You may recall that a few months back, Apple brought its legal guns to bear on Sanho: a company much loved by road warriors for their excellent line up of MacBook charging solutions. Apple's beef with the company was that Sanho's Hypermac external batteries utilized Apple's patented MagSafe technology without their permission. As Sanho also offers a number of other Apple-sanctioned peripherals that they feared they could lose the license to manufacture, the company immiediately bowed to Cupertino's order to cease and desist the production of Hypermac external batteries featuring the MagSafe connector that made the product so useful. Fortunately, it appears that Sanho has come through with a solution.
Well, that was fast. While it was only launched a little over 24 hours ago, the Mac App Store has already been managed to find homes for one million applications. We suspect that this will break down to approximately 500,000 downloads of Angry Birds and 500,000 of the new Twitter desktop application.
We at Mac|Life are happy to tell you that the Mac App Store is not the only game in town. Not for consumers, and not for developers. To get you started, we’ve put together a short list of some of the best Mac software destination out there. Because no matter how great the Mac App Store may turn out to be, having options is great too.
It was early on in the game when Apple recognized the need for a dedicated display for its home computers. Where the Apple I and the first Apple II models relied on third-party RF modulators for hooking up to television sets, Apple changed course in 1980 when it released the 12-inch, monochromatic Apple Monitor III to accompany its Apple III business computer.
While many of us have been busy struggling through our first day back to work, Apple as a whole has been grooving through Monday with a song in their hearts and a spring in their step. Why so chipper? Well, it could be nothing more than the zest that comes after being able to recharge one's batteries with a few well deserved days off with friends and loved ones. It could also have something to do the fact that the company's stock market cap breached $300 billion this morning.
As Apple users, we enjoy a lot of perks. Our equipment, when called upon, just works. Our software is often a joy to work with, and when we party, our devices allow us to party hard. Traditionally, Macs computers and iOS mobile devices have been far more secure than those of Windows and Android users. Sadly, if the security experts at McAfee are correct, the days of our being able to chortle in the face of viruses and malware may soon be coming to an end.
There are three things in life that you can count on: Death, taxes and lawsuits leveled against Apple. For now, let's focus on the latter: According to a number of sources, it appears that Apple and a number of iOS application developers may have stepped in something awkward, and of course, are being swiftly taken to task for it.
If you've been wondering about how long it might be until Apple has enough money before they can afford to buy and sell us all, you might want to circle January 18th on your calendar, as Apple has announced that they'll be holding their Q1 2011 Financials conference call. Broadcast in real time across the interwebz to all interested parties, Apple's quarterly financial updates are the best way to find out how our favorite company's is making out. Our prediction: They're still stinking rich.
It looks as though Christmas has come a bit early to Steve Jobs this year. Having already been declared CEO of the Decade by MarketWatch earlier this month, Apple's well-known CEO has had further accolades heaped upon him, this time by Britain's Financial Times, who have declared Jobs their 2010 Person of the Year.
Here at MaclLife, we like to have you covered when it comes to your holiday shopping, and gift giving in general. Etsy.com, one of the biggest site devoted to DIY crafters and vintage resellers alike, has some pretty rad Apple stuff to meet your gift giving and collecting needs. We sought out some of the best gift ideas to help you find what you're looking for that special techie in your life.