If you’ve always wanted an answer to an eternal question (like “Are we alone in the universe?”), there’s finally an app capable of providing the answer – although you may want to stick with more basic queries for now unless you have a sense of humor. Jelly is the brainchild of Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, offering a method for iPhone (and Android) users to snap a picture of something, type in a related question, and post for others to see and answer. Questions appear on cards that can be swiped off the screen, with options for contributing an answer or forwarding to others who can help via SMS, email, or clipboard.
Are you a leader or a follower? The answer to that question may determine how much use you'll get out of Poutsch, a free iPhone app that offers the answers to life's questions from the palm of your hand.
Google Drive is finally here: It’s real, but is it spectacular? We kicked the tires and then took it for a spin around the block, all in an effort to answer those burning questions you might have about Google’s new cloud storage endeavor.
If you have questions -- and who doesn’t -- the website Quora is likely to have answers for you, thanks to submissions from its vast community of users, which the service calls “some of the smartest people in the world.” But what exactly is it and how can you get started using it? Much like the Quora website itself, we’re glad you asked -- and are here to help.
Ever found yourself on vacation, or a business trip, arrived at the hotel and then suddenly hunger pangs set in? One problem though. You haven't the foggiest about the local eateries, or where you could even find the nearest Golden Arches. Or maybe you're looking for a great shopping area. Whatever your travel scenario, sometimes advice from actual people can be the greatest resource, and a new app, Opinionaided, aims to provide just that.
The latest MacBook Air models exceeded the expectations of many, although there are plenty of folks still pining for a built-in 3G modem to make the tiny notebook a true rival for cheaper netbooks. If a recent Apple survey is any indication, Cupertino might just be paying attention to those wishes.
Nobody likes a know-it-all, right? Well, unless they need to know something that know-it-all knows. And on the flip side, some people are just naturally helpful and want to offer advice—but unless your name is Miss Manners, you might not get asked.
Aardvark is a fun and free service that matches up question askers with confident answerers. It brands itself as a “social Q&A,” and it’s perfect for those times when you need a subjective opinion (“What’s the best Twitter app for iPhone?”) rather than an easily Google-able fact (“How much does Twitterific cost?”). Plus you get to give your two cents on other people’s queries while keeping your privacy intact.
For months now, we’ve been asking you to send us your most burning Apple questions, and to put it mildly, you came through. The queue in our inbox looked longer than the lines that curled around NYC’s 5th Avenue Apple Store for the launch of the very first iPhone. And when we dug into the meat and potatoes of your queries, we could only marvel at the insightful list of vexing technical issues and twinkle-in-your-eye trivia tidbits that you challenged us with. We distilled all those inquiries down to the 50 best, most burning questions about Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple itself. Then we put our crack team of experts on the job of coming up with this ultimate answers guide for all things Apple. Struggling with iTunes syncing? iPhone backups? RAID cards? iPad printing? Or just wondering exactly what Steve actually wears every day? The answers await, backstopped and bulletproofed by the pros at Mac|Life.