There’s no shortage of great solutions for enhancing digital photos on your Mac, but few of them do it with the speed and grace of Dfx. Tiffen is a company best known for making the glass filters used by photographers worldwide, and now more than 2,000 of those award-winning filters are digitally re-created in the new Dfx 3.0.
With the looming demise of MobileMe, plenty of folks are casting about for Mac-friendly ways to host their website, and Karelia Software is positioning Sandvox 2 as the next step for “iWeb Graduates.” Professional web developers and designers might use it for rapid prototyping, but at $77, Sandvox doesn’t pretend to go up against the likes of Dreamweaver ($399, adobe.com).
The gaming industry is about to come grinding to a cacophonous, all-encompassing halt for the next few days, but luckily we got all of the gaming news and announcements we need to hold us over until the holiday is over.
Well, it certainly took long enough. We've had the Facebook app on iPhone for ages, but Zuckerberg & Co. have had more than a year and a half to grace Apple's top-selling tablet with an app. So now that it's here: What did we get, and how is it better?
It took me at least 40 minutes to figure out what the hell was happening on-screen when I started playing Monsters Ate My Condo. It’s not that this match-three puzzle game is all that difficult to understand. My bewilderment was mostly a result of the colorful, sensory-overload madness of it all, as flashing lights, combo meters, and animated text chaotically cluttered the screen.
Whether you require some help in the kitchen, need to keep the kids entertained, or just want some talking points to pull your family out of that awkward political conversation, here’s a list of apps to help you enhance (and survive) Thanksgiving.
Introduced alongside iOS 5, Cards allows users to produce and mail made-to-order letterpress greeting cards with nothing more than an iPhone or iPod touch. Sounds pretty slick right? Well, it would be – if it weren't so rough around the edges. Unfortunately, from start to finish, Cards feels only a little better than half-baked, and that's more than a shade shy of what we've come to expect from Apple.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the calculations you scribbled on scrap paper were interactive, or if spreadsheets were easy enough to use at the drop of a hat? Soulver is a calculator that aims to combine these tools into something that’s both easy to use and powerful enough to crunch data in useful ways. Soulver lets you enter problems from simple arithmetic to trigonometry in natural language—using words as well as numbers and symbols—and combine the answers in flexible “math-processor” documents.
The old proverb about the pen being mightier than the sword has never been truer than in Quarrel Deluxe, a word game about world domination.Taking a cue from Risk, Quarrel tasks players with overtaking a board, pitting you against one to three AI opponents, each with a set number of troops on different tiles. Territory is captured through a series of "quarrels," or word battles where you must form words out of eight letter anagrams with specific point values attributed to each letter.
As in the original Steambirds for iPad, Steambirds Survival HD puts you in command of a small squad of cartoonish fighter planes – but instead of active movements and firepower, you'll simply draw their paths, equip them with power-ups, and hope like heck they survive to see another turn.