Google's $35 Chromecast has been on a roll lately, adding support for a plethora of new apps and services. VLC users will be happy to know that they aren't being forgotten, with VideoLAN recently confirming in a forum post that Chromecast support is underway for the iOS app, with Mac, Windows, and Linux coming a little further down the line. If that just brightened your day, wait until you read today's recap!
[UPDATED] A great iPhone game could easily get lost amid the relentless onslaught of new releases, but we won't let that happen. Here at MacLife, we keep a constant eye on countless titles to maintain a current list of the 25 best.
Around two weeks ago, hackers identifying themselves with names like "Oleg Pliss" started holding iOS devices and even Mac computers hostage in exchange for payment — but now they've been caught in their Russian homeland.
It's been a week since Apple unloaded many of its plans for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but very little was actually said about one of Cupertino's more controversial software efforts — and there may be a good reason for that.
Wondering if brash T-Mobile US CEO John Legere will be out of a job after Sprint gobbles up the scrappy rival carrier? According to Bloomberg, Legere may actually wind up installed as CEO of the combined company, leaving current Sprint CEO Dan Hesse cashing unemployment checks instead — presumably with a big severance package for his troubles. Just the mere thought of it is probably enough to give Verizon Wireless and AT&T nightmares...
If there’s one complaint we have with our iPhones, it’s battery life. Ten hours might seem like more than enough to get through the day, but when you factor in a constant stream of phone calls, downloads, and playlists, more often than not we find ourselves staring at a red battery indicator before the sun goes down. Until Apple figures out a way to charge our iPhones by motion or sunlight, the options are limited. For our money, the best choice has always been to carry around an external USB charger for a quick power boost whenever we need it. We’ve used dozens of them, but Legion is a battery pack that’s finally worthy of the device it’s charging.
OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 continue to be the gifts that keep on giving for developers, who are still making new discoveries as they wind down their first week of working with the latest operating systems.
Are you the sort of Spotify listener who prefers not to rely on spotty wireless connectivity to blast your jams? Good news: The music streaming service released a new iOS update this week that lets paying Premium members download an entire library for offline listening all at once. If that's not enough to kick off the summer months, read on for more cool news you might have missed as the week wraps up.
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. Jousting simulation Rival Knights and slick space shooter Sky Force 2014 are big standouts this week, along with notable updates to a couple of old favorites. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.