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.
The history of jailbreaking on the iPhone is a long and complicated one, but twice in the past the hackers have been able to make it a one-tap affair courtesy of a website called JailbreakMe.com. Now make that three times, because iOS 4.3.x devices can now make the magic happen, even on an iPad 2.
When I was a child I was primarily enamored by giant monsters and building things. Crafting creatures out of Legos or Construx was one of my favorite pastimes. Chillingo's new iOS puzzler, Feed Me Oil, competently combines construction with monsters, videogames, and puzzles, sating my lingering childhood obsessions.
The unthinkable has happened. An affiliate of Nintendo has confirmed that they are currently developing a Pokemon-based app for the iPhone. Those adorable pocket monsters will be available on the Japanese App Store this Summer. Is this an innocuous move by Nintendo to make a few extra bucks? Or does it signal something more meaningful?
In a title that may challenge the best-selling Angry Birds and Cut the Rope for the top puzzle game slot on the App Store comes the recently released Casey's Contraptions, an iPad game in which you must invent new ways for Casey to put his toys away via 30-plus household items that can be arranged and tested to solve the puzzle. This delightful, Rube-Goldberg title proves that sometimes they get an iOS app just about perfect on the first try.
With a free update scheduled for later today, the Bing app from Microsoft promises to deliver a better way to copy and paste in iOS.
Nicknamed "Lasso", the new technique gives users the ability to draw a freehand circle around the text they want to highlight and instantly start a new search on that selection, instead of having to tap and drag the little blue box we have all come to know. And use. And maybe hate a little.
Watch almost any recent movie trailer and you'll see a website for the movie mentioned. That's just standard these days.
Still, the studios have been going overboard and developing a plethora of iOS games for upcoming movies. And now the time has come to separate the wheat from the chaff and to see which movie-based iOS games are worth the time it takes to download and install them to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, much less shell out a few bucks for the experience of playing. With that in mind, we bring you the Mac|Life Summer Movie Game Roundup, complete with an emperor-esque judgement system of thumbs up, thumbs down, and a few quick thoughts as to why...