There’s no denying it: the holidays are upon us. Christmas is finally here, and all of you last minute holiday gift shopping procrastinators are just about hosed. To mark the occasion and make the season just a little bit brighter, we here at Mac|Life have put together a list of our favorite Christmas flavored iOS apps sure to make the season bright for die-hard yuletide sentimentalists and humbugs alike.
In case you're still looking for a last minute gift, or couldn't afford to give/get an iPhone 4 just yet, now may be your chance. Word is that Sam's Club is planning on offering up the 16GB version of the device for $147 if you agree to the usual two-year deal with AT&T. Too good to pass up?
Alarms are a great feature of iCal and the MobileMe Calendar; alarms can help keep you on track for your various daily activities. However, there's currently a bug with MobileMe that prohibits you from creating an alarm that will alert you more than two days in advance of the scheduled calendar item. We found a simple work around that can help you until this bug is fixed by Apple.
If you’ve got a few extra bucks to spend this year, you can make even $100 go a lot further this holiday season. Just because you’ve waited until Christmas week to start shopping doesn’t mean you have to settle for junk! Here are ten great ideas that will make last-minute buyers look like heroes to any gadget lover.
We all know that gadget lovers tend to have more expensive tastes, and they can be a finicky bunch of folks to buy for when money is tight. That’s why we’ve assembled a list of ten last-minute gift ideas to fit your $50 (or less) budget, with stuff that they’ll really enjoy, including Mac software, iOS accessories and a couple of things to make your last-minute buying look like you had it together all along.
2010 has been a great year for iOS apps and the devices that use them. With the introduction of the Retina Display on the iPhone 4 and the generous amount of screen real estate offered by the iPad, Apple mobile product users have become accustomed to beautiful user interfaces that not only look good, but provide them, in most cases, with immediate application gratification. As the year comes to a close, however, one developer has seen fit to bend those gorgeous screens to his will, providing us with an application that doesn't offer instant satisfaction. Instead, Strange Rain--really more a work of art than a game--rewards long-term use while looking good doing it.
Four new job posts on Apple’s website late last week seem to indicate that the company may be searching for iOS software engineers with “experience developing navigation software” -- could a built-in navigation app be part of the iOS 5 mix?
Christmas is just around the corner, and brick and mortar retail stores everywhere are filled to the brim with sales, people exasperatingly shopping for their loved ones, and overplayed Christmas music. Why not get into the Christmas spirit yourself without leaving the house? It's a cold world outside and there's no place warmer than in your bed with your iPhone 4.
No visit to Apple's future would be complete without fuzzy "spy shots" of upcoming Apple gear. And of course, there's a long history of Photoshopped fakes getting the Twitternet chattering. While occasional product leaks happen—remember the iPhone 4 brouhaha last spring?—Apple is a master of controlling what gets out and what doesn't. But Apple fans are so hungry for details it's no wonder that fakes can quickly gain traction. And rolling out your own Apple fake is surprisingly easy. Just follow our step-by-step guide to grabbing your 15 seconds of internet fame.