It's hard to imagine life without our iPhones--let alone GPS, apps, an HD camera and a retina display. But before the RAZR, the BlackBerry and even the StarTAC, there was an unlikely phrase that gave rise to the notion that mobile radios will be able to make calls across countries and oceans: Over and out.
Is there any way to have my iPhone leave a blank space on a home screen? I leave a blank spot at the end of some of my home screens, but then when I buy new apps, those apps are slotted into the blank spots, instead of added to the end of the list, where I want them. And moving them, even in iTunes, gets tedious.
It’s not so much a firm denial of reality--even Steve Jobs’ magical reality distortion field only extends so far--so let’s call it a “soft denial.” There’s been too many complaints in the form of YouTube videos out there for Apple not to address the issue. But as of this writing, official company policy remains what Steve’s email said: Just avoid holding it that way.
Welcome to our brand new regular weekly column. Every Tuesday, we march through the mediocre multiplayers, sift through the sordid sporting titles, and pound through the petty platformers to find the best, most interesting iOS gaming gems.
This week, we added a new featured called the Editor’s High Score. Just try and beat us.
You know how we were mentioning iWork for iPhone 4 earlier? Well, it appears that 9to5Mac has snagged some photos of the notorious mobile application that everyone in the Apple sphere is talking about.
For kicks, we've included a couple of screenshots of Pages from the iWork suite after the cut. This particular version of iWork seems to utilize the same user interface as the iPad version, except for the obviously smaller form factor.
Word on the street is that the premium Hulu service that's been around the rumor mill is now officially happening. Hulu Plus will be a 10$ a month service with entire seasons of shows available in limited quantities (along the lines of the same model that Hulu has now) and other programming that the web-streaming service has available. This service will include an iPod touch and and iPad app, which will enable streaming over WiFi or 3G, and support for televisions and Blu-ray players from companies like Vizio and Sony, as well as consoles like the PS3 and the XBOX360.
Let's not play games, shall we, Mac|Life readers? Stuff happened this week, a lot of stuff, but unless it had the words iPhone 4 in its title, you weren't really paying attention were you? In fact, some of you were probably camping out, sitting in lawn chairs, live tweeting your experience waiting outside to pick up Apple's latest and greatest. Well, we shall indulge you with this extra special, all iPhone 4 version of In Case You Missed It from the gang at Mac|Life.
The genres that didn't benefit from the Kindle e-book market grayscale explosion were comics and manga. The early rumors of the iPad with its big full-color screen had to have comics publishers big and small salivating at the new publishing opportunities. So, it was pretty much guaranteed once Marvel joined the iDevice hit parade that DC Comics couldn't be too far behind. Batman fans rejoice, that day has arrived.
No, literally. If you are looking for an iPhone 4 at a southeast Houston, Texas Walmart, well, forget about it--that is unless you are the Highlander. A poll of local Walmart stores in the Texas bay area netted us information that each store had only one iPhone 4 for sale. Contrary to rumors stemming from Walmart's own website there weren't any white ones for sale unless you had a sword.