We bet that by now you’ve had the opportunity to try out Apple’s newly released beta of FaceTime on the Mac. Here at Mac|Life, we’ve definitely had a lot of fun testing it, but we recently thought it would be a cool idea to make it even more useful. What if you could use FaceTime on the Mac to check in on your house, pets, or perhaps use it as a security cam on your stealthy-looking MacBook Air?
The time is now to plot out your plans for world domination. But before you go forth with lording over the 6 billion people that inhabit this earth, you'll need some practice so that you can come to expect the unexpected. We've rounded up a few apps that can help you take control of your own life--and the lives of others. Sure, you can't tap and touch the world into submission like you could in a game of Pocket God, but you can at least prepare by learning leadership and organization skills. Right?
The MacBook Air is thin, sleek and sexy, and we're not just talking about its chassis. Inside, there's a ton of metal and wires that make of the beefy innards of this relatively small notebook. iFixit did a tear down of the MacBook Air 11" model, and dissected each and every component contained inside the system. Here's a quick summary of what they discovered.
Oh, Hulu. Our love for you is a fickle thing. When you were a free web-based streaming service that offered up a deep and enjoyable catalog of TV and movie content, our hearts went pitter-pat at the very mention of your name. Later, when you scaled back the variety of content you offered, the relationship cooled. Then you told us that if we wanted to get access to your "premium content," we'd have to pay for it. That was dirty. We were so hurt that we ran to the arms of our reliable old flame Netflix, who for one low, reasonable price, has never denied us anything. What's that you say? You miss us so much that you're thinking about loweing your price to a meager $4.95 a month?
Flash-based storage is expensive. The average user's media collection is expansive. With this being the case, will the MacBook Air, a device that Steve Jobs has called the future of notebooks, be able to stand up to the hype Apple's built around it? In a word, maybe. Much of the refreshed line of diminutive notebook's success, as well as the success any other SSD-based hardware, may teeter upon whether or not Apple has an ace up their sleeve.
Are iMovie ’11-created movie trailers really so amazing that Hollywood studios fear that people will confuse them for the real thing? Apparently some of the studios think so, as Apple has blocked your ability to use their company names.
Apple is used to the tech media revealing new features of its forthcoming products, but on Wednesday, the company inadvertently provided a leak of their own during their “Back to the Mac” event -- a new scroll bar user interface for next year’s Mac OS X Lion 10.7.
Developers were up in arms on Thursday when Apple posted documentation indicating that Java won’t have a place in future versions of Mac OS X. One such developer pinged CEO Steve Jobs for a response on the matter.
There are two types of Mac gamers in the world: Those that love Sid Meier's outstanding series of Civilization games, and those who haven't played them yet. If you belong to either group, we're sure you'll be thrilled with the news that, according to a recent press release, the long-lauded series of games' latest iteration--Civilization V--is one step closer to making its Apple debut.