“Hi there," began the e-mail. Even for a devoted Apple fan, this moment was still exciting—an e-mail for Google Glass. I, Jake Underwood, high school senior, had been included in the chosen group. I had been offered a chance to buy Google Glass for $1500 plus tax. Can I borrow some cash?
Whether it's a small iOS game or full-fledged RPG, there is just something appealing about gaming. In the simplest of games, it might only take one minute to finish what was just started. Flappy Bird (free), the latest hit iOS game, will take a minute of your time—if you're good.
Apple fans from any generation seem to have a special love for product design. But up until this year, it was impossible to find a comprehensive collection of photographs covering Apple's design history, leaving many of these diehards with only mental images. Iconic, a massive photographic coffee table book on the history of Apple, showcases almost every product Apple has ever made. Author and creator Jonathan Zufi talked to iPhone Life about the book, taking the photos, and what it was like to talk to one of the founders of the world's most valuable company.
Let me begin with a disclaimer—I am fully aware that I am not as knowledgeable as the people that work at Apple. I am in no place to label the decisions made by one of the biggest technology firms in the world as mistakes. I am merely a (high school) fan trying to make sense of their decisions from the outside looking in. That being said.... For the past few days, I've been mulling over the Apple event (and the chatter around it). Specifically, what's really been on my mind is the iPad lineup with the new iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina Display.
With all of the new hardware changes announced at today's Apple keynote, the newest updates to the company's popular iWork apps have a very good chance of slipping by the wayside—at least for now. After all, when there are new iPads with fancy Retina displays, who really cares about word processing or making an advanced slideshow? Well, the answer, dear reader, is you. Here's why:
It's that time of the year, folks. The air is crisp, the days are shorter, and time is inching closer to the day of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins. Kids are counting down the days until they begin their sugar binge, and young and old are breaking out the extravagant decorations in order to impress their neighbors. And while you might be worried about what you're going to wear for the night of fright, dressing up your iPhone with various cases could get you into the Halloween spirit.
As an avid Apple follower, I've seen and heard it all lately. Many respected technology sites are praising the iPhone 5s for its new camera, fingerprint scanner, and faster chip. They are saying that the phone is so much better than its younger sibling, the 5c, that it puts the poor phone to shame.
These experts, analysts, and Apple watchers are wrong. So wrong that it offends me.