Our conucopia is getting pretty stuffed around here, which means it's a sure sign that the holidays are on their way. So what've you got planned for the big weekend coming up? Probably your iOS device will get some toting around, maybe you'll watch a couple movies, read a couple books, and maybe you'll keep up with your good friends at Mac|Life, who keep track of the week's hottest stories, just for your sake.
Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire arrived in the hands of early adopters this week, and we were among those who preordered following the announcement seven weeks ago. Now that it’s safely arrived in our hands, we’ve started poking, prodding and yes, tapping the Kindle Fire to give MacLife.com readers a quick look at this new budget-conscious, seven-inch Android-based tablet.
In this week's iOS Games Roundup, we're skewing a bit towards the literary. Two of the games featured in our "Games to Watch For" gallery are games inspired by popular books. Read on for this week's iOS game news, plus a gallery of those literary games to keep an eye out for.
With the holidays right around the corner, 'tis the season to both spend and save. The internet provides endless avenues for deals on goods, but nothing feels better than saving money while supporting your local economy. Need a helping hand on how to find great savings in your area? These 10 apps will help you save on everything from local travel and shopping to dinners and parking, all in your own neighborhood. Best of all, nine of these apps are free, allowing you to put more of your hard-earned bucks to better use elsewhere.
iPad stands and docks come in all shapes and sizes, from Apple's own minimalist dock, to docks that turn your iPad into a bonafide arcade cabinet. These 10 docks and stands keep it simple while still adding some functionality to your iPad, and all look great on a desk or bedside table.
iTunes Match is out! This $25 a year service allows users to store music in the iCloud and stream (or download) it to any iOS or Mac devices. The best part is that Apple matches songs against a user's iTunes library and automatically delivers the best quality to your devices. The music in that library that doesn’t "match" will be uploaded and stored in the cloud for users to retrieve on their devices. Read on to find out how you can set up iTunes Match for your Mac and iOS device.
New week, new excitements, including the death of the iPhone's software nemesis, a couple legal kerfluffles of note, and a brick-based game of huge popularity about to drop in just a few short hours. We also saw a battery fix by way of iOS and some tricks hidden in the Camera app. We keep our eye on all things Apple and work to keep you in the loop.
There’s a lot to love about the way iOS works, but sometimes you just need a little bit more from it. Take the built-in keyboard, for example. It gets the job done for texting and typing in shorter bursts, but for those aspiring novelists, businessmen with a presentation to finish, or extremely dedicated Internet forum trolls, the default keyboard may not cut it. Thankfully, there are a handful of options in the App Store that provide a functional alternative. From the keyboards for the socially addicted to the professional typist on the go, here are eight of the most helpful alternative keyboard options.
iOS 5 definitely introduced a slew of new features that long-time iOS users had been waiting on since Apple finally introduced copy and paste. And Apple has definitely heard the Call of the Users, as iOS 5 also comes chock full of shortcuts. Why bother swiping between home screens and sifting through apps when you can perform a few simple shortcuts to get what you want? Read on to find out how.
Are you a parent to one of those lucky children that's been given an iPhone? Or are you just a lucky parent? Either way, accessory manufacturers know you're out there. These 15 kid-friendly add-ons for your iPhone are sure to keep your kids, or you as a parent, happy. They cover just about every age group, so keep them in mind for the upcoming holiday season!