Jetpack Joyride, an auto-runner type iOS game from Halfbrick Studios, is hands down one of the most addictive games I've ever played. The "just one more" urge every time a round ends, the large assortment of goofy items unlockable through coin collection – it took every ounce of my feeble willpower to pull myself away and play other worthy titles. But thanks to a massive update, the addiction is back in a big way.
While the iOS App Store success coined the phrase “There’s an app for that,” Apple couldn’t have done it alone. The ingenuity and creativity of third-party developers is a very big reason the iOS platform has grown, and companies like Readdle have been pioneers almost longer than anyone with inventive apps such as Scanner Pro.
In Monday’s daily recap, we mentioned that developer Avatron had released Air Display 1.6, the latest version of their universal iOS app that allows a device to become a wireless external display for a Mac. But what makes this release so special?
Thanks to the new iPad, developers are more in love with the device than ever. If you’re a loyal SugarSync user, it’s time to fire up the App Store and download the company’s new 3.0 update, which is all about your favorite slate.
While a number of apps have been updated this week to take advantage of the new iPad’s Retina Display, more are still pouring into the App Store even as the tablet finally lands in customers’ hands. To help find them, Apple has added a new section to the App Store, highlighting many of them.
When you unpack your shiny new Mac, the software on it is usually bang up to date. But over time, companies release new versions that add fresh features, bring better performance and fix problems. For this reason, it’s vital you keep the software on your Mac as up to date as possible -- from the system that powers it to your individual Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps. The tricky thing is that there’s no single place to go to make sure you’re running the latest versions, so checking can be time-consuming. So we’re going to show you the main places to look, and share some handy shortcuts that can save you huge amounts of time.
When it comes to Twitter clients, everyone has a favorite -- and much to the company’s chagrin, rarely does it seem to be its own free apps. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of excellent third-party apps, and iOS users in particular seem to have no problem forking over hard-earned money for them. Among the best is Tweetbot, billed as “a Twitter client with personality.” This week, developer Tapbots LLC gave Twitter fans a one-two punch in the form of a major version 2.0 update to the iPhone and iPod touch app, as well as a native iPad app that users have been clamoring for.
Despite hyperbolic headlines claiming video editors are abandoning Apple’s Final Cut Pro in droves for competitors Avid and Adobe, Apple is still very much hard at work on improving Final Cut Pro X -- including a considerable update released on Tuesday which restores a number of features missing since its release last summer.
It’s a sad day when a once-mighty company like Eastman Kodak Co. is reported to be filing bankruptcy in the next few weeks, but that’s exactly what appears to be going down this Wednesday. Of course, we’re all to blame, what with the convenience and quality of digital photography these days. Thankfully, there’s some brighter news to be found today as well, so without further ado let’s commence with a handful of tidbits for this Wednesday, January 4, 2012.