It was the usual pre-holiday weekend hustle & bustle at the App Store, of course, while the rest of the news was a little calmer. We saw some beloved apps get updates and we learned a thing or two about how to mess up people's faces, but in a good way. It was the week that was -- steady on.
As if Friday wasn’t busy enough for everyone trying to get their hands on a new iPad, developers had an extra treat waiting for them when they returned home: A second beta of the forthcoming OS X Mountain Lion, adding iCloud sync for Safari tabs and requesting permission before accessing contacts.
Big news last week was Mountain Lion's sneaking out the gate without a big hoopedy doo Keynote. There's been little news on that front since then, but there are a few pieces to the puzzle, along with iCloud follies, and a few Apple TV tips (which might just be Apple's next big thing). Let's see what's cookin' in the hot stories this week.
The Apple TV and iPad work beautifully together. While we all wish the Apple TV had more apps and features, pairing it with an iPad 2 makes the device infinitely more feature rich. By turning on AirPlay Mirroring, anything you can do with your iPad 2, you can do on your television. Here are 10 ways to put that perfect pairing to good use.
The war of words between iOS and Android goes on, with Google’s mobile boss now claiming the lion’s share of new device activations over the Christmas holiday. How Apple will respond is anyone’s guess, but with the close of another calendar quarter just days away, we’d expect some serious revenue boasting next month when Cupertino reports revenue from their holiday quarter. In the meantime, there’s plenty of other tech items making news for this Wednesday, December 28, 2011.
Depending on how old you are, you’ll have lived through a number of major shake-ups regarding video accessibility. Not that long ago, you had to make do with whatever the broadcasters served up, but since the mid-to-late 70s, things have moved on.
Happy Halloween to MacLife.com readers! We don’t have any particularly spooky things featured in this edition of the daily recap (unless you’re a Mac Pro fan), but there are plenty of treats in store for you with Plex 2.0 now in the App Store and some iOS 5 technology reportedly making the leap to OS X Lion one day soon. Here’s what’s making news for this final day of the month, better known as October 31, 2011.
Like the times, music keeps a-changin’. These days, it’s more often enjoyed on the go from your iDevice, rather than by dusting off a CD or (gasp) record. That’s part of why Apple’s AirPlay feature, which lets you beam tunes from iDevices to compatible speakers, gets us so excited…but there’s actually a better option, if you can afford it. Sonos’ line of wireless music players can send your tunes on tour all over the house, and they offer more power and flexibility.
We’ve all heard reports that Apple plans to introduce its own television set in the future, although few people take such talk seriously. However, a new report claims that Apple may be working on a new way to deliver video content which differs even from the wireless AirPlay currently in use with iOS.
Over the weekend, Apple pushed out a new pair of TV commercials for the iPhone, both aimed at captivating potential customers with “gee whiz” technology features built right into the iconic handset -- AirPlay and FaceTime.