We all know that a sequel is on the way to Apple’s market-dominating iPad, but that’s not stopping Google from prepping its own counterattack in 2011, as demonstrated Monday night by the man heading up the company’s Android division.
It was inevitable that it would come to this, but ultimately we all knew this was the direction Google was headed with their book project. Not simply scanning and indexing various libraries holdings, but moving toward e-readership was always in the cards for the search giant. And with their announcement today, Google moves into direct bookstore competition with Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, and more.
Twitter can be a blessing or a burden. The social media phenom has the power to keep its users in touch with friends old and new, track the movements of their favorite celebrities and keep abreast of world-changing events as they happen. That's the blessing. The burden of the service is being inundated with spam robot accounts programmed to send you more tweets than you can bear, finding masses of unwanted followers added to your account and trying to navigate through the quagmire of messages polluting your twitter feed as the result of both. For all the benefits Twitter brings us, no one needs that sort of pain.
Fortunately, there's a number of excellent services out there that will help you to restore sanity to Tweet-loving life. In this how-to, we're going to show you the best way to shake off the scores of unwanted followers and freeloaders you may have collected with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Oh the weather outside is delightful right now. From where we sit, there is a light dusting of snow with the promise of much more later today and tonight. Forget what science says about solstices and equinoxes, winter is here when the snow comes to stay. And since many of you are going to be cuddled up by the fire, why not cuddle up with Mac|Life and the week in review. We'll bring the marshmallows.
Since it's debut this past July, Flipboard has been making sure that users of the iPad application always have something fresh to read available, with content delivered from a number of popular online sources and linked material from the user's Twitter and Facebook friends. Thanks to Flipboard's innovative approach to content aggregation, it quickly became one of the most popular free news readers available in the iTunes App Store, boasting scads of satisfied users and a large number of glowing reviews. However, up until now, Flipboard has suffered from the same issue plaguing the majority of other iOS-based content aggregation applications: a lack of support from many of the major media outlets that it draws its content from. This means that while you could, for example, have headline-worthy content from the New York Times collected by Flipboard, you wouldn't be able to read more than a few lines of the story.
If a story posted today has it right, all of that could be about to change.
The holidays are nearing and you're totally stressing. At this point, we'd tell you to just troll the 'net for photos of puppies and kitties to put a bit of a smile on your face, but that doesn't exactly solve the problem of disorganization. No worries, we've got a few apps for you that'll help you get your things together for this crazy time of year, including an app that organizes your photo downloads from Safari, the new Evernote update for iPad and a gift profiler for your Contacts.
In an effort to protect iOS users from fraudulent activity, Apple has updated the platform's Terms of Service and will now force gamers to reveal their real identities when sending out a friends request to another player. So, let us get this straight: Firefly was canceled, Uwe Boll is still making movies and now Apple will no longer let us hide behind gamer tags as we destroy all comers during a fierce game of Cro-Mag Rally?
iPad and iPhone owners waited a long time for iOS 4.2 to release, then were kicked back another week for iOS 4.2.1 as Wi-Fi issues were resolved. Does Apple have something else up its sleeve? Could an update be coming as early as this month or maybe even next week?