Shooting video with your iPhone or iPod touch can be a lot of fun, but the built-in Camera app doesn’t do much beside recording the scene. If you want to play with fancy effects that are fun and easy to use, take a look at Silent Film Director. This app comes in two flavors -- a basic version and a more full-featured option unlocked via an in-app purchase.
Some of the best and most beloved casual games of the past several years -- Peggle, Bejeweled, and Plants vs. Zombies included -- came from the bright minds at PopCap, so when the studio announced recently that it would release smaller, edgier games under a new 4th and Battery label, we couldn't help but take notice. We just didn't expect the first game to focus on the graphic murder of flying horses.
It's hard to deny that Apple fans can be a little fanatical. And why shouldn't we be? Apple makes some of the best products on Earth.
So how do you tell the world about your love for Apple and its products? Well, like sports teams and bands with weird names, you can purchase T-shirts that declare your allegiance to Apple. Here's a collection of 25 stylish Apple-themed T-shirts that strike just the right balance between geek and chic.
Do you love Super Meat Boy, but feel guilty wasting all those pounds of animal flesh? Well, we've got just the game for you then. While we're waiting for a Super Meat Boy iOS port you can while away the hours with To-Fu: The Trials of Chi, another food-based puzzle-platformer.
As iOS gamers we're not used to being jealous of owners of other platforms. We're used to having every gaming company in existence grovel for our attention and charging 99 cents for their million-dollar games. So when info leaks that the developer of the indie sensation Minecraft is developing a mobile version of the game we simply assumed it would be coming to iOS first. Well, we were wrong.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP wears its indie cachet on its sleeve, with a soundtrack composed by Canadian songwriter Jim Guthrie, and a script penned in slacker linguistics that complement its obscure postmodern take on the mythic quest. To say that it’s a shoo-in for numerous indie game awards this year is an understatement. But is really worth all the hype?
What do you do with your iPhone or iPad when it’s sitting next to your Mac? Air Display connects your iOS device and your Mac over Wi-Fi, allowing you to use the additional screen space as part of your Desktop -- and also interact via the touch display. The possibilities are numerous; designating a display to your Twitter and IM clients or grouping your Photoshop palettes and brushes on to one screen are just a couple of examples.
If you've ever wanted to get that Dell guy sitting across from you at the coffee shop to shut up about how superior his Windows notebook is, tell him to consider this: Consumer Reports has rated Apple's MacBook line as the top computer in every laptop category. We're talking about every member of the MacBook family: the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the even beefier 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros. All got top honors in their own respective categories.
It may look a little goofy in action, but we're pretty excited to try out Illusion Labs'new extreme sports game Touch Grind BMX. It's the spiritual successor to the fun early iOS multi-touch game Touch Grind in which players flicked around a skateboard on the screen with their fingers instead of feet. This new game ups the ante in many different ways and brings it into a full-fledged 3D world.
Everyone knows in their heart they need to do a better job backing up their data. We need to make Time Machine a regular part of our lives, we need to hit Save a little more often, and we need to regularly sync our iPhones with iTunes to keep our data current. We know we need to do this stuff and we always mean to do it, but we don't. And then we wish we had.
Just recently after restoring our iPhone, we forgot to make a current backup and we lost some great shots of our dog playing basketball and some of our game prizes and badges. We can't get the prizes back, but what can we do about the pictures? Nothing as it turns out. Nothing, but be proactive and it just so happens there's more than one app for that.