Hello and welcome to the very first installment of Mac|Life’s new iOS gaming column! Every week we’re going to be breaking down the most exciting upcoming new projects in the iOS gaming world, and giving you a sneak peak at what’s worth getting excited about.
Everyone rejoice! After months and months -- even years -- of waiting, Facebook is finally available for the iPad. While the app developers at Facebook could have easily just ported the iPhone app over to the iPad, they have done no such thing. Facebook for iPad provides users of the popular social networking site with a significant user interface update to the iPhone version. Here's a look at some of the most salient updates, from multi-tasking and multiple users to new and improved image galleries.
This seems to be the prevailing logic of Chillingo's Contre Jour HD, an iOS game in which your goal is to help a gigantic rolling eyeball creature named Petit across assorted surreal landscapes. It's not a simple process; you'll have to collect glowing lights, modify terrain as needed, avoid traps, and use nearby objects such as stretchy (and nonstretchy) tentacles, air geysers, portals, and slingshots.
It's been a few days since Steve Jobs' passing, but that doesn't mean the Memorials have stopped flowing in. I mean, geez, I even walked by a smaller Apple Store yesterday in Emeryville, CA and there was a tiny little memorial dedicated to Steve in the window. Here's a look at some of the more substantial memorials around the world. Feel free to contribute your own photos by emailing me.
Ever wonder what's bloating up your hard drive? Let me give you a hint: you don't always see the files right there, blankly staring up at you. Sometimes you gotta dig deep to get them out of the trenches and out of your hard drive. There are five Mac applications in particular that love to cause bloat. Here's a list of 'em, and a hint at how to get rid of the offenders and free up disk space for data you actually want.
It has definitely been a week filled with shocks. No iPhone 5 was one thing, but it paled in comparison to losing the man who started it all, Steve Jobs. We look back this week with sadness, with fond memories, and with just a bit of Steve's last product.
Even if you have a killer video game that's flying off both the physical and digital shelves, it never hurts to throw some freebies to the players who love it.
On October 4th, Valve released the first free downloadable content pack for its Portal 2 puzzle game. The additional content, which streams in as an update to the Mac OS X steam client, comes in at over one gigabyte in size and includes both single player and cooperative challenge modes as well as a slew of unlockable levels and challenges to feed your Portal 2 obsession.
Back in August, after Steve announced his resignation, we posted a series of articles reminiscing our favorite moments in Steve Jobs' career. From his inventions, to his email replies, to the most memorable keynotes, take a walk down memory lane with us as we chronicle his legacy.
Here at Mac|Life, we've all been seriously impacted by Steve Jobs. He was not merely the leader of a company that manufactured the products we cover, but an inspirational icon who preached innovation. We figured the only way we could really pay tribute to Steve is to share our favorite memories of him and how his work impacted our lives. And though none of us have ever met him, his mere prescense in the world of technology left a lasting impression not only on our thoughts, but on our hearts as well.
If you can’t quite imagine what it’d look like to leap from the tallest building in Malaysia or fly over the mouth of a volcano like Mount St. Helens, consider parting with $1.99 to give yourself perspective with the 360-degree, 3D video on im360, a universal app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.