Yes, that was the date on Friday, and it was also what everyone who had an iPad 3G was shouting from the rooftops if the UPS truck didn't pull up outside their front door to deliver the sweet mobile goodness into their hot little hands. Round two of iPad madness, though it's never quite the same, the second time around. For solace, let's look at what the Mac|Life kiddies got up to this week, just In Case You Missed It.
With 185,000 apps and counting, the App Store is a vast warehouse of digital goodies for your iPhone (and now iPad too). But like most mega-marts, the sheer size of it all makes the good stuff harder to find. We’ve scoured the Store, and found the best apps to help you use your iPhone to it’s fullest potential. Whether it’s games you seek, or productivity tools, we’ve got you covered. As it turns out, there really is an app for that, no matter what that is.
Although the camera in the iPhone got a boost to 3 megapixels in the 3G-to-3GS refresh, it’s still not what anyone would call “powerful.” So if you’re among the many iPhone owners who take a lot of photos with your smartphone, it may be time to supersize that built-in camera with an add-on like the USBfever 8X Telescope with Hard Case. What you get for your $29 is a telescope-style fixed optical zoom lens (which attaches to an included case) and a miniature tripod that steadies your iPhone while you shoot photos or video. The lens lets you manually zoom in on a subject up to 8X, so you can get much closer without ever moving a muscle.
This week has seen a lot of money flying around, with big companies acquiring small ones. Among them, Apple snapped up a speech recognition app that few of us probably even heard of in the first place.