Software is the big news these days. Whether it's Apple's long-awaited incredibly popular Mountain Lion or it's apps that work with it or fixes for it. Whatever the case, we love ourselves some software, but there were other stories of interest this week, just take a look and see.
Safari 6.0 is amazing. It's super fast, the new omnibar is clean, and it brings us a ton of great new features like instant sharing and offline reading. But, there are a few features power users of Safari 5.0 might miss. For instance, fonts can't be changed as easily, and users can't readily subscribe to RSS feeds. And, there are a few features Apple has implemented specifically for extension makers. Here are five useful Safari extensions that bring those old features back and make Safari better than ever.
It's not always easy being vegetarian or vegan -- especially the latter. Many people just don't understand it, and most popular cook books feature meat-based recipes, though that's starting to change. While most of us eat well despite this, iOS takes vegetarian eating to a whole new level. Luckily, there's a whole slew of apps in the App Store that cater to both vegetarians and vegans alike. Whether you're looking for a few new recipes, traveling to a foreign country, or just looking for a good vegetarian restaurant around town, read on -- we've got 10 great apps for you to check out.
There was much internet lamentation on the day Sparrow's CEO, Dom Leca, announced that the company had been purchased by Google. If you are one of Sparrow's devotees, you groaned along with us. Sparrow, for those not in the know, is a truly excellent mail app for the Mac and the iPhone that simply puts others to shame with its slick interface, its ease of use, and its outstanding implementation of nearly everything you could want in an email client.
With the development team likely being tasked with improving the Gmail app, it's unclear how long support for Sparrow will continue and if we will ever see the long-teased and longer-hoped for iPad version of the app or push notifications. While on the Mac and on the iPhone, Sparrow continues to shine, a day will come when you'll need a new email app on your iOS device. Here a few we've found to try to take the sting out of losing our favorite little bird.
In the midst of all this Mountain Lion madness, we thought it'd be cool if we indulged our materialistic tendencies and showed off some gadgets we've set our sights on lately. Some of the items listed have already been reviewed and some are slated for the future, but for now just consider it eye candy! And hey, you can chime in with your own in the comments!
Sometimes, a video game's narrative, mechanics, and platform complement each other in such a seemingly perfect way. While Telltale's Walking Dead: The Game is far from the first adventure game to shine on iOS devices – the same developer has other titles on the App Store, in fact – few have emerged as splendidly. The Walking Dead is emotionally charged, wonderfully paced, and a fine example of why the adventure genre is such a concise fit for the iOS hardware.
You don't have to be a huge sports fan to be pumped about this year's Olympics, and it's officially kicking off tonight with what's will no doubt be an extravagant opening ceremony. The 2012 London Olympic Games promises to be a landmark event, and we can't wait to watch the grand showing of athleticism, camaraderie, and spirited competition unfold. If you're on-the-go and can't be in front of the TV to catch all the excitement -- or simply want to dig deeper into the action -- we've got your back with a selection of handy apps and websites to access on your iPad to make sure you don't miss a beat of the Summer Olympics.
As the iPad becomes increasingly popular in the business space, Hammerhead has released a stylish keyboard case that's fitting for the enterprise.
This case has tremendous usage and durability. It's classy on the outside and performance ready on the inside. Its beautiful leather exteriors come in both red and black, designed to fit into any work environment. The interior is lined with scratch-proof fabric that won't scratch the iPad's shiny chassis.
For most folks it's been a real scorcher of a summer so far, and with all the nice sun, record breaking temps, and sweltering days, packing up shop and hitting the beach to cool off and have a little fun is sounding like a great idea. Make sure you're fully stocked with plenty of food, water, and sunscreen before you hop in the car and head towards the sandy waterfront, but also don't forget to load up a few of these helpful apps to enhance your beach-going experience. From keeping entertained and well-fed to watching the weather and avoiding sunburn, we've rounded up everything you need for a fun day under the sun.
It's pretty much all Dark Knight Rises wherever you go and sure, we've got some of that love for you too. But that's not the only hot property going around the internet. There's always something Apple, always something in the water. So take a peek at what's under the cover including Steam's huge Summer Sale, some bad news for a handset maker, and something curious going on with Office 2013.