Finally, the iPad and iPhone are on a level iOS field. Multitasking, folders, printing, all the big ticket items are there. We jumped right in to the latest iOS update and have emerged with a list of tips, tricks and features that'll help you get the most out of your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Meditation and physical exercise are key to keeping a sound mind and a healthy body. So when I purchased my iPad and my iPod touch, I filled them with apps that could help me ease into a meditative Savasana (a relaxation posture) and maybe replace a lesson or two each week. Now, instead of plopping down after work and zoning out with my Netflix instant stream, I’m bettering my body and mind with the help of a few apps.
With Pocket Yoga HD ($3.99), I can get my arms and legs all stretched out with a half hour of Vinyasa Flow (an aerobic form of yoga), and it’s a great substitute if I miss a night or two of yoga class. All I have to do is set the iPad in front of my yoga mat and listen as the app belts out pose instructions. If the verbal instructions aren’t quite good enough, I can watch a virtual yoga teacher show me the pose. The app also lets me choose between 45 minutes or an hour of yoga and three different practices, which I pick depending on how I’m feeling. I turned off the app’s music and added my own soundtrack: “Eye of the Tiger” for the hard parts and “Purple Rain” for the cool-down.
There are few feelings that quite compete with wandering a store when you're in a hurry or you need to leave and you can't find what you came for. Sure, you can ask the staff, but what if you can't even find them? Then when you do find someone, they send you on a wild goose chase or don't know where it is themselves. Well, for a problem like this, there's a saying Cupertino just trademarked.
Those rumors about free MobileMe for everyone? Not so much, but Apple did gift iOS device users with at least one component on Monday, as the Find My iPhone feature is now free for everyone with iOS 4.2.
After weeks of speculation, Apple appears to be sidestepping all of the rumors and charting their own path: iOS 4.2 will be released on Monday around 10am PST (1pm EST), and a companion update for the new second-generation Apple TV will finally bring video playback from those devices via AirPlay as well.
Hey there, kiddies of all ages, how you like us now? It's the all new Mac|Life, but even though we've gone all pretty on you, we've kept the the same great content. You didn't think we'd scrapped the weekend round-up, didja? Absolutely not, and now it's settling in at home in our beautiful new digs and looking to kick back and give you the latest and the greatest.
If you want to gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to make a bleeding-edge iOS game, you can take a multi-year course on software development, or you can devout a few well-spent moments of your time to chat with John Carmack. Some of you out there may not be familiar with his name, but you’ll most certainly be aware of his work. As the lead designer on groundbreaking games such as Doom, Commander Keen and Quake, Carmack and id Software have helped to define the modern video game. Yesterday, Carmack’s latest creation--Rage--was made available in the iTunes App Store for all iOS devices. Despite his busy schedule, Carmack took the time to speak with us about the game.
It's holiday time and you know what that means--legions of families and singletons everywhere traveling back to their home bases for some tasty Turkey, and maybe even to receive a present or two. Of course, traveling around the country may also mean a whirlwind of headaches and missed sleep. But fear not, because this year could really change--all you have to do is enlist the help of your trust iOS device. Well, that is, as long as you're in an area where there's some radical reception and strong WiFi. We compiled a list of some of the helpful free travel apps and services out there that'll help you get to your gate on time and keep your plans in order.