Holy guacamole, it's practically October? October is tomorrow? Is this the fastest year ever, or what? As the leaves start turning and the days get shorter, it's comforting to know that some things never change -- like all the sales in the App Store.
OK, technically those do change; they change all the time! Which is why we tell you about them, in Friday's Price Drop column. This week we'll help you work out, pig out, and then bliss out with one of the funnest games of all time.
Tonight, I'm going to the movies. I'm going to go see 50/50 and I'm hoping that I get a few laughs out of it (and hey, maybe even shed a few tears considering the subject matter). And maybe you feel like going to the movies tonight with a friend or a significant other, or plopping yourself down on the couch with the cat to a rental. Whether you're into mainstream movies, B-movies, Bollywood, or Disney flicks, here's a few apps to help you catch the best of them.
At first I was going to make a screencast of my time with Touchgrind for Mac. The plan was to impress you all with my sick laser flips and bluntside nosegrinds. But after playing Touchgrind for Mac for a while, I'm sure that anything I screencasted would be nothing more than a fails compilation. I am objectively and quantifiably horrible at Touchgrind.
On November 15, pause to raise a pint to the 40th birthday of the original microprocessor. On that day in 1971, Electronic News carried an ad for the Intel 4004, the precursor of all processors, including the ones running your Mac and your iPhone -- and, for that matter, your car and your coffeemaker.
So the premise is a little contrived, but that doesn't stop this trifecta of free games from being any less awesome. Come with me, readers, as we dash from monkey spirits in Temple Run, play deadly bumper cars in VS. Racing, and create a fantasy village in DragonVale.
The iPad 2 is great for simple daily tasks like checking email, web browsing, and casual gaming. But iOS’s onscreen keyboard can be frustrating when you need to do some serious typing. Even with loads of practice, virtual keys will never replace the flow of a real keyboard. Fortunately, the latest trend in iPad acessories is Bluetooth-enabled keyboard cases that do double duty, transforming your iPad 2 into a tiny laptop computer and protecting your tablet while they’re at it.
Summer turns to fall this week, but aside from the arrival of football season it is business as usual for the Apple legal team. Samsung is looking to get some points on the courtroom scoreboard fast and has resorted to some trick plays before the inevitable lawsuits kickoff with the next iPhone. Meanwhile, HTC may end up with a fresh set of downs here in the U.S. after an official review by the International Trade Commission.
Join us for another two-minute drill as we review the big events this past week involving Apple and their legal team on the courtroom gridiron.
Yeah, I know that Cloud computing and document storage became all the rage years ago and that I'm probably late to the game with this story. But, you'd be surprised at how many people don't know that they can get free documents storage with Dropbox, or that Box.net is one of the best services for professionals who need to share myriads of files. Next time your friend asks you about Cloud solution for her stray documents, send her here.
Peggle is probably the best iOS game of all time. It's colorful, fun, and sports a roster of characters so sweet they'll give you cavities. But some of the game is so difficult, you can feel more burned than orange pegs after Lord Cinderbottom's fireball skill shot. Luckily, we've got a (really, really) comprehensive guide to becoming the next Peggle Grand Master.