August in tech is like August in politics: Everyone's just sort of holding their breath. Apple fans are waiting for the news of the next iPhone event and then all the other companies follow and we're off to pre-gaming the holiday season, but for now, it's vacations, it's back to school, and it's how-tos for you.
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.
If you've seen the pics of the purported next-generation iPhone built from allegedly leaked parts, you probably noticed it looks a whole lot like the iPhone 4/4S. While this may seem to poke at the persistent rumors of a Steve-overseen overhaul of the 5-year-old handset, the idea that Apple needed to ditch its glass-and-metal enclosure to transform the iPhone was always a bit farfetched.
If you're still sitting there trying to figure out if you should move your AT&T family plan to one of the company's Mobile Shared packages next month, now might be a good time to take a break and let your eyes feast upon something else -- you know, like all the juicy tech news making headlines for this mid-week hump day. And hey, look at that -- we happen to have some for you right now on this Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Doesn't it feel a little bit like the calm before the storm? We pretty much know that OS X Mountain Lion will be arriving on our favorite Mac computer next week unless Apple pulls a rabbit out of its hat later this week, and the tech world is enjoying a somewhat quiet lull otherwise. But that doesn't mean we can't scrounge up some worthy contenders for today's recap, so read on for everything happening this Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
It’s been a month since Apple unveiled its latest batch of goodies at WWDC 2012. In the weeks since then, the internet has been abuzz with the typical flotsam of Mac and iOS device-related rumors that tends to wash ashore in the time between product announcements from Cupertino. Here's just some of them that've been making the rounds.
Although it may not be a household name like Angry Birds, developer Andreas Illiger definitely had a hit on his hands with the iPhone game Tiny Wings. Now, the app has been souped up with a huge 2.0 update, also introducing a new version for the iPad.
We've got a bit of How-To action going on this week, as most newsy stories took their vacation just like lots of staffers all over. So the news was slow as the mercury climbed. So now that you've retreated indoors with the air conditioning, these how-tos might just be the ticket. A little something to keep you occupied.
Before WWDC, conventional wisdom was that Apple would release a 15-inch MacBook Air, and a lot of people hoped Retina displays would make it to the Mac lineup as well. What we got instead was a reimaginging of the MacBook Pro: dramatically thin, less than 4.5 pounds, but still powerful enough to handle whatever you can throw at it -- and with the highest screen revolution of any notebook computer ever built.