It was a big week for app updates and for iPad apps to migrate down to the iPhone (the reverse of the usual direction). There were also rumors, as there always are, and there was Google, stealing someone else's idea (as usual).
The holidays are always the most stressful time for me. If I could measure my holiday stress with buckets for my tears, there'd be enough water for a full-functioning well. I learned that the best way to curb my anxiety about getting everything done is to get organized and use tools that help increase efficiency. And fortunately, with the world we live in today where smartphones are our saviors, there are a heaping of apps in the iTunes App Store that can aid in getting it together. In this week's Free App Friday, I try to solve your holiday stress issues -- and, well, mine -- with a list of helpful apps.
Every one of this week's price drop apps are either gorgeous in and of themselves or help you see the gorgeous world around you. Whether you roll with the robot shoot 'em ups or are dazzled by the heavenly bodies in the universe, there's something for you and all you in between.
SoundCloud's newly updated app enables fans and creators alike to dive deep into a bustling community of musicians and spoken word performers, and access its innumerable offerings from anywhere with decent cell reception.
Seems like all the big news this week is app-related! Twitter has a new iOS app update, Batman flies in with a slick new Arkham City game, OnLive is coming to iOS and a whole lot more. Hey, maybe someday we’ll all be giving virtual gifts for the holidays -- no more wrapping paper and bows, no more piles of gifts under the tree. While you ponder that future, read on for all the news from Thursday, December 8, 2011.
While the game release season is finally cooling down on the PC and console side of things, iOS gaming isn’t even stopping for gas. There are so many great games on this platform that every month of the year is full of amazing releases. You don’t need to look further than this week’s games (Lunar Racer, The Sims FreePlay, and Batman Arkham City Lockdown) for proof.
With 22 million people visiting Grand Central Station each year, hanging up a shingle right in the middle of it all seems to make a lot of sense. That's the kind of foot traffic that makes retailers excited, and that is why the Apple Store Grand Central will open Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m., just in time for the holidays.
We think Apple might be on to something here: placing stores right inside global landmarks could be the next big thing. So let’s take a look at six other high-traffic places Apple where should set up shop next.
Infinity Blade II might surprise you if you didn't play the original iOS smash. It looks like a traditional role-playing game (RPG), with armored swordsmen, ancient castles, and imposing monsters, plus stat grinding and leveling mechanics that are vital to success. But behind its amazing, technology-pushing graphics and Tolkien-esque trappings, Infinity Blade II may not be the game you expect.
It seems like the lazy part of December is upon us: The frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is behind us and the last-minute mad rush for holiday gifts is still a week or two away. So what’s a MacLife.com reader to do? Why not take a bite out of some tasty tech news from around the internet while you wait -- here’s the latest and greatest for Tuesday, December 6, 2011.