We know spring doesn't officially start for another two weeks, but the way the weather and the sun have been playing with our minds lately, it feels like it might really happen on schedule. Of course, if we know winter, there's always at least one more trick up its sleeve. But this weather! It almost makes us not want to be inside playing with our tech toys.
So load up these links on your iPhone and get stepping out like us, because it's another sunshiney week of the best of the best from Mac|Life.
Things are heating up in the patent wars with Android's market share
growing while the iPhone's growth has shrunk. Both Apple and HTC have
hit each other hard in the press while Cupertino has taken the
competition to court over multiple alleged patent claims.
takes a look at those patents and envisions just what Google's Android
phones would look like if Apple won every part of the suit. Short
answer: back to the drawing board for Android and HTC.
By now, you've undoubtedly become familiar with Google's ubiquitous
prescence on the web. Whether you're sending an email in Gmail, finding
directions to that fancy restaurant using Google Maps, or pretending to
be a part of the latest microblogging craze with Google Buzz, the G-word
is everywhere. Well, it turns out that there is also a whole library of
Google web applications and services stacked up behind the everyday
services you may have come to take for granted.
Hot on the heels of the Motorola Droid release, Google entered the
mobile-phone market full-bore with its HTC-built Nexus One. Sporting
the Android 2.1 OS, the first official Google phone has been deemed
magical enough to be sold exclusively by the search giant and can only
be purchased directly from the big G’s online store--with or without a
It was the biggest let down when Chrome was first released. Whaaaat? No
Mac version? But, but, but, Apple and Google were the best of buds back
in those days. How could they do this to us? How could they treat us
Then Chrome arrived for Macs. And another heartbreak
followed in its wake. Every single new feature they've added to the
browser, Google has rolled out first for Windows users months earlier.
And this time is no exception.