That's right, kiddies. Every year it's the most magical time of the year when all the good little boys and girls who have to travel during the holidays are rewarded with wide open WiFi, free of charge, from those jolly elves in Mountain View.
If you're using a Sonos audio system to kick out the jams and have an iPad at your disposal, you'll be happy to know that your ability to control your tunes has gotten greater. That's right, Sonos Controller, which until recently was an iPhone and iPod touch app, is now available for your music-playing pleasure at an iPad-native resolution.
The best thing about the iPad’s snappy, speedy, futuristic hardware is how it pretty much disappears once you start using it. The black bezel doesn’t just give you a place to grip your iPad without engaging the 9.7-inch touchscreen--it makes the apps jump right out at you. The screen is large enough that the apps become immersive, filling your field of view and almost making you forget you’re holding the iPad in the first place.
From the beginning, even before it was released, there were the complainers, the critics, the snarky comments about the iPad. Some didn't like the name, some thought it was no more than a big iPod touch, some griped that it wouldn't replace their phone or their laptop (as though that were its function).
Now that the iPad has been out and about in some real world tests at least some of the grumbling might just be worth listening to.
We know spring doesn't officially start for another two weeks, but the way the weather and the sun have been playing with our minds lately, it feels like it might really happen on schedule. Of course, if we know winter, there's always at least one more trick up its sleeve. But this weather! It almost makes us not want to be inside playing with our tech toys.
So load up these links on your iPhone and get stepping out like us, because it's another sunshiney week of the best of the best from Mac|Life.