Happy Leap Day! It will be another four years before we see this bizarre extension of February again, so be sure to live it to the fullest, especially if you happen to be one of those poor saps whose birthday happens to fall on that fateful square on the calendar. So what kind of tech news happens on a mid-week Leap Day? As it turns out, plenty -- so read on and get all of the news for Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
Have you ever wondered what exactly a person can accomplish at an Apple Store when they set their mind to it? These five videos illustrate just that. We watched every YouTube video filmed in an Apple Store to make sure we could bring you the 5 best viral videos filmed at our favorite retail destination.
From pizza delivery to theivery to lots and lots of singing and dancing, these Apple-themed viral videos are sure to amuse you. If you have any better ones in mind, be sure to let us know in the comments.
From The Louvre in Paris, to New York City's Grand Central Station, not only are Apple Stores considered the pinnacle of contemporary design, but they're placed in the most stunning and architecturally interesting locations in the world. This gallery showcases the 20 most beautiful Apple storefronts you'll find on earth. If you're traveling in any of these locations, be sure to stop by.
It was a big week for app updates and for iPad apps to migrate down to the iPhone (the reverse of the usual direction). There were also rumors, as there always are, and there was Google, stealing someone else's idea (as usual).
After testing the service in San Francisco and New York City, Apple rolled out a significant upgrade to its Apple Store app on Tuesday, adding the ability to purchase on your iOS device and pick up at a nearby store -- or grab an item from the shelf and pay for it right on the spot, no human necessary.
Happy Halloween to MacLife.com readers! We don’t have any particularly spooky things featured in this edition of the daily recap (unless you’re a Mac Pro fan), but there are plenty of treats in store for you with Plex 2.0 now in the App Store and some iOS 5 technology reportedly making the leap to OS X Lion one day soon. Here’s what’s making news for this final day of the month, better known as October 31, 2011.
Oh, the glorious launches! How I always look forward to this day. Not only do I get to work from home, but I get to walk around downtown San Francisco, talk to the Apple-heads in line and partake in the glory of another one of Apple's mobile product launches. It's actually really fun, and if you play your cards right you can end up with free breakfast.
I do want to mention, however, that this year's iPhone line seemed really underwhelming compared to the iPad 2 launch earlier this year, or even last year's iPhone 4 debut. But regardless of the number of bodies in line, the numbers of pre-orders prove that more people just decided to go to work today and have the UPS guy drop off their new iPhone, rather than wait in line. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the 4S is just a bump up from its predecessor, or perhaps it's evidence of an economic climate that prevents us from taking time off from work to get our iPhones from the Apple Store. But I'm not going to sit here and get political. Let's go look at the photos!
It's been a few days since Steve Jobs' passing, but that doesn't mean the Memorials have stopped flowing in. I mean, geez, I even walked by a smaller Apple Store yesterday in Emeryville, CA and there was a tiny little memorial dedicated to Steve in the window. Here's a look at some of the more substantial memorials around the world. Feel free to contribute your own photos by emailing me.
So much for underwhelming! Apple announced on Monday morning that the new iPhone 4S has already topped one million preorders -- and that’s just in the first 24 hours. It may look like an iPhone 4 and quack like an iPhone 4, but the iPhone 4S is anything but fowl.
Having a problem with your Apple gear can be a lonely road of Googling, trolling the Apple Support Forums, or paging through Mac|Life hoping we address your exact problem. But if you live relatively close to an Apple Store, you can make a Genius Bar appointment. Eye-rolling name aside, the Geniuses can get hands-on, diagnose what’s going on, and very often offer a fix on the spot. Our own Nic Vargus and Susie Ochs both have gotten great service at the Genius Bar, and so have these readers, who were kind enough to share their stories of how their day was (usually) saved—often at no charge. Thanks to everyone who wrote in!