Do you want to hang out with the Mac|Life crew? Because we want to hang out with you! If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, come to Thirsty Bear in San Francisco next Thursday, January 20, at 6 p.m., and we'll have ourselves a grand old time. And if just being in our presence isn't enough (trust us, it's...not), you will also enjoy FREE BEER. Which will be free, as in beer. Free wine and appetizers too.
We'll be partying down from 6 to 8 p.m., giving away door prizes, playing some iPad games, testing your knowledge of Apple trivia, and trying to remember not to talk with our mouths full. Won't you join us?
Please RSVP with the form (after the jump) to be added to the guest list!
First released as part of iOS 4.2 last November, Apple’s new AirPlay technology is potentially one of the most exciting aspects of owning an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad -- assuming you’re willing to wait just a bit while hardware manufacturers play catch up.
If you're anything like us, you've tried and failed to convince your friends and family to agree to the use of a single social networking site to make staying in touch a no fuss affair. With Mom on Twitter, your old roommate on Facebook and your co-workers all rocking out on MySpace (um...really?), sharing your life can be a real pain -- especially when it comes to firing off a few photos to everyone you want to keep in your personal loop. Fortunately, thanks to a slick new web-based service, sharing your image files across multiple platforms has never been easier.
By this point, the term “App Store” is almost synonymous with Apple and their iconic iOS products. Apparently, Microsoft doesn’t agree, and has filed suit against the iPhone maker over a trademark filed in 2008.
In a move that has sent shockwaves across the tech world, Google announced on Tuesday that they plan to remove support for the widely used H.264 video playback from the Chrome browser to “enable open innovation” -- while continuing to support the extremely closed Adobe Flash.
No one can argue with the fact that this was a banner year for Apple product launches. According to The Wall Street Journal, our favorite Cupertino-based company was also a high roller where filing patents was concerned too. In 2010, Apple managed to win 563 patents. Still, considering the fact that they only won a paltry 289 the year before, and a measly 186 patents in 2008. Still, given that most of us haven't patented, well anything, we feel a golf clap is in order.
Just last week, Google announced that video is now a fully supported format in Google Docs. This means that you can now upload, share, and watch video uploaded to the cloud service right from your favorite web browser. We'll show you how to use this feature to share your videos with family, friends, and co-workers without any hassle.
You may recall that a few months back, Apple brought its legal guns to bear on Sanho: a company much loved by road warriors for their excellent line up of MacBook charging solutions. Apple's beef with the company was that Sanho's Hypermac external batteries utilized Apple's patented MagSafe technology without their permission. As Sanho also offers a number of other Apple-sanctioned peripherals that they feared they could lose the license to manufacture, the company immiediately bowed to Cupertino's order to cease and desist the production of Hypermac external batteries featuring the MagSafe connector that made the product so useful. Fortunately, it appears that Sanho has come through with a solution.
One of little known utilities in Mac OS X is Grab. This application can do what most of the other “professional” screenshot applications charge for, including selection, window, screen, and timed screenshots. With a few mouse clicks, you will be able to capture and export a screenshot to anywhere on your Mac. The advantage to using Grab over the built-in screen capture shortcuts in OS X is that you won’t clutter up your Desktop with images. Instead, Grab will open up a preview window where you can decide whether or not you want to save the image.