According to early reviews of the HP TouchPad that hit the internet late Wednesday, the iPad is still king of the tablet world. The first webOS tablet arrives in stores on Friday, but at least one reviewer bills it as “mediocre,” despite ripping a page right out of Apple’s own playbook.
Sure, this iPad version of the classic strategic board game is easy to learn, but you could spend a lifetime getting good at its mix of drawing cards, claiming railroad routes, and connecting cities to get your tickets punched. And with so many variations and available-to-purchase maps, it’ll never get old.
To-Do apps are a dime a dozen. But what good is knowing you need to swing by the library to pick up a book when you're clear on the other side of town? A task manager is only helpful if it tells me when I need to do something and when I'm near that place. Enter location-aware apps.
In most games the object is to avoid death. That's not an option in Dream:scape, a surreal new iOS adventure. Your character Wilson is in a coma and at death's door leaving you to explore his memories in the "dream:scape," a lucid reflection of the rural countryside where he grew up.
While a recently revealed YouTube video shows that Skype is about to unleash a native app for the iPad at long last, competitor fring is not content to rest on its laurels, with a new universal update that finally brings the video chatting fun to iPad users.
I used RipIt ($24.95, thelittleappfactory.com) to compress my Kill Bill DVD to watch on my iPad. Trouble is, the movie is full of scenes spoken in foreign languages, and the English subtitles don’t appear in the file. Am I stuck missing all that awesome Tarantino dialogue?
Apple looks to be aggressively stepping up its efforts to curb jailbreaking with the next iOS update. According to the unofficial iPhone Dev Team blog, the iOS 5 beta has changed the way the iPhone boots, and the new authentication process will make it harder roll back to an older versions of iOS. So, if you jailbreak your iPhone, and something goes wrong, Apple is effectively voiding your Get Out Of Jail Free card.
Earlier this year Apple moved past Sony to become Samsung's biggest customer. However, the relationship status moved to "it's complicated" when Apple began a series of accusations and lawsuits against Samsung for allegedly copying the iPhone and iPad. Now it appears Apple has started seeing other people, and is actively sourcing a new manufacturer to produce the A6 processor beginning in 2012.
Are you geared up for the new Transformers movie opening in theatres this week? If not, perhaps you need a little inspiration in the form of an officially licensed “mix and match” app that just landed in the App Store ahead of the big-screen version.
Summer is icumen in, as the poet of olde once wrote, and maybe you spent a lot of time this week out doors and weren't at your computer, glued to the latest in Mac and Apple news. Maybe you were off camping or exercising or gardening or sunbathing or who-knows-what-ing. Well, if you were, and if the rain drove you back inside, have a seat right here, that's it, pull up a chair, sit down, and take a look at the news we have for you.