Hey there, kiddies of all ages, how you like us now? It's the all new Mac|Life, but even though we've gone all pretty on you, we've kept the the same great content. You didn't think we'd scrapped the weekend round-up, didja? Absolutely not, and now it's settling in at home in our beautiful new digs and looking to kick back and give you the latest and the greatest.
If you want to gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to make a bleeding-edge iOS game, you can take a multi-year course on software development, or you can devout a few well-spent moments of your time to chat with John Carmack. Some of you out there may not be familiar with his name, but you’ll most certainly be aware of his work. As the lead designer on groundbreaking games such as Doom, Commander Keen and Quake, Carmack and id Software have helped to define the modern video game. Yesterday, Carmack’s latest creation--Rage--was made available in the iTunes App Store for all iOS devices. Despite his busy schedule, Carmack took the time to speak with us about the game.
It's holiday time and you know what that means--legions of families and singletons everywhere traveling back to their home bases for some tasty Turkey, and maybe even to receive a present or two. Of course, traveling around the country may also mean a whirlwind of headaches and missed sleep. But fear not, because this year could really change--all you have to do is enlist the help of your trust iOS device. Well, that is, as long as you're in an area where there's some radical reception and strong WiFi. We compiled a list of some of the helpful free travel apps and services out there that'll help you get to your gate on time and keep your plans in order.
If you're a savvy geek--which, as a reader of this site, you totally are--you can turn to the powerful real-time text input and collaboration technology built in to Google Docs. With the recent announcement that Google's cloud-based productivity suite now boasts the ability to edit and collaborate on documents from Android and iOS devices, there's no excuse for not doing so!
They may be late to the party, but Magellan has finally updated their RoadMate GPS apps for iOS 4, complete with multitasking, fast app switching, uninterrupted navigation while on phone calls and free traffic data.
Sometimes, those of us comfortably living in the Apple sphere need to boot into Windows or Linux. Bootcamp and Parallels have that ability on the Mac, but on an iOS device it's just not that easy to boot into another mobile operating system. If you have jailbroken iOS device, however, you can install and dual-boot your old school iPhone or iPod touch with Android.
We’re going to show you how to successfully install and run Android on a compatible device using a simple application downloaded from the Cydia app store called Bootlace. Follow along and you’ll be using Android without spending a penny on one of those newfangled phones.
Apple has just seeded iOS 4.2.1 Gold Master to developers. This update has build number 8C148 and, according to MacStories, was just released internally at Apple last night. This update for iOS 4.2 may have been released in an attempt to squash last minute Exchange and audio-related bugs discovered earlier.
Halloween now be a distant memory, but the folks at iD Software are ready to tickle your fear fancy with the release of RAGE for iOS, available in two universal app versions, one of which ups the ante on high resolution textures for newer devices.
Uh-oh, it looks like Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have just saved a postage stamp for this year’s Christmas card mailing: A Dutch newspaper is reporting that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is predicting that Google’s Android will become the dominant smartphone platform.