We love ourselves some comic books and have since we were very young. We're also big fans of digital books and have enjoyed reading on our iPhone for many years now. Unfortunately, the small screen of our phones don't make for an optimal graphic reading experience. Don't get us wrong: we used to read plenty of comics on our iPhones, but it wasn't great, panning through all those miniature panels.
Literally our first thought when we heard about the iPad was: that'll make comics reading a dream. And it has, but who's running this dream?
Did you hear the news? Never mind the fact that the iPad 2 is selling out all over the world -- a prominent Dell executive has predicted it’s doomed to fail. Meanwhile, an HP executive claims Apple has a “poor relationship” with its partners.
It's not often that we absolutely fall in love with an iPhone and iPad stand, because there's not much that usually sets them apart. But the Rokform Rokstands, both the desktop and portable versions, captured our hearts.
There are few events as influential in the Apple universe as the World Wide Developer Conference. Every year, the best and brightest minds in Mac and iOS software development come together at WWDC to network, sharing their talents, revealing new technologies and generally making being an Apple hardware user better than ever before. We're certain that with WWDC 2011 will be no different.
To mark the announcement of this year's WWDC, we've put together a gallery of 10 awesome moments, spanning the 28 year history of the conference. After taking this trip down memory lane, we're certain that you'll be as stoked to see what this year's WWDC will bring as we are!
If you've spent any time amongst console gaming communities you may have heard the name Rooster Teeth tossed around once or twice. Or, more likely, you may have heard the name of their renowned comedy series, Red vs Blue, an ongoing web show based on the Halo games. Now those filmmakers have turned their eye to iOS gaming to spoof the Angry Birds phenomenon.
In case you didn’t know, the Children’s Book Fair is underway this week in Bologna, Italy, where iOS developer FrogDogMedia has announced it’s joining forces with Germany’s zuuka! GmbH to create “the world’s largest publisher of mobile children’s entertainment.” Take that, Disney!
Budding chefs all over the world already know how magical the iPad can be in the kitchen, but they'd be hard-pressed to find a resource that brings it all together better than Appetites, a new instructional app that does everything but turn your iPad into a cutting board (which we're pretty sure they don't recommend).
In a sure sign of the times, the world-famous Encyclopaedia Britannica has finally landed on iOS -- or at least part of it. The company has released the universal Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011, which leaves at least some of those dusty old books behind.
Okay, okay, have we all settled down from iPad 2 mania? Sure, it finally hit the UK this week and the Brits went gaga for it, but meanwhile other stuff's popping. Like what? you ask. I guess you came to the right place to find out all the stuff you missed. You know, just in case.
Tabletop RPGs –– the kind you play with rulebooks and funny dice, like Dungeons & Dragons –– may be products of your imagination, but using maps can avoid arguments about how far the elf wizard is from an onrushing orc. RPG Cartographer and Battle Map let game masters design environments and track character movement in them, and each brings its own approach to mapmaking with unique benefits and drawbacks.