By Future US, Inc.
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Huge announcements, priceless hidden features, innovative designs—Apple never stops surprising us. And with Mac|Life’s new iPhone app, it’s easier than ever to keep up with the cutting edge. This FREE app puts the breaking news, in-depth how-to’s, and awesome galleries from MacLife.com right at your fingertips.
New features include:
- Browse our robust feeds with news, how-to’s, reviews & features on iPhone, iPad, Mac & everything else Apple
- Bookmark your favorite stories with the “like” button, then view your “likes” later by swiping up from the category bar at the bottom of any feed
- Keep up with Mac|Life’s popular Twitter feed, live & in-app!
- Share stories on Facebook, Twitter, or email
- View and leave comments on any story
- View photo galleries and videos
Mac|Life is the ultimate magazine about all things Apple. Mac|Life is authoritative, ahead of the curve, and endlessly entertaining. And it’s the only Apple information source whose mission, voice, and visual aesthetic harmonize with the design and direction of Apple products themselves. Written for both new and veteran users, Mac|Life provides exclusive, authoritative information and advice for readers who want to get the most out of their Mac, iPhone, iPad and third-party hardware, software, and services.
What's New in Version 2.1
iOS 5 support
Love the Articles...
...More, and Activity. Otherwise, hate the app. Crashes frequently. Comments is currently a waste of space. If the balloon shows comments left and you click on it, most of the time you get "no comments". And when you do see a user list with comments, selecting a user brings up this awesome transparent window where a comment should be, but somehow all you can see for sure is the sections homepage - where the title bar now says "Comments."
An explanation of how to navigate the app would certainly be useful. I accidentally stumbled upon the "Activity" function. If users don't know what I'm talking about, go to the homepage and, similar to the new OS 5 Notification function, push up from the toolbar between Apps and iPhone and you can review your favorites and comments you've made (well, maybe they'll show up).
Finally, you should add Feedback functionality inside the app, so you don't have people like me taking up all this space for a mediocre review.
Last Update Ruined A Good Thing
Loved the app until the last major update. Sure it looks nicer and has new features--which I never use because the core of the app has been screwed up.
App now takes forever to load new articles, which is unacceptable since that's 90% of what the app is sopposed to do in the first place. I've sat waiting as long as 10-minutes for the days top stories to load, only to give up and use another (non-Apple centric) app for the latest apple news. Example: todays Saturday, I've tried downloading new content 3 to 4 times each day and the most recent listings are from Wednesday with 1 Thursday story mis-sorted in-between the Tuesday articles. I'm on vacation and don't have dedicated Wifi to check the website, but now that I'm home, I see there are 14 stories I missed and all the app does is claim to be downloading, but the stories never came. Ironically, the ads always seem to download quickly and accurately.
Seems like all the energy is going to their subscription and paid services and those of us who use the free service are bring played for fools.
In a nutshell, don't bother, slashgear has a better product, their stories are more current and many times, they even have Apple related stories that never show up on Mac Life's app.
This app provides many of the latest and most important articles for Mac users from the website and magazine. The articles are presented in a clear easy to read form with the ability to save and share them. The app is broken into several categories so you choose articles by platform whether it be the latest news, Apps, iPhone, iPad or the more section where the search opens up to How To's and other topics that lend themselves to the Apple ecosystem. This app in conjunction with the Mac Life Magazine can help you cover all your bases regarding Apple news being presented by the publication.
- Category: News
- Updated: Oct 16, 2011
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 7.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Future US, Inc.
- © Future US, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.