With the ubiquitous presence of iPhone and iPads in the lives of Apple aficionados, one no longer even needs their trusty Mac to get online these days. Where iOS devices are concerned, there are a pair of Apple branded solutions -- MobileMe or manually syncing your device with iTunes -- that will allow intrepid internet explorers (see what we did there?), to ensure that they’ve easy access to all of the bookmarks they enjoy when using their Mac’s Safari internet browser.
But what if you prefer to a rock computer-side browser other than Safari, or refuse to spring for a MobileMe subscription? Don’t fret: the iTunes App Store has some great solutions to keep your browsing experience synchronized no matter what device you happen to be using.
We'll admit that the neoprene slySkin from Urban Tools is pretty hip. The tight-fitting sleeve comes in three different colors and is made of organic, waterproof material, and the inside is padded with fluffy velvet material that doubles as a screen cleaner. And while the slySkin is made for the stylish urban dweller, it's doesn't at all compromise function for fashion.
This incredibly hokey looking device is actually great for iPad users who love sprawling out in a bed or laying on the couch after a long day at work. And we have to admit: after viewing a few episodes of the Mac|Life show on the iPad with this silly looking contraption, we were totally hooked. While the MyClip Thigh Kneeboard is actually marketed for pilots taking long, trans-atlantic flights, it's also fitting for the dorm room dweller or couch contortionist.
Those shaky rides home on the Metro make it difficult to read anything on the iPad, or hold on to the thing when you're moving about. Fortunately, the HandStand takes care of this slight annoyance, enabling you to hold the iPad in an ergonomic fashion without the fear of dropping it. It's a silicon case with a hand strap mounted to a rotating disc, so you don't have to worry about taking the iPad out of your hand to reposition it. However, the strap will take some time getting used to, as it's a bit tight at first. And because of the case's protruding back, it can be difficult to place your iPad in a tiny bag.
A lot of scuttlebutt has been spread across the interwebz this past month concerning The Daily--an iPad-only daily news application from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp that print journalism types everywhere are hoping will breathe fresh life into their dying industry. For a long time now, rumor has had it that The Daily would launch on January 17th. Forbes magazine has been good enough to update that rumor, bumping The Daily's release date back to January 19th.
Late Friday, Apple finally pulled the VLC app after receiving a complaint two months earlier from a single developer involved in the creation of the original open-source VLC code over breach of the GNU Public License -- but the app is available again, at least to jailbreakers, via Cydia.
We're not entirely sure about how stylish this Cloak really is. The silicon covering that sheilds the iPad feels flimsy, and the pop out portrait stand is not too attractive when you turn the case on its side. At least when you close the flap, the iPad is protected by the case's rugged rubber shell. And, the hinge goes all the way around, which lets you position the iPad into many different orientations.
There was so much news this week we don't even know where to start. Okay, that's not entirely true, but it was a super busy week. We had CES hitting on all cylinders all week and we covered that extensively, then there was the launching of the Mac App Store (and its nearly immediate hacking) which was rather exciting, and before the weekend was over we had pretty solid support for the iPhone at long last arriving at Verizon.
Wow. That's a tall order, but if anyone can bring it down to nice bite size morsels of weekly goodness, it's the dedicated Mac|Lifers who saw it all, just In Case You Missed It.
We're absolutely smitten by the design on this case. However, this is definitely the kind of outfit for the home-dwelling, table top tablet, and not for the rugged commuter types. We'd actually be afraid of smashing through the case's intricately crafted contemporary exterior. The Macedonia, as the design is referred to, is 3D and comes with a nifty built-in stand for propping up your device.
Besides the Tauntaun Sleeping bag, there hasn't been an April Fool's product from ThinkGeek that has had us drooling more than the iCade. Lucky for us Ion Audio, has teamed up with ThinkGeek and Atari to bring the iCade to life.