If you're a Mac user that's been left out of the FaceTime party for want of an iPhone 4 or new-fangled iPod touch, it's time to comb your hair and put some pants on, as Apple's FaceTime for Mac beta is now available for download. That's right: moving forward, there's no excuse not to get in on the video chat revolution.
Despite today's focus on the maelstrom of fresh Apple releases and updates, it's business as usual for the rest of the world. Case in point: While we were all busy ogling Cupertino's newest hotness, word broke that gaming giant Electronic Arts has acquired Angry Birds maker Chillingo for a cool $20 million.
If you follow the Tao of Apple, this news should come as no surprise to you: As we sit on the cusp of Apple's Back to Mac Event, the company's Online Apple Store is down. Try as you might, you won't be able to buy any of the Cupertino-based company's products without stepping foot into an actual store, at least not until Steve Jobs leaves the stage later this morning. For Agoraphobics who desperately need to get their mitts on a pair of Apple branded ear buds, these are dark times indeed.
If you were hanging with us back in August, you might recall our mentioning a massage chair that could be controlled by an iPhone would soon be hitting the market. Well, it looks like "soon" is now, as the comfy chair's parent company--Human Touch--has announced the availability of the Acutouch 9500 massage chair.
If you watch a lot of Hulu or a lot of professionally released YouTube videos, you've quickly grown tired of the same ads over and over and over and over and -- OMG! YOU WANT TO SMASH YOUR MONITOR IN!!! Well, that same lovely experience might just be coming to your iOS devices.
The iPod touch and iPhone both work beautifully as handheld gaming devices…until you get so into Need for Speed that you fumble the svelte iPod touch and drop it on the ground. Even if it doesn’t break, you just lost your game.
All Hail the iPad! And why not? After all, Cupertino's slick little device has been an unparalleled hit, and not just for Apple. Remember DVD players and how quickly those ended up in every home? Yeah, well the iPad is crushing the DVD player in adoption rates. Yeah, you read that right, and you're gonna keep on reading, because this is In Case You Missed It, kids, and we mean business.