Now that Apple’s 2012 Worldwide Developer Conference has been announced and the tickets have sold out, it’s time to kick back and prognosticate on what the company will be presenting to developers -- specifically, the next version of iOS.
Of all the memorable fighters to bear the Capcom name over the last couple decades, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes seemed perhaps the dodgiest choice to bring to touch screen devices when announced recently. We've seen solid examples of fighting games translated to the iPhone and iPad, such as Soulcalibur and Capcom's own Street Fighter IV Volt, but this crossover fighter is a very different kind of beast -- a dizzyingly quick tag-team affair that's known as perhaps the most chaotic genre entry to date.
With the June 30 deadline fast approaching, the eventual end of MobileMe is looming closer each day. Many of you have asked how to handle this change, and whether Apple will continue support for your MobileMe files and websites. Read on and we'll answer those for you, as well as show you how to backup your iDisk files to your Mac and transition your MobileMe account to iCloud for email and other Apple services.
The biggest news this week wasn't really all about Apple, but it was their week to shine in their financials, Google's chance to show off their new cloud storage, and Sprint's chance to show us how losing a LOT of blood wasn't really a horrible thing.
Vengeance is sweet. As you cut a path through the battlefield towards your rival’s fortifications, there’s something primal and satisfying about charging through their last line of troop defenses, setting fire to their buildings along the way, and finally running your blade through the treacherous shogun responsible for your father’s death. Though the path to victory follows a familiar trajectory, Sega and The Creative Assembly’s long-running Total War real-time strategy series takes an interesting new direction with its iOS debut.
We’ve got quite the Thursday lined up for you in this edition. How does faster Wi-Fi sound? Check! Live television streamed to your iOS device for free? Got it! MobileMe replacement services? Naturally! And there’s oh so much more in store for MacLife.com readers today, so let’s cue the lights and start the show for this Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Jetpack Joyride, an auto-runner type iOS game from Halfbrick Studios, is hands down one of the most addictive games I've ever played. The "just one more" urge every time a round ends, the large assortment of goofy items unlockable through coin collection – it took every ounce of my feeble willpower to pull myself away and play other worthy titles. But thanks to a massive update, the addiction is back in a big way.
A picture says a thousand words, and though cartoonish emoticons might not be the most beautiful images around, we reckon they’re still worth a few dozen, especially in the limited character count of a tweet or a text message. To send smiley faces with a bit more personality than a colon and parenthesis can offer, plus loads of other weird and wonderful icons, follow the steps below to add a whole new keyboard to your device – but be aware that they’ll only show up on other iOS devices and OS X 10.7.
If you’re in any kind of business, you’re probably a LinkedIn user. Considered to be the Facebook of professional social networks, LinkedIn has more than 150 million members worldwide, and their iOS app got a substantial update on Thursday bringing native iPad support and more.
Few third-party productivity apps are as lauded as Evernote. If you're the type of person who insists upon always-synced organization of all your ideas and projects, the program is invaluable. But even as the Evernote desktop client stands high atop the pillar of productivity tools, its iOS app leaves something to be desired. If you're looking for an alternative, Springpad is probably the best bet.