A shareware title to pass the time between incredibly important work-related projects.
Brain-training games are all the rage these days, and IQ: Identity Quest wants to sharpen your language, memory, observation, logic, intuition, and musical skills. The nonlinear story has you jumping between locations to solve puzzles and gather clues about the origins of your mysterious “puzzle cube.” The puzzles should look familiar—they’re based on Memory, Boggle, Sudoku, Simon, and Minesweeper-type games—but the variety of gameplay types and the sharp graphics kept us entertained for hours.
Universal remote brings harmony to your living room.
How many remotes does it take to watch TV? It sounds like the setup for a cruel joke about our entertainment system. Just to watch a television show, we have separate remotes for the TV, TiVo, audio receiver, and HDMI switch. The universal Harmony One is nearly perfect to replace these and other controllers, combining all your devices into one sleek, adaptable remote.
Instant messaging used to be the most convenient way to have a conversation online. Then along came audio chatting to free us from all that typing. Today video chatting is the best way to feel directly connected to others over the Internet—it’s the next best thing to being there. And while iChat can pull off amazing video chats, it has two main drawbacks: It only supports video chats with up to four people, and it’s Mac only.