When you’re a kid, summer takes on a whole new meaning. It’s not just the warm weather and late sunsets — it means no school for three months. But all that quality time can be rough on us parents. And when it’s raining or we’re cooped up together on a long car ride, we can’t count on sandcastles, fireflies, and tree houses to entertain them. But your iPhone or iPad can help.
It's that time again. Well, maybe. Possibly. The annual Steam Summer Sale, the sales event for game enthusiasts who like their interactive adventurers served on Mac OS or Windows rather than consoles, could pop up as early as tomorrow. And if you've never checked it out, you should. For the span of about 10 days, the popular digital distribution platform knocks up to 95 percent off some of gaming's best titles, with prices far better than you'll find in used games outlets like GameStop.
For most folks it's been a real scorcher of a summer so far, and with all the nice sun, record breaking temps, and sweltering days, packing up shop and hitting the beach to cool off and have a little fun is sounding like a great idea. Make sure you're fully stocked with plenty of food, water, and sunscreen before you hop in the car and head towards the sandy waterfront, but also don't forget to load up a few of these helpful apps to enhance your beach-going experience. From keeping entertained and well-fed to watching the weather and avoiding sunburn, we've rounded up everything you need for a fun day under the sun.
After teasing us earlier this month with the possibility of a Thunderbolt-equipped Drobo, the company has taken the wraps off not one, but two such solutions, including a new "Mini" option driven by 2.5-inch laptop hard drives.
Nokia’s Windows Phone devices may have their own exclusive app dedicated to The Dark Knight Rises, but those users are likely to be a little jealous when they find out the mobile game is coming to iOS and Android this summer.
Smell that fresh, pungent aroma in the air? That's the smell of gardening season rapidly approaching. Well, that and pollen allergies. Depending on your location, it might not quite be time to roll up your sleeves and dig your hands in the earth just yet. But if you've got tilling soil, planting seeds, and plotting out your veggie garden masterpiece on your mind, then the App Store has some cool picks to get those green thumbs twitching.
Most of the recent rumors about a new MacBook Pro have been focused on it being as thin as a MacBook Air -- but that may be wishful thinking, according to trusted sources who are spilling the beans on the forthcoming 15-inch model.
Apple issued a third preview of OS X Mountain Lion this week, bringing the operating system formerly known as Mac OS X 10.8 another step closer to landing on our own systems. Eager to install it as soon as it’s released? Here are a few steps you can take to prepare for the next big cat to come down off the mountain later this summer.
With summer in full swing, it's time to start hitting the beach, throwing BBQs, camping, and enjoying the great outdoors. These portable iPod speakers will bring musical pleasure all your outdoor activities, be they climbing mountains and sleeping under the stars, or hanging out by the pool and grilling burgers.
Summer's here, it's getting beautiful out and that can mean only one thing: heading out to catch live entertainment.
With that in mind, Mac|Life would like to present its first ever Summer Concert App Round Up, wherein we look at some of the iOS apps that are out there for finding local venues and/or their assorted tickets, give them the thumbs up or thumbs down and let you know what rocks and what definitively does not rock...
Because it's summer. And it's important to rock out in the summer.