Everyone seems to have an opinion on everything, and thanks to the proliferation of free podcasts, everyone can have an audience as well. Podcasts are one of the fastest-growing forms of media, with some of the more popular shows earning many hundreds of thousands of listens each week. Starting your own broadcast is easier than ever -- even if you don't have a studio to record at. With nothing more than your iOS device, the eight apps we've collected, and a bit of free time, you too can join the ranks of Podcasters. Now all you need is someone that will listen.
iTunes has always been that featured-filled music-management software that has left us wanting just a bit more. It can be a little finnicky at times, and with iOS 6 creeping up on the horizon, it may be high time to get your bearings with iTunes before it's too late. If you managed to get stumped by iTunes sometimes, or just need a helpful push in the right direction, here are ten quick tips for getting more out of iTunes.
It's not easy to adjust to typing on the iPhone or iPad virtual keyboard -- it's small, cramped, and lacks tactile feedback. If you're eager to master the art of touch screen typing, though, you can rest assured that there's an app for that. We've found 10 awesome iOS games that'll provide the perfect guilt-free play experience, letting you improve your typing skills and have fun at the same time. With help from these iOS typing games, you'll be touch screen typing like a pro in no time.
Who are we kidding when we try to act like there was any story this week other than WWDC and the Retina Display MacBook Pro? No one, that's who. It's all we've talked about lately, the great new features coming to our Macs and our iOS devices, and how they'll be syncing together and sharing awesomesauce back and forth. So here it is in all its glory: the week that was WWDC 2012.
School is out for the year (or nearly so), and kids are more than a little antsy to get out in the sun and dive into a awesome medley of summer activities. While the distraction of friends, fun, and festivities is a welcome change of pace from pencils and books, it also tends to make their minds a little mushy as the year's accumulated knowledge fades slightly. Of course, there are plenty of ways to continue learning through the hot summer months between school sessions without skimping on the fun. Not only will these apps entertain your kids, they'll also help keep their noggins firing on all cylinders until the fall.
Nearly lost among the excitement over a new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Apple optimized all of its Mac apps for the amazing new screen. But one of them, Aperture, got a whole lot more than just Retina Display support this week.
We know you all want a MacBook Pro with Retina display of your very own. After all, it's the first truly new laptop from Apple in years, and from what we've seen, it's drop-dead gorgeous. But for those in the market for a new portable Mac, there might be better ways to spend a couple thousand bucks. We've considered the positives, negatives, and unknowns regarding the latest and potentially greatest MacBook to date, so if you're thinking about dropping a serious chunk of change in the near future, keep all of this in mind!
We got our first official glimpse at iOS 6 yesterday via the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2012 Keynote address, and the future appears very bright for both iPhone and iPad users. Due out this fall, the latest major refresh adds a bevy of enhancements to existing apps and features, including Siri and FaceTime, while introducing all-new experiences -- like an Apple-designed Maps app with turn-by-turn navigation that replaces Google Maps, as well as the sleek Passbook. Some 200 new features are promised, with many of those sure to be revealed in the months leading up to release; still, we got a great taste of what to expect yesterday, so here are the 10 features that really commanded our attention in the keynote.
By this time next week, we'll have a hot slab of news of molten volcanic proportions as WWDC takes over the airwaves and the blogs and everywhere else. Right now we're in a soft calm before the storm, but there's at least one scoop under the fold, so take a dive in and find out which favorite app is going big time and one definite confirmation for next week.
While iOS games are not usually the primary focus of the yearly Electronic Entertainment Expo, there's still a few interesting gems hidden around the show floor. Indie games, triple-A ports, and social titles all converged in Los Angeles this week, and we went out of our way to find the best of the best. If you're a fan of strange puzzle-shooters, racing games, or even obscure new philosophical concepts, there's more to E3 than just big-budget console sequels. Here's just eight of our favorites, one of which is even available right now.