If you've seen the pics of the purported next-generation iPhone built from allegedly leaked parts, you probably noticed it looks a whole lot like the iPhone 4/4S. While this may seem to poke at the persistent rumors of a Steve-overseen overhaul of the 5-year-old handset, the idea that Apple needed to ditch its glass-and-metal enclosure to transform the iPhone was always a bit farfetched.
Once you’ve played out the instruments and effects built into Apple’s GarageBand software, you’re be delighted to know that you’ve got lots of other sonic options that can easily be added to your Mac, and many of them won’t even cost you a dime. Read on to find out what cool new sounds you can add to your band without breaking (or even entering) the bank.
After my Up-to-Date morning hiccups cleared up and I installed Mountain Lion on my Retina MacBook Pro (took less than 20 minutes!) the first thing I noticed was just how similar my desktop looked. With the clean install option gone, no longer is my wallpaper replaced with the new OS’s default galaxy picture, so there isn’t much to distinguish from the prior release. At least not at first glance.
TechCrunch reports that Appcelerator quietly announced its annual data, discussing the percentage of app development for the enterprise by mobile OS. Last year, Apple's iOS and Google's Android were deadlocked at 44%. This year however, Apple made a significant jump to 53% while Android slowly sunk to 38%.
The Apple/Samsung battle doesn't seem to be dying down anytime soon, even though an Australian judge called the suit "ridiculous". According to Computer World, Samsung accusing Apple of refusing to negotiate the licensing of key 3G patents that were used in production of iPhones and iPads. These claims come on the first day of trial in a countersuit that Samsung filed against Apple last year, after Apple had sued Samsung for infringement on patents in the touchscreen technology used in the Galaxy tablet. Samsung's counterattack focuses on three specific patents, all which deal with 3G data transmission in the iPhone 4/4S and the iPad 2.
Juggling open applications is a fact of our computery lives. But it doesn’t need to require hunting for windows, trips to the Dock, the Command-Tab switcher, or even Apple’s Exposé. Nikolay Kropachev’s cleverly designed alternative, AmbiLauncher, lets you switch applications and even launch AppleScripts with ease. It works by making use of your screen’s edges--just not the top one, since that would interfere with the menu bar.
It was the week of Comic-Con and the week when Steam broke the internet by causing a stampede with their annual Summer Sale, and most of all it was another week with Apple and all the fun stuff you can do with your iOS device and your Macs. And it just my be that crazy summer heat, but we even allowed that Apple could learn a thing or two from rival Microsoft. Yeah, it was that kind of week.
Apple's new Podcasts app is a testament to the tremendous evolution the medium has undergone since its humble iPod beginnings. Having long outgrown its iTunes tab, it was inevitable that Apple would develop a standalone app to mark the podcast's maturation into a legitimate form of entertainment. Expectedly, the universal app looks great, though it's not quite as functional or bug-free as desired.
While you may be very excited about Mountain Lion and iOS 6, Apple isn’t the only company with interesting new products on the way. Microsoft is slated to release its long-awaited (and undeniably cool-looking) Windows 8 operating system for desktops later this year, with bona fide Surface tablets and a mobile release of Windows Phone 8 arriving shortly thereafter. So let’s take a look at what the competition is up to, and see where Apple could maybe learn a thing or two.
The computer mouse has been around since 1963, and has enjoyed almost ubiquitous use by computer owners around the world ever since. But if San Francisco-based startup Leap Motion has its way, the iconic input tool will soon be little more than a museum piece. The company plans on launching what it calls a Leap 3D motion control system--a revolutionary new way for computer users to physically interact with their computers.