Life isn't a beauty pageant, but that doesn't mean your app collection shouldn't be spiffy looking. When an iPad app blows us away with its graphics or interface it quickly becomes one of our most used apps. After toiling in the App Store for days, we're proud to offer our roundup of 50 of the most beautiful apps available for the iPad.
If you're a fan of old 1970s car chase movies like Bullitt, then Driver: San Francisco should really be on your radar. It's essentially an interactive version of all those great scenes, and it's coming out for Mac OS X on August 30. We're not sure if the game will be as amazing as its inspiration, but it's pretty hard to imagine that we wont have a blast tearing up the streets of Mac|Life's hometown of San Francisco.
Well, of course all the news this week was WWDC and iOS 5 and OS X Lion related. What did you expect? These were the stories that wouldn't stop burning up the Apple newsosphere, and we've got 'em all wrapped up with a pretty bow just for you.
With more than 250 new features coming to Mac OS X Lion in July, it was impossible for Apple to demonstrate them all, especially during a two-hour keynote shared by iOS 5 and the introduction of iCloud. So what are some of the features that didn’t make the cut? Why, we’re glad you asked.
Now that the features of the next iteration of Apple's OS X platform, Lion, have been unveiled at this week's WWDC, we thought it might be neat to take a peek at all the variations of the box artwork that have graced each edition of the platform over the years.
The WWDC 2011 keynote is now just a memory -- but it may be a particular painful one for many third-party developers who are watching as Apple incorporates some of their functionality into the forthcoming iOS 5.
To most fans, Apple can do no wrong. But we can all agree that there are a few things Apple could do more right. From near field communication to 4G, there are more than just a few technologies we'd like to see in the iOS devices of the future. We're sure some of these will come to fruition sooner than others, but either way, here's to wishful thinking.
Apple files hundreds of patents each year -- just last year, they filed a whopping 563 different ones. Everytime you've used anything manufactured by Apple, there's been a much-speculated about patent for that. Some of these patents have seemed frivolous, but many of them reflect Apple's amazing skill for invention and innovation. Check out our gallery which features some of the most interesting and relevant patents Apple has filed in the last month or so.
The Opera Mini web browser got a welcome update last week, bringing a new look and feel as well as long-awaited native iPad and Retina Display support -- which got us thinking, could be it good enough yet to take the place of Mobile Safari for your iOS web surfing?
The Mac App Store certainly has made buying Mac software a convenient affair -- just a click and a password, and boom, there it is. But like the iOS App Store, it's starting to fill up fast. That's good news for you -- lots of choice -- but it also means that when you type in a keyword or open up a category, you're faced with multiple options.
We're here to help.
We put dozens of Mac App Store offerings through our ringer of a reviews process and settled on 20 diverse applications that all scored well and come with our recommendation. Even better? They're less than $20 a pop.