Well, the year has certainly settled down into the same old routines that were popular in December of 2009. Whodathunkit? We'd hoped you'd have kept your New Year's resolutions at least a little longer than two lousy weeks, but, then, we're still spending (wasting) just as much time on Lolcats now as last year.
At least we have a little something for you that isn't a waste of your time. That's right, it's our weekly round up of stuff you might have missed while singing along to "The Internet is Made of Cats."
We’re here to help with a compendium of essential software. It didn’t
come easily--we debated, argued, haggled, and even pleaded to secure a
prized position on this list for our favorite, most useful
applications. But by limiting the software we’re highlighting to 50,
we’ve guaranteed you the best of the best--no Internet spew here. And
by capping the cost of the software we’ve selected at $50, we’ve made
sure you can reasonably buy what you need. You may love your Mac
already, but you’re not gonna believe how much it can do once you load
up even a few of these choice applications.
With CES 2010 just underway, there’s a veritable mountain of eReaders being unleashed to dethrone Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. If you can’t make it to CES, just sit back and let MacLife.com be your guide through the thick forest of what’s been announced so far!
So much for “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”: Companies of all shapes & sizes are coming out of the woodwork throwing around tablet-style gadgets, and some of them aren’t even being shy about referring to them as “slates” on the heels of the recent news that Apple has procured a trademark on the name “iSlate,” possibly as a name for their own forthcoming tablet.
Let’s have a look at what’s been announced so far, and what we know about each device.
Are you finally getting over your New Year's Eve partying? We got around to feeling human sometime late last night, just before bed again. Well, in case you were traveling or exercising your drinking arm excessively and didn't have a chance to check out these hot hits, here's a list of awesome Mac|Life articles to get you up to speed.
When it comes to New Year’s Eve, it’s all about the party. From
elegant, seven-course dinners to all-night drunken ragers, how you ring
in the new decade sets the tone for the remaining 365 days; and since
we don’t have the Macworld Expo to look forward to this year, the
effects of a bad party can cast a particularly gloomy cloud over the
first few weeks of 2010.But this year, you hold your own fate
in your hands--literally. With an iPhone in your pocket, even the
lamest of gatherings can be magically transformed into something that’s
at least cool enough to chronicle on your Facebook page.
Using the ancient power of math, we've compiled a list of the top articles on the site for the year 2009. Join us as we travel back in time and remember the year of Snow Leopard, iPhone OS 3.0, our trip to the Mythbusters and iLife '09.