If you're just rubbing the sleep out of your eyes prior to heading outside to dig out of yet another polar blast, shut down the snow blower and drop that shovel — we've got three days worth of weekend to catch up on in this edition, and you won't want to miss a single story. Let's dig in before you dig out!
It's our final overnight recap before the holiday break, which just so happens to also be our last one of the year as well. The MacLife.com crew will be indulging in egg nog and spending some well-deserved time with the family over the next week and a half, but we won't be back with another recap until Monday, January 6 -- by which point the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show will be kicking off, and there should be plenty of new stuff for all! Until then, happy holidays to all and a big ho-ho-ho to go!
The dust in Cupertino has settled and the world has officially been introduced to the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, but those hoping for more from Apple were likely disappointed by Tuesday's more intimate presentation. But much like the iPhone 5 and previous handsets, they're likely to sell like hotcakes when they hit the streets on Sept. 20, so let's not go predicting Apple's demise quite yet...
Imagine you're the owner of a television network who's thus far watching helplessly as a startup grabs an over-the-air signal and finds a creative way to serve it to its own customers without paying you a dime — and the court has thus far ruled it's all perfectly legal. Sound crazy? The founder of Aereo appears quite happy to rub his success in the networks' faces this week, so read on and find out why.
Aside from some rumblings of a big Yahoo! deal (we'll get into that shortly), it was a relatively quiet, low-key weekend for the tech world. Temperatures are starting to rise as summer fast approaches, but news on the Apple front should really heat up with WWDC in early June. In the meantime, let's reflect on how Intel let the iPhone slip through its fingers and catch up on some Mac updates...
Everybody loves free, and today we've got not one, but two newly-free products up for grabs. Everpix Free promises to trump Photo Stream by storing a year's worth of photos absolutely free, while Boinx has made its previously paid photo collage app free thanks to iAds. Not enough free for you? Go download new updates to iBooks and Google Maps. There, you're welcome...
If you need to create powerful slideshows with full control over the end results, you've no doubt discovered FotoMagico, one of the best solutions available for the Mac -- and now, a trio of new features are making it even better.
It's beginning to look a lot like the week before Christmas, which means most of us are in a mad dash to scratch off all of the names on our gift lists before the fat man comes sliding down the chimney next Tuesday. If you're ready to take a little break and gift something for yourself, you might want to hit the App Store in search of some freebies to kick back and relax with, or get your first official peek at what RIM has in store for us with BlackBerry 10 next year.
If there’s one thing photographers like even more than taking pictures, it’s showing them off. Most slideshow software, however, is limited to a handful of slick templates and not much in the way of customization. Enter Boinx Software, whose FotoMagico has twice received the runner-up nod for an Apple Design Award from the folks in Cupertino. After two years in development, FotoMagico 4 is an impressive overhaul that opens up a wide range of creative possibilities for amateur and pro shutterbugs alike -- and it’s cheaper than ever, at least for new customers.
Earlier this year, Boinx Software's iStopMotion for iPad received high praise in our review. We loved the app's simplicity and 1080p HD recording. Today, iStopMotion updates to version 1.5, and beyond a few appreciated changes, iPad mini owners can get in on the fun.