reports that the war of
words between Apple and Adobe isn't over, but Adobe is trying to play
peacemaker. They brushed off reports of Job's comments as rumors and said they were working hard on improving Mac support.
Google’s free Gmail service is all kinds of awesome, and it’s generally
pretty darn reliable. But like any Web-based service, Gmail can go
down. These rare events are cause for amusement at Mac|Life
HQ--seriously, have you seen how Twitter freaks out when Gmail is down?
You’d think the sun and moon had collided or George Lucas had announced
a Broadway musical about the political career of Jar Jar Binks.
if you depend on Gmail for all your über-essential email, it stinks to
be kept out of your account even temporarily. Luckily, backing up Gmail
is pretty easy and won’t cost you a dime. Ready? We’ll use Mail to
store the messages and a combination of Automator and iCal to retrieve
them so you don’t even have to open Mail periodically and fetch the
In yet another sign of how long Apple’s shadow truly reaches over the mobile industry, CEO Steve Jobs was bestowed with “Mobile Personality of the Year” honors at an event this week where the company wasn’t even in attendance.
The iPhone has likely become a love/hate relationship with its carriers: On one hand, profits are surging like never before. But the huge data demands for the device are taxing the 3G infrastructure and exposing weaknesses in their systems. Who’s going to pay for those upgrades?
To mark the occasion of our 128K podcast, we talk about our first Macs. Memory lane is a road paved with over-priced RAM and tiny hard drives.
We also discuss how the Macworld Expo went without Apple's presence and what we think about its future. And finally, there's a rumor that we could be getting an authorized Steve Jobs biography. Maybe it'll be ready in time for the iPad?
Still using jagged little strips of metal to unlock your front door? Paying someone to feed your pets while you’re away for a weekend? Then it’s time to truly enter the second decade of the 21st century. Setting up home-control automation that runs from your Mac and iPhone is surprisingly simple, and the results can feel like magic. We kick things off with a primer that takes the hassle and jargon out of home control, then dive straight into showing you the best possibilities for managing your home’s lights, entertainment, security, and loads more. Just wait until you check out the washing machine that tweets when it’s finished a load…
Capcom announced today that Street Fighter IV will be available for the
iPhone and iPod touch this March. The game will feature your favorite
cast of characters from the recent console releases, and even introduce
some new faces and fighting maneuvers.
Everyone knows that iPhone is a notorious data hog -- prior to its debut in 2007, handsets had such a poor user interface that few people actually bothered to use them for anything but phone calls. Now, one of the makers of competing Blackberry devices says the iPhone will be a "prophet of a bandwidth-challenged future."
Prior to the announcement that yes, Virginia, there really is an iPad, everyone was clamoring to be on a device that existed only in our minds. Now that the device has been unveiled, the reality is beginning to sink in as Apple tries to negotiate content deals with leading newspapers and magazines.