As the release of iOS 5 creeps closer by the day, the joy in the hearts of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users is almost palpable. So is the torrid heat generated by the constant rivalry of Apple and Google fanboys. Is Mountain View’s Honeycomb OS the most advanced mobile operating system out there? Will Cupertino’s new feature set knock off of Google’s tablet-centric operating system? It’s an battle that rages online as we speak. In the interest of fanning the flames of war, we examine 12 of the key features that Apple’s been boasting about since iOS 5 was unveiled and pit them against what Honeycomb OS 3.2 offers their users.
Two operating systems enter, only one may leave. FIGHT!
We all survived a long, national nightmare waiting for the white iPhone 4, which was delayed a handful of times before finally being made available in late April. The question now is, could the same fate soon befall a newly leaked white iPod touch that may be introduced this fall?
There was plenty of news this week about Steve Jobs and at least one of those makes the grade in case you missed it, but just like Apple isn't one man, our coverage of all things Apple takes other things into account as well. So here's some of our most popular stories from the week, just in case ya missed it.
PAX is this weekend, so to celebrate that celebration of nerdy fun-loving fun, we found a whole mess of iPhone and iPad games on mega-super-fun-lovin' sale. Plus, so you can get creative like Gabe and Tycho, an app that lets you make your own comics, one that puts old-timey filters on your video clips, and one for fancying up your photos, whether you took 'em at PAX in Seattle or in your own backyard.
Roberto Baldwin finds it so hard to sing goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
There really was only one Apple news story this week; no use pretending otherwise. Sure, there were a couple other stories about Google or someone else, and we'll mention a couple of them, but the big news was the big news. After a successful run, the like of which we have never seen, Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, stepped down from his position steering Apple's day to day operations. So let's cue that highlight reel of the one and only, Mr. Reality Distortion Field.
The announcement of Steve Jobs stepping down as Apple CEO hit the internet hard this week, so I thought it'd be appropriate to theme Free App Friday with current events. Now, Steve Jobs isn't completely gone here, people. He's still around in some form or another on Apple's Board of Directors, and you can probably still spot him out once in awhile near his favorite pizza joint in San Francisco. But if you want to keep his legacy going on your Mac and iOS devices, check out these free apps that let you pretend Steve Jobs is still the CEO of Apple.
It seems like every week the Mac|Lifecrew is addicted to another app. It's not affected by genre, price, or even the amount of fun we're having, but rather what we've downloaded most recently. The sharing process usually starts the same too, someone says "Hey other editor, have you played this game?" And then all the sudden everyone's playing it and we can't stop. But of all the addicting apps we've found, these are the ones that we just can't stop playing, no matter how hard we try.
Apple’s never going to be the same…again. As pundits, reporters, and your friendly neighborhood Mac sites weigh in on the sudden end of Steve’s tenure as CEO, expect to hear variations on one sour note amid the accolades and fond memories: Apple is doomed without him, and the company’s best days are behind it. No one is happy to see Steve go, but don’t worry. Apple will be fine for a long time to come. That’s due not only to the excellent team Steve’s put in place, but also to his brilliant marketing tactics. Their success brought back the Mac and sent Apple roaring to the top of the tech world –– and beyond. Thanks to Steve, Apple’s here to stay. Here are five of the biggest reasons why.
Steve Jobs may just be the greatest inventor of our age. We dug through Google Patents and found that Steve Jobs is listed as the primary or co-inventor on 241 patents. Granted, some of those inventions were duds, no doubt. But some were pure genius, and did nothing less than completely change the way we use technology in our lives.
So as he prepares to walk away from the company he built, left, and rebuilt into something bigger than anyone thought possible, lets take a walk through some of his inventions that moved the technological world. We found the the original drawing submitted with every patent application submitted by Steve and his teams, along with the eventual Apple device that changed everything.