Most folks say that May 6, 1998 -- the day that Steve Jobs introduced the then-revolutionary iMac to a wowed Cupertino crowd -- was the day that Apple was reborn. They’re wrong.
The iMac did indeed pull Apple Computer out of its seemingly irreversible death spiral, but the computer maker remained a small player in a field dominated by others. The day that today’s Apple was born occurred 10 years ago this month.
If there’s anything wrong with Dropbox -- and we’re not saying there is -- it’s that its friendly, free file storage is a little too reliant on outside apps. Getting an edited Pages file from our Mac to our iPad and back to our Mac, for example, is a multi-step affair: 1) open Dropbox; 2) export the file to Pages; 3) make changes; 4) email the file to our Maclife.com address; 5) open the file on our Mac; 6) save; and 7) overwrite the old file on our Dropbox account.
There has to be an easier way. And Notesy for Dropbox has found it.
The unique new tower defense title, Zombie Gunship, has reportedly gone universal in a new update that hits today. Now you can get an even better look at the action as you splatter zombie guts from on high.
Services like iCloud or Dropbox are handy for sharing and accessing data, but they both require you to decide beforehand that you’re going to want to access your boring work spreadsheets and photos of your new puppy while you’re away from your primary computer. Plus there’s that whole deal about trusting a third party with all your stuff—not to mention the time it takes to upload gigs of data. Presence aims to change all that by putting your entire Mac into the cloud. And you can do it without wasting any time uploading data—or worrying about trusting your stuff to Apple, Amazon, or anyone else—because it all lives on your connected Mac.
As we move into the Dog Days of summer it's definitely easier to stay indoors and entertain yourself online than it is to go out in the humid sweatbox that is late July just about anywhere Stateside. Luckily, we gathered up all the news you missed when you were lying on your fainting couch fanning yourself with our back issues. We're good to you like that.
Is Apple working overtime preparing iOS 5 ready for release? That would appear to be the case, as the company slipped out Beta 5 of the next mobile operating system on Saturday, a rare move that is likely to make for a few cranky developers this lazy August weekend.
Rumors, rumors, everywhere rumors, the iPhone 5 is coming! But when? And does it look like the sweet picture in our gallery? We can only hope. That's a hot tip all right, and it matches some other bits of information coming in, so it looks like we're down to team September release or team October. But what other hot news what shaking the Applesphere this week? Let's have a look see, shall we?
The makers of the insanely addictive Game Dev Story and the equally solid Hot Springs Story are back with another release. This time the theme will revolve around creating an enormous mall for consumers to roam.
There are so many games in the iTunes App Store that sometimes it's really hard to figure out what to download and what's worth playing. There's also the dilemma of the age old adage that if it isn't broken, there's no point in fixing it. And, well, so many game companies have already perfected the kind of games we're looking for, so why bother looking anywhere else? Well, I can answer this one for you: do the words "free" ring a bell?
If you wish you had a free alternative to popular games like Plants vs. Zombies and Bubble Bobble, you're in luck! I've found exactly what you're looking for. Maybe. Take a look for yourself after the cut and save a couple of bucks on all those big blockbuster games with these free alternatives. Because you can't spell "free" without the "f" from "fun", right? Glad we're all in accordance here.