Summer is winding to a close, and we just received our invitation to Apple’s annual music-oriented event. New iPod touches are almost certainly on the menu -- possibly with a front-facing camera for FaceTime and maybe even a Retina Display thrown in for good measure.
A new version of iTunes -- which we suspect will probably be called iTunes 10 -- is also expected next month, which got us thinking about all the cool stuff that we might get to see from the ubiquitous media player’s ninth anniversary.
More Portal 2 gameplay footage has been released at Gamescom. The high definition footage includes a first-person view through two of the levels, and a showcase of the game's seemingly realistic mechanics. It also offers a glimpse at two new features, like the Repulsion Gel, which enables you to bounce from any surface, and the Faith Plate. Watching the game almost feels like you're in the backseat of those virtual reality motion rides. Check it out after the cut!
Apple will be hosting it's annual music event a week from today at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The even begins at 10:00 a.m. Stay tuned to Maclife.com for our liveblog straight from the event.
Almost six years after its release on Windows, the legendary Half-Life 2 has arrived on the Mac thanks to Valve’s Steam digital distribution channel. For newcomers to the series, Half-Life 2 is everything the Mac hasn’t had since the halcyon days of Marathon--it’s a terrific sci-fi/horror first-person shooter with a brain.
Apple announced new Mac Pros in late July, but did not place them on sale until last week. These behemoths feature either 4, 8, or even twelve processing cores. Unfortunately, Apple was estimating up to a 10-day wait to get one. Well, that day has finally come for many who were the first to order.
For almost a dozen years, you’ve been hanging on, wondering what the sequel to the genre-changing RTS would be like.
During that time, you’ve wondered how you’d fare against your online competition the moment you’d installed the game, applied the updates, and entered the churning, combat-laden froth that is Battle.net to find the worthy competition you hunger for.
Prior to logging in for the very first time to prove your mettle, we present 20 tips you need to know in order to both survive and flourish online in StarCraft II multiplayer gameplay. Set yourself apart from the newbie hordes!
Until websites widely adopt the new HTML5 standard, which is the modern way to play videos in formats such as H.264 without the need for proprietary plug-ins like Flash Player, we’ve got some tips on how you can have the best of both worlds: How to responsibly use Flash when you need to, but still retain control of your Mac’s precious resources.
Facebook Places has us a little bit paranoid. After all, the idea of our friends checking us in at the yogurt shop isn't something that we want leaking out. We're yogurt fanatics and we wouldn't want the word to get out to our friends and loved ones. So, if you're wondering how to turn off Facebook Places and keep your friends from outing your addiction to frozen treats, read on.
There was plenty of speculation last night as to why Apple closed down its online store, and now we have some answers. It's not a white iPhone 4 or an "iTV," but a new "Compare Macs" feature, which allows customers to review a side-by-side comparison of the hardware specifications and prices of different systems all at once.
We can't confirm this, nor deny it, but according to Game Informer, Portal 2 is allegedly slated for release on February 9th of next year. Like we said, whether this is true or not is entirely up in the air.
[Update] Valve has gotten back to us and has confirmed that Portal 2 will, indeed, be available through Steam on February 9th, 2011. Now go and mark your calendars.