It's no secret that games are the App Store's bread and butter, and this week we've got a whole slew of games that are free or cut down to the nubbins on price. This week's freebies are enough to keep you gaming long into the night for weeks to come and that's before you drop dime one. And if how-to is more your speed, we've got a handful of tutorials that'll make you sharp and tie you down to eat. So let's dive right in.
We here at Mac|Life love our iPhones, but we'd never go so far as to say that it makes everyone into a professional photographer. But that's apparently what the Chicago Sun-Times thinks, as it recently laid off its entire photography staff in favor of teaching its regular reporters "iPhone photography basics" so they can produce their own photos and, yes, videos. It's an especially bizarre decision for the Sun-Times, which is known for taking adventage of its tabloid format to deliver photo-heavy editions.
Despite CEO Tim Cook's public apology over warranty issues, Apple may not be out of the woods yet in China -- the company has been listed among a number of app providers and websites being investigated for pornography there.
They say an apology goes a long way toward mending fences, and when the apology is heartfelt, even more so -- and Tim Cook's very public apology on Apple's Chinese website is already working its magic with the press there.
When The Daily launched in February 2011, it had everyone's attention. At a very publicized event in New York City, Rupert Murdoch announced a venture to "give readers everywhere the engaging experience of a magazine combined with the need-to-know content of a newspaper and the immediacy of the Internet." With The Daily's final issue due out on Dec. 15, it might be easy to dismiss the young publication as a failure. This is a mistake.
Since its introduction, there are many users who have never downloaded a Newsstand-enabled app to their iOS device. The icon just sits, taking up space on your home screen, without any way to turn it off, or remove the icon--until now. Thanks to a small Mac and Windows app called StifleStand, you can hide the Newsstand app in a folder without jailbreaking your device.
Are you an online New York Times reader who’s been enjoying those 20 free articles each month? Better get those page views in soon, because the newspaper is tightening the gates around its paywall, slashing the freebies to a mere 10 articles a month starting next month.
Ah, the tech media are such a fickle beast. The recent contacts privacy “oops” with the Path app has turned many members of the media against each other, and now it appears that The New York Times may have fallen from Apple’s graces after its exposé on working conditions at its Chinese factories.
Apple is quickly moving toward the release of iOS 5 this fall, and one of the major new features revealed at WWDC back in June was Newsstand, the company’s solution for organizing subscription content on your device -- and now, digital publishers can prepare for the feature with support from Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.