This is it. Our last top ten hottest news stories of the year. Usually this is the kind of place people do a year end retrospective -- and we've got something like that inside -- but tech is always moving, always changing. So, of course we had new stuff this week we had to talk about too. And here it is, your last hottest news of 2011.
Technology moves faster than poop through a goose: New products crop up quickly, while established brands and well-loved hardware can disappear just as fast. The same goes for those that make new technology possible, with new entrepreneurs bringing their wares to the fore, and legends leaving us years before their time. This past year proved no exception. With the new year creeping ever closer, we submit to you ten of our picks for the most important tech stories of the year. Designed by Apple users for Apple users, we're sure you'll find yourself nodding in agreement at more than a few of our choices.
Are you one of those lucky guys or gals that got a shiny new iPad or iPhone for Christmas? We're so happy for you! We also know that in all the excitement of the holidays, there are a few things you might not have gotten around to doing on your new toy. Use this handy checklist to make sure your new device is ready to go as soon as you get back to the real world.
On par with the Kindle, iPad was designed to be the ultimate on-the-go back-lit reading device. What's better: the iPad has opened the doors to exploring new social media options. With FLUD, you can read your favorite feeds and easily share articles with your friends. Read on to find out how.
By default, passcodes in iOS are only 4-digit numerical codes that aren't as secure as passwords using upper and lower-case characters, special characters, and numbers. If you want to make your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad even more secure, it's best to create an alphanumerical passcode.
It’s only the middle of December, but the presents are already coming for Apple fans, including today’s update to the Netflix iOS app, a new Pogoplug hardware device and a juicy rumor about new MacBook Pros with a type of “Retina Display” for early 2012. But that’s just scratching the surface of today’s news items, so read on and get all the details for this Wednesday, December 14, 2011.
Brrr! If you live almost anywhere in Northern America, it's getting pretty cold outside. Even San Diego is a toasty 43 degrees as we're writing this. Don't let the cold prevent you from enjoying your iOS devices to the fullest outdoors, though. These 5 accessories will help you use your iPhones and iPads no matter how brisk it gets!
RSS is a great way of catching up with news in this fast-paced world. We've taken a look at apps that turn your RSS feeds into magazine layouts, but maybe you don't have an iPad or maybe you want a more stripped down list for your news. Whichever your flavor, there are more than enough to choose from. All three apps this week feature list organization and caching of articles for offline reading, but what sets them apart and turns a good RSS reader into a great one?
By all accounts, Black Friday 2011 was one of the biggest in recent memory -- bad economy aside, folks came out in droves to spend, spend, spend. Judging from a source inside Apple Retail, Cupertino’s own chain of stores were not immune from the good news.
Are you ready for Black Friday? Apple sure is, with the company announcing on Tuesday that “every gift list has its day” -- and that day is this Friday, when the company’s online store offers special one-day only discounts.