The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then MacLife 101 is for you.
With the introduction of iOS 6 last fall, Apple introduced a new feature to many users that previously required a third party application. Panorama shots are all the rage nowadays, and the Camera in iOS 6 on modern devices supports the ability to capture stunning panorama shots with relative ease, and without fussing with any costly third-party apps. We’ll show you how to capture a panorama, as well as some of the lesser-known tricks this feature offers.
Let me say this first: I don't personally find jailbreaking to be a very good idea. A voided warranty, the possibility of using some potentially malicious, unauthorized app -- it's just not worth the headache. But all the same, I can appreciate why some iOS users may find the concept alluring. Today, a group of hackers have finally succeeded in releasing jailbreak software compatible with iPhone 5, iPad mini, and iOS 6.1.
Now that an official Google Maps app for iOS has arrived, Apple is likely feeling the pressure to improve its own built-in app even more -- and a new report this week claims they may get some help from Foursquare for doing just that.
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.
The holiday season is in full swing, so it's no surprise to see that Apple is updating its various services with holiday-themed content. However, an eagle-eyed Apple TV noted the curious appearance of holiday apps in a place where they shouldn't be.