They weren’t on a mission of redemption like the USA Basketball team. They don’t have eight gold medals like Michael Phelps. They didn’t break any world records. And they won’t be getting a Speedo endorsement any time soon.
But Apple’s Executive Board members had plenty of reasons to high-five during the Games of XXIX Olympiad: Like each time Microsoft spokesman Lebron James, or Yao Ming, or any of the 11,000 other athletes from around the world was shown listening to an iPod before an event. Or whenever a broadcaster waxed intellectual about Phelps’ pre-swim playlist. Or when Dwight Howard was photographed downloading an app onto his iPhone. (Not so much when a duct-taped MacBook Pro made an appearance, but you can’t win 'em all.)
So we started thinking: What if Apple’s Executive Board, rather than its products, were the stars of the Beijing Olympic Games? What events would they participate in? Who would win gold?
If your Internet connection is too slow for watching movies as they download to your AppleTV, you may want to try downloading the movie before watching. You may also want to begin the download when you’re away from home. With the right preparations, you can login to your Mac remotely and begin the download so it’s ready by the time you get home.
Most of us are guilty of checking email on the iPhone while at a stoplight. Is it safe? Probably not, but we're pretty sure it safer than watching a movie while driving.
YouTube user, jiggymatt seems to have decided that flying down the road in a two-ton hunk of steel wasn't exciting enough for him. To help pass the time while he puts the rest of the drivers on the road at risk, he fashioned a "heads-up display" for his iPhone.
Pro racer Brian Vickers explores the NASCAR-Mac connection.
Make your way through the mullets and deep-fried turkey legs, and then swing a left at the John Deere hats and six-packs of Coors. Now go past the Kenny Chesney CDs and all the NRA bumper stickers. Do you see suddenly familiar terrain? You’ve just left the world of uninformed, outdated NASCAR clichés. You’re now in the real world—and, look, there’s Brian Vickers, typing away furiously on his MacBook Pro.
Vickers drives for the Red Bull Racing Team in the Sprint Cup Series, the big league of NASCAR competition. He fits neither the NASCAR stereotype (Ricky Bobby) nor the Mac user stereotype (latte-sipping emo hipster), but he somehow manages to integrate his love of Apple technology (he’s an avid Mac|Life reader!) with his racing team duties at nearly every turn.
We’ve all been there: You’re away from home, your iPhone is dead, and you really need to call someone. Or maybe you just hopped on the bus, and the only empty seat is next to that lady who talks to everyone—and your iPod just ran out of juice. Kensington’s battery packs can come to your rescue, recharging a dead iPhone or iPod without the need for a really, really long extension cord.
Getting music from your iPod to your ears is usually easy—use headphones or one of the kajillion iPod speaker docks littering the countryside. But the question of how to get music out of your iPod and into your car stereo can be a bit more vexing. A direct, wired connection sounds the best, but if you don’t have a built-in iPod connector, or a fancy stereo with a line-in jack on the front, your options are limited to expensive aftermarket iPod-friendly stereos or yanking your current stereo out of the dashboard to install a cable yourself.
Get out your running shoes, and tighten up that armband for your iPhone! The french iPhone and iPod Touch aficionado website, Blog iPhone, has published what they claim to be screenshots of the Nike+ application for the iPhone.
Vacation season is winding down. Some will be heading back to school. Others, will head back to work. Back to the cruel, harsh world we go. A world populated by PC users who believe that Windows rocks and think that harping on and on about it, will make that deluded dream come true.
We know it won’t of course, that’s why we’ve created our list of reasons why those people should shut their pie-hole. Check it out after the jump.