It's holiday time and you know what that means--legions of families and singletons everywhere traveling back to their home bases for some tasty Turkey, and maybe even to receive a present or two. Of course, traveling around the country may also mean a whirlwind of headaches and missed sleep. But fear not, because this year could really change--all you have to do is enlist the help of your trust iOS device. Well, that is, as long as you're in an area where there's some radical reception and strong WiFi. We compiled a list of some of the helpful free travel apps and services out there that'll help you get to your gate on time and keep your plans in order.
Hilarity ensues as Robbie, Nic, Ray and Flo spend a majority of the podcast lamenting today's totally unenthusiastic iTunes announcement. Plus, Nic prophesizes and we answer your Twitter and Facebook questions.
Calling all novice guitar players! if you're armed with a guitar and an iPad or iPod touch, you most definitely want to check out our sister magazine Guitar World's Lick of the Day app, now available in the iTunes App Store!
There is no general theme to today's Free App Friday, other than that the apps we're suggestion enable you to actually do something--and this is how we do it...or something. In this week's edition, we'll show you a way to figure out how stuff works, select which browser to use any time you launch a link and get a virtual peg board on your iPad.
You know the routine--you come home from a long day at work, plop yourself down in front of the computer and start chatting away with your friends about your hard day at the office. Before you know it, you've got three empty plates in front of you of food half eaten and a night's worth of catch up work still waiting to be started. It's not the most ideal situations, but it happens. Chatting--it's what's for dinner.
The Mac|Life staff celebrate the Giants win with a hearty "yeah!" and share ideas on getting David Hasselhoff to follow them on Twitter. Susie and Flo also discuss the wonder of the new Sesame Street short, and the gang shares their fond memories of their first portable Macs. Also, Ray cautions against NudeRunner-Girl.
Plus, we answered a few reader calls, and your questions from Twitter and Facebook.
This week, for Free App Friday, we're doing something special to help reel in the spookiest day of the year: Halloween. In all honesty, yours truly isn't a fan of all the scary things this holiday has to offer. But, Halloween can be all about the fun you share with your friends, from dressing in costume to swapping candy (no one wants to get stuck with a bucket full of Butterfingers, now do they?). The best part is that you can download a bunch of throwaway apps on your iPad and iPhone to ring in the celebration and get into the Halloween spirit!
The time is now to plot out your plans for world domination. But before you go forth with lording over the 6 billion people that inhabit this earth, you'll need some practice so that you can come to expect the unexpected. We've rounded up a few apps that can help you take control of your own life--and the lives of others. Sure, you can't tap and touch the world into submission like you could in a game of Pocket God, but you can at least prepare by learning leadership and organization skills. Right?
In this episode of the Mac|Live podcast, the gang discusses what might be announced at this Wednesday's Apple event, and whether or not we'll be seeing a refresh to the MacBook Air. Robbie and Flo also discuss how Mac gamers have helped increase Steam's market share in the gaming sphere, and they remind all of the readers and listeners to join us for Frag the Editor Fridays.
The internet is abound with wonderful things, like ridiculous pictures of galaxy cats, search engines that find super secret mixes and b-sides from your favorite music artists, social networking sites that violate all the principles of privacy and websites filled with free software. Yes, that's right, free software, and especially open source software. Open source is wonderful because it gives developers a hobby, and the users some hope that their favorite free software will only get better with age--sort of like a fine wine.
This week, we're covering open source software like WordPress, Miro and WikiHow.