This week's stories are about resurrection of old names, how one company pivoted in the face of the iPhone's awesome-sauce, the unveiling of some new amazingness we've all been waiting for plus the newest games of the week and a few apps that might just keep you sane these last few weeks of the year. That and more as always, just step right inside.
One of the prevailing themes of 2013 was the invasion of privacy, and as AppleInsider reports, new research from Johns Hopkins University shows that some Mac users have more to worry about besides the NSA. Based on their findings, the iSight camera on Macs made in 2008 and before can be activated without triggering the green light signaling that it's on. The flaw in question doesn't work on later models, but that doesn't mean that updated versions haven't been written.
Blasting through a series of product updates and announcements this morning in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook wasted no time cutting to the chase by announcing what we all wanted to hear: “The new iPad.”
The built-in camera in the MacBook Pro and Apple Cinema Displays isn't just for FaceTime and Facebook photos -- it can be used to record dynamic video to send out to friends and family, or even to bravely start your own YouTube channel. But even if you wanted to record video, you'd still have to edit it and make it interesting to watch, though you might not want to pay for any of that fancy studio editing software, and iMovie can only do so much. Fortunately, there's two gems in the Mac App Store that'll help you make more interesting-to-watch, candid videos without knowing a thing about time tables.
If you are relatively new to the Mac scene, maybe having jumped on board when the iPhone hit big, you might think of Apple as a hit factory. It seems like everything that comes out of Cupertino strike big, doesn't it? However, those of us who have been around for a while remember that not every gadget Apple launched lived long enough to deserve being pushed forward into the future.
We've put together a list of Apple products that we thought were cool, and wish that they could have stuck around for longer than they did. If this is the first time you've seen some of these, marvel at the wonders and boggle at the misfits! Who knows? Maybe one of these things might return in a new form someday!
Who needs the rumored “Find My Mac” feature in the upcoming Mac OS X Lion? In the case of a stolen MacBook, all that was required to catch the thief who nabbed it was the built-in iSight camera and a blog outlining what the suspect was up to.
There are few events as influential in the Apple universe as the World Wide Developer Conference. Every year, the best and brightest minds in Mac and iOS software development come together at WWDC to network, sharing their talents, revealing new technologies and generally making being an Apple hardware user better than ever before. We're certain that with WWDC 2011 will be no different.
To mark the announcement of this year's WWDC, we've put together a gallery of 10 awesome moments, spanning the 28 year history of the conference. After taking this trip down memory lane, we're certain that you'll be as stoked to see what this year's WWDC will bring as we are!