While some recoil at the thought, bugs and insects are just plain interesting—there’s something undeniably cool about our more-than-four-legged friends. And while you may not readily admit to owning a Starship Troopers DVD (or its priced-to-own sequels), maybe your ears always perked up a bit when the subject of insects came about in high school biology class.
It may not have been the shot heard 'round the world, but for tech fans, Wednesday night finally brought the triumphant return of Google Maps to iPhones everywhere, complete with free, voice-guided navigation.
If you’ve been avoiding Harry Potter books until you could beam them onto your Kindle, Amazon has some good news for you -- assuming you’re paying $79 per year for their Prime service, that is. Today’s update is chock full of Potter Kindle news, Proview settlement rumors, iOS 5.1 jailbreak progress and much more, so let’s dive right into this Thursday, May 10, 2012 edition.
You won’t find a ton of new features waiting for you, but iOS devices have a new software update waiting for them on this sleepy mid-Monday that brings the version number up to 5.1.1 and squashes a few minor bugs.
Jailbreaking allows you to do a multitude of fun things with your phone that Apple wouldn't normally allow you to do, like install apps that enable tethering and adding a little more customization to iOS. With just a few simple steps, you can have your iOS device sporting a new theme or running a new tool that Apple wouldn’t allow in the App Store.
You know the big news of the week was the new iPad. It's almost like there was no oxygen left in the room for any other article under discussion, but we found a few to tease you with before we get to the goods. Don't worry, they're still great stories, but in case you missed the latest iPad day, we have quite the round up for you.
Much to Apple’s chagrin, releasing beta versions of forthcoming iOS software for developers to work with also has the unwanted side effect of jailbreakers getting an advance peek at what’s to come -- which is how iOS 5.1 has already been jailbroken, less than 24 hours after its release.
The newly updated iLife suite for iPad rocks. iPhoto's new Journal feature is a nifty way to share photos with family and friends, and its new interface makes us wish that the Mac was getting its much needed iLife updated too. GarageBand also feels easier to use, and iMovie makes home videos more fun.
Happy “new iPad” Day! It’s been a long day for those of us here at MacLife.com, pecking away at our keyboards until our fingers are mere nubs, all in the name of getting you, the dear readers, the latest and greatest Apple news as quickly as (in)humanly possible. But the new iPad and a new Apple TV aren’t the only surprises from Cupertino today -- you’ll be busy this evening downloading lots and lots of updates, so here are the ones you’ll be looking for this fine Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
Dang guys. With all of the updates we're doing today, you have no idea how much my Mac is suffering. I can't get the iOS 5.1 update right now, but I can tell you what it's coming with and why it'll make your iPad awesome.