While we've been busy cranking out Wi-Fi hotspots, sending music and video to our Apple TVs and generally living it up wirelessly with our iOS devices, developers have been busy coding their fingers down to the bone to bring AirPlay compatibility to their applications. What's that you say? You've been too busy to check in with the iTunes App Store lately? Don't worry: Like always, Mac|Life has your back.
To make sure that AirPlay becomes a part of your glorious Mac lifestyle, we've put together a selection of seven of our favorite AirPlay compatible applications for you to use, peruse and enjoy.
If you’re a musician, you need GarageBand for iPad. But--unlike iMovie--GarageBand is a very advanced tool, capable of making everything from exquisite music to obnoxious noise. Whether you’re Mozart incarnate or musically impaired, our expert advice will help you make GarageBand for iPad your favorite instrument.
LogMeIn Ignition could be considered one of the best remote desktop viewing applications currently available for the Mac and iOS, and it just got better with an update allowing remote file transfers from your computers over Wi-Fi or 3G. This functionality was added to the application a few weeks ago, along with a major user interface overhaul. If you’re new to retrieving files with LogMeIn Ignition, read on to find out about all of the new features this service currently provides.
As I write this, Apple is embroiled in controversy over the iOS-app subscription rules it imposed in February. All may have been made clear by the time you read this, but odds are that discord will still roil the app-mosphere.
Not every developer is distressed by Apple’s decision to require all iOS apps that sell subscriptions to do so through Apple’s in-app purchase (IAP) system. For some, the ability to attract 160 million–plus pairs of iOS device–focused eyeballs is a dream come true.
For most of us, Apple’s Calendar app does a perfectly fine job of keeping our important dates in order. But those of you looking for a little extra oomph from your digital day planner might want to take a look at Calevents. Unlike the 17,000 other calendar apps overflowing the App Store, Calevents works as a sort of standalone plugin for Calendar, adding functionality without upsetting Apple’s traditional user experience.
The Nintendo 3DS launched this week, delivering a stereoscopic 3D handheld experience without the need for special glasses. But if the thought of dropping $250 on a new portable gaming device sends you into a conniption -- especially scant weeks after the iPad 2 release -- worry not. Many of the Nintendo 3DS launch games (or suitable substitutes) are also available for iPhone and iPad. These games lack the 3D effects and offer varying features, but you'll avoid straining your eyes as well as your wallet, as all of these games sell for much less than the average $40 3DS game.
Apple's iPad is certainly capable of replacing every notebook you'll ever need, but let's be serious -- nothing about Apple's Notes app is going to entice any fence-sitters to ditch their trusty pen and paper. Ginger Labs' Notability, however, just might.
We love ourselves some comic books and have since we were very young. We're also big fans of digital books and have enjoyed reading on our iPhone for many years now. Unfortunately, the small screen of our phones don't make for an optimal graphic reading experience. Don't get us wrong: we used to read plenty of comics on our iPhones, but it wasn't great, panning through all those miniature panels.
Literally our first thought when we heard about the iPad was: that'll make comics reading a dream. And it has, but who's running this dream?