Tomorrow is the big day, and we're sure you will all be glued to your Twitter feeds and this site hitting refresh refresh refresh for all the latest and greatest news from the WWDC and especially Steve Jobs' keynote address. We all know the fourth generation iPhone handset will be officially announced at the event, but will it go on sale on the floor as some have speculated? And what about iPhone OS 4.0? Will we be getting that tomorrow too?
Only time will tell, so while you wait don't just sit there twiddling your thumbs, enjoy the best of Mac|Life from the previous week.
The iPad brought a revolution to food lovers and experimental cooks everywhere because of its touchscreen hardware and wealth of accommodating apps. Well, what better way to implement technology into your kitchen life than with free applications? We scoped three extremely helpful and utilitarian apps that will help you cook, bake, melt, marinate, and whatever else it is that you do in the kitchen, as well as keep tabs on your favorite recipe.
The iPad is different things to different people. For some, it’s mostly a reading machine--books, magazines, blogs, and news sites. Others are using it as a partial laptop replacement, adding in a Bluetooth keyboard and using it for work-related tasks. If your iPad spends most of its time in your lap, a dedicated stand might not seem important, but if you’re putting in a lot of keyboard time, a stand is a worthy investment. Let’s look at three of the best options.
We’ll admit it. We’re still having a hard time typing on the iPad--in particular, serious work in Pages, Bento, or other productivity apps cries out for a hardware keyboard. While we quickly adjusted to thumb-typing on the iPhone, iPad is a horse of a different color. In portrait mode, the keys are a little too spaced out to comfortably type with two fingers--and in landscape, forget it! Meanwhile, our traditional 10-finger typing is hampered by the lack of tactile feedback and having to hover over the virtual keyboard. Luckily, the iPad supports Bluetooth keyboards out of the box, so we rounded up the most interesting options to test as companions to our iPad.
In a move that can only be described as the most adorable (this writer's favorite animal in the whole wide world is this one), research scientist Jack Kassewitz has discovered that the iPad's touch-based interface can also be used by dolphins.
Rumor has it that AT&T is considering selling the iPad 3G data plan without the prerequisite of an actual iPad over the weekend. The catch is that you'd have to use it with your iPad, once you actually get it.
The weekly tip feature continues with tips on how to track your AT&T data usage on an iPhone and iPad, perform screen captures, and a tip for using your Apple mobile device on an airplane or to limit access to 3G/Edge data.