Just in time for the holidays (as well as your night terrors about the very idea of shopping on Black Friday), Adult Swim has announced two Christmas-themed games: Robot Unicorn Attack Christmas Edition (available for $0.99) and Amateur Surgeon Christmas Edition (available for free). The titles sport a similar look and feel to previous titles such as Robot Unicorn Attack (available for $1.99), Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal Edition (available for $1.99) and Robot Unicorn Attack HD (available for $2.99).
Are you thrilled by the new levels of productivity you've reached thanks to this week's iOS 4.2 update for iPad? Well, if you have SlingPlayer hardware lashed to your home entertainment center, get ready to kiss your new found zest for getting things done goodbye as the company has finally unleashed an iPad client to bring all of their place-shifting goodness to your Apple-branded tablet where and when ever you feel like goofing off.
You’ve read about them here and many other places: The “channel checks” conducted by research analysts to prognosticate what Apple may be doing in the future. Now, the questionable practice has fallen under the watchful eye of the Federal government.
It seems like an eternity ago that everyone was talking about RockMelt (including MacLife.com!), then the invitations arrived, folks poked around and the chatter subsided. That may change this week now that the social browser has received its first big update.
We were as excited as the rest of you to finally get our hands on iOS 4.2.1 Monday -- that is, until a simple update on our iPhone 4 went horribly awry and several restore attempts also failed. Before the fear washes over you, read on.
Perhaps as you've been meandering about the internets over the past few days, you have caught a glimpse of, believe it or not, a Steve Jobs action figure. Well, about as soon as the figure made its appearance, it now seems to have made its disappearance. M.I.C. gadget, the seller of the figurine, reportedly received a cease and desist letter from Apple.
Remember the Apple I computer that was to go up for auction? Well sorry to burst the bubble, but if you were hoping to get your bid in, it's a bit too late. A version of Apple's first computer, dubbed the Apple I, was sold for $174,000 at an auction in London on Tuesday.
It's no secret that Apple has slowly but surely found ways to integrate their iPhone and iPad into the corporate workplace. It's also not much of a secret that Research in Motion, normally the corporate kingpin in the mobile world, is starting to take notice. But perhaps RIM's feathers are more ruffled due to Apple having reportedly plucked at least five key members of RIM's sales staff in the least year and a half.
While it may not have been "a day to remember" for some, the announcement of The Beatles' catalogue on iTunes has apparently had some effect. After only one week, Apple sold 450,000 albums and 2 million songs of all things Fab Four!
For the puzzle freak in all of us, software developer Appular has announced that its Push Panic puzzle game is now available on the iTunes Store.
In Push Panic, you must tap assorted boxes to blast piece combinations off the screen before the red panic bar goes critical and topples the entire mass over. The game features 50 levels and four gameplay modes (Classic Panic, Color Panic, Time Panic and Score Panic), each with their own challenges.
The Mac’s window-based user interface was cutting edge in 1984. And while OS X has features that the first Mac users couldn’t have dreamed about, the basic metaphor for interacting with our machines hasn’t changed all that much in the last few decades.
Ever since you were a kid, reading comics under the covers with a flashlight and “flying” around the backyard in a homemade cape, you knew what you wanted to be. Some of us chose to be the noblest hero imaginable; others decided to give the supervillains a run for their money. But some of us had flimsier allegiances, flipping from a dark hero to a noble villain at a moment’s notice. This tradition lives on in the Going Rogue expansion for NCsoft’s City of Heroes massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Like the original City of Heroes, you’ll create a superhero (or villain), write an origin story for the character, choose one of five origins (Natural, Magic, Science, Mutation, or Technology) select from five archetypes (Blaster, Controller, Defender, Scrapper, or Tanker) and venture out to do some damage.
Attention Mac Gamers: The wait is over. Civilization V is now available! Thanks to the game porting magicians at Aspyr, Sid Meier's latest creation is now available in all of its turn-based empire building glory. No matter whether you're an old hand at the game or new to its addictive turn-based gameplay, the latest iteration of the Civilization franchise has something for everyone. With streamlined city and civics management options, a refined technology tree and a fresh-faced combat system, the game is a strategy gamer's dream come true.
Google answered the prayers of many iPhone users by releasing a native iOS app for Google Voice after being denied entry to the App Store over a year ago. The free official app, while lacking many preference settings found on paid third-party offerings, is otherwise slicker in every way.