We’ll admit it. We’re still having a hard time typing on the iPad--in particular, serious work in Pages, Bento, or other productivity apps cries out for a hardware keyboard. While we quickly adjusted to thumb-typing on the iPhone, iPad is a horse of a different color. In portrait mode, the keys are a little too spaced out to comfortably type with two fingers--and in landscape, forget it! Meanwhile, our traditional 10-finger typing is hampered by the lack of tactile feedback and having to hover over the virtual keyboard. Luckily, the iPad supports Bluetooth keyboards out of the box, so we rounded up the most interesting options to test as companions to our iPad.
Hello? Is this thing on? Is there anyone out there? Echo! Echo! Echo!
Okay, okay, we get it. It's Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer. No one's sitting inside on their computer, are they? Heck no, they're grilling up fun, lounging in the sun, putting a dog in a bun. Well, just in case you're not one of those people, or you're not from the States, here's the week's best stories from the vacationing kids of Mac|Life.
We’ll be starting a weekly tip feature on Mac|Life beginning today and every Thursday after today. Each week I will offer four tips that will cover the iPhone or iPad or a combination of the two.These tips will definitely supercharge your knowledge of these popular mobile devices and give you something to show off to your friends, parents, or significant other.You might even out genius the Geniuses at the Apple store!
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.