Oh the weather outside is delightful right now. From where we sit, there is a light dusting of snow with the promise of much more later today and tonight. Forget what science says about solstices and equinoxes, winter is here when the snow comes to stay. And since many of you are going to be cuddled up by the fire, why not cuddle up with Mac|Life and the week in review. We'll bring the marshmallows.
The holidays are nearing and you're totally stressing. At this point, we'd tell you to just troll the 'net for photos of puppies and kitties to put a bit of a smile on your face, but that doesn't exactly solve the problem of disorganization. No worries, we've got a few apps for you that'll help you get your things together for this crazy time of year, including an app that organizes your photo downloads from Safari, the new Evernote update for iPad and a gift profiler for your Contacts.
In an effort to protect iOS users from fraudulent activity, Apple has updated the platform's Terms of Service and will now force gamers to reveal their real identities when sending out a friends request to another player. So, let us get this straight: Firefly was canceled, Uwe Boll is still making movies and now Apple will no longer let us hide behind gamer tags as we destroy all comers during a fierce game of Cro-Mag Rally?
iPad and iPhone owners waited a long time for iOS 4.2 to release, then were kicked back another week for iOS 4.2.1 as Wi-Fi issues were resolved. Does Apple have something else up its sleeve? Could an update be coming as early as this month or maybe even next week?
Apple has been busy this week cleaning up some of its accessory offerings, updating their Universal Dock package, dropping a compact wired keyboard and finally dropping the price on their AV Cable sets.
The fine folks at The Nielsen Company have crunched the numbers, they've analyzed the data, they've done some back of the envelope calculations -- heck, they've even made pie charts and graphs. So who's the king of the smartphone operating system and who's going down? Join us after the jump for a closer look at the numbers.