Understanding classic poetry is hard enough, but memorizing it can be downright cruel. With archaic language, tricky rhymes, and unexpected rhythm variations, trying to remember the exact way William Shakespeare felt about the woman he loved can pretty much suck the beauty right out of it. Penguin Classics' Poems by Heart makes it easy (well, easier) to commit the classics to memory by turning the whole tedious process into a game, with level-ups and progress achievements that unlock as you learn.
Twitter is about to spread its wings and fly into a completely different kind of product nest, with a music app that taps into the users you follow to suggest what kind of tunes you might want to listen to.
Although we never like to see anyone's Apple gear get stolen, sometimes it can have a different kind of happy ending -- such as a laptop that secretly starts sending images from its new home for the entertainment of others.
Just when you thought BlackBerry might actually be out of the woods comes word that the company's first BlackBerry 10-powered handset might actually have more returns than sales, at least in some markets. Thursday also didn't bring good news from Rockmelt, who plans to ditch its socially minded web browser, although Pulse and LinkedIn had some good news to share with the world. Find out what it is in today's recap!
If it is computing power you're after this week then we deliver. Whether you want to go the full on laptop route or go light with your iPad and a bluetooth keyboard, you're covered. Plus, we have a few plug-ins to make things a little sweeter in this week's cavalcade of deals.
Not too long ago, undertaking academic research away from your desk involved what felt like outfitting yourself for a long expedition. Those days aren't completely behind us, but today's scholars are fortunate in that iOS devices fill many of the same roles once provided by those piles of notebooks, recorders, and books, thus allowing you to take your research everywhere. Apps like Dropbox and Evernote are great options that help with research alongside many other potential tasks, but when you're specifically looking to improve your research habits, these eight apps will make your work easier and more portable regardless of your field.
[Advertorial] Wish you didn't have to do all the typing yourself when you sat down at the computer? If only you could say the words out loud and your Mac would make them magically appear on the screen. Well, it turns out your wish is surprisingly easy to grant thanks to Dragon Dictate, the top voice recognition app for Mac. It's on sale in our latest Deal. Find out more after the jump.
Looking for the next great iOS brawler? You won’t find it here, but the free Injustice: Gods Among Us is still well worth downloading, especially for comic book fans. Playing as 18 of the DC Universe’s most popular heroes and villains, you’ll battle Flash, The Joker, and company in frantic, surprisingly addictive 2D-style bouts.
If there’s one thing that all musicians tend to fret over, it’s pitch. That's a little easier to hear than to try to describe, but when you’re listening to your favorite song being tortured at a local karaoke spot, you’ll know when it’s not being kept in tune by some buzzed bar patron. There are more than a couple of competent iOS apps that use the built-in microphone and/or incoming audio signal, sample it, and check to see if it is indeed in tune, but Tunable puts a truly new, innovative spin on the overall concept. In the process, it delivers on the promise of being a one-stop tuning shop.
[Advertorial] We all would like to have the ability to make Photoshop-like edits to our photos. We wouldn't all like to pay Photoshop-like costs to do it, though. Luckily, you don't have to. PhotoDirector offers a robust set of photo editing options and carries a much more reasonable price tag--which is even lower than ever over in our Deals tab. Find out more after this offer after the jump.
When Craig Stern, the singular force behind Chicago video game developer Sinister Design, unsuccessfully tried to fund his Mac game Telepath Tactics at the tail end of 2012, he saw the result not as a closed door, but as an opportunity — a chance to refocus both the campaign and the game itself to better execute his battle plan. And now that the second Kickstarter has doubled its original goal and generated much more backer enthusiasm with a few days still left to go, he spoke with Mac|Life to discuss how initial crowdfunding failure doesn't have to be ultimately fruitless.
For some, there’s nothing cooler than the idea of controlling computer software directly with your mind. No buttons, no keyboard, no mouse—just a link from your brain straight to your computer that translates thoughts into onscreen actions. Technology isn’t there yet, but NeuroSky’s Brainwave Starter Kit is taking us in that direction. Or, at least, it’s trying to.
It's no secret that 802.11n is no longer the fastest Wi-Fi on the block, but the question is: When will Apple support it? Judging from code found inside the latest OS X developer beta, it could be coming soon.
Every week, a veritable flood of new or updated iOS apps hit Apple's servers -- and this week is no exception, with new offerings to extend your Mac desktop, tackle medical bills or turn your email inbox into a virtual to-do list.