Every four years, the political hype machines of both major parties start up with the goal of churning out pitch-perfect rhetoric and the right plan for the people. Unfortunately, the machines usually just devolve into devices built to hurl insults and accusations instead of providing thought-provoking debate and a discussion of the country's future. At some point during the cycle, the same thought seems to cross every person's mind: "I could be a better President than those guys." Whether you're confident in your debating skills or you've got a knack for mudslinging, we've got some games that will let you take to your own campaign trail. Prove politics is more than a game -- or at least is a contact sport -- with these eight iOS experiences.
Rumors! Rumors! Nothing but rumors half the time! Well, we've got a few of those and plenty of other news. Just wait until next week, though, as September officiallykicks off "Overheated Speculation Month" for Apple watchers. Meanwhile, here's a few overheated news stories from this week that are raising up some dog day like weather around these parts.
Ever since Populous came out in 1989, video games have allowed us to act out the fantasy of being all-powerful gods. The god game is now a genre unto itself, varied in style and theme but always giving players the ability to change the world around its tiny virtual people and creatures -- subverting their free will but seldom denying it. Here are 10 iOS games that follow in this spirit and let you play god, which can mean flattening mountains, smiting non-believers, abusing your subjects, and crafting entire landscapes from nothing.
China is now the world's largest smartphone market, and Apple appears to be falling behind in the race to the top of the great wall of Chinese smartphone sales. Particularly if the other guys make phones that look just like the iPhone. Fortunately for Chinese phone makers, Apple has not gotten around to suing anyone in China--yet.
So who is applying all of this heat in the Chinese smartphone marketplace? Let's take a look some of the "cheap and cheerful" devices that are taking Apple's Chinese lunch money.
Not everyone is into belting out off-key ditties along to cheesy MIDI-blips in front of total strangers in a dark room, but you'd be surprised how many folks out there flock to karaoke for their late night kicks. Karaoke is practically a religion for some avid pub crawlers, and it's a staple of small town and big city nightlife alike. We've been bitten by the bug too, which is why we just had to compile this list of great apps for karaoke addicts. Grab some ear plugs and follow us!
If you're a fan of desktop clients for Twitter, it's likely you're a fan of Tweetbot. Whether it's on your iOS device or your desktop, Tweetbot is one clean piece of software. Unfortunately, Twitter's latest wave of API changes has made it so that Tapbots, the engineers behind Tweetbot, can no longer support the alpha version of the app that was available to us until just a few days ago. Tapbots says they'll once again release Tweetbot for Mac sometime in the near future, but if you're just now looking for a Twitter client, or your Tweetbot Alpha no longer works, here are a few alternatives. They may not quite fill the void, but until Tweetbot is re-released, they'll work pretty well.
The rumor mill is surely heating up but we take everything with a grain of salt around here. Once bitten, twice shy, and all that. But where Apple is in the news there's always going to be sparks. Here's ten stories that we found hot on the site this week.
There's a mouse for every occasion. Whether you're a gamer, a causal Mac user, always on the go, or need a mouse with bells and whistles, there's something out there for you. Here are give greating performers worth your consideration, no matter the need.
For many people, this time of year is synonymous with the smell of pigskin, the taste of beer, and the sounds of shouting at the television for every bad call. For nearly as many people, it also means intently watching your computer screen as scores for your fantasy football team trickle in throughout game day. Building a killer team is a tricky process, but some stellar iOS apps are available to bulk up your drafting prowess and ease you through the process.
For most of us, summer is sadly winding down, but for college bound folks eager to get back into a groove with their school pals, excitement is setting in for a new semester on the horizon. Whether you're heading back to college or diving in for the first time, adding an iPad to your arsenal of must-have items can give you a big boost in both the fun and learning departments. From scoping out the best local watering holes for grabbing a brew with classmates to hitting the books full throttle, we've got some apps you need to try.