Having a problem with your Apple gear can be a lonely road of Googling, trolling the Apple Support Forums, or paging through Mac|Life hoping we address your exact problem. But if you live relatively close to an Apple Store, you can make a Genius Bar appointment. Eye-rolling name aside, the Geniuses can get hands-on, diagnose what’s going on, and very often offer a fix on the spot. Our own Nic Vargus and Susie Ochs both have gotten great service at the Genius Bar, and so have these readers, who were kind enough to share their stories of how their day was (usually) saved—often at no charge. Thanks to everyone who wrote in!
It’s that time of the week when our thoughts stray from the work at hand to what we might do this Columbus Day weekend, but the tech industry is pushing through hump day with a variety of news items you’re sure to enjoy. Work off that post-keynote hangover by reading the latest news for Wednesday, October 5 starting… now!
In this week's Law and Apple, Samsung makes an offer that Apple can't refuse (but does), and T-Mobile decides to join forces with Verizon and support Samsung. Hey, what do they care? it's not like they have the iPhone, right?
And finally, we'll recap the thrilling conclusion of the Clone Wars. It's like the Star Wars Clone Wars but with fewer fanboys and no Ewan McGregor.
Like the times, music keeps a-changin’. These days, it’s more often enjoyed on the go from your iDevice, rather than by dusting off a CD or (gasp) record. That’s part of why Apple’s AirPlay feature, which lets you beam tunes from iDevices to compatible speakers, gets us so excited…but there’s actually a better option, if you can afford it. Sonos’ line of wireless music players can send your tunes on tour all over the house, and they offer more power and flexibility.
We pity the fool that held any kind of media event today (Adobe, we’re looking at you!), because the Apple juggernaut pretty much ran right over other announcements for this fine Tuesday, October 4. But there was more than just a new iPhone 4S and a release date for iOS 5 going on today. Here’s the latest and greatest from across the internet!
Apple’s “Let’s talk iPhone” event revealed that the new iOS 5 will be arriving on October 12, and loads of puffy clouds will be floating along for the ride as iCloud launches on the same date -- and stay tuned, because iTunes Match will follow in late October.
Following updates on Apple’s retail store operations, CEO Tim Cook got down to business, sharing news on the company’s launch of OS X Lion and steep growth across every product category Cupertino has to offer.