Just because Apple blessed us with a Retina Display-enhanced MacBook Pro this month, that doesn't mean every Mac is going to get them right away. That's the word on the street for this lazy Friday in late June, with a week left to go before the clock turns to July and we begin the wait for OS X Mountain Lion. In the meantime, take in some tech news for this fine Friday, June 22, 2012.
Sure, they had a robot maid and a flying car, but that seemed like pure fantasy. The Jetsons’ ubiquitous video-calling, on the other hand, always fascinated me as a kid, even if Mr. Spacely was kind of a jerk. TelyHD brings that kind of futuristic Skype calling to your TV screen, no compute--or Napoleonic boss--required.
In a WWDC keynote address packed with new MacBooks and previews of both OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6, Apple had little time to talk about a refresh to its $99 AirPort Express, which is now available for sale.
Working out in the field--in its most literal sense--still requires that you be able to get online whenever you need to. iPhone and iPad 3G or 4G users with good mobile coverage clearly have no problem here, but what if you’re out of reach, or overseas?
It's never been easier to stay in touch with coworkers (and everyone else), and it doesn't have to cost a small fortune either. There are a myriad of apps available that can help you stay connected, focused, and productive on your iOS device while you're out of the office or working from home. Here's a long listing of apps for your iPhone and iPad that are essential for working outside of the office.
Analysts, pundits and fans alike all seem to believe that Apple is secretly planning to introduce an HDTV revolution soon -- but instead of an actual hardware television set, what if the revolution was already right here in front of us?
Streaming goliath Netflix released an update to its universal iOS app this week, which seemed fairly innocuous at first -- but among the minor tweaks is an option to completely disable streaming over a carrier’s data network.
Streaming entertainment is more convenient than juggling Blu-ray and DVD discs, but it demands a fast pipe to your internet service provider, or ISP. For instance, Netflix recommends download speeds of at least 3Mbps for the best video quality, while Apple suggests 8Mbps for streaming 1080p content from iTunes. In most of the country, getting these broadband speeds means signing up for one of two kinds of internet connection: DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) or cable.
Long referred to as a hobby during Apple keynotes, Apple TV has evolved into one of the star peripherals of the iOS ecosystem. And no wonder--this slim 4-inch box turns your humble HDTV into a networked entertainment powerhouse. Apple TV’s HDMI and optical audio ports connect to your home theater, and it connects to your network via 802.11n Wi-Fi or 100Base-T Ethernet. Once you’re plugged in, you can buy or rent movies at up to 1080p, or buy TV shows at the same resolution, from iTunes.
Billed as “smart calling for your smartphone,” a new iOS and Android app called Sidecar.me debuted on Tuesday offers “a completely new communication experience” including free calls anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.