OMG! Apple is having a media event next week! But don’t get too excited… the invitation essentially spills the beans on this education-centric event, so we’ll be surprised if CEO Tim Cook shows up with an iPad 3 under his arm. But hey, it’s an Apple event, so we’re excited to see what they have to say, even if some of us are way too old to be concerned about going to school. While you ponder what Cupertino has in store for next week, have a quick read of the rest of the tech stuff that’s making news for this Wednesday, January 11, 2012.
With every hardware release Apple announces, upgrading our hardware becomes increasingly tempting. Alas, a new MacBook Air does not come cheap. With the holidays imminiently approaching, it's even more important to save some pennies so we can give to others. These 10 tips will help you boost the performance of that Mac you're thinking about retiring, and hopefully keep you appreciating what you already have.
Now that OS X Lion has been installed on more than a million Macs worldwide (and counting!), Apple would prefer that users forget all about the now-orphaned Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. There are many reasons why users might want to stick with the tried and true snow cat -- and here are a few.
June is coming to a close, and that can mean only one thing: Lion is about to be uncaged! We all know that OS X Lion will be available in July exclusively from the Mac App Store for a mere $29.99 -- but did you also know Apple will have OS X Lion Server available at the same time as a paid add-on?
As promised, Adobe starting shipping its Creative Suite 5.5 updates on May 3, bringing big features to some of the applications mostly left untouched with last year’s CS5. After Effects CS5.5 is among them, with a performance boost in the latest edition of this popular cinematic visual effects and sophisticated motion graphics software.
It's been a year since iOS 4 was announced and five major releases later, we're finally ready to bring in the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system. iOS 5 is just around the corner, and while we're not entirely sure of all the features that will be mentioned at Monday's event, we'd sure like to take a stab at guessing. You never know -- sometimes these things, they come true.
There are plenty of choices these days for editing images on an iOS device, but GhostBird Software’s PhotoForge is an App Store favorite. Now, the company is set to expand our horizons of what can be done on a handheld device with their all-new PhotoForge 2.
If you're an AT&T customer looking to upgrade or replace your current iPhone (or other smartphone), before your two-year contract is up, expect to be coughing up a little more change. The early upgrade price has increased by $50 for all models. Ouch.
For power users, one of the big disappointments of Apple’s otherwise high-power MacBook Pro line is that users can’t max out the RAM the same way they can with, say, an iMac. Apple may claim the latest pro notebooks top out at 8GB, but a major Mac outlet begs to differ -- assuming you have the money to pay for 16GB in the first place.
The iPhone landing on Verizon was certainly big news, ending AT&T's reign of exclusivity. On the flip side though, one tidbit got lost amongst the hoopla. Verizon officials have apparently decided to end the "New Every Two" program, which gives Verizon subscribers a credit ranging anywhere from $30-$100 for a new phone every two years.