Backing up your hard drive is important. But even the most rigorous backup plan isn’t going to help if your house floods--or worse, catches on fire. In a true disaster, even your triple-redundant RAID backup system isn’t likely to be much help. With dark days like that in mind, ioSafe’s line of fireproof, waterproof externals might be big and bulky, but they promise to withstand even the toughest data disasters.
It's hard to imagine life without our iPhones--let alone GPS, apps, an HD camera and a retina display. But before the RAZR, the BlackBerry and even the StarTAC, there was an unlikely phrase that gave rise to the notion that mobile radios will be able to make calls across countries and oceans: Over and out.
The new AT&T commercial is a blatant rip off of Pixar's beloved classic, Finding Nemo. From what we can gather, the little orange ball is AT&T's service (or an iPhone) and all those fish are trying to get to it first (because that's the kind of reaction that iPhone has had). It's all so subtle.
We're just making it up as we watch it. Anyway, check out the commercial (after the cut) and tell us if you can decipher its meaning. On the plus side, it's pretty to look at.
If you thought Pandora was your only option for a multitasking, background playing music app, you're seriously going to love this news. Both Last.fm and Spotify have announced that their app updates include iOS 4 support and background listening.
iPhone 4 users haven’t been content with Apple’s response thus far to their alleged reception issues, so Cupertino has taken to their website to post a response for all to see. As it turns out, the “issue” may indeed be much ado about nothing.
Google may have been shut out from the iPhone with Google Voice, but a new video and screenshots appear to show an as-yet unreleased application for the Mac which seems to leverage the service with their Gizmo5 acquisition from late last year.
Ruh-roh! If you closely follow the saga of Apple CEO Steve Jobs responding to customers’ e-mail inquiries, you might want to pay attention to this one. It turns out that at least one such exchange on Thursday is a complete fake, according to Apple’s own PR department.
If anyone needs proof that we’re all living in the future, look no further than the latest update to the Chase Mobile iPhone app, which now allows not only person-to-person QuickPay to any e-mail address, but also the ability to make a check deposit right from your handset -- without ever stepping foot inside your local branch.
So every time you slap your iPhone 4 into your left hand, your calls start dropping. You could run out and buy yourself one of those fancy Apple bumpers for $29. But let's face it, you're a little cheesed at having to spend another 30 bucks to fix Apple's problem here. Enter this DIY genius.
Lost in all the excitement of pre-orders gone wild, and crazy iPhone 4 antenna problems, was that fact that another Apple idea started up today. The iAds! And word has it, they're starting to creep up in some apps already.
This month, we want to know which Mac|Life editor you think will reign supreme in a single elimination Strategery tournament. Place your bet on Susie, Robbie, Ray, Florence, Paul, or Nic below. We’ll battle it out, and pick a contest winner at random from bets placed for Mac|Life’s Master of Strategery. But bet wisely, because we only allow one entry per person.
In what can only be described as an acquisition that will move mountains, Tapulous, the makers of addicting games like Tap Tap Revenge, have just been bought by Disney. This is great news for the mobile gaming world, as well as for die hard Disney fans who don't see enough of their favorite character's face in the App Store.
This week, we've got tips for putting your conversation on hold with an iPhone 4 and connecting a USB thumb drive or an iPhone to your iPad using the camera connection kit. Plus, we've got a nifty cheat sheet for restricting 3G data on your menial data plan.
There was a time when listening to music meant sitting in front of a stereo and popping in your favorite CD--or maybe even an actual vinyl record. But these days, we do most of our listening via iPods or from our Mac at our desk. Which is fine, except for the fact that most computer speakers suck. But these speakers from Bowers & Wilkins are so good, you should just stop reading this review now and start earning some of the 500 bucks you’ll need to pay for them.