It’s been more than three weeks since OS X Lion escaped from the Mac App Store and took up residence in Macs around the globe, and for the most part users are quite happy with their new houseguest. Part of the fun with any new operating system releases is uncovering the new features -- and this big cat has plenty of them.
The guys at Cupertino are always coming up with something new, from iPods that function as phones to full-fledged tablet computers. It's easy to forget that once upon a time, patents for devices like the iPhone and iPad left us scratching our heads (check out this blog post from 2006, if you need proof). To this day, Apple keeps us on our toes, and we can't help but wonder what amazing gadget will appear from their latest crazy patent applications. So, we scoured Patently Apple for 10 of the lastest, most ridiculous patents we could find -- only because we know, one day, Apple will surprise us with yet another device that will blow us away.
As we edge closer to September, the August rumor cycle begins steaming up. Will September 7 prove the magic day? Will the iPhone 5 make its appearance? Will you be able to buy it that day? And what about this mysterious discount iPhone we keep hearing about? Prepaid? All in the cloud? What gives?
This week GameFly announced its exciting new PC and Mac online rental service that will allow gaming fans to subscribe to the service and download any of the games GameFly has to offer straight to their desktop. Now, while they're not the first to offer such a service -- Steam already offers a heaping pile of Mac games -- they'll hopefully add more to the library in the future, which is why we’re so excited for it. Here are nine of the reasons we can’t wait to give it a spin.
We love spending quality time indoors with our gadgets, but sometimes we just want to take things outside. We're all for leaving the iPhone at home while out for a run, but these iOS and Mac gadgets just help you run faster, bike harder, and burn more calories all around. Best of all, they make fitness even more fun!
Moving into a dorm room after a lifetime spent in private residences can be a rude awakening. Your workspace is sure to be minimal, so you’ll need to choose your tech wisely and leave large, unnecessary items behind. We’re here to help -- and since getting a college education can be brutally expensive, we’ve taken the liberty of building a perfect Apple-centric dorm room setup for less than $1,000.
Every other week, I review a handful of different cases for your iOS and Mac devices. But is there anything that I haven't covered that you'd like to see in Best Case Scenario? Leave a comment after the cut and let me know what, and if, you've been looking forward to seeing a review of an interesting looking case from a particular brand.
In this week's Best Case Scenario, I'm just picking from the pile of the leftovers. With the great lot of iOS device users impatiently awaiting the next big (or small? Pre-paid?) iPhone, it's slim pickings here in the land of case reviewing. But this week, we've got iPad 2 cases that feature Andy Warhol's famed banana, green pillowy leather and the toughness of a thousand Rhino skills. Read on! Or, sail on, because I like nautical imagery (and themed pashminas!).
Rumors, rumors, everywhere rumors, the iPhone 5 is coming! But when? And does it look like the sweet picture in our gallery? We can only hope. That's a hot tip all right, and it matches some other bits of information coming in, so it looks like we're down to team September release or team October. But what other hot news what shaking the Applesphere this week? Let's have a look see, shall we?
Steve Uy established himself well in the comic book industry over the last decade, illustrating covers for Marvel's Uncanny X-Men and Iceman, along with DC's JSA Classified and other books, as well as providing full artwork for several issues of Marvel's Avengers: The Initiative. He also put out two of his own self-created mini-series: Feather, released in 2003 by Image Comics, and Jova's Harvest, which followed in 2005 from Arcana Studios.
In today's economy, sometimes it can be hard on the old wallet strings to rush right out and get the latest and greatest Apple product. Thankfully, the lifeline of Macs are able to run for a long time, allowing for users to purchase previous generations of Macs, and still be able to get the same enjoyment and use as those sporting the new editions. Below, we'll show you how you can save on previous generations of Macs, and for our nostalgic readers who might be in to collecting old Macs, a way you can save on those too!