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[Advertorial] Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's actually a helicopter, and you should consider having the prescription for your glasses renewed. The iOS controlled Robocopter from Extreme Fliers is a remote control helicopter that is sure to soar as high as the excitement level of those that play with it. It's a toy that will provide tons of fun, and it's on sale in our latest Deal.
Crossovers aren't all that uncommon in video games, but they're rarely as satisfying as we want them to be. Sure, it's fun to see Iron Man tussle with Street Fighter's Chun-Li, or watch Mario trade blows with Sonic the Hedgehog, but what would happen if characters from disparate realities just sat down and, y'know, talked? The Poker Night games might be the only ones to answer this question, and the second one has made a pretty slick transition to iOS.
If you've been looking for a good reason to trade in your iPhone 4 or 4s for an iPhone 5, you'll have a hard time finding a better deal than Best Buy's promotion for Saturday--provided, that is, you meet the requirements. According to CNet, when you bring in your activated iPhone 4 or 4s into a physical Best Buy store tomorrow, you'll get a $150 credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone 5, essentially making it a free trade.
Shovel Knight — a side-scrolling, retro-styled action game that successfully earned more than $300,000 on Kickstarter back in April — is on its way to Mac. The development team at Yacht Club Games is currently hard at work on the title, preparing it for a tentative holiday 2013 release, but company “captain” Sean Velasco took some time out of his hectic schedule to tell us why we’re gonna dig this whimsical, retro-inspired adventure.
The App Store is a wonderland of diverse gaming goodness, including deeply absorbing role-playing and strategy games, gripping narrative experiences, and titles that let you build up a character and skills over a large stretch of time. But for many of us, the games we turn to the most are the ones that offer immediate, short-term thrills – the games we can play for a few minutes at a time with minimal hassle, but which are entertaining and engrossing enough to play for much longer when desired. For those needs, we present the 25 best quick-hit games for iPhone and iPod touch, all of which let you play a game, level, race, or round in a few minutes or less. When you need to fill a short stretch of your day, these are the games you'll want.
Two-step verification comes to one of our favorite services at long last, while Google finally appears to be paying some attention to its music service. Speaking of music, how's the iPod doing? That and more in this week's news you may have missed as we take a look back at some hot stories this week here at Mac|Life.
We here at Mac|Life love our iPhones, but we'd never go so far as to say that it makes everyone into a professional photographer. But that's apparently what the Chicago Sun-Times thinks, as it recently laid off its entire photography staff in favor of teaching its regular reporters "iPhone photography basics" so they can produce their own photos and, yes, videos. It's an especially bizarre decision for the Sun-Times, which is known for taking adventage of its tabloid format to deliver photo-heavy editions.
The hipster dividing wall has gone up. Some are playing saws in the analog camp, while the collective consciousness of my generation has just discovered deeper cuts of the New Wave era and have very important words and opinions about David Byrne that they'd like you to hear about. Listen, electronic music isn't for everyone. If you're building out your own tunes, you've got a number of standard interfaces, and your Abletons and Reasons are good at what they do for a reason. Still, considering electronic music doesn't have to be constructed in any particular fashion, it's surprising there are so few people out there playing with the process. This is where Musyc comes in.
Life rises and life sinks, and that's the lesson of this week's round-up of apps that saw some price droppage. Yes, whether you are building a civilization, learning the basics of communication, or shuffling off this mortal coil, it seems there really is an app for that. Meanwhile, look good and have fun while you're living, eh?
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To make a great task manager, three criteria need to be met: Simple list creation, easy gestures, and effortless syncing. With a clean, flat design and versatile text options, Listacular for Dropbox hits every note and then some. Listacular sports a minimal interface subtly influenced by a sheet of loose-leaf paper, but what it lacks in color and pizzazz, it makes up for in intuitiveness.
It's impossible to know exactly how many quarters we shoved down the throat of the Atari classic Asteroids in our misspent youth, but the game lives on in a new version where the player actually becomes the spaceship.