For what seems like forever, Roxio’s Toast has been the de facto recommendation for authoring DVDs and CDs on a Mac. Naturally, it’s a tougher sell for Roxio these days, when a CD/DVD drive is optional for Macs. However, optical media is still used and, as this latest version proves, Toast is still relevant.
Rumored mockups of an iPhone 6 simply refuse to die, with the latest popping up Friday afternoon on an Italian website (via MacRumors), showing how the device might stack up against a new Samsung Galaxy S5. Coincidentally, Samsung's latest Android smartphone also factors into one of the stories in our weekend recap, a story that also reveals the perils of speaking your mind on Twitter. Read on for that and much more!
Way back in April of last year, one of our overnight recaps talked up a new Thunderbolt docking station from the folks at Sonnet -- a product that's still not shipping, but now has an even more powerful sibling.
Looks like Apple picked the right time to launch its iTunes Radio based on the streaming-music numbers (and to think how everyone said Cupertino should have done it sooner). A long-lost app returns to the App Store, the Activation Lock feature gets some serious testing, a sneaky bit of malware is making the rounds, and Google Maps makes it to the iPad at long last. That and more, just step right this way.
The dog days of summer appear to have arrived early across much of the United States, with a heat wave making it pretty unpleasant to step out of the house for more than a few minutes. Thankfully, we've been locked away in the air conditioning, toiling to dig up the latest and greatest news for today's recap, so beat the heat by indulging us for a few minutes, won't you?
In-home Disc to Digital services were profiled in a recent issue of Mac|Life magazine, and while they're still in beta, one of the best services is now available to the public at large, and to Mac users for the first time.
The miniStack may have started life as a third-party companion for the Mac mini, but with each new iteration, it becomes a nice complement to any Mac -- especially now that an optical drive is part of the mix.
Looks like Microsoft has today all to itself -- after launching Windows 8 in New York City last week just ahead of Hurricane Sandy, the company now heads to San Francisco for its big Windows Phone 8 launch, which Google had hoped to steal some thunder from with an Android event scheduled for the same day. Unfortunately, even the mighty search giant couldn't predict what Mother Nature will do, so we'll have to get a dose of updated Android hardware after things calm down in NYC.
The mammoth San Diego Comic-Con kicks off this Thursday, and Marvel Entertainment is working to keep fans excited about the September 25 arrival of its blockbuster The Avengers on home video with a new second screen app.
We love us some Plex here at MacLife.com, where we’ve converted an aging Mac mini into a fine home theatre server with a minimum of effort. Now that recent versions of the Plex application have separated the server software from the client software, all sorts of goodies have been coming -- such as DLNA streaming support with a new server update this week.