If you're a die-hard Apple fan -- and who reading MacLife.com isn't? -- you'll want to read an opinion piece published on The Guardian this week, which puts forth the theory that Apple may have hit its peak this year and it could all be downhill from here. Did that pique your interest? Then read on to find out more about it in our overnight recap.
After skewering the relationship between kids and their iPads, author David Milgrim is back with a new book promising to shed light on the relationship tech fans have with their gadgets -- including Apple's own Siri.
When Apple ditched Google Maps -- or even the native YouTube app -- from iOS 6, it did so as a means of further separating itself from dependency on outside companies. Cupertino loves providing intuitive functionality for its users, but it loves those options even more when the company is in total control. Today, word comes of Apple hiring Amazon's A9 executive William Stasior to head-up work on Siri. Could a more Apple-centric search be far behind?
Along with the update to iOS 6, the iPad 3, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 also received a large Maps update that includes turn-by-turn navigation features previously only available with 3rd party applications. With the new features, you can now use Siri or the Maps application to find a destination and then navigate to it.
With iOS 6 -- out today! -- Apple added a lot of useful features to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. From Passbook, to the new Maps app, to capturing panoramas in the revamped Camera app. Apple has brought a lot of fit and finish to iOS 6, and we'll show you how to get the most out of these new features.
Tomorrow when iOS 6 comes out, the installed base of Siri -- Apple's still-in-beta, voice-controlled personal assistant -- is set to explode. Originally exclusive to the iPhone 4S, Siri will now work on the iPhone 5 (which drops September 21), the fifth-generation iPod touch (which is available for preorder, shipping in October), and the third-gen iPad.
Happy iPhone 5 Day! (Or is that "Happy New iPhone Day"?) As the technology world casts all eyes in Apple's direction today, let's pause for a moment to remember the disappointment of last year's iPhone 4S announcement after months of crazy speculation. Cupertino is sure to have a surprise or two in store for us today, but it's a good idea to temper expectations just a little to avoid the same disappointment again this year. That said, here's some news tidbits you may have missed...
Finally, after much hype and hyperbole, the opening ceremonies of the Apple vs. Samsung trial -- the trial that could reshape the entire global smartphone market -- are complete. As anticipated, the first days of the trial are full of fun. Meanwhile, poor Siri is under legal attack again, this time from a Taiwanese University.
Join us for another week Law & Apple as we breakdown every move and score of the courtroom olympians.
With Mountain Lion, you can now dictate your text. While this isn't exactly Siri functionality we're talking about, Dictation is a step in the right direction for Mac users who don’t have the mobility or typing skills required to compose long emails or documents. The best part is that the new Dictation feature require third-party software manufacturers to make the function available. It works seamlessly with almost every application, including Microsoft Word.