There’s no doubt that Apple’s new iPhone 4-only FaceTime feature is great, and the company is letting everyone know about it with an avalanche of new television commercials. But whether you’re stuck on an older iPhone or you don’t have any iPhone 4-toting friends to video chat with, there are thankfully some free App Store alternatives to FaceTime--if you know where to look.
You might already know Evernote as the ubiquitous note taking application for your Mac, iPhone and iPad that stores everything in the cloud. This morning, the company announced that it's launching the Evernote Trunk, an in-app showcase of integrated products, services and content. It is designed to bring additional funtionality to Evernote users by showing them what sorts of apps they can integrate with their Evernote notebooks.
I thought I could stream all of my music from my Mac to my AirPort Express, but I can’t send my Pandora music to it. I’ve looked all over my AirPort Utility settings and my System Preferences, but there’s no way for me to stream Pandora to it. What gives?
Zinio's multiplatform reader -- which lets you download digital magazines and view them on numerous devices, including iPhone and Mac -- expands to iPad in a stellar app, delivering hundreds of top publications with single issue and subscription purchases. At launch, the Zinio app displayed a few frustrating stumbles, including slow-loading pages and blurry text when zooming. Luckily, numerous post-release updates have largely addressed these quibbles, making for a worthwhile reading experience on the iPad.
As if the idea weren't already absurd enough, analysts are saying that even if Apple did consider a recall of the iPhone 4, it would simply cost way too much money. According to estimates made by Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi, a full product recall of the iPhone 4 would coast Apple $1.5 billion, or about 3.5 percent of its total earnings from the device.
Remember scrappy upstart Psystar and their pesky Mac clones? While the company was basically forced out of business at the end of last year by Apple’s legal maneuvering, Psystar filed an appeal, which Cupertino has finally responded to.
The issue of Consumer Reports’ alternating “thumbs up, thumbs down” over the iPhone 4 is starting to draw almost as much attention as the alleged antenna issue itself, with an experienced radio engineer now debunking the CR tests as “scientifically flawed.”
It seems like all the bad news on Apple’s iPhone 4 antenna reception issues is mostly media-driven -- Wall Street has a different view of the situation, and it certainly doesn’t call for anything as dire as a product recall.
Welcome to our weekly gaming column. Every Tuesday, we march through the mediocre multiplayers, sift through the sordid sporting titles, and pound through the petty platformers to find the best, most interesting iOS gaming gems.
This week, we've got Modern Conflict, Osmos, Tap Birds, Samurai: Way of the Warrior, and Crystal Defenders.
While Canadians tend to be forced to wait longer than our American allies for new Apple swag to reach our cold little hands, the deal always seems that much sweeter once the products become available. For example, when the iPhone finally arrived, Canucks got access to tethering almost immediately. Late last year also saw the handset become available on multiple carriers.
One of the best features of the Mac is that there are tons of accessibility features for individuals with visual impairments and hearing impairments. Fortunately, Apple has moved some of its accessibility technologies over to the iPhone 4. Namely, Braille Display support.
At some point, every Mac owner needs to have the talk…about online security. Your Mac will probably never get a virus. But instead of ending the conversation, that’s only the beginning. Peter James, global spokesperson for Intego, a Mac security software developer, says, “Ask anyone in the security industry--and this is Mac or PC--they’re going to tell you that there are hardly any viruses anymore. Viruses aren’t the threat.”
If you're not a fan of Netflix's monthly subscription model, or their still-expanding selection of streamable movie titles and television episodes, then the iPad-optimized version of the mSpot movie streaming app should help to get you in the groove of enjoying Hollywood on your iPad.
With the iPhone 4 antenna problems, Apple could have set itself up for a PR nightmare. With Consumer Reports flip-flopping between "Best Smartphone" and "Not Recommended," what will Apple do? Some crisis management people suggest Apple will inevitably issue a recall of the newest iPhone to smooth things over.