Even if you've never stepped foot in a comic book store in your life, you don't have to sit out on the action. Comic book readers for iOS let anyone indulge in stories of adventure and superheroes. In honor of Comic-Con, we found 10 of the best -- some are free apps that let you buy comics as in-app purchases, and others are paid library apps where you upload digital comics you already own. But at least one should suit every true believer's needs.
The other day on Twitter, I lamented about how hard it was for me to get over my shyness and say hello to my mat neighbor in yoga class. And then I realized it's because everything I know about being social I learned from Twitter and Facebook. And then I got a little sad when I realized that's what my generation has come to. But that's alright, because I suppose that just gives me more of a reason to use my iOS devices, right? So I can stay friends with the few people I've met IRL? Oh crap, I'm using acronyms now. I've become the problem.
So, anyway, welcome to Free App Friday. And here are three social apps to help you stay in touch with friends.
The iPhone and iPad have done incredible things for the comic book industry, and now it’s possible --and so, so easy -- to use your iOS device to get some of the very best comics available. With Comic-Con, the ultimate festival of geek starting, we thought we’d take a look at some of the awesome comic books available on the iOS platforms.
Anyone raised from the late seventies on has probably dreamed about having one of their ideas turned into a video game, but how often does it actually happen? For a nine-year-old boy living in Seattle, the dream became a reality with Allied Star Police, a new iOS game from PopCap’s 4th & Battery division.
There are plenty of digital comics being unveiled as the San Diego Comic-Con 2011 kicks off on Thursday, but nowhere is the digital realm being mined more for interactive and rich media extras more than Graphicly, who are helping comic creators expand their horizons like never before.
As part of Apple's update goodness today, developers had to be tickled with one piece of software that saw a refresh, Xcode. Not only did it add some new features, but it's price went from $4.99 to free for anyone who might have an Apple ID and access to the Mac App Store.
Who says you can't run Flash on the iPad? Splashtop Desktop Remote makes it possible. This software is part of a crop of apps that makes it possible for you to remotely control your Mac using your iPad, over a local area network.
Anyone who's been to a Portland Timbers game knows that Timber Joey, the official mascot for PDX’s pro-soccer team, isn’t a cartoon character. He’s a burly, larger-than-life, flesh-and-blood man -- albeit one that happens to wear typified logger headwear and a wield a massive chain saw. Of course, the depiction of Timber Joey in a flash animated you-versus-the-hordes arcade game wouldn’t make sense as a real person, so here he is in fact a stylized character, and he’s pretty upset about the abundance of fish (these are the Seattle Flounders) trying to trample through his rose garden.
Surprisingly, this is still a big honkin' deal for some people. iOS devices don't do Flash, they haven't ever, and the chances of them doing it in the future is next to nil. Natively, that is. Developers have been trying to crack this nut for some time and mostly, they've succeeded.