We trust you didn't blow off any fingers or -- even worse -- limbs this 4th of July weekend? Good. Neither did we. Our fingers were too busy flying over the keyboard, trying to keep up with everything happening in your Mac life. Hey, that's a catchy phrase, someone should use that.
Summertime means longer days, temperate nights, and plenty of outside time. If you're not currently suffering from blazing hot temperatures or suffocating humidity, then you might be outside enjoying a ride on your bike or a leisurely stroll through the park. And chances are, you probably brought your iPhone along for the ride, too. Well, read ahead to grab hold of four free applications that can make your outside travels more pleasurable and productive.
Book reader programs for the iPhone have been around for quite a while now, and it's clear iBooks takes some of the better elements as inspiration. The creator of Delicious Library was actually a bit upset about how closely iBooks resembled his software's interface. But there might just be a giant waiting in the wings to upset Apple's cart -- Microsoft.
The Apple iPad was the first iOS-based product that would allow you to use an external keyboard. Apple offers two options for keyboard support: the Apple Wireless Keyboard and the Apple iPad Keyboard Dock, both going for $69. The former connects to the iPad or any iPhone running iOS 4 using Bluetooth. This week, we'll take a look at some tips on how to get the most out of these keyboards.
Last week's Hulu Plus news wasn't as high profile as some though it would be. While Hulu fans were ecstatic over the larger selection of television episodes and movies to watch, they were also hoping for something a little more…ad free. Fortunately, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has said that an ad-free Hulu is a possibility after all, though he did tell NewTeeVee that he didn't see a problem with the advertisements because consumers already pay for monthly cable with a ton of long winded commercial breaks.
You love gaming on your iPad, but would you love it even more if it went 3D? A company called 3D Eye Solutions had announced that it's going to offer support for iPad games. "iPad will run almost all of the more than 225,000 apps on the App Store which 3D Eye Solutions can convert from 2D to 3D," the company stated. "iPad users can browse the web, read/send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, play games, read ebooks and much more in 3D with 3D Eyes content conversions."
Twittelator's edge among the current crop of unofficial iPad Twitter apps is its large feature set. While most users will be fine with the standard array of tweets from those you follow, mentions, and direct messages, Twittelator also includes a large number of themed channels (like sports and politics), which spotlight top tweeters in several smaller categories. You can also set up your own lists of Twitter users, should you want to create your own personal channels instead of reading one big feed.
With the news earlier this year that Apple claimed the status of largest technology company in the United States in terms of Market Cap, we couldn't help but wonder how far Apple could really climb. Andy Zaky at Apple Insider, however, went ahead and compiled a story about revenue estimates this year for Apple. What he says Apple has achieved over the past year is absolutely astounding.
PCs have always had a leg up in the corporate world because they were so much cheaper than Macs. Never mind that Macs could open PC formatted documents and write to PC formatted discs, never mind that Macs represented a safer, stabler platform. PCs ruled the day. But now another Apple product is making in-roads to big business.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has been a respected resource for film and television for nearly two decades, and this free, universal app lets you tap into the titular database to learn about nearly any film or TV show in existence.