It seems like only last week that an official Google Latitude app landed in the App Store (at least in Japan), and then vanished just as quickly as it came. No one knows for sure why, but the good news is that the app is back and ready for your downloading pleasure.
Ho, ho, ho. It's the calm before the storm. There's the holiday season fully underway with more to come, and that doesn't even count on all the new tech releases gearing up for the first quarter of 2011. Everyone's poised with their next big launch, so fasten your seat belts, the next year is going to be killer. Here's what happened while we wait, breath bated.
Here at Mac|Life, we really do love free apps. We love loading up our iOS devices with seriously utilitarian apps that live in the cloud, too. Here's a look at some of our favorite cloud applications that work across ALL platforms--Mac, iPhone and iPad.
Very few things will get me out of bed before 5am. Okay, aside from snowboarding, nothing will get me out of bed before 5am. But getting up before the crack of dawn requires a plan. A plan that needs to be mobile and should be as fluid as possible.
Before I even pack my snowboarding bag, I fire up a few snow report apps on the iPhone. Right now my favorite is the North Face Snow Report (free). It’s possible that this is the only nonfleece North Face product I own (further research required). In addition to showing the required weather and snow report, the app also has trail maps and webcams of the resorts. So even if a resort exaggerates its report, you can see the half-inch of snow and decide for yourself if it’s really an “epic powder day.”
Hard drives and cases and ones for your iPod touch, Toddy Smart Cloths and Joby Gorilla pods, Dexim P-flip docks and solared powered ones, too, These are a few of our favorite things…
Actually, that's not a Christmas song, but it is one heck of a catchy tune and it goes well for our favorite things. This year, we got a bunch of stuff to give away to you--the loyal fans. It's our way of saying thanks and happy holidays. Check out the video after the jump for more details on how you can win these sweet, sweet prizes.
Type "Twitter" in the App Store search bar and you will find page after page of apps, apps with integration, apps that convert voice to tweets, apps for image posting and searching, apps that only update your status and don't show you anything else at all, apps for this and apps for that. However, when you break it down, Twitter app users typically fall into one of two categories: users of the official Twitter app and users of popular third party solution, TweetDeck. Which one is the right one for you? Well, we guess that really depends.
If you aren’t one of those trendsetters who require only the latest and greatest hardware but you want to jump into the iOS pool anyway, the iPhone 3GS is still an extremely competent handset -- especially if you can get one for free on contract.
In-app purchases are a great idea, and have helped spurn a whole raft of “freemium” apps -- download the app for free, and if you like it, buy more. As it turns out, it may be the kids who are going on expensive buying sprees with their parents’ devices.
As the Mayan time-line nears its end, the job market continues to fluctuate and North Korea keeps on keeping on, the frightened, confused denizens of earth cry out to anyone that will listen, pleading for a calming voice of reason to give us something--anything--that resembles a spot of good news. What's that you say? PANTONE has announced their Color of the Year for 2011?
2010 was a big year for the iTunes App Store, particularly with spreadings its wings to the larger-form iPad. Apple has released their annual year-end “iTunes Rewind” lists for the year, and here’s what made the top of the charts.