Apple may be the world’s most secretive consumer products company. And when facts are few, mere speculation roils a sea of hyperbole. You need someone to dive beneath its turbulent surface and fetch pearls of reality. Beginning this month, I’m signing on as your diver.
More and more, the rumors surrounding the next wave of Apple products become truer and truer. Or, at least, we hope they are, because there are too many rumors to speak of and not enough truth oozing out from the seams. Allegedly, Apple is set to launch an upgraded 9.7-inch iPad with an ARM Cortex-A9 processor--an upgrade to the current processor contained in the recent iterations of the tablet device. Additionally, it is speculated that the device will have a 1024x768 IPS display panel.
We know, you were bummed when they were first announced last month and you couldn’t place an order for one right away. But the long, tedious wait is now over: Apple has started accepting orders for the new 12-core Mac Pro models. Who’s getting one?
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Apple’s iPhone is finally coming to Verizon Wireless, ending years of oppressive exclusivity with AT&T and its less than popular wireless network. Except this time, there appears to be some concrete evidence to support the claim, rather than just the word of analysts on Wall Street.
Over the weekend, Apple gossip was again focused on the company’s popular new iPhone 4 -- but in this case, it was the departure of the executive in charge of the handset hardware and the circumstances surrounding that leave that seemed to be grabbing all of the headlines.
If there were bigger news this week than the fallout and repercussions from the legalization of jailbreaking, we've yet to hear it. But news, as it always does, did happen, and the happy elves of Mac|Life were there to make sense of the pieces, just for you, Dear Reader.
One of the bonuses we've come to enjoy immensely on iTunes and at the iPhone App Store is the Genius feature. Genius play lists rock our parties and Genius recommendations have led us to switch to better apps than the ones we normally use for everyday tasks. So it was only a matter of time before the iPad App Store got a little of the same kind of love.
Videogame classics never really die. But they do come out of retirement, receive full audio and graphical overhauls, and appear on computer platforms they’ve never been on before--which is definitely a good thing.
Enter The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, a recrafted version of the 1990 LucasArts puzzle classic, not to be confused with the newer Tales of Monkey Island episodic adventures by Telltale Games.
Thank goodness it's Friday, and we just got paaaaaaaaaaaid (actually, next weekend is moreso pay day, but at least we're preparing for it beforehand!). Bust out those iPhones, iPads, and whatever else to party on down for the weekend. But don't forget to stop by the bank and get some cash, and maybe take a moment to peruse your iOS device and see what is hip and happening in your town. Read on for more suggestions to enjoy the heck out of your weekend, and don't blow that paycheck all in one place!
We thought texting and walking was the problem, but no, the Brits have outdone us. According to the UK Automobile Association, the iPod is the reason for more than 17 accidents per day. They call it "iPod Oblivion."
Perhaps the most annoying thing about web-based email is the inability to check two different email accounts at the same time. Fortunately, Google has offered a solution and now enables users to sign in with multiple Gmail accounts.
All you have to do is visit the Google accounts page and add on a new account. Then, in the Gmail browser, the arrow next to the account you're currently in will enable you to switch back and forth between email addresses. Try it out for yourself!
We're not here to judge you or anything--this is just a head's up. You know how you've been using your web browser's private browsing option to keep everyone in the dark about your facination with Hello Kitty? Yeah... um, you might want to come up with a new privacy plan, friend.
It seems that a recently published research paper, set to be released as part of a presentation at next week's at the Usenix Security Symposium, explores the failures of the private browsing feature of four major browsers to hide the digital footprints of users who surf the interwebz using Safari, Chrome, Explorer and Firefox.
A new analyst report claims that Apple could release new products in September. Among the new refreshes are a new iPod touch, new iPod nanos, and two new models of Apple's ultra-portable MacBook Air notebook. There have been multiple rumors surrounding a new iPod touch with a FaceTime camera, complementing Apple's ever changing product lineup.
Apple routinely files patents well off the beaten path. The technology detailed in the filings are not always designs that Apple intends to bring to market, but oftentimes the concepts behind the doodles are so cool that you hope that Cupertino ends up putting the product into production as soon as possible. Such is the case with this patent application for a high-tech bicycle computer that was dug up by Patently Apple earlier this week.
According to a recent filing, Apple has started using illustrations for a patent that are a 1:1 copy of an application by another developer already in the App Store. The App is called Where To and FutureTap's founder, Ortwin Gentz, wrote a blog post noting that Apple used an illustration of his application in a patent filing entitled, "Systems and Methods for Accessing Travel Services using a Portable Electronic Device."