Your Mac may look nothing like it did back in the '80s, but retro is in and enterprising companies are finding all kinds of ways for us to relive the past. Take for instance the news this week that SimCity is returning to the Mac, or even ThinkGeek's new Padintosh case for the iPad, both which hail from a bygone era. Old or new, we've got something for everyone in today's news recap for Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
Apple hasn’t introduced anything radically new since the original iPad almost two years ago, and even that was viewed by many at the time as simply a “bigger iPod touch.” While Cupertino continues to incrementally advance the Mac and its iOS platforms, the recent release of the iPhone 4S disappointed many who were looking for something totally new and exciting. Which got us thinking: What will Apple think of next?
So, you finally let Windows out to rot and made the switch to the Mac. Feeling a little anxious about it? Well, first of all, relax. There are plenty of resources out there to help you get situation, not to mention an amazing community of enthusiasts who have no problem helping you find your way. To get you started, here's a list of 9 essential resources you should add to your arsenal right now. No matter your experience level with computers, these resources can surely help you find your way.
There may not have been a new iPhone this past summer, but Apple continued to ride high in its fiscal fourth quarter anyway, reporting record sales of the Mac and iPad product lines as well as the company’s highest September quarter revenue and earnings ever -- but go figure, the analysts are looking at the glass as half empty anyway.
If you like your Apple rumors vague and unsubstantiated, we’ve got a real doozy for you this fine Monday. A Japanese Mac-centric tech blog has suggested that as early as the end of this year, the Mac lineup may be quite different from what it is today, suggesting that they could even take another name entirely.
On Tuesday, Google launched their offensive against Facebook with the new Google+ social network, which has drawn praise from those with early invites. As it turns out, there’s a bit of Apple DNA inside the project, with a user interface created by original Macintosh team member Andy Hertzfeld.
One January day not all that long ago, Apple CEO Steve Jobs stepped on stage and introduced a new product to the applause of 3,000 people in attendance. If you’re thinking about the iPhone, think again: Monday marks the 27th birthday of the Macintosh.
If your Mac has multiple users, you've no doubt been at a frustrating moment when you've need to log out in order to let another user log onto your computer. Usually this happens when you're running a ton of applications and the last thing you want to do is interupt your process and have to save all of your work. There is a better way, however, that will let you switch users without completely logging out of your account.
As we all wait to see what kind of Black Friday deals Apple.com will post in the morning, resellers of the company’s products are already doing some deep discounting of their own in advance of Cupertino.