I used RipIt ($24.95, thelittleappfactory.com) to compress my Kill Bill DVD to watch on my iPad. Trouble is, the movie is full of scenes spoken in foreign languages, and the English subtitles don’t appear in the file. Am I stuck missing all that awesome Tarantino dialogue?
Apple looks to be aggressively stepping up its efforts to curb jailbreaking with the next iOS update. According to the unofficial iPhone Dev Team blog, the iOS 5 beta has changed the way the iPhone boots, and the new authentication process will make it harder roll back to an older versions of iOS. So, if you jailbreak your iPhone, and something goes wrong, Apple is effectively voiding your Get Out Of Jail Free card.
Earlier this year Apple moved past Sony to become Samsung's biggest customer. However, the relationship status moved to "it's complicated" when Apple began a series of accusations and lawsuits against Samsung for allegedly copying the iPhone and iPad. Now it appears Apple has started seeing other people, and is actively sourcing a new manufacturer to produce the A6 processor beginning in 2012.
Are you geared up for the new Transformers movie opening in theatres this week? If not, perhaps you need a little inspiration in the form of an officially licensed “mix and match” app that just landed in the App Store ahead of the big-screen version.
Summer is icumen in, as the poet of olde once wrote, and maybe you spent a lot of time this week out doors and weren't at your computer, glued to the latest in Mac and Apple news. Maybe you were off camping or exercising or gardening or sunbathing or who-knows-what-ing. Well, if you were, and if the rain drove you back inside, have a seat right here, that's it, pull up a chair, sit down, and take a look at the news we have for you.
Most of the time, a one-person party just isn’t a party -- at least not a fun one. And sadly, that’s true with the iOS version of You Don’t Know Jack, which pretty much ruins an otherwise wonderful, evilly clever game by forcing it into a single-player-only coffin.
Over half the MacLife staff is out of the office today, no doubt soakin' up the sunshine and having all kinds of fun. And we're here putting the finishing touches on another installment of Price Drop, so your weekend can be as good as theirs -- thanks to some generous iOS app developers who have slashed the prices on these handy helpers and cool games to help you kick back. Most of the apps in this week's roundup are even free! Free, like our lucky, lucky coworkers...
Free news aggregator Taptu isn’t just universal in the sense that it comes with native versions for iPad and iPhone. It also aims to be a truly universal aggregator, letting you read your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn streams, plus RSS feeds from Google Reader, Bing RSS, or any thousands of sites around the web.
So what if you get iOS 5 and you're not too happy with its performance? Or what if you're on a 3GS and just can't handle the slow-downs that occur when you put the later iterations of iOS on your mobile device? Simply downgrade it.
This also works for developers who've updated their iOS devices for development purposes and want to downgrade.
Admit it -- your friends think your parties are lame. It's alright, my parties were like that too, until I started renting ponies, throwing confetti and pouring endless bottles of champagne. Then everyone started showing up and my soirees were ones to be remembered. Now, you don't have to go all out like I did--go the cheaper route and enlist some free apps to get your party poppin'.