Super-stardom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, as Apple has discovered with its immensely popular iPhone since it debuted in 2007. If it’s not the target of ill-gotten patent lawsuits, it’s taking heat for just about everything else. Now, a New York Times article is suggesting that the device is responsible for all of AT&T’s problems as well.
As widely reported in recent days, Apple’s latest 27-inch iMac has had some hardware problems out of the box, and fixing the issues has caused shipping delays for new orders. The company is now working to remedy those problems, complete with a reported apology.
Apple launched iTunes 9 back in September with a revamp of how many online store pages were displayed, most notably by using Safari-like WebKit to render them. Over the weekend, one of the areas left neglected several months ago has started to get a refresh as well.
It’s flu season. It’s cold outside. And it’s not going to warm up for quite a while. Still, you don’t have to choose between wearing gloves to keep your hands toasty and using the touchscreen on your iPhone or iPod touch. A good stylus lets you do both.
You know a game like Yahtzee has become part of the zeitgeist when the
immortal vampire queen in HBO’s True Blood is featured playing the game
with her minions (“We play to 6 million”). It’s true, and we must deal
with it: Traditional parlor games like Scrabble, Monopoly, and even
cribbage are hot.
You know who's been naughty (your friends) and who's been nice (you, naturally), but you're still gonna have to get 'em presents. We've got a few great recommendations, as well as some contests, and, as always, the best links of the past week, all in one handy dandy place.
Now that you've seen our picks for Gear of the Year,
we're curious to find out what your essential gear is. Tell us what
your three favorite pieces of Mac-related hardware were in 2009. And
remember, they don't necessarily have to be Apple products. So if
you've got a favorite mouse, iPhone case, or laptop bag that the world
needs to hear about, let us know. Send the name of your three favorite
hardware products, along with a brief description of what you do with
them, and why they're so awesome. The most interesting and enthusiastic
response will score an excellent prize.
Apple and its partners released hundreds upon hundreds of compelling products this year. We scoured the hardware universe, tested the heck out of the most intriguing gear we found, and now share our exclusive list of the 15 very best.
For all of its success in the music business, Apple has been mostly been chasing its tail where video entertainment is concerned. But a new report from Wired claims that the company may be launching a new second offensive to solve the problem.