We’ll be starting a weekly tip feature on Mac|Life beginning today and every Thursday after today. Each week I will offer four tips that will cover the iPhone or iPad or a combination of the two.These tips will definitely supercharge your knowledge of these popular mobile devices and give you something to show off to your friends, parents, or significant other.You might even out genius the Geniuses at the Apple store!
Many people wouldn’t take a second look at the $29 iPad Camera Connection Kit because they could simply transfer photos and videos from their computer via iTunes. But, this little unsuspecting accessory has hidden powers, with which comes great responsibility.
It was a slow week in big Mac news. The lull before the storm that is WWDC, no doubt. Google made a few waves, it's true, but they weren't very big ones. Facebook was Facebook, Twitter for iPhone finally came out...and, yeah. Like we said, nothing really earth shattering.
Still, the week was not without its points of interest, small though they may be. For real. So let's take a peek under the covers and see what did and didn't change the world, at least according to Mac|Life.
We're thinking you might have missed some of the great Mac|Life articles up late this week, since you were so busy gaming your days and nights away. That's right, it was the week Steam came to Macs, and like some of us in the office (ahem) you're probably bleary eyed and sleep-deprived from shooting shooting shooting.
So, if you're taking a break from gaming, why not take a gander at the week's best articles from the killers over at Mac|Life.
So it's Mother's Day weekend – and you know what we're thinking? Mom sure would love an iPad, don't you think? Of course she would. It'd beat the heck out of flowers. Again. For the tenth year in a row.
Granted, when our significant other, the mother of our child, gets a load out of what we got her for Mother's Day, well...let's just say someone around here is expecting a rather great Father's Day present. Like in the MacBook category. Okay, let's not talk about it anymore. We hate to ruin surprises. Speaking of surprises, you know what's not a surprise? That this weekend brings you a whole 'nother week's worth of the very best gifts of all – the talented writing of the Mac|Life crew.
Apple told us all the iPad was unlocked. We all heard it. But how do you get Micro-SIM into your shiny new iPad 3G when only AT&T offers them? Turns out all you need is some scissors and a steady hand.
Yes, that was the date on Friday, and it was also what everyone who had an iPad 3G was shouting from the rooftops if the UPS truck didn't pull up outside their front door to deliver the sweet mobile goodness into their hot little hands. Round two of iPad madness, though it's never quite the same, the second time around. For solace, let's look at what the Mac|Life kiddies got up to this week, just In Case You Missed It.
Unless you don't count Gizmodo buying a "lost" fourth generation iPhone and stripping it down to post every last nook and cranny of the device, it was kind of a slow week in Apple news. And you have to admit, that newest iPhone does look pretty sweet.
Okay, but hands up, who really, really thinks that iPhone was lost on accident and not a plant to keep the Apple fans' fevers at high pitch? All right, now that we've settled that, let's see what else happened in this week's best of Mac|Life.
Apparently yet another industry might soon get their panties in a new
bind about piracy, as though there were ever anything that could be done
about it. Piracy issues and complaints go back to the days of sheet
music publishers and the complaints have little changed. They've just
Well, we've had time to calm down after the big iPad release and the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 quickly followed by the release of the new MacBooks. So it's been a pretty heady last few weeks. Let's all take a couple deep breaths, relax, and gird our loins for the upcoming iPad 3G release.
As we're girding, however, what better way to relax with than a roundup of the best of the best – you know what we're talking about: the greatest show on earth, as put on by the staff of Mac|Life.