In computer years, it seems like Dropbox has been around forever -- that is, until you realize that it has only just this week finally landed at version 1.0, a pretty big milestone for the cloud storage service that has brought the Mac and Windows together with mobile devices at long last.
If you've left your Christmas shopping to the last minute Apple, as always, has your back. As is the case every year, the good folks from Cupertino are offering up a number of great gift ideas that, if ordered in a timely manner, are guaranteed to wind up under the tree or on the doorstep of one of your loved ones by Christmas eve.
Today, it takes commitment to be wired everywhere you go. Lugging around a bag crammed with—at a minimum—an iPhone, MacBook, and headphones sometimes makes us feel like we’re schlepping more than a sherpa. Come 2017, the iScroll will not only free us all from those burdens, but it’ll also wire us up like never before.
Apple’s new online Mac App Store worries me. Scheduled to open as 2010 becomes 2011, the Mac App Store will supply the same one-stop shopping, convenience, and software reliability that the current iOS App Store provides to users of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It’ll also give developers a simple, no-overhead way to market and distribute their apps and pocket 70 percent of the take, with Apple keeping the remainder.
That’s the good news—but as is customarily the case, when Steve Jobs giveth, Steve Jobs also taketh away. The Mac App Store will shackle developers with the same high level of restrictions that the current iOS store does and will flip the concept of a free software market on its head.
As 2010 winds to a close, speculation has already turned to what new hardware Apple might bless us with in 2011. As it turns out, there’s a decent chance we’ll see upgrades to the iMac as well as the MacBook Pro in the first half of next year.
Apple has smashed the recent rumors of a pre-Christmas grand opening for the Mac App Store, announcing Thursday morning that the doors will instead swing wide open for business in just three short weeks, on Thursday, January 6.
Do you find yourself constantly pressing Command + Esc on your keyboard, only to have Front Row open when you didn't actually want to use it? Apple's media tool, installed on all Macs, is a great way to kick back and watch an iTunes video, but it can be really annoying if your fingers press the shortcut key combination. In this how-to, we'll show you how to remove Front Row from your Mac so that this annoyance doesn't happen any longer.
Think of the MacBook Eco as a hybrid car you can toss in your backpack. Just as a Prius is powered by a combination of gasoline and electricity, the MacBook Eco will stay running with a mashup of technologies that includes solar energy, piezoelectric power, and wireless electricity.