Everybody’s talking about the iPad 2, which also means that everybody and their brother has an opinion on what Apple will bring to the table for the tablet sequel -- assuming, of course, you have a brother and they’re at least a little tech-savvy. We decided to toss our hat into the speculation ring as well, so read on!
September has arrived, and that means iTunes 10 has landed as well, complete with a swanky new icon, a streamlined (and mostly colorless) new look and a new social networking feature called Ping. But what exactly is Ping, and does it live up to all of Apple’s hype?
Mark it on your calendars, boys and girls: Steve Wozniak is 60 years awesome today! This is a time for celebration, for without the Other Steve--the Dancing Steve--there could have been no Apple.
For those of you unfamiliar with the legend of how Apple came to be, Wozniak and Steve Jobs met in 1970. After selling a few of their prized possessions to raise the capital, the pair brought the company into being on April 1, 1976 in order to sell their first marketed creation, the Apple I computer kit. The kits were build from scratch by Wozniak. From Scratch. And you thought your pal with that sweet gaming rig had some street cred because he put together it together from components he bought off the shelf.
We visited the annual Maker Faire and as usual, it was epic. If you enjoy robots, science, steam punk, giant mousetrap games, crazy vehicles and 3D printers, the Maker Faire is nirvana. If you couldn't make it to this year's event, don't worry, we took pictures of all the really cool stuff for you.
Diamonds may last for ever, but getting your significant other to chase you around town in order for you to elaborately get down on bended knee is the best way to get diagnosed with a terminal case of geekabusbanditis.
If you're a fan of blockbuster music videogame Rock Band (casually referred to in the Mac|Life office as the Greatest Thing Ever Invented, Ever), you've probably banged on those plastic drums quite a bit. Perhaps you've even wondered if you could turn them into a real electronic kit.