According to Mac Rumors, Apple is currently conducting an investigation into Monster headphones that uses the inline microphone and remote control. A leaked internal Apple bulletin shows that the company is currently investigating problems whereby iPhones, iPods, and iPads behave erratically when they have Monster headphones plugged in.
BOO! That's right, that's right, it's that time of the year, when all the spooks and haunts in the world go out looking for candy and treats and the ever elusive, ghostly white iPhone, the ne'er to be seen specter. Here's the tastiest bits of Mac|Life from the week, giving you a little something to read while waiting for the knocking on your door tonight. Just don't bob for any Apple products; they don't care much for water.
This week, for Free App Friday, we're doing something special to help reel in the spookiest day of the year: Halloween. In all honesty, yours truly isn't a fan of all the scary things this holiday has to offer. But, Halloween can be all about the fun you share with your friends, from dressing in costume to swapping candy (no one wants to get stuck with a bucket full of Butterfingers, now do they?). The best part is that you can download a bunch of throwaway apps on your iPad and iPhone to ring in the celebration and get into the Halloween spirit!
This week's tips are all about getting things done on your favorite iOS device. I frequently have people asking me what I am doing with my new toy (i.e. iPad) and when I tell them I'm working, they don't believe me. The truth is that the iPad, or any other iOS device for that matter, can be used for fun, but more importantly you will probably find a use for them at any job. Therefore, after many queries and questions about apps that I use for work, I thought it might be a good time to share some of them with you.
So this week, I'll give you four app recommendations that will show you how to add a second display to your Mac, access computers remotely, store and access your data in the cloud, manage and view files of all kinds, and access Mac|Life content on your iOS devices.
These apps are seriously useful and if you like hearing about apps like these leave me a comment and I'll share some more app gems with you in the future. On the other hand if you have one you'd like to tell us about leave a comment about that too.
If you're in the market for a full featured RSS reader to deck your iPad out with, you could do a lot worse than Glasshouse App's The Early Edition--a cleverly designed application that takes your favourite RSS feeds and presents them to you in the form of a browsable, searchable newspaper interface that makes reading a pleasure. If you haven't had a chance to take the application for a test drive, here's your chance: For this weekend only, The Early Edition is being offered for the very reasonable prive of 99 cents--80% off of the application's regular price!
Earlier this year, the Transportation Security Administration relaxed a few of the protocols surrounding the inspection of electronic devices being brought on board of an aircraft. The long and short of it is that if your device is smaller than a "standard sized laptop" there was no longer a need to remove them from your bag when going through a security checkpoint. For travelers who tote an iPad, Kindle or Nook on their journeys, this was very good news. Hey gang, isn't the new 11.6-inch MacBook Air smaller than a standard sized laptop? Game on!
Did you really think we could go for more than a few weeks without the mentioning a new Apple-centric lawsuit? Of course not. This time around, the action surrounds a cash-strapped Taiwanese monitor manufacturer called Proview who owned, then sold and subsequently cried over a trademarked name you may be familiar with.
We told you about it earlier this month, and the day has finally arrived: The iPad is now available for sale at both Verizon Wireless (coupled with a MiFi 2200) and AT&T (where it uses the native 3G data plan).
This week's Best Case Scenario explores two very utilitarian iPad bags, including one that’s virtually theft proof. Plus, Booq has a brand new iPad Folio case that's as rugged as it is cool looking, and ColorWare released a kitschy handle grip for the iPad that's a whopping three Benjamins.
During their third quarter earnings conference held by Comcast yesterday, it was revealed that the company's fortunes were looking pretty rosy: Revenue has increased by 7%, operating cash flow and income had gone up and best of all, the was reportedly sitting on $1 billion in cash. With things running so smoothly, you'd think it would be business as usual and cable boxes for everyone. According to the company's CEO, this won't be the case for long. Comcast has seen the future of content delivery, and for them at least, it's a future that belongs to devices like the iPad.