AT&T announced last week that 3G data users may have their patience rewarded this year as the telco giant performs a high-speed network upgrade which should effectively double the current speeds users are getting.
We're thinking you might have missed some of the great Mac|Life articles up late this week, since you were so busy gaming your days and nights away. That's right, it was the week Steam came to Macs, and like some of us in the office (ahem) you're probably bleary eyed and sleep-deprived from shooting shooting shooting.
So, if you're taking a break from gaming, why not take a gander at the week's best articles from the killers over at Mac|Life.
You can use Final Cut Pro’s keyframe tools to animate pretty much anything you can see on the screen. This is fantastic when modifying filters over time for instance, but when it comes to animating objects, it can get a little tedious to always have to resort to numbers and sliders. There is however a way to control your object and animate it straight from the Canvas window.
Reports are circulating that Apple's iBookstore model may not be entirely legal in the European continent because the company has too much control over the products being sold and distributed through the digital store.
iMovie’s a fantastic editing program that does a good job of organizing your footage. It’ll let you save your media and iMovie Events on external drives if you like, but what if you run out of space and need to move your clips to an even bigger drive? Apple’s engineers did think of this eventuality and provided an easy solution for it, but it only works well if you create one Project per Event and don’t use clips from multiple Events in a single Project. Otherwise, you may encounter problems--and fixing them can be trickier than you might think.
We’ll walk you through the easier, built-in way to move your iMovie files around; then we’ll guide you through the process of fixing your Projects and Events (if needed) once they’ve reached their new home. This should also help you understand why some of your clips may have become unlinked--rendering them invisible to iMovie even though you haven’t deleted them--and then fix that problem too.
Apple has worked hard lately at being recognized for its green efforts. They've touted their environmentally friendly manufacturing policies on their site, they've cut down on packaging, and they instituted a recycling program for all their old products.
But, they also work with suppliers out of China, a country not known for strong environmental policies or one unfamiliar with the backroom deal. And one of their suppliers is delivering a nice black eye to the company.
Arriving just in time for Steam’s debut on the Mac, the Core i5 MacBook Pro is the best gaming laptop Apple’s ever built. And thanks to the new processor’s Hyper-Threading technology and Turbo Boost speeds, this MacBook Pro is also a workhorse that delivers both impressive speeds in all the most processor-intensive applications and a built-in battery that lasts an entire day.
When I reviewed the Wi-Fi iPad for our June cover story (4.5 out of 5 stars), it was a little tricky coming up with bona fide complaints about it--call me fangirl all you want, but I was smitten, as was the rest of the Mac|Life staff. With the iPad Wi-Fi+3G, my rose-colored glasses are covered with smudgy fingerprints of regret. After two days of failed 3G account activation and a good 90 minutes of phone calls (first with AT&T, who passed me to Apple, who told me to talk to AT&T, who transferred me to Apple, who transferred me back to AT&T), the 3G iPad’s luster was fading--fast. I even considered returning it. And that’s saying a lot for someone who loves the iPad as much as I do.