Well, by now all our regular readers should have nursed their hangovers into sweet regular living, cleaned up their homes, made bail, and managed to find their ways home from three states over where they awoke the next morning. We don't blame you. Most everyone we know was all too ready to say sayonara to 2010, and no matter what the Mayans say, it's full speed ahead 2011. So pour yourself some coffee and let us take you back in time to the last week of the year, the one you've oh so blessedly blotted from your memories, because after this New Year's Eve, this really was a true case of In Case You Missed It.
Happy New Year! The planet has somehow managed to survive another 365 days, and you think that sort of miracle is something worth celebrating. Finding folks to party with on December 31st is easy--there are parties, events and libations every which way you turn. After the ball has dropped and the confetti has hit the ground, you’ve got to be on your toes if you want to get home safe and sound.
Fortunately, we here at Mac|Life are old hands at navigating the perils that come along with the aftermath of New Years Eve. To make sure that our valued readers get back home so they can keep on reading, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite After Party iOS applications to give you an edge as you edge your way back home to bed.
We thought about throwing a bunch of hardware on the floor and letting our pets pick the winner. Sure that sounds awesome in theory, but the bosses said we were being lazy, that we needed to put our animals away and get back to work.
By the way, they picked the MacBook Air. Pets love the Macbook Air. A piece of paper that fell into the pile came in a close second.
Check out the top wares for 2010 as picked by the Mac|Life editors after the jump.
In a world studded with Photoshop-style image editors and Painter-like natural-media tools, it’s really tough to find a new kind of artistic software that brings something truly unique and innovative to the table. But the little-known Studio Artist 4 totally pulls it off, delivering a one-of-a-kind creative application that can craft visuals like nothing else—if you’re prepared to spend some time mastering its intricacies.
The end of 2010 is here, and as the calendar page turns to January, 2011, the European Commission will finally adopt micro-USB as the universal charging standard for smartphones sold throughout Europe. How will the move affect Apple’s standard dock connector?
One of the great promises of iOS 3.0 was the External Accessory framework, which would allow a multitude of accessories to interface with Apple’s 30-pin dock connector port. It’s been slow in coming, but at long last those classic serial ports of yesteryear (such as RS-232) can finally connect to your iOS device.
Despite the lackluster response thus far to Ping, Apple’s first attempt at social networking, newly revealed patents show that the company isn’t stopping there -- someday, your iPhone may be used for social networking during shopping trips as well.
I've always been pretty stubborn when it comes to resolutions, and something tells me I’m not going to find an app to convince me to start bettering myself on the day I’m most likely to be overweight, depressed, broke and/or hungover. So, instead of working on myself, I’ve resolved to use my iPhone to help my friends change. I call them: resoyoutions.
We have yet to meet a person who didn't find the way text bundles are priced as anything other than completely mercenary. Seriously? Our only options are the just enough (if you use sparingly) 200 or the waaaay too much (unless you refuse speaking on the phone and only text) 1500? No middle ground, AT&T? None?
This is precisely where third party app developers have stepped into the gap. And, boy, have they. There are nearly as many texting apps as there are fart soundboards. What's a discerning customer to do? You could spend a couple days downloading and trying out what the app store has to offer, or you could sit back and let us do the work.
If you’re like us, you’re already sick to death of hearing about (or waiting for) the iPhone to come to Verizon. Much like The Beatles on iTunes, it doesn’t seem to be a matter of if, but rather when, with a new report claiming it won’t be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.