At long last (and after much hankering), Sid Meier's "Pirates!" has arrived for the iPad. Which means you can stop showing up to work carrying a cutlass and demanding that treasure be plundered at almost every meeting.
The appropriately named John Kannon yells this to no one in particular in the first level of 9mm, since the hoods he’s targeting are huddled idiotically in a room below the skylight the badass cop is about to crash through. Then, cue the slow motion gunplay and predictable South Central-ish gangland soundtrack—while you’re taking out these worthless thugs with extreme prejudice, you may think to yourself, “Gee, I feel like I’ve played this game before.”
You don’t have to be Don Draper to get a great-looking assistant to hang on your every word. You can turn to Fantastical, which syncs with iCal, Outlook, Entourage, and -- through iCal -- BusyCal to make it easy to view and create appointments from anywhere on your Mac.
When we last left off with Puzzle Agent star Nelson Tethers, he'd successfully reopened the eraser factory in the mysterious Scoggins, Minnesota, but had many unanswered questions. What happened to the missing foreman? What's going on with the creepy gnomes that Nelson kept seeing? And who is that astronaut who plagues his dreams? Puzzle Agent 2 gets closer to answering these questions, but creates a host of new ones in the process. No one ever said being a puzzle agent was going to be easy.
We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but not everything about your Vegas vacation stayed in Vegas. iPhoto’s Info button can show your pictures’ resolutions, shutter speeds, and so on -- but it can also reveal more private stuff, like the location of your hotel room and the time an image was captured. That’s metadata, and there’s plenty to explore inside every photo on your Mac. To see it all, you’ll need a metadata reader like iExifer. Apple’s Preview can do the job for free, but iExifer’s interface tweaks make it worth a look when looking into your pics.
With a few exceptions, mascot kart racers are generally a phenomenon to approach with caution and trepidation. It may seem like fun when a well-loved company takes a bunch of their most beloved characters, outfits them with racing gear, special abilities, and weapons, and sends them on their merry way through a variety of themed tracks. But often these sorts of projects don’t reflect the same level of polish and care a fan might expect from Company X’s flagship titles themselves.
Not the case with Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing...
It’s hard to say what you’d do in the event of a zombie apocalypse, though most people agree that they’d arm themselves to the teeth -- and perhaps set the undead hordes on fire. As you do in Burn Zombie Burn, a third-person strategic shooter in which you fight wave after wave of assorted zombies. Initially you have a revolver and a torch, then upgrade to assorted Uzis, shotguns, clubs, explosives, flamethrowers, chainsaws, lawnmowers, mind control rays, and Gatling guns.
What once seemed like a gargantuan hard drive three years ago probably doesn’t seem quite as big anymore. As media collections grow and our iPhoto libraries bulge with higher-resolution images -- and now, HD video -- the time will come when your hard drive begins to creak under the weight of its contents. Aside from being a storage problem, a chock-full hard disk can also slow down your system. While OS X will alert you when available space reaches critically low levels, Disk Alarm can help you keep a closer eye on your storage scenario.
I'm not sure what the correlation is between pudding and haunted houses. I've never seen anyone eat pudding in one. Maybe the connection between sweets and scares is Halloween, though I can't recall ever getting pudding while trick-or-treating (it would make the bag all sticky). No matter the tenuous premise, Pudding Panic's concoction of sugar and shocks is a winning formula.