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!
At long last, iPhone 6 is here. Callied "the biggest advancement in iPhone history," by Apple CEO Tim Cook at its unveiling, the latest version of Apple's popular smartphone comes in two versions: the iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 Plus. So what's so special about these phones, and what can they do? Read on for a rundown of the most significant features.
More than 25 years ago, Mac owners were introduced to Shadowgate — a medieval fantasy quest that overcame its black-and-white limitations to become one of the most immersive and enjoyable graphic-text adventures of its time. On August 21, Shadowgate is coming back, so we're comparing the classic version of the game to its modern counterpart, accompanied by commentary from one of its co-creators.
[UPDATED] Many free games feel like cynical business plans in disguise, but the following 25 titles offer a solid amount of entertaining gameplay even without added content or in-app purchases. It don't cost nothin' to give 'em a try, so go crazy!
Apple’s iWatch might be the worst-kept secret in tech history. There haven’t been information leaks so much as geysers, and thanks to countless comments from “those in the know,” we’ve put together a pretty solid picture of what we think the final product will be. Of course, we won’t have all the details until Tim Cook flashes the first iWatch on stage at some point, but for now we can sort through the rumors to separate the probable from the preposterous.
[UPDATED!] The Mac is full of great utilities, and the Terminal is no exception. From customizing your Mac’s secret system preferences to remotely controlling another Mac to manipulating text files in a handful of sly ways, the Terminal utility is more than just a Mac geek’s home base — it’s also place where, with a few expert tricks, all Mac users can feel right at home. Keep on reading as we present to you the 25 Terminal tips and tricks that every Mac user should know how to use in their daily workflows.
iPhones can help motorists in many ways. Most of us know of apps that can point us toward the nearest gas station or greasy spoon, but maps, locators, and mileage trackers won't do any good if you’re stranded on the side of the road. But fear not — there’s an app even for that.
[UPDATED] A great iPhone game could easily get lost amid the relentless onslaught of new releases, but we won't let that happen. Here at MacLife, we keep a constant eye on countless titles to maintain a current list of the 25 best.