Trying to make sense of the stock market can be thankless, daunting work. To the untrained eye, tickers are an undecipherable mix of letters and numbers--and even the best investing minds struggle to keep up with the constant ebbs and flows.
Just because your music and videos are on your Mac or iOS device doesn’t mean it has to be stuck there. Thanks to AirPlay, a feature built into iTunes on the Mac and in many iOS apps, you can use your Apple TV ($99, apple.com) to stream media straight to your TV. The Apple TV connects to your TV with an HDMI cable, and you can optionally connect it to a stereo with an optical audio cable. Or you can use an AirPort Express ($99), which has a 3.5mm audio output, to stream music from your Mac or iOS device to a stereo or powered speakers.
When Apple first launched iWeb, a new wave of beginners were able to quickly and easily design an attractive website on their Mac and upload it to the web via MobileMe. In recent years, however, iWeb has seen little attention in terms of updates when compared to iLife’s big hitters like iPhoto and iMovie, and MobileMe, along with its web hosting features, has been shut down and replaced by iCloud. The end looks close for iWeb.
Have no fear, however, the online service Squarespace (from $12 a month) provides you with a simple interface which you can write posts and upload images.
Playing and composing songs on your own is a blast for some, however there's something special about making music in collaboration with other like-minded folks that just can't be beat. Up until now, GarageBand on iOS has been a solo affair, but update 1.2 includes a new jam session feature that lets up to four people rock out as a group and record their tracks together in real-time. It works surprisingly well, and jam sessions are not hard to setup. Here's how you can get grooving and recording with your own little iOS band.
Everyone's been noticing an uptick in their app updates now that the big new iPad Retina Display is here. While you were busy tapping over and over that yes, you were aware other browsers would let you view adult content, a bunch of other things were going on and we nabbed some of them jsut for you. Aren't we sweet?
Geography lessons aren’t always the easiest subject to sit through in school, but for younger learners seeking a more interactive hands-on way to explore and absorb important knowledge about the world around them, Barefoot World Atlas is a delightful, information-rich resource for the iPad that proves learning can be a lot of fun.
Like peanut butter and jelly, puzzle games and iOS devices have always been a classic combo. While popular picks like Bejeweled Blitz and Words with Friends are always solid options for on-the-go gaming, there’s far funkier fare worth exploring in the App Store. If your taste in games falls on the quirkier side of the fence, you’ll get a kick out of this batch of peculiar iOS puzzle offerings we’ve rounded up.
One of the best things about computers is that they sometimes have the potential to be a great equalizer, with technology assisting people to do things they otherwise wouldn’t be able to. With this concept in mind, it’s easy to think about doing something creative or fantastical. But often, equalization through technology can be about more mundane tasks: reading web pages, writing text, opening documents and so on.
I'm not a fan of the Smart Cover because I'm not particularly satisfied with the fact that my iPad's backend is completely open to a world filled with scratchy things. I usually lean toward folio-style cases to keep the iPad protected, and fortunately Incipio has plenty of offerings. This week, we're reviewing the Incipio Slim Kickstand folio case for the third-generation iPad. It's exactly the kind of quality we expect from an Incipio case, and it nicely accentuates the iPad's svelte figure.
There are people among us that just know a little too much. They live for trips to the local sports bar to get their hands on those TV trivia games, the gathering of friends for a game of Trivial Pursuit, and those moments where someone asks, "Wait, who was that guy in that movie?" If you're friends with that person, consider making your Game Night event on Facebook private. If you are that friend and suddenly find yourself uninvited to question-based events, you can take solace on your iOS device.