Apple really seems to know how to time their roll outs and their upgrades to keep interest at the maximum peak. First there was the iPad, then the announcement of what was then called iPhone OS 4.0, then all the "leaks" of the fourth generation iPhone, then the iPhone 4 along with iOS 4 and Safari 5.0 and the new Mac Minis and new MacBooks and Apple TV and and and there's just no end to it, is there? And as of next week, the brand new mobile operating system will be in everyone's hands for real and honest and – guess what? – we'll all be buzzing about that for weeks on end. Yeah, Apple's really got the whole release cycle down pat.
Meanwhile, here's the latest and the greatest from what's buzzing around the Mac|Life crew.
Last week, we were discussing writers as a tortured bunch, but maybe we jumped to conclusions. After all, isn't it the artists that are the tortured ones? No matter. As long as they've got the proper mediums to express themselves, the Internet will gladly receive any expression of their many, varied emotions. The tortured artist is nothing without his precious Macintosh. And here are a few applications (and a web app!) that will surely bring out that inner artist.
With this week's news about Nintendo's new offerings--like the 3DS and the rejuvenation of a plethora of popular titles from the Nintendo 64--iPhone and iPod touch users might be asking themselves if it's time to go back to console gaming. And while most mobile iDevice users probably have an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 collecting dust somewhere in the house, it's not guaranteed that all of them have had a chance to even mess with the Nintendo DS.
With the knowledge that Nintendo may never bring their popular Mario and Zelda titles to the App Store, we scoped out thirteen Nintendo DS games that had equal or better equivalents in the App Store so that you don't have any handheld envy. Plus, games sold in the App Store are so much more affordable. Read on for a list of wonderful, and often heralded, game titles that will surely fill up your iPhone or iPod touch with plenty of fun games to play.
So, it's iPhone 4 week and that is all everyone is talking about or blogging about, right? Well if you already have an iPhone and you pre-ordered a new one have you thought about what you are going to do with the old one? If you haven't then perhaps these handy tips about selling a used iPhone might help!
Guitar amplifiers have been going through an identity crisis lately. For years, one amp with a good sound was all fine and dandy, but then digital technology figured out how to capture and cram the sounds of many amps into one program--and who doesn’t like choice? Now the realm of digital amp emulation comes to Apple’s handhelds with AmpliTube, aided and abetted by the iRig adapter, and the results are rocktacular.
Apple has ceased accepting iPhone 4 reservations for in-store pickup and home delivery for June 24. New orders will now be delivered on or before July 2. Customers who were unable to successfully order an iPhone 4 are no longer allowed to make an in-store reservation and instead are told to report to their local store to stand in line for a new iPhone on a first-come first-served basis, that is unless they want to wait until July 2.
We feel like we are at a baseball game and the score is AT&T four, and the rest of us, a big fat zero. We are four for four in failed iPhone launches with AT&T appearing to be the one to blame once again. The day started off badly and it doesn't look like things are going to get better any time soon as iPhone 4 customers continue to complain about not being able to pre-order Apple's latest iPhone.
ModMyi reports that it has received an alleged AT&T memo from a source that claims the carrier will only be taking pre-orders for the black iPhone 4 models. The white model will become available "later this summer."