December isn't off to a particularly great start for Apple, with news that a lucrative contract with the L.A. Unified School District is being abandoned. Find out why in our Wednesday Morning Report, along with details on a pair of new Mac products to help you write better and expand the horizons of those Thunderbolt 2 ports. It's all just a click away!
We're back after an extended Labor Day weekend here in the U.S., and with only a week away from Apple's next media event, there's plenty to get excited about. Unfortunately, things are looking grim for the rumored iWatch, which appears to be stuck in not-quite-final testing, but Elgato's got a batch of new HomeKit-friendly accessories on the way to tide us over once iOS 8 hits the streets. Click to read more!
Could we see the fabled "iWatch" alongside iOS 8 and a new iPhone 6 this August? A new report out of Taiwan says yes, and given the increasing competition in the wearables market, Apple may not want to wait much longer. Of course, they came out of nowhere with the original iPhone after consumers had to suffer with years of lame smartphones, so maybe we've still got a wait ahead of us — but you won't have to wait to get all the latest news right here!
Rumors! Rumors! Nothing but rumors half the time! Well, we've got a few of those and plenty of other news. Just wait until next week, though, as September officiallykicks off "Overheated Speculation Month" for Apple watchers. Meanwhile, here's a few overheated news stories from this week that are raising up some dog day like weather around these parts.
Last year, EyeTV maker Elgato introduced an iPad version of its DVB-T TV tuner at the IFA show, and the company is back this year with new models aimed at both the iPhone as well as supported Android devices with a micro-USB edition.
“Monday, Monday, so good to me…” If The Mamas and the Papas don’t get you fired up on this fine Monday, then perhaps we’ll get your heart racing with the latest tech news coming over the data pipes. Elgato’s got a new way to record video gameplay, Sony is launching an iOS app for Music Unlimited and Motorola may be facing layoffs after the Google acquisition -- read on for the rest of the Monday, May 21, 2012 news!
It’s the final Friday in April, and our news recap has a couple of deals, Java news, a Mac App Store milestone and new rumblings of that Apple HDTV that so many of us want to prop up in our living rooms later this year along with the Christmas trimmings. We’ll be back with one last April recap on Monday, so for now read all about the five things making news on this Friday, April 27, 2012.
There’s fast, and then there’s really fast, and then there’s the disbelief that you’ve been driving in the slow lane for so long. After the debut of the Thunderbolt I/O, we were excited at the idea of syncing at 10Gb/s speeds, but the first batch of portable drives with Thunderbolt were all platter-based HDDs, and those internal discs can only spin so fast. Speedier solid-state drives can take better advantage of Thunderbolt’s potential, as Elgato’s Thunderbolt SSD clearly demonstrates.
Many of us at Mac|Life have cut ties with the cable company, and it feels great. There’s so much content available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, and others, that we only miss those 400 channels occasionally—mostly for sports and news. Reclaim live sports and news, and cut streaming service costs with the HD HomeRun. It tunes in over-the-air broadcasts or unencrypted (Clear QAM) cable channels, if you’re not ready to end that service.
Readers, fret not! Your days of waiting hours to transfer over gigabytes of video to your iPad are over! Seamlessly convert your H.264 video files for iPad viewing with Elgato's Turbo.264 video conversation software. And lucky for you, we're giving away three copies! Leave a comment after the cut with your favorite television show and we'll pick three lucky winners this Friday.