With the launch of the Mac App Store, a swarm of new apps have become available for our favorite computing platform, and you can get 'em all with a single click. Then again, with more than 6,500 available, it can be a little difficult to find what exactly you’re looking for. So we did a little digging and found these 10 uber-handy utilities -- all under $10 each.
We all have tales about it: the days when our most used keyboard command was Ctrl + Alt + Delete and our whole life could Blue Screen away in an instant. Fortunately, those days are long gone, as our Macs have fixed those irritating problems we used to have with Windows PCs. But we got to thinking the other day here at the Mac|Life offices: when was the last time we actually used a PC? Most of us don't remember because we've blocked those memories, so that's why we want to hear yours.
Need your iPad to pull a little more weight? Get a case that helps accommodate. I just made a rhyme! Seriously, that wasn't planned.
This week, I took a look at iPad cases that tack on that one additional function you really need from your trusty tablet device. Read on for my review of the Handstand iPad holder, Belkin's Bluetooth Keyboard Folio, the ZooGue iPad Binder frame, and iHome's iPad folio with built-in speakers.
Most apps about apps are obsessed with freebies. Rather than cater to an obsessive's notion of thrift, Discovr Apps takes a more organic approach to broadening your handheld horizons. It won't tell you what's on sale, what's brand new, or what became of the missing e in its own title. Nor will it examine past purchases and fashion a list of tailored recommendations. What it does do, and with elegant simplicity, is use any application as the starting point for an elaborate spider web of interrelated App Store offerings.
Adobe announced its next iOS app today at Photoshop World, called Adobe Carousel. This cross-platform app allows users to access their whole photo libraries on an iPad, iPhone, and Mac, make edits that sync automatically, and share those photos with family and friends. We got a demo of the new app-slash-cloud service last week, with plenty of screenshots inside.
Cell phones aren't exactly ancient technology, though with every year it becomes harder and harder to remember what they were like before our beloved iPhones. The iPhone was released in 2007, but mobile phones have been around since the 70s and have made leaps and bounds since then. From the very first "brick" phone, to the first camera phones and smartphones, this gallery covers all the major milestones in mobile phone history.
Apple's Photos app is functional enough, but lacking in features. Photo Gallery+ promises to give you greater control over how you manage and share your precious photographs and home movies -- although it comes with its own set of limitations.
The end of August tends to be a slow time on the news desk, as last minute vacations are crammed in, as sleepy vacationers slowly get back in the groove of things, and as parents start bundling their kids off to school once more. Who has time for the news under those circumstances? Well, here's the stories that were heating up our thermometers this week, burning up the wires.
Let's hope the censors don't get a hold of Reckless Getaway. Where Grand Theft Auto caught a lot of flack for its wanton vehicular violence, you still had the option to play as a conscientious gangster with a heart of gold if you desired. This is not the case with Reckless Getaway, a top-down driving game where you're rewarded for murdering innocent civilians. Despite the dark subject matter it's portrayed as brightly colored, cartoon carnage in this cathartic and addictive on-the-road rampage.
No matter how violently devoted you are to Apple, sooner or later, someone will slip into your circle of friends that just doesn't get it. They might like the look of your iPhone 4, or the slim awesomeness of your iPad 2, but there's just no tearing that Android-powered Xperia Play or Eee Pad Transformer out of their misguided hands. Despite your insurmountable difference of opinion, there's no reason why you still can't interact on a digital level. We've put together a list of 10 apps that will treat your hardware -- no matter whether it's rocking iOS or Android -- as equals, letting you play, chat, and work together.