If you listen closely, you can hear the drums of war beating once again. Follow the sound on the wind and you'll be led to the faraway land of Cupertino where it's clear that Apple is none too pleased with Sanho Corporation, makers of the increasingly popular line of HyperMac external battery products for just about every Apple product under the sun. It seems that Apple's beef stems from the fact that many of the products from the HyperMac line include MagSafe adapters for connecting to power-hungry MacBooks, MacBook Pros and MacBook Air. In addition, they also utilize Apple's 30-pin dock connector to move juice from their batteries on to every iOS device under the sun. This might not be an issue if Sanho had asked permission to do so. However, as you may have guessed by now, they didn't.
Fuze Meeting is a new application for the iPad, created by Fuze Box, that lets you create and host meetings right from your device. While other conference/meeting tools like WebEx and Go to Meeting have existed on the iPad for a while now, many have lacked the ability to host a meeting on the device.
You might have mixed feelings about the Mac, but the underdog system has often been favored by many computer users. Customer satisfaction with Apple’s computers has been on the rise for years as well, and recently hit a new high.
Apple and Rovi have inked a “multi-year agreement” which allows Cupertino to license chunks of Rovi’s intellectual properties. Rumors are now running rampant that the move may signal Apple’s change of direction, from downloaded TV shows to live television and maybe even a DVR.
While the world waits and wonders if a Verizon iPhone even exists -- a game we’ve been playing since 2007 when the device first launched -- a new survey suggests that AT&T might have less to worry about from losing its exclusivity than previously thought.
Yes, it was indeed "on, like Donkey Kong." Twin Galaxies announced that the World Record for the video game classic switched hands for a third time this year, with former champion Steve Wiebe reclaiming honors with 1,064,500 points. Can 'ya top that?
The facial recognition features found in iPhoto and Aperture are pretty popular with users, and make it infinitely easier to sort out and organize a mess of photos in short order--even if your cat is involved. If a recent acquisition made by the Cupertino-based company is any indication, it would appear that Apple may be interested in building upon their success with facial recognition technology. According to CNET, Apple has purchased a small but promising Swedish tech company called Polar Rose, who specialize in--you guessed it--facial recognition applications.
iOS App Store piracy could be right around the corner for non-jailbroken devices if the source code of a new iPhone app falls into the wrong hands. IPA God recently made the news as an application that allows someone with a non-jailbroken iOS device to pirate (download for free) paid applications from the iTunes App Store. Now that the source code for this application is for sale, allowing anyone to purchase and distribute this application to the masses.
We've talked about augmented reality iPhone apps here before, but Plane Finder AR has to be one of the coolest we've seen yet. This application lets you find planes in the air by pointing the camera one your iPhone (or now, iPod touch) in the air near a plane. When you do, a heads up display will show you information about the plane, including flight number, aircraft registration, speed, altitude and how far away it is.
Congratulations to Ron, who won our Speck iPhone 4 cases contest. Ron will have a set of six Speck cases arrive at his house very soon, along with a nifty reusable bag that he can carry fruits and veggies in. Ron, be sure to send us some photos of your farmer's market or grocery store finds, and how they pair with one of your new iPhone cases!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest! And don't worry if you didn't win anything; there will be plenty of other times you can try your luck for some free cases. Or, hey, maybe try your luck for some Dr. Dre Beats headphones or a nifty NetShare.
Avast me Mac|Life maties! International Talk Like a Pirate Day be upon us, and SecureMac, makers of MacScan, be leaving the plunderin' up to anyone that wants some free software. Beware those that may enter, however, as this offer is only good for today.
Do you like open source video? Does it make you especially happy to know that said open source video is cross-platform? Are you not really sure why we're asking these questions that you're obviously answering yes to? Alright, we'll budge. It's because we're excited that VLC is now available in the App Store.
So, you want an Android phone, but you don't want to admit your weakness to your iPhone touting friends? That's cool, your secret is safe with us. Instead, we're going to tease you with this Droidthing website that compares what kind of phone you might want to adopt from the Android family.
This morning, Google announced several updates to its widely used mobile services, including Google Apps Premier, mobile editing capabilities for Google Docs on the iPad and Android platform, and Retina Display support for Google Earth.
I’m having a strange problem with Apple Mail. Sometimes when new email messages arrive, I get the new mail sound. But other times when new email messages arrive, Mail doesn’t make any sounds at all. Any ideas as to what’s going on here?