It might not be the kiss and make up scene we've been hoping for, but at the very least it could mean the end of the open hostility that we've all been subjected to as of late. Despite months of bitter words being fired back and forth between the two companies over Steve Jobs' disdain for, and subsequent snubbing of, Adobe's Flash and application development tools, it seems that the software manufacturer may be ready to move on.
Thieves are always trying to get into Apple's shiny glass displays, and this weekend was no different. On Saturday, one particular bandit smashed the front window of the Salt Lake City Apple Store in an attempt to get away with several iPads, but was taken into custody by police.
Apple's Discussion Board is an open forum for Mac users to discuss the products and politics of the Apple sphere. It's also a great place to learn tips and tricks. The forums haven't changed much over the years, but Apple is currently planning a revamp that could change the look and feel of the old Apple Discussion Board you once knew.
We still miss our now-defunct local video store, but yes, Netflix movies beamed right to our TV is a pretty fair trade. And if Netflix streaming hasn’t found its way to your TV yet via a game console, Blu-ray player, or TiVo, the WD TV Live Plus (the fourth iteration in Western Digital’s line of home media players) makes a great purchase. After all, who doesn’t want to pipe their digital videos, music, and photos to their existing TV and stereo these days? If that’s a superpower your living room lacks, the Live Plus can be your radioactive spider with minimal hassle and none of that messy biting.
At least one analyst believes that the next Apple TV update is just paving the way for a bigger strategy from Apple that would lead to the release of an Internet-connected HDTV from Cupertino -- despite the fact that at least one executive has already dismissed the company having interest in that market.
Sure, the iPhone 4 may be barely two months old by now, but that isn’t stopping some folks from looking ahead to what the next model may bring. With Apple’s recent hiring of a “near field communications” (NFC) expert, the future may be using your handset to pay for most everything.
We're pretty certain this week you rushed to iTunes to download the security-patch-update-only for iOS 4, you know, the one that renders jailbreak.me unworkable. Sure you did. Since Mobile Safari handles PDF files so wonderfully in the first place (cough cough, GoodReader), you open them up all the time and needed to be safe against bad script action. Right? Right? Are those crickets or did someone switch our ringtone again?
An Apple manager was arrested on Friday due to being accused of accepting a large amount of kickbacks, $1 million, from various Asian suppliers of iPhone and iPod accessories. This comes from a federal indictment unsealed, as well as a separate civil suit.
As the iPad begins to slowly but surely creep into the hands of more and more users, a recent survey is showing that the device is starting to become the unit of choice for many consumers when it comes to reading. That includes reading newspapers, magazines, and books.
Cue up the Rocky montage music and get ready for your Apple devices to strut their stuff. It's hard enough being in a competitive market with PC evangelists and Android users, so why not download a couple of apps that could really showcase your Mac and iOS device's true capabilities? Your technology has fast processors, video games and multitasking, too (the iPad is getting there…hold your horses!). Here are a couple of apps that can really show what your Mac, iPhone and iPad are made of.
A child born on the day the original StarCraft was released is now a gawky, braces-wearin’, growth-spurtin’ 12-year-old. While that’s a sobering thought for us older gamers, and a ridiculous time to wait between for a sequel, the fact remains that StarCraft and its Brood War expansion pack helped define the real-time strategy genre, and the long-anticipated StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is absolutely worth the wait.
Everybody loves reading the news on their iPad, and Rupert Murdoch knows that, too. Notorious for wanting the world to pay for online news, the tycoon now has his eyes set on the iPad. He'll be competing with the The New York Times, which owns the iPad market on news (they claim 400,000 downloads of their iPad edition).
Most of us are aware that there's a rumor going around that the new Apple TV will be renamed the iTV--an easy shift to gloss over, coming from a company that created the iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPhone, and named their main software suites iLife and iWork. But, most of us are not aware that there is a 55-year-old TV network in the UK named ITV, and apparently neither is Apple (or maybe they just don't care).
With the Mac’s drag-and-drop interface, you’d think duplicating files would be a snap. And if all you’re doing is a simple, one-time copy job, it is. But OS X doesn’t offer much help if you want to regularly keep files in sync. Sure, Time Machine handles backups, but even that has its limits. You might want to work on your local machine for speed’s sake, but then regularly copy your work over to a network drive, for example. Or maybe you have a set of working files that needs to be dumped to a USB stick at the end of every work day. GoodSync can handle both of those situations easily--and it can be used in place of Time Machine if Apple’s simple backup doesn’t quite meet your needs.