In a move that will surely limit the number of television shows that iPad users can view on their mobile devices, NBC and Time Warner have told Apple that they have no plans to convert from Flash--the way they currently run their online video players.
Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down. It was years and years ago, when the Internet was just this thing that a few people were into, and Apple was hurting. There were patent battles (and losses) and there was weak stock.
Are you a budding author? The next Stephen King? Or an author currently looking to cut out the middle man as you rollout your own books? It looks like your time has come Apple has released information on self-publishing for the iBookstore!
It was a slow week in big Mac news. The lull before the storm that is WWDC, no doubt. Google made a few waves, it's true, but they weren't very big ones. Facebook was Facebook, Twitter for iPhone finally came out...and, yeah. Like we said, nothing really earth shattering.
Still, the week was not without its points of interest, small though they may be. For real. So let's take a peek under the covers and see what did and didn't change the world, at least according to Mac|Life.
We're thinking you might have missed some of the great Mac|Life articles up late this week, since you were so busy gaming your days and nights away. That's right, it was the week Steam came to Macs, and like some of us in the office (ahem) you're probably bleary eyed and sleep-deprived from shooting shooting shooting.
So, if you're taking a break from gaming, why not take a gander at the week's best articles from the killers over at Mac|Life.
Arriving just in time for Steam’s debut on the Mac, the Core i5 MacBook Pro is the best gaming laptop Apple’s ever built. And thanks to the new processor’s Hyper-Threading technology and Turbo Boost speeds, this MacBook Pro is also a workhorse that delivers both impressive speeds in all the most processor-intensive applications and a built-in battery that lasts an entire day.
When I reviewed the Wi-Fi iPad for our June cover story (4.5 out of 5 stars), it was a little tricky coming up with bona fide complaints about it--call me fangirl all you want, but I was smitten, as was the rest of the Mac|Life staff. With the iPad Wi-Fi+3G, my rose-colored glasses are covered with smudgy fingerprints of regret. After two days of failed 3G account activation and a good 90 minutes of phone calls (first with AT&T, who passed me to Apple, who told me to talk to AT&T, who transferred me to Apple, who transferred me back to AT&T), the 3G iPad’s luster was fading--fast. I even considered returning it. And that’s saying a lot for someone who loves the iPad as much as I do.