I am not a morning person. The daily transition from horizontal to vertical is usually accomplished by sheer force of will, and I have grown to despise the obnoxious electronic beep my alarm clock emits when it’s time to wake up. Well, at least that’s how I used to feel. Since I’ve been using the Sleeptracker Elite, waking up has been significantly easier -- and I feel better overall. Not bad for something as simple as a digital watch.
It’s probably a little too poetic (slash dramatic) to say that Mac OS 10.7 is as mysterious as the big cat it’s named after. Still, many of its best improvements lurk under the hood -- security enhancements, for example. And a good chunk of its 250 new features are cosmetic or inconsequential at best. (Plus, who did the counting? Full-screen apps is one feature, then full-screen Terminal is cited as a separate feature? Whatever.) One of the biggest differences is how it’s sold -- only via the Mac App Store, only to users of Snow Leopard, and only as a digital download -- until Apple starts offering a $69 thumb drive with it installed, which we were still waiting for as we went to press, but should be out by the time you read this.
It seems like every new iteration of Apple’s notebooks, there’s speculation about when the company might add integrated 3G data to the mix. It still isn’t happening just yet, but that doesn’t mean Cupertino isn’t entertaining the notion -- as evidenced by this 2007 MacBook Pro prototype which has turned up on eBay.
Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, this summer has been HOT. Blazing hot, steaming, scorching, and that's before we even get into the weather. Yes, friends, Apple as a company has had just a tremendous year and a killer of a summer. All of which is winding up for what? If you said a dynamite fall, you are on the money, honey. And if you don't even know what I'm talking about, here's a few clues, because there's no "in case" about it, you definitely missed it.
As we edge closer to September, the August rumor cycle begins steaming up. Will September 7 prove the magic day? Will the iPhone 5 make its appearance? Will you be able to buy it that day? And what about this mysterious discount iPhone we keep hearing about? Prepaid? All in the cloud? What gives?
This week GameFly announced its exciting new PC and Mac online rental service that will allow gaming fans to subscribe to the service and download any of the games GameFly has to offer straight to their desktop. Now, while they're not the first to offer such a service -- Steam already offers a heaping pile of Mac games -- they'll hopefully add more to the library in the future, which is why we’re so excited for it. Here are nine of the reasons we can’t wait to give it a spin.
Apple seeded new releases of iCloud for Mac beta 7 and OS X 10.7.2 to developers today through the iCloud developer portal. The new iCloud for Mac build is beta 7, while the new OS X build is version 11C37.
This is the latest step in developing iCloud, Apple's new service designed to store your content, including music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and wirelessly push it to all of your Mac computers and iOS devices. iCloud is scheduled to be released to the public this fall.
Just like calling and leaving a voicemail in the 90's was a great way to let your friends know you were thinking of them, social networking is now the norm to let your friends know you're creepily stalking them on the internet. And what better way to keep in touch with all of your pals then with a heaping of free Mac apps to constantly remind you that yes, you have friends out there that are worth tracking on a minute-by-minute basis. Or, maybe you're crazy obsessed with a pundit or famous YouTube star (My Drunk Kitchen, anyone?). Keep tabs on them with these free apps.
Netflix is testing a seperate children's section on its website, designed to be used by kids all by themselves. Apparently, certain Netflix members have found a new tab labeled "Just For Kids" on the main menu of the website. The tab is the gateway to the new kid-optimized pages.
No details yet on when, or if, this will be rolled out to the entire Netflix subscriber base, many of whom are still smarting from last month's price increase.