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.
We all have tales about it: the days when our most used keyboard command was Ctrl + Alt + Delete and our whole life could Blue Screen away in an instant. Fortunately, those days are long gone, as our Macs have fixed those irritating problems we used to have with Windows PCs. But we got to thinking the other day here at the Mac|Life offices: when was the last time we actually used a PC? Most of us don't remember because we've blocked those memories, so that's why we want to hear yours.
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.
If you want to get your DVD collection onto your Mac, Apple TV or portable iOS device, chances are you’ve already discovered the free HandBrake software, which handles the task like a champ. What you may not know is that there are some simple tricks and tweaks to make HandBrake really sing, particularly if you’ve been challenged by getting commercial discs from your personal collection properly encoded.
It seems that, more often than not, the rumor mill gets it right -- case in point, that recent rumor swirling around that Amazon would soon take on Netflix by offering unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows for Prime members at no extra charge.
The Apple sphere's favorite Apple evangelist, Guy Kawaskai, is offering his book The Macintosh Way for free. All you have to do is head over to the Facebook fan page of his upcoming book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions, "Like" it, and then download the PDF.
It’s tough to compete with free content, as Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is apparently starting to realize -- their iPad-exclusive Project magazine is now available free of charge through December 29.
If you're considering the purchase of an iPhone 4 in the next few weeks, we've got some news that might make you want to hustle to your nearest Apple or AT&T Store. The Apple iPhone 4 Case Program is winding down at the end of the month. That's right: on September 30, the "antenna gate" free case extravaganza will be no more. For those of you who missed out on all of the action this past summer, Apple launched the iPhone 4 Case Program in response to media and consumer furor over alleged reception problems arising from the iPhone 4's integrated antenna design. When the handset was held in a particular manner known as the "Death Grip", many users reported significant signal loss. Apple's solution to this was to offer free cases to iPhone 4 users.
Thank goodness it's Friday, and we just got paaaaaaaaaaaid (actually, next weekend is moreso pay day, but at least we're preparing for it beforehand!). Bust out those iPhones, iPads, and whatever else to party on down for the weekend. But don't forget to stop by the bank and get some cash, and maybe take a moment to peruse your iOS device and see what is hip and happening in your town. Read on for more suggestions to enjoy the heck out of your weekend, and don't blow that paycheck all in one place!