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Win a New iPad from Mac|Life!

Now that you’ve had time to take in the news of Apple’s new iPad, you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth waiting in line for it come March 16. Well, why bother doing that when we can give you one? That’s right: we’d like to offer you a chance to win your own iPad 3, without having to wait in line on day one to receive yours.

To win the iPad 3, all you have to do is:

— Go to our Facebook page and “Like” us

— Go to our official Twitter page and copy the About part underneath the MacLife name

— Come back here and paste that paragraph as a comment. Your username on the site will enter you in a drawing to win one of four (4!!!) iPad 3s.

That’s it! All you have to do are these three simple things. You have until the end of this month to enter the contest, and we’ll keep reminding you about it as often as we can. Read the fine print below for more details. Good luck and happy posting!

ETA: As an aside, entering multiple times doesn’t increase your chances of winning.

The fine print:
Mac|Life “Win an iPad 3!” Contest rules: The winner will be chosen at random from qualified entries. All entries must be received no later than March 31, 2012. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. Employees of Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees¹ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Future US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.


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Join the Mac|Life Editors for a Bite to Eat at Macworld 2012

Good news, everyone! Not only will we be covering the Macworld/iWorld 2012 show floor like crazy the next two days, but we’re having an impromptu, unofficial meet up near the convention! Join the editors for a pint glass of brew at 6:30 at ThirstyBear Restaurant & Brewery, located at 661 Howard Street (cross street is Third Street–right behind the Moscone Convention Center). Arrive promptly if you’d like to join us for dinner, otherwise just head inside and come have a beer!

If you need to get ahold of us, you can tweet Flo (@ohthatflo), Ray (@raguilera), or the official Mac|Life Twitter feed (@maclife). Follow us all on Twitter to keep tabs on our current location.

One more thing: We’re giving away a pair of Cirque du Mac tickets, courtesy of Dolly Drive. We’ll be asking a very special trivia question and the winner will get the tickets. And then you can come hang out with us Friday night, too!


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Join the Mac|Life Editors at CES 2012

Smartphones, wireless devices, and gimmicky 3D things — CES 2012 is currently under way and the Mac|Life editors are here to tell you about it all. Join us this week (by bookmarking this handy dandy link!) as we uncover the weirdest and the most innovative gadgets in technology. And stay tuned for a very special contest at the end of this week!

And remember, you can always follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest CES 2012 coverage.


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Mac|Life Is on Newsstand!

Yesterday’s launch of iOS 5 was also the launch of Newsstand, Apple’s solution for buying and updating magazines and periodicals on iPhones and iPads. It’s pretty spiffy, and we are there — in fact, as of this writing we’re the No. 6 app on the iPhone Newsstand Top Grossing list.

You can buy a single issue for .99 or subscribe for just 99 cents per month, which you can cancel anytime. (So there’s really no reason to buy that .99 single issue, seriously — just subscribe to get the current issue for 99 cents and then you can immediately cancel. I’ve got screenshots explaining how in the gallery below.) Once you subscribe, new issues will be downloaded to your iPhone and iPad automatically, and you’ll be charged 99 cents each month.

The digital edition is just like the print edition. Basically it’s a PDF reader. We’ve been looking forward to this for months, and every time someone asked us why it was taking so long our geek hearts would break just a little, but now it’s here and we hope you like it.

Speaking of the print edition, some have been asking if print subscribers get access for free. Unfortunately, we don’t have a mechanism for that yet. The universal Mac|Life Mag app (which is the reader) is free, but the actual issues are sold via in-app subscriptions, so we can’t even give you a promo code. That means for now the app edition and the print edition are two separate products, and we totally understand if you don’t want to purchase both, but at least now you have a choice.

Any questions? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up on Twitter. (We’re @MacLife, where over 40,000 of you hang out with us for some reason — that’s another milestone we passed this week that greatly warmed our nerdish hearts. Our readers are the BEST!)



The Mac|Life Staff Remembers Steve Jobs

Here at Mac|Life, we’ve all been seriously impacted by Steve Jobs. He was not merely the leader of a company that manufactured the products we cover, but an inspirational icon who preached innovation. We figured the only way we could really pay tribute to Steve is to share our favorite memories of him and how his work impacted our lives. And though none of us have ever met him, his mere prescense in the world of technology left a lasting impression not only on our thoughts, but on our hearts as well.

And please, feel free to leave a comment with your memory of Steve.


The Mac|Life Show: A Waterproof iPhone

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You may notice that this week, we’re going with a different kind of approach to The Mac|Life Show. We’re ditching the weekly news show and replacing it instead with product reviews and on-camera how-tos. Feel free to leave a comment with your suggestions about what you’d like to see us cover. And now, on with the show.

On this week’s Mac|Life Show, I play around with two supposedly waterproof iPhone cases from Lifeproof and Pelican. Watch the video to find out if we had to take the iPhone 4 to the Genius Bar (aka, the Apple Hospital).


The Mac|Life Show: iCloud Beta is Out and More iPhone 5 Rumors

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On this week’s Mac|Life Show, Robbie and Flo discuss the debut of the recent iCloud Beta for developers. Sadly, it’s for developers only. Also, the two discuss the latest in iPhone 5 rumors.


The Mac|Life Show: New Macs and We Share Some Lion Tips

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Woohooo! Lion has finally arrived. We share a few quick tips to help you get started and we talk about the new Macs that were released this week.