A week of praise for the iPhone 5s and a week of blame for it both. And it looks like a distributor has a great tradeback deal in the works, so if you were hesitant about a new handset, this could be your ticket. Plus a great Cupertino employee moonlights for an iconic brand. That and more behind the curtain.
The dust has finally settled, and iOS 7 is available for all to enjoy, despite a bumpy ride on Wednesday as millions of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users raced to update their devices all at once, buckling Apple's servers for a good portion of the day. Now the attention turns to Friday's arrival of the new iPhones, and the insanity begins all over again...
There are more than 150 million iPads in use around the globe, but accessing Mac or Windows desktop applications from them can be an exercise in frustration. The folks behind Parallels Desktop have come up with an ingenious solution to this situation, but only for those who can afford the rather daunting per-computer subscription fee. Together with a Mac or Windows-based agent, Parallels Access “applifies” desktop applications to make them iPad-friendly, complete with audio.
If you're using a Windows machine, be on the lookout for a malware-laden e-mail that claims to be offering a $200 gift card to the Apple Store. (If you're using a Mac, you have less to worry about, but it's still fake.) As Webroot reports (via MacRumors), though, the e-mail goes beyond the simple phishing schemes usually associated with these mails and actually possesses the power to do damage to your computer.
Seriously, where has the month of June gone? It's already the middle of the month, WWDC 2013 is over and that Superman movie you've been waiting to see for more than a year is now in theaters, complete with a companion mobile game for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. But you won't need Kryptonite to get through our last overnight recap of the week, so up, up and away…!
Plenty of paper has been saved thanks to the iPhone and other portable devices: we no longer need to jot down lists and phone numbers or even snag the daily newspaper. As such, the Little Printer’s concept of bringing paper back into our phone-centric lifestyles feels like a novelty, but it’s hard to turn away such an adorable device. Still, much as we might want the Little Printer in our homes, considering its abundance of charm, we can’t figure out when or why we’d actually need it.
With Parallels, VMWare Fusion, VirtualBox, and other applications that run the Windows platform (and other OSes) in a virtualized environment, all of the files, programs, etc., in that environment are stored in a single hard drive file that resides on your Mac. Here's how to make sure it's backed up properly.