If you thought Apple had exhausted its goody bag for the week with new hardware on Tuesday, think again. Wednesday morning, Apple made available a Safari 5.0.1 update, with the major new addition being a Safari Extensions Gallery and a whole lotta third-party extensions from major players like Twitter, Bing, eBay and more.
If publishers were looking to Apple and the iPad to save the dying print industry, they probably realize now there are a few roadblocks to deal with along the way. One of them is Apple themselves, who is thus far refusing to allow publishers to sell magazine subscriptions within their applications.
Ever thought about lining up a member of each of the four generations of iPhone and shooting some video of how they compare to each other? Well, a fellow by the name of Chris Pinnock did, and it’s a rather entertaining little gem for iPhone fans.
Once you get a certain reputation for knowing things about computers, it isn’t long before your grandpa or your Aunt Marge out in Skokie are calling up, wanting you to help them remotely. The phone rings constantly as relatives, older co-workers, maybe even that cute girl who lives two blocks over (you wish), call up. Here’s the thing, though: getting them to navigate where they need to go to gather information about their system can be a real chore. Not anymore.
This week's podcast follows four of the Mac|Life editors as they ride the rainbow wave of Apple's awesome hardware announcements. Flo, Susie, Ray and Nic all chime in--sometimes at the same time--about what excites them the most about the new Mac Pro, iMac, 27" Cinema Display, Magic Trackpad, and Apple Battery Charger. Also, there's plenty of talk about Starcraft 2, released today for Macs and PCs everywhere.
If you were sick of all those Facebook games showing up in your friend feed, well maybe now you'll be less inclined to "hide" them all. Today, Disney announced that it purchased Playdom, the makers of games like Social City, Sorority Life and Market Street, for $563 Million.
Disney is excited to expand its "already-robust digital game portfolio" and looks forward to providing new games for social networking addicts to click away at during their off time at work. Playdom now has 15 different development studios and the company will keep its headquarters in scenic Mountain View, California, miles away from Apple's Cupertino campus.
Well, in light of all of the happy-go-lucky Apple hardware news, something was bound to go wrong somewhere. Bloomberg is reporting that apple is facing a brand new lawsuit over complaints that the iPad heats too quickly in direct sunlight. The complaint was filed on Friday of last week in Oakland, California and claims that the Apple tablet device "does not live up to the reasonable consumer's expectations created by Apple" because it "overheats so quickly under common weather conditions."
iTunes started out as a smart, simple music player, but over the years, it’s evolved into one of Apple’s most important applications. Although it’s still used for managing and playing your music collection, iTunes now also stores apps, films, TV shows, podcasts, ringtones, and books--maybe “iStuff” would be a better name?--and of course, it’s the sole Apple-approved method for syncing content with iPods, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.
But that doesn’t mean you should take it at face value. Like many of Apple’s applications, iTunes is multilayered. Underneath its simple, straightforward hood, it’s surprisingly feature-rich, offering many powerful configuration options. And it’s time to make that power work for you with our guide to tapping into iTunes’ lesser-known but highly useful features. We also delve into the add-ons that expand the iTunes experience, including the very best third-party applications and highly useful scripts. So fire up iTunes 9.1 or later (it’s currently at 9.2), and get ready to rock!
Today’s Game Time is a short one, as all gamers should be playing StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. But between Zerg rushes and Firebat flamewars, we’ve got you covered with some seriously fun games. This week we’ve got Zombies, Aliens, and Governments.
I use Firefox and want to do some spring cleaning on my bookmarks. I know a lot of them are probably outdated. Seriously, I have hundreds. Before I start wading through them, is there a way to quickly weed out the ones that don’t even go anywhere anymore?
Upon first seeing this on the official Apple website, we seriously thought that it was a joke. The Cupertino-based company has released its very own battery charger, and it's extremely sexy looking--so much, in fact, that we might have to revert back to using AA batteries in all of our devices, just so that we can have an excuse to charge them with this particular pearly white battery charger.
Between the Magic Trackpad now shipping, new Mac Pros on deck for August and a new 27-inch LED Cinema Display coming in September, you’d think Apple would have exhausted their goody bag for Tuesday. But you’d be wrong, because the iMac line has also gotten a little love today.
It’s been a long, cruel wait for Mac Pro fans, but Apple has finally delivered for you Tuesday, with a new model packing up to 12 processing cores with Intel Xeon processors. The bad news is, they won’t physically arrive until next month -- but hey, that’s right around the corner, right?