Two great tastes that taste great together? That remains to be seen, but like it or not, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took to his Timeline on Monday to announce the social network’s acquisition of Instagram, which is said to be a $1 billion cash and shares deal.
When it comes to sharing digital photos, there’s a seemingly endless supply of online vendors who are all too happy to offer their services to you. Facebook is certainly the most obvious choice since most of your loved ones are also already members -- but not everyone feels comfortable with the social networking giant’s privacy policies. Here’s a look at eight places we like to frequent -- and MacLife.com readers are encouraged to share their favorites in the comments!
Nobody likes to rock their rock-n-roll on without an audience. When it comes to making original music, sharing your creations with others and getting feedback is a huge part of the fun. Prior to GarageBand's 1.2 update, your options for exporting songs were painfully limited to dumping them on iTunes and sending them via email, but now you can post your tunes on several popular social networking sites with ease. Here's how to take your painstakingly crafted songs and get them in front of some eager ears with just a handful of quick button taps.
Wow! What a weekend for the new iPad, which Apple announced today moved three million units in 10 countries around the world. But new iPad owners aren’t the only ones happy today -- investors liked the sound of Cupertino’s new dividend and share repurchase plan announced early this morning, which is pushing the company ever higher. How high can they go? Is it possible for what goes up to actually stay up? These are questions we may never have the answers to -- but have a look at the news for Monday, March 19 and you be the judge.
Now that you've had time to take in the news of Apple's new iPad, you're probably wondering whether it's worth waiting in line for it come March 16. Well, why bother doing that when we can give you one? That's right: we'd like to offer you a chance to win your own iPad 3, without having to wait in line on day one to receive yours.
While it’s easy to find amazing deals on most every aspect of our lives thanks to the internet, discovering new apps can be a challenge -- and discovering App Store deals can be downright impossible. Enter Iddiction, Inc., whose new App-o-Day service is being billed as “the Groupon for apps.”
Monday has been good to iPad users who create their own content -- first Adobe releases Photoshop Touch for still images, and now Vimeo’s app hits version 2.0 with a universal build for native iPad support for watching, managing, downloading and sharing your videos with others.
Judging from the company’s recent moves, Apple’s cloud plans may be even bigger than originally thought. What’s better than one new data center in North Carolina? How about a second one in Prineville, Oregon, just a stone’s throw from a similar Facebook facility?
Path launched in 2010 as a single-app combo of Foursquare, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, with a focus on exclusivity. It limited you to 50 friends, the thought being that Path would prioritize the relationships that actually matter, and not just spotlight every kid you ever sat at a lunch table with in elementary school. Recently, Path increased that maximum to 150 friends along with a bevy of improvements, but even that still-limited tally doesn't explain why my Path friends list is so slim. The problem with Path is hardly anybody is using it.
It was a week for updates, that's for sure. (Even the product above got updated, though this happened years ago over several iterations. Ahem.) This week saw people pushing out new versions of software everywhere we turned. We don't know what's in the pipelines, but we like it when our apps get great new tools and slick new features. It's pretty hot stuff, we don't mind telling you. And here's some of the other hot magic happening this week.