It's the weekend you do your level best and promise people you won't blow your fingers off mixing bottle rockets and wine bottles. So here we are and maybe you're taking a break from the festivities, maybe your sparkler party got rained out, and maybe you don't even live in the United States. In any event, here's the biggest news from the Mac|Lifers, just in case you missed it.
We all know about the wonders by now that the app Evernote can do for us, and how it has built on the ways that we can stay organized. Now, the company has done it again, by coming up with a new way to help your mind keep sharp, while utilizing the iPad 2's Smart Cover at the same time!
If there's one universal fact in gaming, it's this: we all want to know if we've earned a high score, unlocked an achievement or gained a new ability in the game we're playing and the sooner the better.
With that in mind, Mac|Life presents the 10 best apps to rack up Game Center achievements. These are iOS games we think harness Apple's Game Center to a killer degree and offer something cool in return.
This week's tips take a look at putting Safari to work for you using that apps Autofill feature, using Genius as a smart way to get new app recommendations, customizing your app settings, and finally you'll learn how to shake your mistakes away or bring them back if you change your mind.
Fan of David Bowie but you have always felt like you could have produced one of his classic singles better than they did at the time? Soon you’ll get you chance, as Bowie’s 1975 single Golden Years arrives on iOS in early June.
Tawkon, an app designed to minimize your exposure to cellular radiation, so you can continue using your cell phone safely and responsibly. It's available for Blackberry, Android, and iOS, provided you're willing to jailbreak your phone to get it. Is safety from radiation worth falling from Cupertino's good graces?
Why should your iPad have all the fun? That’s what developer Readdle is asking this week as the company rolls out PDF Expert 2.0, a major new version of their iPhone edition which brings feature parity with the iPad edition, including text highlighting, form filling and much more.
Getting a bunch of people coordinated is seriously one of the toughest things to do. Sure, you could use Google Docs, a massive email thread or some kind of travel website to keep track of what's going on, but does that every really work? No.
However, what you can rely on is that everyone's probably got a cell phone on hand, and GroupMe works on a variety of mobile platforms to help unify you and your crew and keep you all on the same page. GroupMe enables you to create a group, keep track of these folks, communicate with them via social networking and SMS, and even share photos. In addition, you can also have a group call to keep in touch with one another the old-fashioned way--via an actual group chat. Follow along to find out how to use this application to better organize your life--and your posse.
Late Thursday, New York-based developer comiXology released its free PullList app for iOS. The app allows comic fans to create virtual pull lists, or pre-order comics for pick up from comiXology-connected local stores.
"The PullList App was created as a great discovery tool for new comics because it provides complete transparency into what’s being pulled on a weekly basis exposing comic fans to new titles that may be of interest to them," said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology.