If you didn't get your Steve Jobs action figure, then you sure better do it soon, because Cupertino is putting the legal smack down on the Chinese manufacturer -- and more stories just like this tucked away in this week's scorching red hot barn burner of the top ten hot Apple stories you might have missed this week.
Yes, yes, we know the latest iOS splits up the iPod into Music and Video apps, but it'll always be the iPod to us! Of course, even though we have a default app for it, a few developers stepped up to create some iPod alternative apps for taming that wild beast of a music collection of yours. Here's a handful we found that are going for a cut rate. Grab 'em all and see which suits your fancy as today's apps are going for free.
We're on the tail end of another great week for iOS games, including the new expansion for much-loved card game, Ascension, as well as the new game from the creators of Super Stickman Golf, plus a little indie favorite called Super Crate Box. There’s also some great stuff not too far off on the horizon, including the iOS debut of multiplatform hit Cthulhu Saves the World, along with the amazing-looking Star Marine.
Apple’s first cloud service, iTools, was introduced in 2000 and was available for free. Then came MobileMe, which added powerful features like data syncing and online storage, so Apple bumped the price to $99 a year. But now Apple has reverted a bit, delivering MobileMe’s most useful services at no charge and rebranding it all as iCloud. And that’s not all—this new service links all of your devices with Apple’s North Carolina data centers to keep both your vital files and your iTunes Store purchases at your fingertips whenever you want them.
Though seemingly as fluffy as the clouds you'll weave around, Whale Trail delivers a seriously slick new App Store addiction – one that finds you guiding a flying whale through angry-looking storms and spectacular technicolor backdrops.
There are just too many online services these days that require passwords, and keeping track of all those security keys can get confusing after awhile. The built-in Keychain Access service in OS X, Safari and a several other applications can remember your password for you, but it's not as fully-featured as one would hope. Enter LastPass, the password manager that works on Macs, Windows, and even iOS devices. Oh, and did we mention that it's free and integrates with your browser, too?
As we start to move forward into 2012, we're taking a quick look back at some of last year's top original iOS games -- stellar touchscreen experiences that weren't sequels, spin-offs, or built on endlessly familiar mechanics.
There haven’t been any truly significant advances with iTunes music since Apple unshackled songs from the FairPlay digital rights management ball and chain in early 2009. That all changed with the recent introduction of iTunes Match, a new scan-and-match subscription service offering access to your entire music library from any Mac, PC, or iOS device which can also upgrade matched tracks to higher quality versions, regardless of where you acquired them.
iOS device users stuck with technical manuals that are PDF only can use iBooks to read documents on the go. Read on to find out how easy it is to sync PDFs with your iPad or iPhone and read them on the go.
Since iOS 5 was released, iPhone and iPad users across the globe have been suffering through some pretty bad battery hiccups--bad enough, in fact, for Apple to directly address it with the 5.0.1 update. Unfortunately, the update didn’t totally fix our battery bothers. While there’s definitely no fix like an official software fix, we figured this was as good a time as ever to revisit some of the tips and tricks that will take your battery from bad to better.