The iPhone is a sexy gadget, but Apple wants to make sure it’s not that
kind of sexy. Much ado has been made over its zealous monitoring of the
App Store’s so-called vulgar content and its uneven enforcement of
content standards. And when Apple selectively purged over 5,000 naughty
apps from the App Store in February, the conversation grew louder. But
what are we really talking about?
Parental Advisory:This article deals with adult subject matter.
When he launched CyberSynchs, a company that makes data-synchronization
software, in 2008, Amos Winbush did it with little more than the iPhone in his
pocket. Apparently, computers are no longer necessary for entrepreneurs
in the startup phase. As Winbush himself blogged on Under30CEO.com,
“When CyberSynchs received Series A funding from Momos Capital, the
entire deal was orchestrated--on my end--from my jacket pocket.
Everything from conference calls to agreements were handled via
Entertain and educate the most important members of your household
with this family-friendly guide to the best Mac software, websites, and
iPhone apps for kids. And don’t miss our step-by-step instructions for
setting up parental controls on your Mac. Let’s play!
Take a great thing from your youth and run with it. This could be the
motto of the Minibosses, a Phoenix-based rock band that for almost 10
years has taken original Nintendo videogame songs and strung them
together with incredibly energetic riffs and long medleys in a standard
four piece rock format (consisting of two guitars, bass and drums) to
become one of the most popular touring acts for any geek event.
I’m not a thrifty man by nature, but after cobbling together enough
money to buy my first single-family home, I wasn’t about to take out a
second mortgage just to get the place decorated. In fact, the very
concept of hiring an interior designer or color consultant strikes me
as frivolous on an intestinal level. Color theory and design
inspiration is free online, and at the end of the day, what looks right
is right--because perfection in home decor is in the eye of the
beholder. That last thing I need is some woman named Astrid telling me
my walls would look better in “Butter Crème.”
Mac problems? Isn’t that an oxymoron? If you just switched to the Mac
from Windows, you might be thinking that you accidentally picked up one
of your old PC magazines--and, by the way, we’ve got solutions to the seven most common problems
switchers encounter, too. If you’re a longtime Mac user, you could even
be wondering where we get off accusing the Mac platform of being
problematic. Using a Mac is generally painless and trouble free,
but things can go wrong. Read on to see our Ultimate Mac Troubleshooting Guide.
A musician who loves her Mac--what’s so groundbreaking about that?
Nothing, on the surface. But Sandy Cressman, a San Francisco singer and
voice coach who specializes in Brazilian jazz and travels the world to
perform and teach workshops, simply couldn’t ply her art--or her
trade--without her MacBook Air and a slew of other digital tools.
In the two years since we first ran a feature on Twitter (“Your Mac: The Great Communicator,” Oct/07), the service’s popularity has exploded. If you joined the Twitter conga line long ago, its usefulness and flexibility are no news to you. But even if you’ve never Twittered in your life, the service still probably isn’t news to you--it seems you can’t turn around without a reporter, columnist, commentator, or comedian hauling out the tired old “What’s the deal with Twitter?” line.
Together, the iPhone 3.0 OS update and iPhone 3GS offer faster Web
surfing, gaming, and Twittering than ever. Here's what's new in the
iPhone OS and accessible to all iPhone users. We also review the 3GS,
the fastest, slickest most fun iPhone yet.