Speaking as someone who spent my formative years in a small Southern suburb, I have always been baffled by the idea of big-city dating. I’ve tried (and have subsequently been frustrated by) the dimly lit, dubstep-droning bar scene, and it feels like most career-driven twentysomethings spend more time in front of their MacBooks than they do mingling at mixers.
Writing is often a thankless, solitary task requiring isolation from outside interference. Just when you least expect it, the telephone rings, new email arrives, or an interesting tweet diverts attention from the work at hand. WriteRoom can’t thwart all of life’s interruptions, but it does offer solace from most computer-based distractions with a streamlined writing environment, making it easier to get the words on the (virtual) page.
Apple and education have always gone hand in hand, but Cupertino has taken a bold leap with iBooks 2, a full version update offering zero new features for those of us who graduated from school long ago. But for iPad-toting students, the company’s new digital textbook initiative is a revelation.
Hero Academy, a new tactics title from Robot Entertainment -- a studio formed in the wake of Ensemble Studios' closure -- is a lighthearted social strategy game that matches cutesy "My Little Tolkien" combatants with ultra-accessible grid-based gameplay. Players pick one of two diverse "Heroic Teams" before taking to the battlefield, where they're tasked with protecting a precious supply of crystals from their opponent's onslaught.
We've all been in the shoes that the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland was in. "I'm late, I'm late for a very important date," he sang. The difference is when it happens to you, there's probably less singing and more expletives. Luckily, your iOS device has the capability to keep you from ever missing an important event ever again. From unique features to eye-grabbing interfaces, this list will direct you toward calendar applications that will keep you on track and up-to-date with your own life.
While Parallels and VMware duke it out on the desktop for Windows virtualization supremacy, competitors are skipping the computer entirely and creating innovative ways for transporting the PC experience onto the iPad. The latest comes from cloud-gaming pioneer OnLive, which utilizes its expertise in the field to bring us OnLive Desktop, a free, touch-based Windows 7 app.
There’s a lot to be said for the relentless progress of digital photography. These days, you can pick up a camera and memory card for a fairly small outlay that will store hundreds of pin-sharp high-quality shots. And recent iPhones are also capable of taking detailed, impressive photos.
Upon first glance, Super Crate Box seems singularly focused on the speedy collection of the titular objects, which pop up randomly on the screen one at a time until nabbed. Each bumps up your top-of-screen tally, but also equips you with a surprise weapon: a laser rifle, rocket launcher, or mines, among other possibilities. However, as you nimbly leap from platform to platform trying to boost your score, the screen fills with anxious alien foes, all aiming to nix your pixel protagonist.
If you're like us (trapped in tonight by predicted snow), you're craving a little action, a little excitement, a little elbow in someone's face gaming, swords clashing, buckles swashing, and all the rest. Well, have we got some two-fisted deals for you. BAM!
After months of waiting we’ve finally got access to awesome fighting-game classic Soulcalibur on iOS. However, we’ve got some major reservations about the state of the final release. However, we’ve got far fewer reservations about the other two awesome-looking games we’re spotlighting this week: JAZZ: Trump’s Journey and Smash Cops.