2010 was a big year for the iTunes App Store, particularly with spreadings its wings to the larger-form iPad. Apple has released their annual year-end “iTunes Rewind” lists for the year, and here’s what made the top of the charts.
After a brief hiatus, GameTime is back and better than ever. This week we’re covering three awesome and supremely polished games. In case you missed it, last week we had an article where users could drop their Game Center IDs to make a few friends; though the contest is over, you can still make some friends here.
Have you ever been somewhere and wondered if you could share your Internet connection from your Mac with your iPad, iPod touch, or data-less iPhone? It's easier than you think, thanks to a feature of Mac OS X. In this how-to, we'll show you just how it's done by creating a wireless ad-hoc network right from your AirPort-equipped Mac.
Surprise! AT&T isn't making friends with Consumer Reports readers and we wonder once again how come no talks about a Sprint iPhone.
iPad 2 rumors spin up the Internet. The latest rumor involves a shipping date for the next-generation iPad. We still think it'll drop in April instead of February. Listen for our super logical iPad-in-April reasons.
And finally, Flo has an issue with the new ABBA app.
In this week's Best Case Scenario, it's the return of the iPhone 4 case reviews! This week, we've got splendid cases from brands like Gumdrop, Trtl Bot, eco-friendly BioSerie and makers of hand-made Moleskine look alike cases, Pad & Quill.
Mac users have had a long, sometimes frustrating relationship with the MobileMe. Originally launched a decade ago as iTools, the service was touted by Apple as a series of free, internet-based tools to make the lives of OS 9 users just a little bit easier. By 2002, iTools had evolved into .Mac and became a subscription-only service geared towards the needs of OS X users, and thus it remained until 2008 when the service was once again rebranded as MobileMe. The service as we know it today is one that MobileMe subscribers have a hard time admitting that they love, as it very often give us reasons to hate it.
This week, in response to an email from an exasperated user of the service, Steve Jobs promised that MobileMe would be getting an overhaul in 2011. Mr. Jobs, if you're reading this, we'd like to offer up a list of five ways that we here at Mac|Life feel Apple could improve MobileMe.
Earlier this week, we showed you how to remove Twitter followers from your account en masse, making it easy to clear out the deadwood from your feed so that you can focus on reading tweets from the folks that matter to you the most. Today, we're going to show you what to do if you just kind of want the folks that matter most to shut up for a little while. Muuter is a free service from 3 Monos Lab and Andrés Bianciotto that gives you the option to temporarily silence any number of Twitter users for as little as an hour up to as long as a week. By following this how-to guide, you'll learn how to get some much needed Twitter-based peace and quiet with no more effort than it takes to click your mouse a few times.
It was inevitable that it would come to this, but ultimately we all knew this was the direction Google was headed with their book project. Not simply scanning and indexing various libraries holdings, but moving toward e-readership was always in the cards for the search giant. And with their announcement today, Google moves into direct bookstore competition with Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, and more.
While we’re all busy hightailing it into the digital age, photographers everywhere are also rediscovering the charming aesthetics of the analog days gone by.
Lomography--or casual, snapshot photography using Lomo cameras made in Russia--is getting hot (yes really--check out lomography.com for more). But having to purchase a separate camera for the sole purpose of taking slightly out-of-focus, high-contrast photos seems a little drastic. So if you already own either an affordable point-and-shoot or a fancy DSLR and have access to Photoshop, why not just apply a few simple filters to give that trendy look to your digital photos?
Twitter can be a blessing or a burden. The social media phenom has the power to keep its users in touch with friends old and new, track the movements of their favorite celebrities and keep abreast of world-changing events as they happen. That's the blessing. The burden of the service is being inundated with spam robot accounts programmed to send you more tweets than you can bear, finding masses of unwanted followers added to your account and trying to navigate through the quagmire of messages polluting your twitter feed as the result of both. For all the benefits Twitter brings us, no one needs that sort of pain.
Fortunately, there's a number of excellent services out there that will help you to restore sanity to Tweet-loving life. In this how-to, we're going to show you the best way to shake off the scores of unwanted followers and freeloaders you may have collected with just a few clicks of your mouse.