The Mac App Store certainly has made buying Mac software a convenient affair -- just a click and a password, and boom, there it is. But like the iOS App Store, it's starting to fill up fast. That's good news for you -- lots of choice -- but it also means that when you type in a keyword or open up a category, you're faced with multiple options.
We're here to help.
We put dozens of Mac App Store offerings through our ringer of a reviews process and settled on 20 diverse applications that all scored well and come with our recommendation. Even better? They're less than $20 a pop.
True Mac wizards keep their hands on the keys, and Apptivate can help, letting you assign hotkeys to open an application, file, folder, Automator script -- anything executable or openable. The menu bar app even blocks you if you're trying to use an established system-wide shortcut, like Command-C.
Just a couple days after the prequel to the highly successful iPhone RPG Chaos Rings was launched, Square Enix is back to tout the release of a sequel to the original game. Sony may be trying to piggyback news of their games on top of each other in an attempt to stay in the news, but we couldn't care less when the games look/are so good.
Unlike traditional simulations and other arcade-stylized affairs that utilize 3D game engines and realistic-looking courses, Super Stickman Golf recasts the slow-paced sport as a side-scrolling platform game of sorts. But despite the obvious change in design, it very much retains the core essence of playing golf: use your judgment, power, and available equipment as efficiently as possible to get the ball in the hole.
Licensed sports games so often aim for the diehards and sim junkies, leaving the casual and less devout fans on the bench. Not NBA Jam, though -- this light and speedy take on professional basketball pops with big-headed players and two-on-two dunk-fests, and nearly two decades after its original arcade debut, it's been revived for iPhone and iPad with all the latest teams and stars.
You know how the song goes: I get by with a little help from my apps. Your apps can help guide you through the levels of a difficult console game, learn to play an instrument, and keep time, just like your human friends would. Well, except for that last part -- especially if you're trying to make it home by curfew. That never works out, so stop trying.
Augmented Reality apps are really cool, letting your camera-enabled iOS device add a layer of information to what its camera is seeing. We picked through the multitude of AR apps in the App Store to find 12 that are worthwhile downloads.
Apple added Amazon.com to its crap list back on March 18 in an effort to prevent the e-tailer from using the term “App Store” for its Android Market wannabe. Amazon fired back by saying the term was “generic,” which Apple is now disputing as well.
Ever found yourself on vacation, or a business trip, arrived at the hotel and then suddenly hunger pangs set in? One problem though. You haven't the foggiest about the local eateries, or where you could even find the nearest Golden Arches. Or maybe you're looking for a great shopping area. Whatever your travel scenario, sometimes advice from actual people can be the greatest resource, and a new app, Opinionaided, aims to provide just that.