If there's one thing we hate to report on, it has to be seeing a longtime Mac developer close its doors -- especially when we use one of its products on a daily basis. This week we're requesting a moment of silence for the creators of Speed Download, a Mac utility to help queue up downloads. Find out more details in our Tuesday recap!
There's just something about a new calendar that makes us want to better ourselves. Every January 1, we set a series of seemingly attainable goals that we have every intention of keeping — but by the time spring rolls around, we've either forgotten, procrastinated, or just plain given up. But with the help of a few strategic apps, this year you can resolve to break that trend. Here are 10 such options that’ll help you stay on track in 2014.
The Ashton Kutcher biopic Jobs is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 26; feel like getting a combo pack with both formats for free? How about a $100 gift card good for Apple products? Yeah, we thought that'd get your attention. For a chance to win one or both, just enter Mac|Life's giveaway on Facebook! Read on for details.
Looks like Apple's taking that whole "Assembled in the USA" bit a lot more seriously than anticipated. As reported by Apple Insider, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced today that Apple plans to build a sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, in a move that's expected to bring 700 "quality" jobs to the Southwestern state.
Something tells me Larry Ellison didn't rush out to see "Jobs" this weekend. But maybe he should have.
Last week, the Oracle CEO praised his longtime friend in a candid interview with Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning," and painted a dreary picture of Apple in the process.
"They will not be nearly so successful because he's gone. He was brilliant. I mean, our Edison. He was our Picasso. He was an incredible inventor. ... We saw Apple with Steve Jobs (raises a finger high into the air). We saw Apple without Steve Jobs (lowers the finger). We saw Apple with Steve Jobs (raises his finger again). Now, we're gonna see Apple without Steve Jobs (holds the finger in the air for a moment before dropping it again)."
It may be true that Apple flourished when Steve Jobs came back and floundered during the decade he was gone, but to say Apple won't survive without him is to trivialize his impact on the design, direction and dogma of the company he founded.
If you were among those uncertain about former That '70s Show doofus Ashton Kutcher properly portraying Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, apparently you weren't alone: The indie film came in seventh on opening weekend.
The first full-length trailer for Ashton Kutcher's full-length biopic of Steve Jobs hit YouTube today, revealing key moments from Jobs' early life that even the most casual Apple fan may be familiar with. That, and it serves as a reminder that the entire movie seems based around the idea that bearded Kutcher is a dead ringer for young Jobs.
So the reviews have started coming in for jOBs, Apple TV got an update and so did your other iOS devices, Vine got launched, got pulled, got tweaked, got 25% less sexy, and a whole bunch of other stuff, so let's see what's cooking in the hot pot of news this week.
Recently, we reported that one (of two) Steve Jobs biopics in the works would premiere during the Sundance Film Festival. Well, it looks like we'll all have a chance to see how well Ashton Kutcher portrays the late Apple CEO when JOBS hits theaters on April 19.
It hasn't been long since the ball dropped on January 1, one of the many traditions that commemorates the beginning of a new year. Another common practice is committing to a New Year's resolution: a goal aimed towards bettering oneself over the next 365-or-so days. If your dedication is already wavering and your objective has been lost in the haze of these post-holiday days, you may need a little extra help to remain on task as the year progresses. We've collected eight apps geared toward some of the more common New Year's resolutions that will help you make good on your promise to yourself.