This week's price drops represent something a little on the class side of things. Classics from literature as well as classics in the gaming world. We are high and mighty here at Mac|Life, we drink with our pinkies extended, and we play games, like a sir. And we love cheap games!
What’ll it be: Mac or PC? Consumers have their reasons for loving or hating both platforms. When expressed in online forums and the user comment sections of websites like Mac|Life or our sister site Maximum PC, these rational talking points act to chum the digital waters, attracting the most irritating of all predators: The Fanboy. With Macs users now capable of easily running Windows and OS X on the same computer, and Windows rig owners leveraging iTunes to keep their iPads and iPhones purring along, you’d think the hostilities would be settling down.
Unfortunately, there’s a new argument to be had, and it revolves around the issue of which company, Microsoft or Apple, provides a superior cloud computing experience: SkyDrive or iCloud. While we wear our pro-Apple leanings like a badge of honor, we wouldn’t be doing our readers a service by simply declaring iCloud the single greatest cloud computing and storage platform of all time. Instead, we present you with a blow-for-blow account of how the two of the web’s most prominent cloud computing platforms -- iCloud and SkyDrive -- stack up against one another.
There weren't a ton of news stories for this week's iOS gaming news round up, but there were quite a few stellar games actually released to the App Store. So rather than sticking with the formula, we're going to mix it up a bit this week. In lieu of some ho-hum news stories (and passing over lots of deserving games), we're going to be focusing 100% on games this week. It's one of the best weeks in recent memory, so jump into the gallery and have a look.
Far be it from us to question Microsoft’s unexpected decision to cross-pollinate its Xbox gaming brand with iOS, but if you’ve ever wanted instant access to your Xbox Live account from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the aptly-named My Xbox Live does exactly that.
It's our favorite time of year at Mac|Life HQ. Not only does Flo do her best to fatten us all up with her baking experiments (Team Pie!), but we also get to take a short break from doing things like benchmarking hardware and testing accounting software to play with toys. And really, who doesn't like toys? And this time around, we've got things that shoot*, and things that fly. Both make for very happy holidays around the office.
And speaking of happy holidays, you can enter for a chance to win the Griffin HELO TC iPhone-controlled helicopter shown in the video right here.
If there's one thing people can't get enough of, it's animals. Pets owners of all kinds can't help but obsess over their favorite fluffy or furry family member; and if you're one of those folks, then this list of iOS apps is for you. From keeping up with the health of your pet to taking them on road trips -- as well as engaging in fun, games, and relaxation -- you'll find the perfect app for every aspect of your critter's life. And they may also help simplify your daily routine, giving you more time to pick out the perfect holiday sweater for your unwilling subject.
In Batman Arkham City Lockdown, players take up the mantle of the Caped Crusader, and are called upon to punch, stomp, and batarang their way through multiple levels populated by a respectable range of low-level henchman and well-known villains plucked from the pages of the DC Universe.
After delay and drama, we awaited the first major ruling in Apple's web of global litigation today, but all we got was another delay. Meanwhile, earlier in the week, despite vigorous appeals from Apple, Samsung got the green-light to sell in Australia, and Motorola might have gained the upper hand in Europe.
So what's going on with the ITC ruling, and what is going on around the world? Cue the "dun dun" and read on!
Let’s face the facts— Box.net is our third-favorite cloud storage service— just behind Dropbox and iCloud. But when Box. net offered a limited-time 50GB of free storage for life, we were determined to make it work for us. With a little tinkering (and a whole lot of third-party add-ons) we made Box.net our premiere hosting, sharing, and collaborating cloud service.
If you've spent any significant amount of time online, then no doubt you've run across rage comics. Short, user created panel comic strips with a select group of memebased images such as Me Gusta, the Y U NO Guy, and Forever Alone. Finding these can be easy; walking away from them can be hard. So what's a derp or herp to do when on le iPhone?