Have Google and Apple stopped having super-fun sleepovers with smores and pillow fights? The New York Times seems to think so and we're not that surprised. An analytics firm points to some surprising sales information concerning Android and iPhone handsets.
Finally, one of our favorite apps and services makes an announcement that makes us sad. So very sad.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions!
Okay, they weren't that hard-hitting.
Don't let the name fool you. Game Week is serious business. Sure, we get to play tons of cool games for hours on end, letting deadlines slip past, drying out our eyes, staying up late, killing the batteries on our iPhones. But still. Serious, serious business.
Besides, who ever said serious business couldn't be fun at the same time? Some jerk, that's who. So have a little bit of serious fun with the Mac|Life team – we might just let you go first on Mario Kart.
My kid wants an iPod touch for her birthday. I’m inclined to fulfill
her wishes, but I’m a little concerned about her looking at
objectionable content on Safari or YouTube, or running up big bills
downloading apps and music. Does the iPod touch come with parental
We know spring doesn't officially start for another two weeks, but the way the weather and the sun have been playing with our minds lately, it feels like it might really happen on schedule. Of course, if we know winter, there's always at least one more trick up its sleeve. But this weather! It almost makes us not want to be inside playing with our tech toys.
So load up these links on your iPhone and get stepping out like us, because it's another sunshiney week of the best of the best from Mac|Life.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. If you're one of our more easterly readers, you're probably getting sick of the stuff. Unless you're a skier or a snowboarder or are inexplicably into curling. If you're out a little further west, it's just the thing for the slopes and you wish you were getting a little of that east coast action.
And if you're up north in Vancouver, you've been seeing it all the time. And in honor of the 2010 games, Mac|Life has a full slate of medals to hand out in the best writing of the week. Of course they're all gold, silly. It's Mac|Life, after all.
Love was in the air. As was the smell of flowers and candies and chocolate and that really warm funny smell that comes out the vents of your MacBook when you've been streaming videos for hours. Yes, love.
So instead of finishing off that Whitman's Sampler, give your waistline and your scale a break and sample some of this week's tasty treats from the Mac|Life crew. We promise: no coconut.
Still using jagged little strips of metal to unlock your front door? Paying someone to feed your pets while you’re away for a weekend? Then it’s time to truly enter the second decade of the 21st century. Setting up home-control automation that runs from your Mac and iPhone is surprisingly simple, and the results can feel like magic. We kick things off with a primer that takes the hassle and jargon out of home control, then dive straight into showing you the best possibilities for managing your home’s lights, entertainment, security, and loads more. Just wait until you check out the washing machine that tweets when it’s finished a load…
Okay, so the world didn't
change. Steve Jobs came out, unveiled the iPad, it was pretty much most
of what we'd come to expect by this point with a surprise or two thrown
in. Seriously, Apple, AT&T again? That we didn't see coming.
you know what you should see coming? A week's worth of articles, sliced
and diced, chopped and grated, and summarized for your pleasure below. Who says the only thing going on is the freaking Super Bowl?