Holy smokes, y'all, we have a bigger than usual Price Drop column this week as there were just too many great apps from big names in iOS that we couldn't stop. If there are apps you've been looking to buy but have been waiting for a sale, well, your ship has come in, kiddos. Get 'em while they're hot, fresh and cheap.
Winter is upon us, and with it comes the holiday traditions. We come back to our routine year after year because it's comfortable and we've created a precedent for it, but there comes a time to update those customs. We can help you bring the old holiday tales you’ve come to know, love, and learn by heart into today's technologically-powered world with the help of eight great apps. These apps put the classics on display in fresh ways on a new platform that’s perfect for reliving the stories, or even introducing them to a new generation. Hit the App Store and make your iOS device part of your holiday tradition.
The holiday season is upon us once again, and no matter the celebration of your choice, it's sure to come with equal parts enjoyment and stress. There are dishes to be made, gifts to be bought, decorations to be hung, and trips to be made, all on top of your everyday responsibilities. It’s easy to get so caught up in the holiday hustle and bustle that your cards for family and friends sit on the counter until it’s too late to send them out in time. This year, skip shoving the cards into the nearest mailbox at the last second and send them using these helpful apps for sharing holiday greetings.
Like it or not, it's the time of the year when holiday music fills the air, and Apple has a special treat in store for those who particularly enjoy the Christmas variety. If you have the Apple Store app installed on your iDevice, you'll find a menu option on the front page for "Holiday Cheer" that grants you access to eight free songs.
Fresh off the roller coaster ride that was the launch of the iPhone 5s, it looks as though Apple might have some more supply woes in store for the near future. During today's quarterly earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked if he thought the company could meet the demand for iPad minis with Retina display this holiday season, and he sounded far from optimistic.
Rounded Rectangles is a design column that runs every Tuesday on MacLife.com. This week's Tuesday is Christmas, however, the one day of the year when nobody wants to read about awesome technology and the ways Apple finds to make it special. So while we aren't normally in the habit of publishing poetry, we humbly present the following for your consideration.
The holiday season is in full swing, so it's no surprise to see that Apple is updating its various services with holiday-themed content. However, an eagle-eyed Apple TV noted the curious appearance of holiday apps in a place where they shouldn't be.
Much has already been written about Microsoft's foray into tablets, and the news keeps getting worse for Redmond. This week, a brokerage firm in Boston is writing off the Surface with Windows RT as a loser for not one, not two but three reasons -- only one of which is shared by Apple's market-leading iPad. Can you guess the other two? If not, read on to find out what they are.
Fed up with Netflix? Frustrated by Hulu Plus? There may be another option available to you by the time Santa Claus comes down the chimney this year if Apple has anything to say about it -- assuming they can get content providers on board.
So much for a slow news week on the Apple beat! There’s plenty to report about everyone’s favorite tech company today, between antitrust fines in Italy, new iPhone 5 rumors, activations for both iOS and Android on Christmas Day and even the debut of the iPhone 4S in mainland China. Ready to soak it all in? Read on for all the news that’s fit to print for Tuesday, December 27, 2011.