Recent Mac owners who rushed to get the latest and greatest computers with Thunderbolt on board have likely been disappointed to discover there’s nothing available yet to plug into them -- but that’s all about to change, as a video out of Japan reveals a new Blackmagic box in use with two of the ports.
Awesome name, awesome (yet familiar) concept: Trucks and Skulls is a physics puzzler, monster truck rally–style. Direct your monster trucks into skull fortifications, smashing them into little bits to gain big-time scoring. Trucks travel the “screamstrip ramp” when you drag the green wheel back with your finger or mouse. The distance back and angle of the wheel determine your truck’s speed and trajectory. Then you let go, and your trucks smash into skull forts and defenses, destroying everything in sight.
My iPad 2 is better than my old PC laptop in many ways, except one. As a businessperson, I still need to work with Microsoft Office files on a daily basis. What do I have to do to edit Office files on my iPad? And is it possible to sync them back when I’m done?
If you love Portal 2, but have been finding it hard to truly express your feelings then this may just be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Valve announced today that they'll be launching a music video contest where users will have to craft a new video for The National's Exile Verify which is featured in Portal 2.
If you’ve ever needed a simple utility just to keep multiple pairs of folders or files in sync, chances are you’ve discovered File Synchronization, a small app that does exactly that. Thanks to a big update this week, the Mac OS X app is even more useful, with automatic synchronization and big speed increases.
While we’re all impatiently waiting to see exactly which day in July Apple chooses to uncage OS X Lion, the company isn’t standing still, releasing an update to the Developer Preview 4 released to WWDC 2011 attendees on June 6 -- and it’s not the final version quite yet.
If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, a number of Apple's competitors must be blushing in the wake of WWDC 2011. With Cupertino's unveiling of iMessages -- a service that may sound all too familiar to users of RIM's BlackBerry messaging service -- and a number of system tweaks for iOS that mimic the features offered by a number of apps available via the Cydia App Store, it appears that Apple is paying close attention to what their business rivals have been doing.
As stoked as we are to see these great perks coming to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this fall, we feel there's a few more tricks that Apple could learn from the other guys. Here are five of our favorites.
It’s do or die for iTunes. The world-famous music program burst onto the scene over a decade ago, completely reinventing the way we buy music. But in that time, the scene has evolved, and while iTunes’ never-ending sales have, well, never ended, it’s clear that iTunes needs an overhaul -- especially since serious, impressive competitors like Rdio are making waves. While we wait for Apple’s much-rumored MobileMe-based solution to arrive, we put together five changes iTunes must make to take the industry by storm (again).
There are still a lot of people out there who write off Free-to-Play games as trash, but a major theme in gaming over the past two years has been the maturation of the F2P model. While it may have been true only a few years ago that F2P games were generally of lower quality than full-priced games, these days that couldn't be further from the truth. The latest sign that the genre/model is coming into its own is Valve's announced support for F2P games on Steam.
One of the things many of us expected to be the surprise “one more thing” at the WWDC 2011 keynote was the introduction of new AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule units, perhaps with some sort of iCloud integration. While they still haven’t been announced, this week’s AirPort Utility update appears to have outed them.