The Apple Core – Top 10 posts of 2012
Now which 2012 is within the books, I thought I’d recap the best 10 website posts here at The Apple Core last year. Here they are, rated by popularity:
10) 5 superb games which push the iPad 3′s Retina show (March 20, 2012)
THEN: All function plus no play create Jason a sad boy. Below are five games which I’m completely enjoying found on the iPad 3′s hot Retina show. (Spoiler: Sky Gamblers, Mortal Combat 3, Real Racing 2 HD, Infinity Blade II plus Flight Control Rocket)
NOW: Real Racing 3 for iOS has been delayed to “late February 2013″ however add AC/DC Pinball plus Catapult King to the list.
9) Two must-have MacBook Pro upgrades: SSD plus OptiBay (October 31, 2011)
THEN: Two important updates for the MacBook Pro: Mercury Extreme Pro SSD from OWC as well as the OptiBay Drive Kit from MCE Technologies.
NOW: The optical drive is almost dead, nevertheless the OWC SSD updates continue to be the greatest.
8) MacBook Air or MacBook Pro? The choice merely got a lot harder (June 13, 2012)
THEN: Monday’s announcement of the slimmer, lighter MacBook Pro with Retina images makes the choice between ‘Pro plus ‘Air notebooks more difficult, for me the Air wins about cost plus fat.
NOW: I’ve today switched within the Air to the rMBP13. The heighten inside screen property is worth the little heighten inside size plus fat for my condition.
7) Where to adhere to Apple’s iPad HD hit event live (March 6, 2012)
THEN: Here’s where you are able to follow live blogs of tomorrow’s Apple media event inside San Francisco.
NOW: This 1 absolutely amazed me. There was thus much interest inside the Retina Display packing iPad 3 (not the “iPad HD,” natch) which this post linking to all of the live blogs became a big clicker.
6) What Apple could copy within the Samsung Galaxy SIII (August 28, 2012)
THEN: Apple may discover a lot from Samsung’s newest hotness. Design issues plus Apple must stop recycling the same tired iPhone shape element. Three years is just too lengthy. Although it has its imperfections, the Samsung Galaxy SIII is the Android telephone to have.
NOW: I nonetheless stand by my comment from last summer: Apple must update the iPhone hardware shape each year to keep it active plus it must pay closer attention to what consumers desire plus to what the competition is doing.
5) Don’t upgrade to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion before reading this (July 26, 2012)
THEN: It’s tempting to install OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” instantly, however, to avoid a costly mistake you ought to completely check your efficiency apps to ensure which they’re suitable.
NOW: I nonetheless suggest reading the Mountain Lion help review, conversation boards plus RoaringApps.com before installing OS X 10.8.
4) Tablet wars! Google’s Nexus 10 can break the 300 PPI barrier (October 23, 2012)
THEN: Apple was rumored to release an iPad mini. Microsoft’s Surface RT began shipping plus Google was rumored to have an uber-tablet waiting inside the wings which might trump both of them?
NOW: Google introduced the Nexus 10 inside late October, a Samsung-made 10.05-inch pill with a 2,560 x 1,600 show along with a pixel density of 300 PPI besting the iPad 3 & 4′s 2048 x 1536, 264 PPI panel.
3) Grading iOS 6 Maps: pass or fail? (September 20, 2012)
THEN: There’s no denying the sex-appeal of iOS 6 fresh photo-realistic plus interactive 3D Maps, however might we trade transit info plus Street View information for it?
NOW: Almost everyone knew which Apple’s modern Maps application had been a fiasco, however I don’t think anybody knew the extent of its self-inflicted damage. A uncommon misstep for the many useful firm inside the planet plus 1 which expense Scott Forstall his job.
2) How to get going with iOS 6′s many underrated brand-new app: Passbook (September 26, 2012)
THEN: While it’s not NFC, Passbook for iOS is very darned compelling. And when the Passbook release apps don’t persuade we, Starbucks might have Passbook help inside lower than 4 days.
NOW: Although it’s gradually achieving penetration with several main stores, Passbook hasn’t lived as much as its full potential. Hopefully Apple comes to its senses plus blaze a path with NFC inside 2013.
1) The Nexus 7 is just lost 1 thing (July 20, 2012)
THEN: The Nexus 7 is the number one 7-inch pill to hit the marketplace plus it’s marketing like hotcakes. But there’s something which might create it market even greater.
NOW: The thing which might result in the N7 sell greater is iOS, plus certain enough Apple indeed introduced its Nexus 7 killer — the iPad mini — about October 24.