An Apple event wouldn't be much fun without some software updates, and the company had them in spades on Wednesday: It showed off new features for GarageBand, iMovie, and the iWork productivity suite, all of which complement the newly-announced iPad.
Announced Wednesday, Apple's new iPad impresses in many ways. But perhaps most impressive of all: the device's new Retina display. "For the first time, an iPad has a higher resolution than even the display behind me," said Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller, who was brought on stage to introduce the device.
While the past few years' crop of iPad styluses have done much to alleviate irks with straight sketching, Macworld staff editor Serenity Caldwell still yearns for pressure sensitivity. Apple won't add it to the next iPad for a slew of reasons. But what about third-party styluses?
The Smart Cover might get an improvement in the future, AT&T has always had the right to limit your data (or so they say), and criminals have a bad day. The remainders for Monday, March 5, 2012 are too trusting.
iFaraday's inexpensive line of styluses may not be the flashiest or best touchscreen pens on the market, but they get the job done. Staff editor Serenity Caldwell takes a look at the iFaraday Stylus, Artist Stylus, and RXII.
Bookle is a simple and easy way to read ePubs on your Mac, though it currently lacks more-advanced features such as search and annotations.
They say an old dog can't learn new tricks—but don't tell that to Wacom. The company's newest revision of its Intuos line has not only been resdesigned; it now offers full support for multitouch gestures.
Adonit has taken a shrink ray and a steel cutter to its popular Jot stylus to produce the more diminutive Jot Mini, the company's newest offering. But though the Jot Mini is a beautifully constructed offering from Adonit, it left me wanting more in the useability department.
Apple told Mac developers Tuesday that it would be extending the sandboxing deadline for all App Store apps yet again, this time to June 1. Additionally, Apple has confirmed that apps may remain on the App Store without sandboxing after this deadline, but developers may only submit bug fix updates for them. Macworld spoke with several app developers about their thoughts on the extension.
There are a bunch of interesting changes to look forward to when Mountain Lion roars onto the scene this summer. But for those uninterested in flashy features, there are plenty of minor changes, as well. Here's a quick look at ten that caught my eye.
Though Safari didn't receive as huge an overhaul in Mountain Lion as other OS X apps have, it still got some love from the folks in Cupertino. Here are a few brief impressions of Safari's new features.
Though Mountain Lion snuck onto the scene just this morning, I've already discovered a few delightful details about the apps in Apple's upcoming OS update for the Mac, thanks to editorial director Jason Snell's hands on with the software. Here are five app changes I can't wait to see come to my Mac this summer.
Many Mac users will welcome the updated versions of iCal and Address Book--renamed Calendar and Contacts, respectively--offered in Mountain Lion. While they don’t fix all issues present in their Lion counterparts, each offers a number of significant improvements. Here’s a quick look.
Yes, love is in the air: A Brooklyn-based architectural magazine is dedicating all its love to Apple this month, Siri is learning how to say love in a new language, and the Mac Pro might finally see some love from Apple real soon. The remainders for Tuesday, February 14, 2012 would like to wish you all a lovely day.
Browsing a Flash-based website on your iOS device, and want to send it to your Mac? Macworld staff editor Serenity Caldwell provides a primer on using Safari's Reading List to swap links between your Mac and your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.