Using the ancient power of math, we've compiled a list of the top articles on the site for the year 2009. Join us as we travel back in time and remember the year of Snow Leopard, iPhone OS 3.0, our trip to the Mythbusters and iLife '09.
Apple says that the 2 billionth app was downloaded from the App Store on September 28, 2009. To that, we of the Mac|Life
staff rejoin that we’re responsible for sucking down at least a couple
hundred of that oh-so-impressive number. Without further ado, we name
our very favorite regular apps and game apps of 2009.
Got that winter semester student loan overage check burning a hole in
your pocket already? Or are you planning on filing taxes a little
earlier this January? Turns out Apple's interested in giving you
students and teachers a touch more help, but what's the real price?
Over the past decade, we've seen technology leap beyond our wildest
dreams. The Noughties took us from kilobytes to terabytes, single-core
processors to octo-core, and thin laptops to pocket-sized netbooks. And
regardless if you're a member of the Apple faithful or simply a casual
PC user, we can all agree that the innovations we've seen over the past
ten years have revolutionized the way we go about our daily lives.
Does anyone else remember the flurry of pre-iPhone rumors back at the end of 2006? Here we are three years later, and history almost seems to be repeating itself with a veritable onslaught of rumors surrounding Apple’s fabled tablet computer.
Today, word is out that Cupertino is already placing orders for 10-inch tablet displays and glass panels.
This year we asked other journalists to imagine the future of Apple hardware, but in our January issues from 2008 and 2009,
we designed fauxtotypes of our own conception. But even though our
friends in the tech community did the heavy lifting for us this month,
we couldn’t resist going at least as far as “the cocktail napkin stage”
with a number of ideas. In the illustrations below, we present six
product concepts that imagine clever simplicity in industrial design.
Or at least we hope our ideas reach that quality level--looking at some
of these drawings, it appears that a few of us may have had cocktails
with our cocktail napkins.
Another installment of "In Case You Missed It" because let's face it, the last week has been madness. Driving anywhere in town took twice as long, there were lines everywhere stretching around the block, even at ice cream stores in Alaska, and people kept coming over to visit or asking you to come to their parties. We'd be surprised if you had time to update your Facebook status even.
While Apple works to get a few glitches ironed out in the graphical
displays of some of their 27" iMacs, a judge in California cuts the
company a break with an even earlier class action based complaint
regarding their monitors.