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 hardware users looking to stick it to the man will have a song in their hearts this morning and skip all the way to work. Why, you ask? Well, the iPhone Dev Team has released the an updated version of Spirit--the spunky untethered jailbreak for iPhones, iPads and the iPod touch!
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.
It doesn't take long to learn iPhone and iPod touch classics like double tap for paste and pinch to zoom, so it only seems fitting that the bigger screen of the iPad might allow for a few more gestures.
With 185,000 apps and counting, the App Store is a vast warehouse of digital goodies for your iPhone (and now iPad too). But like most mega-marts, the sheer size of it all makes the good stuff harder to find. We’ve scoured the Store, and found the best apps to help you use your iPhone to it’s fullest potential. Whether it’s games you seek, or productivity tools, we’ve got you covered. As it turns out, there really is an app for that, no matter what that is.
After years of rumors and speculation, the iPad is finally in our excited little hands. Now, developers are falling all over themselves to create iPad versions of their popular iPhone applications. They can either create an entirely new application exclusive to the iPad, or create a hybrid app that runs on both devices. The hybrid apps recognize the device it's running on and launches code specific to the device being used. Whether iPad only or hybrid, let's take a quick look at some of our favorite iPad apps and see how they differ from their iPhone cousins.