It's here! It's launch day and the gang over at Cupertino has been busy little beavers this week, dropping software update goodness into our laps and relieving the servers when they get hammered, as they always do. You know things were heating up at Apple HQ and that's why we've got this week's hottest Apple news.
There is nothing more exciting today than the fact that our Mac|Life app for the iPhone has had a huge revamp. The app includes new features like the ability to browse our feeds for individual story categories and keep up with our Twitter feed straight from the app. You can also share Mac|Life stories to Facebook, Twitter or through email and "like" individual articles to bookmark them for later. Best of all, all of our galleries and videos are available through the app, so you no longer have to launch Mobile Safari to watch The Mac|Life Show.
Are you a tech or consultant that supports home or small to medium sized business users? While MacTech Boot Camp early bird registration has closed for some cities, Mac|Life readers can still get the best price for the remaining four events! (Mac|Life is a media sponsor of the event.) If you're in the Dallas, Boston, Los Angeles or Chicago areas, you can save up to $200 on registration for these sessions created specifically for those that support others. Learn the best practices for installation and troubleshooting, integrating mobile devices into business, Windows in a Mac office, and the right way to implement storage and backups. There are also sessions to help professionals with topics like remote consulting, self-marketing, doing business with your Mac, as well as how to get the right technical support when your own troubleshooting ideas don't pan out.
We’re all Apple fans. But why? Deep thoughts like that -- and 50th issues -- call for a countdown! But don’t worry, we balanced our enthusiasm with a hard-hitting look at the dark side of Apple...
Turning 50 is certainly a milestone, and we’ve been saving something special for our 50th issue: a countdown that examines all the reasons that Apple fans are Apple fans. After all, as the Microsoft Stores so perfectly prove, no other tech titan can inspire the same level of devotion.
But there’s no single reason we love our Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods -- in fact, we thought of a lot more than 50. It took some of the most epic staff meetings we’ve had in Mac|Life history -- we haggled, we argued, and we picked on Nic and Flo because teasing them is pretty fun -- but in the end, we emerged with a thoughtful, incisive look at what makes Apple so successful.
Congratulations to the winners of the Mac|Life Awards for 2011! We scoured the floor at Macworld Expo to find the coolest new hardware and software, and unearthed these geeky bits of goodness. Bust out your credit card, because we think you'll want them as much as we do.