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.
New data out this week puts Apple’s iPhone at the number one spot on a Top 10 list of U.S. mobile phones, but they still lag in overall market share due to the competition having multiple models available.
Santa may have been generous enough to bring you a new Mac for Christmas, but after firing it up and poking around a bit, you might be overwhelmed and not sure where to begin. Thankfully, MacLife.com is here with some ideas on how to spend Christmas Day (and beyond) with your new friend -- just consider us one of Santa’s friendly elves!
These days, getting a fancy new iPhone 3GS (or even the cheaper iPhone 3G model) might even beat Santa delivering a new Mac under your Christmas tree -- especially if the fat man in the red suit was generous enough to include the required 2-year contract with AT&T, complete with $30 per month unlimited 3G data.
So with the hard part over -- actually waiting for and receiving the iPhone! -- what’s next?
OK, so you maybe you were a tad bit naughty this year and Santa didn’t bring you a new Mac or that iPhone you’ve had your eye on. But he did bring you a new iPod, so you must have done something right! And with a little help from the MacLife.com elves, we’ll get you up & running in no time.
While it's easy enough to game browsers to score well on specific kinds
not just faster than every other browser out there -- it eats every
other browsers' lunch and dinner.
you own an iPhone or iPod touch you probably have that one app on your
iPhone that you couldn't live without. Maybe it's a Twitter client,
maybe it's a game that helps you pass the time. Whatever it is, now's
your chance to tell the world how wonderful that special app is.
Many Mac users were wowed by Apple’s Mac mini server package when it was announced, but at $1,000, it's still a bit too pricey for even the average person to justify shelling out the cash for a home server. Fear not true believers, we're going to show you how to turn that old Intel Mac you’ve got lying around into a server that can duplicate many of Snow Leopard Server's features without shelling out another penny.