plus several all-new features that will allow you to share even more content with friends and family. Let’s take a look at the new iCloud functions that Apple has announced for iOS 6 so far.
Whenever there is a new OS release, there are the inevitable software bugs that follow. And, with more than 3 million downloads in the first weekend alone, at least one of those users is sure to find something wrong with the latest cat from Cupertino. Let’s take a look at the top seven Mountain Lion bugs that are really bugging out.