This week has seen a lot of money flying around, with big companies acquiring small ones. Among them, Apple snapped up a speech recognition app that few of us probably even heard of in the first place.
Well, we've had time to calm down after the big iPad release and the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 quickly followed by the release of the new MacBooks. So it's been a pretty heady last few weeks. Let's all take a couple deep breaths, relax, and gird our loins for the upcoming iPad 3G release.
As we're girding, however, what better way to relax with than a roundup of the best of the best – you know what we're talking about: the greatest show on earth, as put on by the staff of Mac|Life.
Since its inception, Google has become the mover and shaker of the
Internet world, bringing wonderful, utilitarian goodies in the form of
web applications and cloud services. After debuting Gmail in 2004,
Google then followed suit with projects like its interactive, totally
customizable Google Calendar, maps that accurately portray real life
from a satellite overhead, and a video streaming site that has indeed
become larger than anyone could have conceived.
It’s widely known that Apple CEO Steve Jobs often responds to e-mail sent to him by outsiders, usually with short and sweet replies. A U.K. customer recently got one of those replies back, with a little dig at Google to boot.
Spring has sprung and sprung with a vengeance. Sunshine! Warm air! Being outdoors is once again a treat. Just as the vernal equinox passes us by and leads us to a bit more moving about, it'll soon be iPad launch day and we may find no good reasons to go back inside for quite some time.
Meanwhile, as we await that wonderful sidewalk cafe life with our reading and our data streaming right by our sides, here's this week's menu of the best stories from a week of Mac|Life. Order well.