Digital music lacks one important element from the analog days: romance. Contemplating album art and reading lyrics on jacket sleeves was a wonderfully tactile experience that only enhanced the listening. Aweditorium -- a free, iPad-specific app from global indie music community thesixtyone -- offers that with an online twist.
It's a holiday weekend, which means half of you are being pried off your computers and iOS devices with crowbars right now and you're unable to feel the sweet salving goodness of the Mac|Life crew in any way, shape, or form. Which is totally a shame, because this week was rockin. Things were popping in the iOS world this week and because you were too busy getting the last of your paperwork processed it, you had to miss it. And that's why we have this here little column, but what can we do in case you miss In Case You Missed It?
With Easter only days away and family inevitably bearing down for a delicious homemade dinner, there can be only one concern: what iOS apps can make things a bit better?
This probably isn't the right question to be asking.
Still, in the interest of procrastination, we were able to find 10 nifty apps to help get you in the Easter spirit, fight with ninja bunnies, locate undead bunnies, easily craft a nifty Easter card to share with friends and family, make the perfect egg Martha Stewart-style and find out exactly when Easter will fall in coming years.
When we reviewed Real Racing 2 HD, we knew an update was coming out, but it hit the same day our review did. The good news? Real Racing 2 HD got 5 stars, so the score literally couldn't improve. The even better news? The update has blessed it with spectacular-looking 1080p output support on the iPad 2.
The latest in a series of academically inclined iOS applications that rely on Wolfram Alpha’s computational engine to do their heavy lifting, Wolfram Astronomy Course Assistant is designed to meet the specific needs of students enrolled in college-level computational astronomy courses. This ain’t Star Walk, and for its intended audience, that’s a good thing.
Want a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Portal 2? The Final Hours is now available in the iTunes App Store for $1.99. The app hails from journalist Geoff Keighley, who was granted exclusive "fly on the wall" access from Valve while the game was in production. The app includes tons of multimedia, including a Portal prequel that was shelved at the last minute, plus photos and exclusive interviews. Check it out.
You'll pay hundreds, even thousands, of dollars for lessons with a golf pro, all to perfect your drive and shave a few strokes off your game. You'll head out to a driving range and plug bucket after bucket of balls, all in order to train yourself to repeat perfectly what your lessons taught you.
You know that old saying "You get what you pay for"? Well, it holds up just about everywhere, but the App Store is pretty obviously an exception. Because there are so many apps to choose from, you can almost guarantee you can find a comparable experience for less money. Thing is, if you don't have the original, you won't know if our alternatives are better, so we think you should consider getting both!
Funky-fresh purveyors of groove-o-licious iPhone rhythms, algoriddim, have announced that they've released a new update to their music mixing iOS app, djay. More importantly, they've also announced that for a limited time the app will be on sale for just 99 cents. So if you've got a craving to create your own funkadelic tracks then get thee to the App Store.
Real Racing HD was the first real wow-inducing game at the original iPad launch, so it's fitting that the sequel serves the exact same purpose for the iPad 2. Though you can certainly play this grand simulation on the first iPad, owners of Apple's new tablet will see an extra sparkle to the robust visual upgrade, with sharp details popping out from the more vibrant backdrops and licensed cars, which uniformly replace the mostly generic lineup of the first game.