Fall. Back to school. Back to scouring the web for a cheaper deal on your textbooks. Most likely, Amazon was always one of the first places you would check for lower priced textbooks -- and to check you needed lots of arcane information like ISBN numbers or the full book title with the right edition.
Well, Amazon may have just made your life a little easier.
The busy bees at Boxee have unleashed a whole swarm of goodies today: their first iPad app, a firmware update for its set-top box, and new Boxee Media Manager software.
The Boxee goal is a scenario that allows users to bookmark some video content on a computer away from home, begin watching it on the train home using an iPad 3G, and then finishing it up on the couch via the Boxee box.
Father Paolo Padrini. He is the Italian priest who developed an app called iBrevary that puts morning prayer, evening prayer and night prayers on the iPhone. It is the first iPhone app sanctioned by the Vatican.
Padrini works with the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and was recently interviewed about upcoming app plans as well as the philosophy behind putting religious apps in iTunes.
As part of Apple's update goodness today, developers had to be tickled with one piece of software that saw a refresh, Xcode. Not only did it add some new features, but it's price went from $4.99 to free for anyone who might have an Apple ID and access to the Mac App Store.
Want to know if Adobe Photoshop CS5 will work on Lion? What about AOL Radio?
The good people at RoaringApps have put together a wiki detailing which apps have been tested so far on Lion, and if they work properly or not. There are currently seventeen pages of apps on their App Compatibility Table, all listed in alphabetical order, with details about each app.
Customers have been raising a fuss since Netflix raised their prices last Tuesday. Granted, a 60 percent price jump is difficult to justify, but the biggest question has been why. Netflix originally stated that the increase "better reflects the cost," and some of us may have scoffed at that; however, this may be exactly why we are now paying more. When costs go up, prices tend to go up, and the biggest costs to Netflix come from the six major movie studios in Hollywood.
Netflix, the popular DVD rental and online streaming service, announced today that it is drastically changing pricing. Beginning immediately for new customers, and on September 1 for existing customers, if you want to stream movies and get DVDs in the mail, you will have to pay for two seperate plans.
Using the iPad, loaded with aviation apps that can handle both preflight planning as well as in-flight operations, is preferable for a growing number of pilots who want to ditch their little black bags. Those bags usually contain as much as 40 pounds of binders and documents and can't play Angry Birds.
It's the weekend you do your level best and promise people you won't blow your fingers off mixing bottle rockets and wine bottles. So here we are and maybe you're taking a break from the festivities, maybe your sparkler party got rained out, and maybe you don't even live in the United States. In any event, here's the biggest news from the Mac|Lifers, just in case you missed it.