Thanks to the combination of Dropbox and Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite, your iPhone and your Macs can all act like multiple devices sharing Office files on the same network--no matter where you are. (And we hate to bring up the Dark Side, but this will work seamlessly on PCs as well.) Once you see how simple this is to configure, you’ll wonder why everything in life can’t be this easy.
For musicians of all skill levels, learning new songs can often require
a whole lot of paper. Whether you prefer printing out tabs from the
Internet or purchasing a myriad of magazines and books, the end result
is stacks and stacks of sheet music that can be both costly and
inconvenient. But the iPad offers musicians an interesting new option,
as the combination of portability and power (plus a user-friendly
multitouch interface) lends itself very well to the act of reading and
performing sheet music. And it certainly doesn't hurt that the iPad is
the perfect size to sit upon a traditional music stand.
It's almost an article of faith among the in-the-know crowd that the
iPhone OS 4.0 will bring third party multitasking to the iPhone and
iPad. Steve-o claims it's just too much of a drain on the battery, while
other handset makers let their customers be big kids and make up their
own minds about power management.
Well, perhaps the competition
from Google phones might be enough to force the issue, and if it
doesn't, here's someone who's cracked the multitasking nut beautifully.
Up until now, the fidgety furballs of Chuzzle, which took Macs and PCs
by storm in 2005, have been notably absent from PopCap’s iPhone library
of puzzle games. An intensely addictive tile-matching puzzler in the
style of Columns, Chuzzle presents you with six-by-six rows of brightly
hued chuzzles--puffy, big-eyed critters that resemble Star Trek’s
Tribbles, only more high-strung. Slide the columns with your finger to
match three, four, or even five chuzzles of the same color, and they’ll
pop in delight, allowing more chuzzles to flood the game board. As you
advance to later rounds, you’ll be hit with obstacles like chains that
lock random chuzzles into place. The goal, of course, is to keep
popping chuzzles until no moves are left.
Weblog reports that a new tower defense game is coming to
your iPhone and iPod touch next month. But Promethium Group (the
former MS Gamerscoreblog crew) has added a twist to the new game
Tweet Defense. In what might be the worst thing to happen to