As Microsoft makes its foray into the tablet market with its own line of self-branded tablets aptly titled Surface, the company's much-needed innovations make for evolutionary steps that Apple should be taking note of for future iPad designs. Microsoft makes splashes in not only a new realm of hardware-central functionality, but also with creative, meticulously-designed accessories that can transform Surface into something that remains new whilst retaining a sense of familiarity.
With growing privacy concerns over applications taking advantage of the amount of data on a user’s iOS device, Apple has incorporated a new security prompts in the iOS 6 beta – an unoriginal and frankly bland implementation for the company since we’ve seen such a similar feature before. Apple went
The Windows phone has been on the market for some time now, but it has failed to really take off. Though the OS itself isn't lacking, people have not yet seen the light in Microsoft's branding for the phone. Microsoft are placing sheer confidence in the speed of the platform by offering a limited time promotion that can arguably be considered a win-win situation...if you want to give up your iPhone that is.
As many of you are probably already aware of, the promised and anticipated untethered jailbreak for Apple's A5 devices was released just a few days ago and, though it currently was only available for Mac users, there's also now two ways to jailbreak when on a Windows PC.
Even though I don’t recommend purchasing the Windows Phone 7, because the iPhone is naturally our fancy, it’s still cool to try our the OS running on the aforementioned device in comparison to iOS. Microsoft have made that possible, and it’s quite fascinating in fact!
Taking cues from the unique styling of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft continues actually standing out to an extent in the mobile operating system scene with the tablet version of Windows 8. Or more specifically, its intelligent tile-based home screen. Watch a demonstration by Jensen Harris, Director of PM Windows User
A TV show is obligated to do something unique for its season finale, but a tower of iPads is not necessarily what that obligation entitles. CBS’ police drama The Mentalist stuck such a tower into a character’s room. Rather than an unexpected headline-grabber (wait, are we geeks really this desperate
Just a reminder that we're giving away tickets for the two best Macworld parties. If you'd like to get a ticket for Macworld Blast or Cirque Du Mac, keep an eye on our Twitter stream. We'll be tweeting a time and location to find us and get your tickets.
You can check out our original contest post for more instructions. See you there!
That's right, kiddies, we have 20 tickets for the two best Macworld parties and we're giving them away! The first ten tickets we have are for the spectacular Cirque Du Mac party which features free drinks, The Macworld All Star Band, awesome light shows, roaming clowns, and tattoo artists! It takes place on Thursday night, so we'll give the tickets away that morning. This is the party to be at on Thursday. Did I mention free drinks?
We also have ten tickets for the official Macworld Blast party, which takes place on Friday night. This party features Paul Kent's band, lots of booze (not sure about open bar), and tons of fun. Again, this is the party to be at on Friday.
To win tickets for either of these parties, all you have to do is find us! For Cirque tickets, we'll send out a tweet on Wednesday night letting you know where and when to find us on Thursday morning. Show up, and you get 'em! For Macworld Blast Tickets, we'll tweet on Thursday letting you know where and when to find us on Friday morning. See you there, and be sure to follow us on Twitter if you want tickets!
Is it just me or is everyone running iPhone contests these days? Anyway, one of our favorite case makers, Case-mate, is giving away a 1982 Suzuki FA50 moped to the winner of their Recession Case Photo Contest! All you have to do is add your own stylings to one of their aptly named Recession Cases, upload a photo of it, and get those votes! The case with the most votes will win a super sweet moped! If you can't afford a $0.99 Recession Case, Case-mate offers instructions on their site on how to make your very own; as in no purchase necessary folks. You should all be participating in this one.
Bottom line: wrap your iPhone in a customized Recession (or hand-made) Case, take a photo of it, and get people to vote on them. If you win, you get a sweet moped! Full contest details are on Case-mate's site.