Life is all about choices, and the ability to explore just how good or evil you can become through the choices you make is one of the big attractions of Fable: The Lost Chapters. But when later choices don’t change as a result, are there really any consequences?
We love the latest and greatest gear, but we’re suckers for old ideas brought to life with new technology, too. Enter Battle of Waterloo, a choose your own adventure story for the iPhone or iPod touch.
When it comes to selling your old junk—er, lightly used treasures—eBay is the first stop for many. However, building your auctions via eBay’s Web interface isn’t exactly a fun process, especially for novices. That’s where equinux iSale comes in. iSale is a beautiful application for Mac OS X Leopard that assists you in creating and managing eBay auctions. iSale makes everything easy, from jazzing up your listing to managing shipments, in a familiar iTunes-style interface.
Bloomberg L.P. is known to most of us for the financial news the company provides over WBBR radio, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg magazine, and the Bloomberg terminal, a source of financial analytical tools. Recently the company spotted your Bloomberg-free iPhone and created an application for it, thus securing dominance over all media.
Although the iPhone comes with a Yahoo stock application that provides similar information, the Bloomberg app, with stellar features like an international news service, effortlessly one-ups Yahoo.
Apple’s Safari is a fine Web browser, but many prefer the open-source, cross-platform Firefox, which lets you customize it to heaven and back with themes and add-ons, called extensions, that give more functionality. And the brand-new Firefox 3 packs a ton of improvements, boosts performance, and still comes in for the low, low price of nothing. (What a country!)
Adventures in absurdity--everyone but our art director laughed at the title.
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is as grand and tongue-in-cheek as its title. The team behind popular webcomic Penny Arcade (www.penny-arcade.com) took off their critic hats to become creators, turning their sharp eyes for good game design into an engaging title. Episode One is packed with inside jokes, but even if you’ve never heard of the comic, the game’s sharp story, dialogue, and gameplay mechanics make it a must for adventure fans.
So you want to be a blogger? Not just any blogger, you want to be a super mobile blogging Ninja. Blogging as you take down your enemies. Blogging as you sharpen your katana. Blogging while in line waiting for an iPhone 3G.
For those of us who demand quality blogging on the go, WordPress is available as a free application in the iTunes App Store. It brings convenient mobile blogging to any iPhone or iPod touch running iPhone software 2.0.
Struggling to organize your to-do lists? LifeShaker could be just the tool you need. More than a boring ol’ list, LifeShaker offers an interactive, colorful interface that displays all those tedious tasks hanging over your head.
Aurora Feint is a fantasy-themed puzzle game that boasts gorgeous artwork, elaborate visual effects, and a rich, dramatic soundtrack. It’s easily one of the most polished games we’ve seen from the App Store yet - give or take some hiccups.