VoodooPad Pro is one of those apps that takes a while to grow on you.
When you open up a new document for the first time, VoodooPad looks
kind of like a TextEdit window—in other words, plain and devoid of
excess features. But if you’re the kind of person who needs to capture
information and ideas as they happen, before they disappear into the
ether—writers, students, compulsive list-makers, listen up—VoodooPad
quickly becomes a valuable tool for recording all the awesome band
names, Wi-Fi passwords, haiku, class notes, important telephone
numbers, and ideas for your novel that pass between your ears every day.
We’re suckers for apps that focus on simplicity and usefulness rather
than whiz-bang features that look cool in demos but have very little
practical utility. Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil is one of those apps that we
couldn’t help but take a liking to right off the bat.
Don’t be disappointed when we say that Prince of Persia is all about
movement; this isn’t Woz dancing with stars. (Oh wait, he was the
star.) Prince of Persia makes wall-running parkour look like toddlers
at a playground. Your characters stick vaults more cleanly than Russian
gymnasts and free-climb like geckos.
We’re constantly collecting scraps of information: recipes, website
addresses, notes for a meeting next week, or a list of music to buy.
OmniOutliner store these bits, but it’s especially useful in organizing
them for further action. It quickly turns out to-do lists, writing
outlines, and other guides. The results are valuable enough to justify
adding OmniOutliner to your Applications folder even though much of its
functionality is redundant with any text editor.
When Canon announced the 5D back in 2005, it was a game-changer. The
camera was the first full-frame DSLR--meaning that its CMOS sensor is
the same size as a frame of 35mm film, about 60 percent larger than the
sensors in most DSLRs--in a standard sized SLR body, all for just a bit
more than $3,000. Three years later, its successor, the 5D Mark II,
pushes the image-quality bar higher and the cost of entry lower.
Tablets are often thought to be just for graphic designers who’ve
eschewed the mouse for something “more organic.” They wave their hands
over the magical device and create art out of nothing. What most Mac
people don’t realize is that the tablet isn’t just a designer’s tool.
It’s useful for nearly anyone who puts in serious time in front of a
computer. With its wealth of customization options, Wacom’s Intuos4
becomes a useful input device for a variety of applications, and its
sensitivity makes it a great tablet for the traditional audience of
graphics pros. Wacom’s new line of Intuos4 tablets has raised the bar
in the tablet game.
looks amazing, with a pretty stunning opening cinematic and crisp,
detailed graphics. The game combines platforming, stealth, combat, and
some puzzles, but the simple tasks—navigating the game world’s narrow
walkways and tricky jumps—are more frustrating than they need to be,
and the anemic save system doesn’t help.