They won’t stay dead! Despite all of the anecdotal evidence prior to September’s event announcing new iPods, the iPod touch still doesn’t have a camera. But that may be changing soon enough, if a new rumor is to be believed.
Apple’s swanky new Magic Mouse was the talk of the tech world when it was introduced last month, but when it started arriving in users’ hands, the dialogue turned more to what it couldn’t do. But thanks to some hackers and shareware authors, your mouse is about to acquire a lot more in the way of magical skills.
Motion 4 isn’t a standalone product--it ships with latest version of
Final Cut Studio. Yes, this video effects program might be a mere
“component” of a larger software suite, but because it competes with
standalone applications, we decided to distinguish it with its own
review. And we went all “deep focus” on it, because Motion 4 has come a
long way since the days when Apple was selling it as solo software.
When the YUBZ Talk Mobile handset arrived at the Mac|Life
offices, half the staff said words to the effect of “Why would anyone
ever use that!?” and the other half fell into the “That is so rad!”
camp. If you harbor a certain aesthetic sensibility (and an abiding
belief that Bluetooth headsets make everyone look like robots--but not
in a cool way) then the Talk Mobile is for you. It’s a handset for your
cell phone that’s modeled after an old landline telephone receiver. It
comes in nine colors, and, to our delight, even sports the iconic
Since Google purchased YouTube, the wildly popular video sharing site has endured a number of growing pains as it works to reinvent itself into a more commercial-minded portal. One of those pains came to light this week as YouTube announced it’s cutting off API access to at least one maker of set-top boxes tied to televisions.
Apple has always been fairly aggressive in protecting their product trademarks and likenesses, as The Little App Factory recently discovered when they received a letter from the law firm of Baker & McKenzie asking them to change the name of their Mac software, iPodRip.
The classic Choose Your Own Adventure series already had a brief flirtation with the iPhone a year ago (courtesy of Magnetism Studios) with a 99¢ app featuring two books — Return to Atlantis and Journey Under the Sea. But now, you can collect nearly 30 more titles, courtesy of the free Amazon Kindle app.
Glancing at a spec sheet, Apple’s latest iMacs might seem like
run-of-the mill product refreshes. Sure, there’s the requisite
processor bumps and storage updates, but an iMac’s an iMac, right? Ah,
not so much. When you see these machines in person, their differences
are much more apparent, striking even. The new line-up includes four
new machines--two small ones and two bigguns--and we had the chance to
review one of each size for this article.
The only MacBook left standing isn’t some neglected also-ran. With this
redesign, Apple gave its most modest notebook nearly all the power and
the style of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. For $999 ($200 less than the base
13-inch Pro), the white MacBook has nearly the same specs, minus the
FireWire port, SD card slot, IR sensor, and backlit keyboard--and the MacBook has a bigger hard drive: 250GB to the base Pro’s 160GB.