It's one week to the big love day holiday and if you are stumped for a gift idea, we have a few. Sure, it's not chocolates that make you fat, or flowers that die, or lingerie that, well, that's always a winner in our book. But if you're telling us your love won't adore these sweet gifts and go mad for the discounts, well, then you're crazy.
Not that you really need it, but should you have money to burn, Apple is now shipping the 128GB version of its iPad with Retina Display, which is already showing available to ship times of as much as three to five days.
So the reviews have started coming in for jOBs, Apple TV got an update and so did your other iOS devices, Vine got launched, got pulled, got tweaked, got 25% less sexy, and a whole bunch of other stuff, so let's see what's cooking in the hot pot of news this week.
It's the end of the first month, so we're about 1/12 the way through with the year. Woohoo us! By now you should have all your tax documents together, so what are you waiting for--start planning your tax refund expenditures with some great gear like the stuff we have one sale this week.
The just-released update to Facebook's iOS app adds the ability to send voice and video recordings to your Facebook friends, as well as to your timeline. Additionally, Facebook has rolled out improved support for its Nearby tab within the app. Using the app to send media messages to friends seems like a breeze, so far.
Apple released iOS 6.1 this afternoon, adding 4G LTE functionality for a large number of global carriers. Beyond the cellular improvements, iOS 6.1 offers some minor tweaks to Siri features, controls, and privacy settings.
One of the best functions of the iPad is a kid's bedtime tool. As a father of three kids, I can tell you getting those little ones to finally settle down for the night is a big ordeal. But like most parents, my wife and I often turn to children's books to bring on the yawns, and interactive tales on the iPad are super handy. Snow Queen adapts a classic Hans Christian Andersen story, adding some gorgeous-looking artwork and touch-screen activities for little fingers.
Social media catfights! Wall Street boneheads or Apple's got a problem? Dude, Where's My App Store? All these tantalizing teasers are just a hint of the news of the week from the handy dandy staff of Mac|Life.
Back when it was first released on the Nintendo DS in 2009, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes' highly engrossing mix of match-three puzzle gameplay and RPG combat made it the surprise sleeper hit climbing its way onto year-end best games lists. While the low-resolution original was spectacular on its own, the fact that Clash of Heroes on iOS is a port of the updated HD console version is even better news for puzzle nerds.
Well, right out of the gate, you have to know we have refurbs because that's a really easy way to pick up a Mac at a great discount. And since we know you're looking for bargains, we'll keep the refurbs right at $1,000 so you can figure out where that tax return is going. But that's not all. By all means, check out this week's awesome refurb deals, but stick around for some sweet for your iOS devices.