Everyone has a favorite Disney character, and now kids and parents alike can find them in one place with Disney Story Central for iPad. Also available as a tablet-optimized website, it offers four free books of your choosing just for downloading, with more than 150 others available via in-app purchase.
Remember at the end of the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Predator when viewers learned that the alien saw everything not through the normal visual spectrum, but through thermal imagery? Such technology was practically the stuff of science fiction back when that film came out, but now, thanks to your iOS device and the Seek Thermal camera, infrared vision is within reach of the everyday consumer.
This portable SSD doesn’t take the honor of the smallest and lightest drive of its kind from Freecom’s mSSD, yet at just under two ounces, it’s still perfectly pocketable. Transcend has opted for a plastic enclosure with rounded edges and, like the mSSD, you need to carry the cable to connect it up.
BioShock is a modern classic on Mac (and most other platforms) and although it was first released back in 2006, its leap to the latest iOS devices heralds a big step forward for higher-end 3D games from the console world on iPhones and iPads. Does it hold up?
For what seems like forever, Roxio’s Toast has been the de facto recommendation for authoring DVDs and CDs on a Mac. Naturally, it’s a tougher sell for Roxio these days, when a CD/DVD drive is optional for Macs. However, optical media is still used and, as this latest version proves, Toast is still relevant.
With SmartMask’s powerful photo-editing tools, you can make perfect selections and intricate masks without damaging your original image. Whether you're using “Auto” mode (which lets you pick areas to keep or remove by marking them out with colored brushes) or “Manual” mode (which features two main tools: Quick Selection and Magic Brush), the program's versatile selection tools can get great results.
My first typing experience was on grandma’s old manual Royal typewriter, a behemoth that eventually became a faithful companion into my late teens. That antique look, the hammering of keys, and the carriage ratcheting back and forth have all been faithfully recreated for the modern era, courtesy of Hanx Writer.
Divinity: Original Sin is what happens when old-school RPGs are fused with the power of modern technology and 20 years of progress to create something that feels as innovative now as its inspirations did back then. It’s one of the best RPGs in a long time — provided you’re up for a challenge and can tolerate a few rough edges when it comes to game balance and some sloppy signposting of objectives.
LaunchBar is essentially “Spotlight Pro,” enabling you to search your Mac and perform actions on found objects. This update sees a larger, more readable default theme aesthetically matching rival Alfred, and the OS X Yosemite Spotlight revamp. But the strengths aren’t only skin-deep.
Once upon a time, Apple’s 5GB free iCloud storage was considered quite generous. Three years later, the same offer looks Scrooge-like in an age where multiple devices on the same account are now capable of holding 64GB or even 128GB of data. Enter iDrive, a service once focused on Mac and PC backup, now with a renewed focus on mobile (currently iOS, Android, and Windows Phone).