When the eggnog wears off and your wacky aunt starts reminiscing about the "war on Christmas," you're going to need some new iOS games to distract yourself from the ensuing mayhem of family celebrations. Whether you're an existing iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch owner--or are convinced you'll receive one in a shiny box in the short term--here are ten recent releases that'll keep your mind (and eyes) where they need to be this weekend: playing games.
If there’s one thing that’s at the top of every anti-iOS whiner’s list, it’s the lack of Adobe Flash video playback that is sure to be mentioned first and foremost. Thankfully, the arrival of Skyfire squashed some of those dissenting opinions -- and now the app has been super-sized for the iPad.
This time last year, the Internet was in overdrive speculating about Apple’s as-yet-unannounced tablet. Flash-forward to a year later, and we’re now distilling rumors about the followup to that groundbreaking device.
There are many RSS readers on the App Store, and Silvio Rizzi’s Reeder is widely considered one of the best. So imagine the developer’s surprise when a recent update to competitor MobileRSS not only aped his slick interface design, but practically stole it outright.
When my iPad first arrived, I used it mostly as a couch computer, surfing the web, posting to Twitter, and playing the occasional round of Plants vs. Zombies—essentially using it as a substitute fun machine for my MacBook, which was relegated to work tasks like writing stories and paying bills. It wasn’t until the recent holiday travel season that my iPad saw any substantial use as an entertainment device. But of course playing a bunch of video saps even the iPad’s considerable energy stores, which made an external battery essential for long flights and multi-day trips. The Stand from HyperMac packs in a hefty 40-watt-hour battery, which gives your iPad more than 1.5 times its built-in capacity.
It looks like America's Great White Northern neighbors may be set to show Apple some love, as the Canadian government has launched the pilot project in an attempt to see whether providing a number of their officials at various levels of responsibility will provide for a notable reduction in paper waste, making for a smaller governmental carbon footprint as well as a more cheerful bottom line.
If you purchased your iPad as a portable computing solution but have been suffering a wicked case of MacBook Air envy since Apple revealed their new 11-inch wonder back in November, ClamCase could be the solution you're looking for. While it won't give you any of full OS X functionality that road warriors rocking a 2010 MacBook Air, the ClamCase does a few tricks that could make it worth your consideration.
While most of us have been busy scurrying from store to store for last minute gifts or traveling home for the holidays this week, a few brave souls have been duking it out on our behalf in the name of keeping the Internet as free and as open a commodity as possible. Among the many geek and tech industry notables to take the stand and address the FCC as they explore the future of Net Neutrality, was Steve Wozniak, who argued in favor of an open Internet, free of the meddling hands and tiered-pricing plans that many Internet Service Providers are wont to indulge in.
iPad cases can be truly a work of art, whether they're made of recycled materials, hard-to-grip plastic, or faux leather. This week, we've got some pretty good looking--and yes, functional--iPad cases that'll protect your tablet and show it off in style.
Readdle continues to innovate on the iOS platform, and now the company has become the first one to offer an app capable of filling out Adobe Acrobat-created PDF forms with version 2.0 of their PDF Expert for iPad.