We thought about throwing a bunch of hardware on the floor and letting our pets pick the winner. Sure that sounds awesome in theory, but the bosses said we were being lazy, that we needed to put our animals away and get back to work.
By the way, they picked the MacBook Air. Pets love the Macbook Air. A piece of paper that fell into the pile came in a close second.
Check out the top wares for 2010 as picked by the Mac|Life editors after the jump.
In a world studded with Photoshop-style image editors and Painter-like natural-media tools, it’s really tough to find a new kind of artistic software that brings something truly unique and innovative to the table. But the little-known Studio Artist 4 totally pulls it off, delivering a one-of-a-kind creative application that can craft visuals like nothing else—if you’re prepared to spend some time mastering its intricacies.
One of the great promises of iOS 3.0 was the External Accessory framework, which would allow a multitude of accessories to interface with Apple’s 30-pin dock connector port. It’s been slow in coming, but at long last those classic serial ports of yesteryear (such as RS-232) can finally connect to your iOS device.
I've always been pretty stubborn when it comes to resolutions, and something tells me I’m not going to find an app to convince me to start bettering myself on the day I’m most likely to be overweight, depressed, broke and/or hungover. So, instead of working on myself, I’ve resolved to use my iPhone to help my friends change. I call them: resoyoutions.
We have yet to meet a person who didn't find the way text bundles are priced as anything other than completely mercenary. Seriously? Our only options are the just enough (if you use sparingly) 200 or the waaaay too much (unless you refuse speaking on the phone and only text) 1500? No middle ground, AT&T? None?
This is precisely where third party app developers have stepped into the gap. And, boy, have they. There are nearly as many texting apps as there are fart soundboards. What's a discerning customer to do? You could spend a couple days downloading and trying out what the app store has to offer, or you could sit back and let us do the work.
2011 is right around the corner, and with it has come a series of New Year-themed apps, including one from popular men’s magazine Maxim, who have teamed up with developer Elite Gudz to create the free Champagne Popper app.
By default iTunes will automatically sync any iPhone, iPad, iPod, or iPod touch when any of these devices is attached to your computer using a USB sync cable. If you'd prefer to manually sync your iOS Device you can. Here's how: launch iTunes, open iTunes Preferences, select the Device tab, and check the box next to Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.
While the iPad may still be selling just as fast as it was when it first hit the scene last spring, the same can't be said for magazines publishing special editions formatted for the device. According to a report from the folks at electronista, the number of people purchasing iPad periodicals has been in steep decline over the past few months.