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.
Today's the release of the iPad 2 in Europe, and our friends across the pond at Tap! magazine are currently waiting in line at the Bath, England Apple Store for their very own second-generation tablet. They've graciously provided us with a couple of videos from the line to give us "Yankee blokes" (see what I did there?) a look at what iPad 2 launches are like overseas (hint: they're totally the same as ours).
This week, I've decided to go theme-less with Free App Friday. That's right folks, I'm just slapping together some apps that are free and you have no idea what any of them have to do with each other. What I can say, with confidence, is that they're all really helpful, especially for you creative types.
It's back! The Mac|Life Show has returned. You might remember last week's epic green screen photos from our new studio and this week we're bringing you the new show in blazing color and stereophonic sound.
This week we already start missing Bertrand Serlet, OS X gets an update and AT&T opens up its piggy bank to buy T-Mobile. Plus, Flo gets a foot taller.
Firemint, the studio behind Flight Control and Real Racing, released a video today showcasing a new update they're working on that displays their latest Real Racing title running in full 1080p HD via a video out cable to an HDTV. Few things we've ever seen have so completely convinced us that dedicated video game consoles are outdated technology.