Let's face it. This week's column is useless, completely and absolutely useless. Seriously. Did you miss anything this week, anything at all? Weren't you here every day, gobbling up the latest tablet rumors -- what would it be called, would it do this, would it do that?
And then, January 27th arrived, and from 10 am EST, you were here on the hour, hitting refresh every five minutes. Then the aftermath. What else would be revealed, what other new trickles of news would slip out?
Well, just in case you were buried under a rock or just secured parole yesterday, here's the roundup of the week the iPad made.
It was packed with tons of stuff, but you can't please everyone.
Probably the number one let-down when the iPad was at long last revealed
was the fact that there was no camera, despite numerous rumors that
there would be.
Whether Apple pulled the camera idea at the last minute or whether they
plan on adding it at some point or whether there's the potential for
some kind of peripheral that brings video camera to the iPad, one thing
is certain. Camera support is built in to the OS.
a move that could affect thousands of iPhone users and other AT&T
customers subject to early termination fees, AT&T Mobility has agreed to an $18 million settlement with customers whose contracts had flat-rate early termination fees from 1998 through 2009.
It's what so many people out there are waiting and praying and hoping
desperately for: that soon, perhaps very soon, Apple will break its pact
of exclusivity with its mobile carrier, AT&T.
With speculation running rampant about what will or will not happen at
the upcoming January 27 Yerba Buena Center event, this is one issue,
tablet or no tablet, people will be waiting anxiously to see addressed.
Weblog reports that a new tower defense game is coming to
your iPhone and iPod touch next month. But Promethium Group (the
former MS Gamerscoreblog crew) has added a twist to the new game
Tweet Defense. In what might be the worst thing to happen to
This is the week, folks. Just as time can be neatly divided into BI and AI (Before iPhone and After iPhone), it's quite possible that after this coming week, the world will fall into pre-tablet time and post-tablet time. Whatever that tablet may be called. Join us, won't you, in this last installment of the best Mac|Life articles from those innocent days before we all went gaga for a real, actual tablet.