Unless you don't count Gizmodo buying a "lost" fourth generation iPhone and stripping it down to post every last nook and cranny of the device, it was kind of a slow week in Apple news. And you have to admit, that newest iPhone does look pretty sweet.
Okay, but hands up, who really, really thinks that iPhone was lost on accident and not a plant to keep the Apple fans' fevers at high pitch? All right, now that we've settled that, let's see what else happened in this week's best of Mac|Life.
Thanks to the combination of Dropbox and Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite, your iPhone and your Macs can all act like multiple devices sharing Office files on the same network--no matter where you are. (And we hate to bring up the Dark Side, but this will work seamlessly on PCs as well.) Once you see how simple this is to configure, you’ll wonder why everything in life can’t be this easy.
Well, we've had time to calm down after the big iPad release and the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 quickly followed by the release of the new MacBooks. So it's been a pretty heady last few weeks. Let's all take a couple deep breaths, relax, and gird our loins for the upcoming iPad 3G release.
As we're girding, however, what better way to relax with than a roundup of the best of the best – you know what we're talking about: the greatest show on earth, as put on by the staff of Mac|Life.
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I’m going on vacation and considering not bringing my MacBook because I really want to travel light. But I’m worried about having enough storage on my 16GB iPhone for all the movies and music that I want to bring, plus the photos that I’ll be taking. Can I upload big batches of photos to Flickr or somewhere else?
Well, if the week before last was the week of the iPad, last week was the week of iPhone OS 4.0. Apple's big announcement event answered a number of criticisms, introduced a bunch of exciting new developments, and set off fresh rounds of speculation.
And with the new OS in developers' (and jailbreakers') hands, you just knew the stories off the official press beat were going to show some of the tastier little features not covered on Thursday. But guess what? Other things happened, and we were there. So join us for our weekly coffee and the best of the week from Mac|Life.
Well, when next we meet for our next round of In Case You Missed It, things will be different. It Will Have Happened. At least one of you, maybe more, just might be reading next week's column on the fabled iPad.
Now, we're not saying that this is the very first place that you should check out on Mobile Safari once you get your iPad in your hot little hands. We're just saying that this is the absolute very first place you should check out. And now, the end of an era, this week's best pre-iPad viewed Mac|Life columns.
Spring has sprung and sprung with a vengeance. Sunshine! Warm air! Being outdoors is once again a treat. Just as the vernal equinox passes us by and leads us to a bit more moving about, it'll soon be iPad launch day and we may find no good reasons to go back inside for quite some time.
Meanwhile, as we await that wonderful sidewalk cafe life with our reading and our data streaming right by our sides, here's this week's menu of the best stories from a week of Mac|Life. Order well.