Giant TV. Check. Super-rad universal remote. Check. Speakers
strategically placed around the room so that when stuff blows up
onscreen you actually feel it in your belly. Check. A/V receiver that
supports up to 7.1 surround sound and the iPhone. Surprise--check!
While the iPhone has taken over your pocket and possibly your car, home
theater rigs have been noticeably late to the iPhone party.
Fortunately, the folks at Pioneer have taken notice of the iPhone and
its league of faithful users with the release of the VSX-819H home
receiver. Instead of relying on 1/8-inch cables, the system includes a
USB port with a USB-to-dock cable.
While Apple retains the right to deny apps that they claim duplicate
core features (the supposed excuse for the Google Voice blanket
rejection), there are any number of apps that do just that. Try
searching browsers in the app store for proof.
So with an announcement from Mozilla's CEO John Lilly that the open
source giant plans to "release an app to the iPhone App Store in the
next few weeks," that he claims will "surprise people," speculation
began. Theories centered around two strong contenders.
For several years now, the music industry has had quite a scam going.
No, we’re not talking about the insane price of physical CDs. And no,
we’re not talking about the fact that major label artists--the folks
who actually did the work--make pennies on the dollar for the sale of
those CDs. We’re talking about ringtones. iPhone users are luckier than
most--iTunes will let you buy a ringtone for a mere 99 cents. Other
cell carriers and plans can charge up to several dollars more. If
you’re big into custom tones, that can add up fast. Ringer can help you
quickly create your own iPhone ringtones from your existing media. No
longer are you subject to iTunes’ sometimes spotty ringtone
It's week 4, and we're knocking on the door of $500. So many of our
projects (So!Very!Many!) have been fully funded. I could add some
more, but it's so tempting to just focus on knocking out the ones we
have left. If you've run into a DonorsChoose.org project that you'd
like to see added to our Giving Page, just email me at susie at maclife
dot com and I'll put it on there.
Yesterday many people discovered that the EyeTV application from Elgato
allowed anyone with an EyeTV to stream live television from their Mac to
the iPhone over the AT&T 3G network. Apple later pulled the
application from the App Store, but a new version is already in the
A musician who loves her Mac--what’s so groundbreaking about that?
Nothing, on the surface. But Sandy Cressman, a San Francisco singer and
voice coach who specializes in Brazilian jazz and travels the world to
perform and teach workshops, simply couldn’t ply her art--or her
trade--without her MacBook Air and a slew of other digital tools.