I've always had tremendous respect for the blind. While many cope with this disability every day, I can't even imagine not being able to see where I'm going or play most videogames. Indie developer Ananse Productions won't be able to assist the former, but they could with the latter. Their recent iOS puzzler, Stem Stumper was built from the ground up to be accessible to the vision impaired.
Part of every stereotypical tourist vacation is planning out itineraries, which generally can require a lot of time and research, and possibly cash spent on guidebooks to exotic locales. SpotWorld aims to take all -- or at least most -- of the hassle of planning expeditions by compiling all the information you need into a combo GPS, hotspot guide, encyclopedia, and light community networking app.
Summer's here, it's getting beautiful out and that can mean only one thing: heading out to catch live entertainment.
With that in mind, Mac|Life would like to present its first ever Summer Concert App Round Up, wherein we look at some of the iOS apps that are out there for finding local venues and/or their assorted tickets, give them the thumbs up or thumbs down and let you know what rocks and what definitively does not rock...
Because it's summer. And it's important to rock out in the summer.
Remember when you were little and your bed was made each day and your clothes magically washed and folded themselves? Yeah, that doesn’t happen anymore. But with a little help from your Apple products, it’ll feel like your mom’s living with you all over again (with 100 percent less nagging).
According to the latest research from Nielsen, we smartphone owners goof off with our devices more than anything else. It really is all about the games. Games are used more than any other app, even more than checking the weather, news, Facebook or Twitter.
The Neverhood was hardly Doom when it came to popularity when it released way back in 1996, but this adventure game was (and still is) extremely unique. That's thanks in large part to the fact that its graphics are 100% claymation.
Apple received registered trademark status for the number 280 last week. Uh, sure. Of course they did. But what does this mean? We sometimes use those numbers; do we have to download them now from the App Store?
We’ve all been there. You work eight hours, come back home, and drive to the grocery store, and it’s not until you get home again that you remember you had to pick up your dry-cleaning. Before you know it, it’s time for bed and you left your children at karate class. Oh well, you’ll just have to pick them up tomorrow.
Long before cloud storage was a thing, there was flickr, an online place to store and share photos. You'd go on vacation, take a bunch of snaps, then move them to your hard drive, then on to flickr.com. But more and more we take photos with our iOS devices, so what about those pictures? Can we marry iOS's mobility with flickr's storage and sharing?
Let’s face it: We’re all looking for ways to spice up mundane photos, otherwise apps such as Instagram wouldn’t have explosive growth. If your interests lean more toward comic books, a new universal app has just hit the store that could very well swoop in and save the day for your tired old snapshots.