Christmas 2011 is now but a memory and New Year’s Eve is imminent -- but are you ready to share the joy with friends, thanks to your Mac or iOS device? Or maybe you’ve cut the cord on your cable or satellite and aren’t sure of where you can watch the ball drop at midnight? Fear not, we’ve got some ideas for making the most of your New Year’s Eve with your Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and/or iPad.
Crazy Apple rumor season is in full swing, with Taiwan’s DigiTimes proposing that Cupertino will unveil a pair of new iPads at next month’s Macworld/iWorld show in San Francisco. That’s… just… crazy! But hey, we’re happy to be proven wrong, especially if it puts a swanky new iPad in our hands that much earlier in the year. While we’re all waiting to see if this rumor comes to fruition, why not dig into the rest the tech news for this next to last news recap on Thursday, December 29, 2011?
The war of words between iOS and Android goes on, with Google’s mobile boss now claiming the lion’s share of new device activations over the Christmas holiday. How Apple will respond is anyone’s guess, but with the close of another calendar quarter just days away, we’d expect some serious revenue boasting next month when Cupertino reports revenue from their holiday quarter. In the meantime, there’s plenty of other tech items making news for this Wednesday, December 28, 2011.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had access to your entire music library at all times? And what if you could share that library amongst all your Macs and iOS devices? iTunes Match is an optional paid iCloud component that offers exactly that, and while it’s charms are obvious, there are some limitations and usability issues that make Match’s forecast a little cloudy.
Europe is the focus of the past week’s legal events for Apple, with a swift slap on the wrist from Italy and another small but significant victory in Germany looming on the horizon. As the courtroom rulings begin to line up in Apple’s favor, are we beginning to see the formation of a larger legal strategy for Cupertino?
Cue up the “dun dun” and read on for this week's Law and Apple, European Style!
Tired of being late to the party due to email messages that arrive belated on your iOS device? With push email, you can be notified the second an email arrives. Read on to find out how to set up a Google Apps accounts that supports push email by using the Microsoft Exchange features in iOS. We'll show you how to convert your existing IMAP Gmail accounts into IMAP Push accounts.
There are only a few days left in 2011 -- and you know what that means. People bugging you asking if you're making any New Year's resolutions. You've tried all that before, but it's harder than it sounds. Well, experts say if you have a partner encouraging you, keeping track of things it helps. And who's there with you more often than your iOS device. Nobody, that's who. So check out these apps for sticking to it.
The 2011 Christmas holiday will be just a memory in a few days’ time, and our thoughts then turn to the new year and what 2012 might bring. For those of us covering the Apple beat, those ruminations include the first full year without Steve Jobs and what kind of new wonderment the team left in his wake might bring us -- some of which might still have involved his magic touch.
We're hotter than ever rolling into the holidays, but maybe the news has slipped past you in all the heat and hustle and bustle. That's just what we're here for! We catch the stories that you might otherwise miss, and we stick them right in your stocking where you couldn't miss them if you tried.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m tellin’ you why: Santa Claus is coming to town! That’s right, folks, the Christmas weekend is here and the fat man will be slipping down the chimney to gorge on your milk and cookies mere hours from now. Last chance to get those gift requests in! It’s also your last chance to read some “hot off the press” tech news before Christmas, so here’s the latest for Friday, December 23, 2011.