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iPad is three. It was January 27, 2010, when CEO Steve Jobs took the stage to show the world what the company had been cooking up in the lab. Our staff roundup and anniversary post from last year include many of the highlights, but in the past 12 months Apple's tablet has continued to set records...

January 27th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Sniff. Those children of ours get so old so quickly... Today is the 10th birthday of Apple's Safari web browser, so have a little cake or maybe propose a toast to the default Mac and iOS browser. The first version of Safari was released as a public beta exactly 10 years ago today. The app was d...

January 7th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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More Mac 101, our ongoing series of tips and tricks for novice Mac users. Adding Facebook integration to the OS X Contacts application was not without controversy; many of us feared an onslaught of @facebook.com email addresses polluting our pristine data. Assuming you can get past that hurdle,...

December 18th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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World of Warcraft's eighth anniversary arrives after a rough year for the franchise. Cataclysm, the expansion that redesigned much of the old world and trumpeted the return of archvillain Deathwing, also saw subscriber numbers drop from their highest point, reached during the Wrath of the Lich Ki...

November 23rd 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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We're big fans of the fact that players tend to be the ones getting presents whenever an MMO celebrates its birthday. World of Warcraft players are no exception: As WoW's 8th birthday is just days away, it's time for players to look back on their time with the game and (more importantly) log in...

November 19th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Can you imagine a holiday season without Amazon's e-reader series? The Kindle celebrates its fifth birthday today -- a device that, since its debut, has added bigger screens, slimmer builds, and even some damn decent backlighting. Back at the start, Amazon's first hardware was just a little chunky...

November 19th 2012 at 7:46am 0 Comments
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Puzzle Pirates is still way ahead of its time, despite the fact that it just turned 10 years old. For many years, MMOs have tried to get players to work together in real time in myriad ways, yet Puzzle Pirates is the only one that has approached the problem exactly in this way: having each player...

October 24th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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It may not be as perfectly round and special as a 10th anniversary, but 11 years for any MMO is a great achievement even so. Dark Age of Camelot crosses that line this year, and to celebrate its 11th birthday, the devs announced that each of the three realms can now roll two new race/class pairin...

October 12th 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments