There was no Lion release party this week, like so many had predicted; and there were no hardware refreshes announced. But just you wait! shouts the rumor machine. Next week things are gonna go big big big. Well, we did get Spotify this week, which was a definite plus, so what the heck else happened in the land of Apple? Check out the top ten hottest news stories and get an eyeful yourself.
Time Machine backups can help you recover from disasters that would otherwise mean lost time and data. But sometimes just archiving your Mac’s files isn’t enough -- that’s where applications like Folders Synchronizer come in. While it delivers much more flexibility than OS X’s stock backup options, it lacks the polish of other less-expensive programs.
Join us on Monday, June 6 at 10AM PST as we live blog the WWDC 2011 keynote event from Moscone West in downtown San Francisco. Steve and company will be showing us OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud and we'll have all the details for you right here! Stay tuned, bookmark this page, and do whatever you have to do to join us Monday morning.
As long as you don't mind playing games that are a couple years old then Mac gaming isn't really all that bad. Most of the really amazing games that achieve some semblance of popularity eventually get ported over to Mac OS. Such is the case with classics like BioShock.
Paradox Interactive announced today that its mass transportation simulator, Cities in Motion, will be released for Mac today. If you've got a burning desire to design mass transit systems to get millions of people to work (or if you're just frustrated with your own city's transit system and want to show them how it's done) this ultra-nerdy simulation may be for you.
A hushed silence came over the gaming sectors of the internet around noon eastern time today as a countdown clock reached zero on a web page inside Aperturescience.com. Wild speculation had preceded the countdown's finale with many people speculating the Valve was preparing a surprise early-launch of Portal 2 today rather than its scheduled April 19th release. When it finally reached zero, those folks were somewhat disappointed, but few could deny the less-than-subtle genius of Valve's latest reveal.
We were very impressed by PopCap games huge $200,000 donation to Japan relief with their generous App Store sale earlier this month. However, (even though it's certainly not a competition) we were blown away when Valve announced today that they had raised $300,000 with a recent sale. What's more, the sale isn't even over yet. The items will be availabe for charity until April 6. Let's hit half a million!
Since last October’s Back to the Mac event, official news about Lion, Apple’s iOS-inspired update to OS X, has been as scarce as white iPhones. But with Lion’s summer release rapidly approaching, Cupertino has begun pulling back the curtain on what’s sure to be the biggest update to hit our favorite operating system in years.