Google’s free Gmail service is all kinds of awesome, and it’s generally
pretty darn reliable. But like any Web-based service, Gmail can go
down. These rare events are cause for amusement at Mac|Life
HQ--seriously, have you seen how Twitter freaks out when Gmail is down?
You’d think the sun and moon had collided or George Lucas had announced
a Broadway musical about the political career of Jar Jar Binks.
if you depend on Gmail for all your über-essential email, it stinks to
be kept out of your account even temporarily. Luckily, backing up Gmail
is pretty easy and won’t cost you a dime. Ready? We’ll use Mail to
store the messages and a combination of Automator and iCal to retrieve
them so you don’t even have to open Mail periodically and fetch the
In yet another sign of how long Apple’s shadow truly reaches over the mobile industry, CEO Steve Jobs was bestowed with “Mobile Personality of the Year” honors at an event this week where the company wasn’t even in attendance.
The iPhone has likely become a love/hate relationship with its carriers: On one hand, profits are surging like never before. But the huge data demands for the device are taxing the 3G infrastructure and exposing weaknesses in their systems. Who’s going to pay for those upgrades?
Capcom announced today that Street Fighter IV will be available for the
iPhone and iPod touch this March. The game will feature your favorite
cast of characters from the recent console releases, and even introduce
some new faces and fighting maneuvers.
Everyone knows that iPhone is a notorious data hog -- prior to its debut in 2007, handsets had such a poor user interface that few people actually bothered to use them for anything but phone calls. Now, one of the makers of competing Blackberry devices says the iPhone will be a "prophet of a bandwidth-challenged future."
Prior to the announcement that yes, Virginia, there really is an iPad, everyone was clamoring to be on a device that existed only in our minds. Now that the device has been unveiled, the reality is beginning to sink in as Apple tries to negotiate content deals with leading newspapers and magazines.