Apple will be hosting it's annual music event a week from today at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The even begins at 10:00 a.m. Stay tuned to Maclife.com for our liveblog straight from the event.
Associate Online Editor Flo Ion hosts the podcast with slight uncertainty as Online Editor Robbie Baldwin watches from the sidelines. No matter--the staff still managed to thoroughly discuss melting iPhones in Asia (not really), China's own free bumper program, and the recently filed Apple patent for a touchscreen Mac.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions, and stayed tuned at the end for outtakes!
Welcome to yet another Game Time. This week we take on a few games that differentiate themselves from other titles in the App Store with elements like subtle gameplay mechanics and unique visual styles. Not all of the games featured scored a grand slam on their first try, but all are worth checking out.
Many corporations that banned the iPhone from employees are now replacing notebooks with iPads for increased productivity and ease of transportation. According to a new Wall Street Journal article, there are more than 500 applications specifically built for iPad-toting business people, and a few big companies are taking advantage of them.
According to a statement by Apple Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tim Cook, nearly half of the Fortune 100 companies are either in a process of testing or deploying iPads for internal use.
If you've got fingers the size of Snickers bars and find the iPad's on screen keyboard on the difficult side of sanity to use for typing anything more robust than a quick email, you'll want to pay attention to the BL-BKB76 case made by the Shenzhen Paoluy Silicone Technology Company, and recently registered with the FCC.
The iPad is great for video, but after about 15 minutes of holding it up, we start looking for ways to use it hands-free. Griffin’s A-Frame gives your arm a rest and sports a minimal style that doesn’t detract from the iPad itself. If it weren’t for the logo plastered on the front, it could almost pass as a piece of modern sculpture. But don’t be fooled--there’s quite a bit of substance here to go with that style.
There were light fingers this week; there was at least one snowy white iPhone 4 in the Great White North; there were apps galore; emails from Steve; more incredible impossible hard-to-credit stuff from Piper Jaffray, which seems to specialize in pixie dust and random guessing; and there was Google and Verizon, trying to make us hate them more than we hate AT&T. Oh yeah, there was also Mac|Life, where all of this makes sense.
Whether you’re just getting into iOS development, or you’re a seasoned pro coding away since 2008, sometimes you need a few resources to pull off a successful application. Otherwise, your apps could get lost in the dark corners of the App Store. To help you build the best app you can, we've gathered our ten favorite resources for iOS developers. These tools can help you throughout planning, developing, and managing your applications in the App Store.
Everyone is trying to compete with Apple, but can you blame them? Apple's manufacturing hand is like Midas' gold touch. But of course, competition is good, and now LG is trying to get into the game with a tablet that will supposedly beat the iPad.
LG's first tablet, the Optimus, will run Android OS, and its marketing will focus on the ability to create content, rather than display it. Chang Ma, vice president of marketing for LG's mobile devices, says "Our tablet will be better than the iPad."