Has anybody been doing anything else on their iPhones besides playing Draw Something? I know I haven't. You wouldn't believe how many hours I've wasted playing co-workers, friends, and various Mac|Life readers on Draw Something this week. When I can finally peel away from Draw Something, I know I'll want to finally book hotels for that trip I'm taking this summer down to Southern California. Hotels.com's iPad app can help me out.
Switching away from the genre's typical in-car or behind-the-bumper view doesn't suck the thrills out of Reckless Racing 2, which uses a top-down camera to spotlight the action across muddy trails and cracked asphalt alike. While not quite as fresh or revelatory an App Store entry as the original, Reckless Racing 2 is a hearty upgrade packed with fresh tracks and customizable vehicles, plus a slick visual overhaul.
There is almost always a plethora of new titles that hit the App Store every week, but this go-round seemed a little sparse. That said, there's no shortage of games worth checking out--especially if you're looking for some heavyweights. From blockbuster games to blockbuster movie tie-ins, and a few under-the-radar hits, this week might be light in number of releases but its no slouch in quality.
With warm weather on the horizon, it’s prime time to plan a much-needed vacation or long-distance trek to escape the nine-to-five grind for a spell. Whether you’re planning a short jaunt or putting together the most epic travel journey imaginable, we’ve rounded up some iOS apps to make your road trip a smooth ride.
People take trips for a wide variety of reasons: Conducting business, attempting to get away, studying abroad, or maybe even being exiled from your homeland. Regardless of the reason for escape, planning for travel is often stressful. Aside from the never-enjoyable act of packing, there's the hassle that comes with trying to organize your entire trip with no guarantees, except for a string of numbers for ticket confirmation and an uncomfortable moment with an overly grabby TSA officer.
Designed to allow users to create hybrid images that sit somewhere between the realms of photo and video, Cinemagram is the latest in a long line of apps designed to leverage the iPhone’s powerful built-in camera. However, despite creating novel animated photos, the app ultimately feels more like a novelty than an essential app worth coming back to time and again.
It's no secret that the biggest headline last week in the world of iOS gaming was the release of the new iPad. The new tablet's technology is exciting those currently developing for iOS, and garnering attention from some of the heaviest hitters in gaming. Below, we'll highlight those that are making groundbreaking advancements in their work, and those that are just looking to break new ground on the platform.
Released to coincide with the launch of Mass Effect 3 on other platforms, Mass Effect Infiltrator is a third-person iOS shooter that places players in the role of a Cerberus Operative named Randall Ezno. Stunningly rendered with gorgeous characters and combat animations, Infiltrator does a great job of capturing the universe, but sadly flubs the combat controls in a big way.
Back when the iPad first launched in 2010, it was much easier to pick out the essential apps from the fairly quaint initial lineup. But two years later, as last Friday's launch of the third tablet iteration no doubt brought scads of new buyers into the fold, there's an impressively meaty slate of stellar apps available, and finding the best ones can be difficult. As such, we've compiled a list of iPad apps that warrant quick consideration, whether they show off the power or flexibility of the iPad as a portable computing device, or otherwise help integrate it into your existing routines.