Ah, the eternal questions: are we alone in the universe, just who did let the dogs out, and will that free TV on the curb fit through my doorway? You’re on your own with the first two, but CaMeasure can help with the last one. It’s an app that lets you measure objects just by taking their pictures and then putting in a fair amount of work on your touchscreen. It’s not magic, but it gets the job done.
There was no Lion release party this week, like so many had predicted; and there were no hardware refreshes announced. But just you wait! shouts the rumor machine. Next week things are gonna go big big big. Well, we did get Spotify this week, which was a definite plus, so what the heck else happened in the land of Apple? Check out the top ten hottest news stories and get an eyeful yourself.
We all try to keep our desktops clean and organized, but sometimes it's just hard to cut down on the clutter. If you're the type that has 10 folders you need to access on a daily basis and loads to do, these organizational desktops might just come in handy. They feature plenty of grids, circles, shelves, and pin-boards to keep all your loose icons neatly categorized and in place. Now, we aren't suggesting that you have 50 wild icons on your desk, but for those of you that have more than two these wallpapers will give them a home.
Look, we get it. Angry Birds is an unfathomable success. They've transcended cult-hit status and landed at culture defining app of the decade. Even though some people don't like them. But nowadays you can't even open the App Store without seeing a clusterfunk of feathers. Chances are you've never even heard of these birds, even though they currently nest in the Top 150 Apps. Today we hatch awareness of the other birds in the App Store.
It's 2011 and there is a certain concession a lot of us have to make: social networking sites and platforms dominate a fair part of our computing existence. That being said, why not find a Mac OS X app that allows you to update multiple social networking sites at once. Notify all of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other microcosms of your present awesomeness, all with the touch of one button from one desktop application. Here are five Mac OS X apps that pull this feat off in fine style.
We're rounding the midseason right about now with a crushing defeat of the American League at the hands of the National League at this year's All Star Game. What's that? You didn't realize you could follow and play baseball games on your iOS devices? Well, get yourself some peanuts and cracker jack and a heaping helping of apps to get your game on.
“Blah blah, Mac gaming sucks, blah blah.” We’ve heard it all before, and frankly we’re sick of it…Really, really sick of it. OS X has plenty of great games available, and it even has some of the very best free-to-play games as well. We compiled a list of some of our favorite free-to-play games. Some you may have heard of, and some are a little out there, but there’s something for everyone, no matter what you're into.
Part RPG, part location-based team strategy game, all addictive time-sink, Shadow Cities throws you into sorcerous showdowns that put your surroundings in a different light -- the light of magic! You’ll need it and some patience to get started, but once you do you may wonder what made your free time disappear.
As great as iOS is, it’s had one missing feature since the days of the original iPhone: lack of built-in to-do management. That will change with iOS 5’s upcoming Reminders app, but you can take charge of to-do’s today with BusyToDo, which brings familiar to-do management to your iDevice. How familiar? Picture iCal’s to-do features, then imagine most of them transplanted to a no-nonsense iOS app. That’s BusyToDo.
There are iPad apps for theme parks, but we've focused on the iPhone and iPod touch ones because we can't think of anything we'd less want to lug around and leave behind while we ride roller coasters than our iPads. While it may be of interest to look at the maps of parks back at the hotel on your big iOS device, it's the pocket-sized ones that are really going to get the work out.