Lots of appy goodness in this week's news you can use roundup. Has anyone come up with a good Sparrow substitute yet? How about Record Store Day coming up? Speaking of music, looks like Twitter finally dropped the bomb on their tuneage app. What else? Well, look inside and find out.
Usually when we think about music apps, we consider streaming options like Spotify and Rdio, or discovery tools like Pandora. If you want to listen to some great music, find the tracks and albums you love, and get great suggestions for new bands to check out all in one place, there's no app that can match your local record store. Record Store Day is on April 20 this year, and it's a celebration of your local music shop where you can pick up the latest releases, ultra-rare exclusives, and everything in between. Though a High Fidelity-style top five list was tempting, we found even more helpful apps to let you make the most of your Record Store Day experience.
It's taken 22 years for a Sonic the Hedgehog game to reach the Mac, but while the first Apple outing isn't one of the hero's traditional on-foot adventures, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing isn't lacking in speed — or fun, for that matter. Using the tried-and-true Mario Kart template, All-Stars Racing packs in a bevy of familiar characters and locations from Sega's beloved properties, letting users command a driver through vibrantly colored worlds in rollicking circuit races that put an emphasis on drifting around turns and utilizing cartoonish weapons.
Despite CEO Tim Cook's public apology over warranty issues, Apple may not be out of the woods yet in China -- the company has been listed among a number of app providers and websites being investigated for pornography there.
A little internationalism in this week's hottest stories plus some old school digital pet action going down. Meanwhile, what kind of craziness happened with an animator's laptop? How can you overcome Kickstarter fail? And who's going to spend $14.99 for an email app? All this and more under the fold.
Is it possible to generate a convincing sense of speed on a four-inch display? It might seem unlikely, but the App Store is bursting with an excellent and diverse array of racing games that beg to differ. Whether your tastes run toward arcade antics or simulation-style precision, or you prefer to loop in a cartoonish kart racer from time to time, we've got you covered with our picks for the 10 best iPhone racers available today. Heck, a couple of them don't even give you active control of your vehicle, but still deliver intriguing touchscreen tweaks on the genre. Whatever your speed needs, these zippy affairs are sure to satisfy.
Not too long ago, undertaking academic research away from your desk involved what felt like outfitting yourself for a long expedition. Those days aren't completely behind us, but today's scholars are fortunate in that iOS devices fill many of the same roles once provided by those piles of notebooks, recorders, and books, thus allowing you to take your research everywhere. Apps like Dropbox and Evernote are great options that help with research alongside many other potential tasks, but when you're specifically looking to improve your research habits, these eight apps will make your work easier and more portable regardless of your field.
A pretty spread out bunch of news stories this week. Whether it's the nation's number four carrier picking up the iPhone at long last or the nation's number one saying they could easily follow suit in getting rid of contracts, it's all the news you missed this week while you were working or some other nonsense. So come on, Apple fans, get a load of the news of the week.
Your iPhone can’t make you exercise more or change your diet. But it can help you make your life more social, more creative, and way more fun. With so many health and fitness apps aimed at helping you take care of yourself, your Mac and iOS device can be sources of support and inspiration — and all the nerdy statistics you’d ever want. No matter what your initial fitness level or your own goals (maybe you just want to sleep better, feel less stressed, or find a new trail to walk your dog), we hope something here speaks to you.
We're only a few days into the 2013 Major League Baseball season, and already we've some great (or almost great) moments – like the double home run performance from Nationals phenom Bryce Harper on opening day, and Yu Darvish's near-perfect game for the Rangers. It's been a long winter, but we all have about seven months of professional ball to look forward to, and a variety of great apps can make your baseball-loving experience even better this season. Whether you're looking for quick scores, detailed stat breakdowns, or live streaming games, check out these eight iOS apps for following the 2013 baseball season.