Programs here, get your programs! Can't get around the Macworld 2011 Expo without a program! Well actually, you could, but wouldn't you rather know where you're going? If you nodded yes to this question, you'll want to check out iMacworld, available for free from the iTunes App Store.
Sure, your iOS device comes with a calendar built in and on the iPad it's phenomenally gorgeous, but Apple's helpful app is a little less than helpful. For instance, syncing. If we had something entered on the desktop iCal, it would be great if it would sync to our iPhones or iPads without us having to dig out our cords, plug them into our devices and our computers, fire up iTunes, click on Sync, and sit around twiddling our thumbs -- or if we didn't have to shell out a hundred bucks a year for a MobileMe subscription. Wireless syncing would be an awesome way to resolve some of this, but maximum flexibility and syncability is what we're after. Enter Google Calendars and the apps that supersize it.
By itself, Google Calendars accessed by browser on your iOS device is even weaker than Apple's options. Stripped down to its essence, the interface is not attractive and is pretty limited in what you can do. Sure, you can move from mobile view to desktop view and gain more functionality -- but this works best on an iPad. We want the world and we want it now.
Last Halloween, Rovio Mobile released Angry Birds Halloween to coincide with the holiday. That eventually gave birth to Angry Birds Seasons for the December holidays. Now, we have word that the next edition will be Angry Birds Valentine's Day.
There’s been plenty of chatter in recent weeks about the potential for the next iPad to pack a higher-resolution display, but the leading speculation says it won’t be happening -- at least not until the iPad 3, presumably next year, says one analyst.
This was the week the App Store cracked the 10 billion download mark and we have to say lotsa luck to the Microsoft app store. We hope to see you reach 10 billion downloads sometime around 2025. Bwahahaha! We kid, we kid. The MS app store will never reach 10 billion downloads! Zing! We kid again, we kid. All right, enough comedy, on with the all the news that's fit not to miss, but just in case you did.
Here at Mac|Life headquarters, we believe that sharing is caring. That's right: every bit of news that we could possibly want our colleagues to be privy to, we shout it out loud from the industrial-sized soapboxes stashed away under our desks. And when we can't physically make proclamations here at the office, we do so with our Macs and iOS devices on the go. In this edition of Free App Friday, we're featuring three apps that'll help you get the word out about whatever it is you've got going on, and keep you in the know about your neighbor's agenda, too.
Canada already has a lot going for it: It's the birthplace of William Shatner, and poutine. Not only that, but they also invented insulin, standard time and television. Yep, they might also have free health care... but do you want to know what really grinds our gears about our northern neighbors? The sweet deals they're currently getting on refurbished iPads from Apple's online store.
If you've ever jailbroken an iOS device, there's little doubt that you've already paid a visit to the Cydia App Store. Full of invaluable iOS application that for one reason or another didn't make it into the iTunes App Store, Jay Freeman's Cydia has always been a one-stop shop to make your jailbreaking efforts worth while. Now, thanks to a few key updates to Cydia, it appears that the service will become easier to use than ever.
The digging into iOS 4.3 beta 2 continues, with the latest discovery a string that seems to indicate the iPad 2 may wind up with the same back-facing camera as the iPod touch -- which means 720p video recording may indeed be a reality.
Apple’s second-generation Apple TV continues to expand its iOS-based horizons, thanks to enterprising developers who don’t have Cupertino addresses. The latest is XBMC, the open source media player’s first ARM-based release and a full port of the software.