If MLB At-Bat and Baseball Superstars haven’t lured every die-hard baseball fan to the iPad, Pennant is almost certain to rein in any stragglers.
As any fantasy team owner will tell you, baseball is the rare sport that’s as beautiful off the field as on; web gems aside, a scorecard can be extrapolated into a veritable portrait of numbers and letters. With exhaustive thoroughness, Pennant collects some 50 years of these stats with such elegance and simplicity, you’ll never look at a box score the same way again.
Some writer's opinions here notwithstanding, Angry Birds is clearly a gaming phenomenon. While Plants v. Zombies, Peggle, and other app store hits may have their loyal fan base, the avian slingshot game has spawned toys, has been parodied as a Michael Bay film, is being used as inspiration by Ohio union members fighting for their jobs, and copied to death endlessly by app after app after app.
So if you've grown tired of the birds, if you've finished every level and await thirstily for an update, or if you're interested in twists on what is clearly destined to go down as a classic, come fly with us.
EyeTV, the popular software that lets you stream both live and recorded TV from your Mac to your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone, has just announced the addition to Airplay support in the app. That means that not only can you watch your TV wherever you are -- over Wi-fi and 3G -- you can also now stream it to your Apple TV, or third-party receiver with AirPlay support.
There's an app for that. And an app for that. And an app for that. And pretty soon your iPad is packed with apps that do just one thing really well. Take e-readers. Kindle is good, if you buy their format exclusively, but it’s not so hot for anything else. Stanza handles most e-books, but CBR- and CBZ-formatted e-books are a bit blurry, and PDFs lack decent controls. GoodReader is brilliant for PDFs and several other formats, but EPUB files don’t make the cut. And you could say the same for other media.
If only there were one VLC-style, Swiss Army knife app for all digital media. Well, Zen Viewer HD aims to be that app.
Vimeo just released an app to help your browse their catalogue of videos and edit your own. Although it isn’t too good at the former, its editing capabilities are very impressive for a free program, and you should definitely take a look at it if you fancy making your own short films. This tutorial will guide you through the basics.
Without the YouTube app, you’d be unable to watch videos on that site with your iOS device, but Vimeo’s clips have been playing perfectly inside your web browser for a while, so why would they release an official app for it? After all, the app's browsing capabilities of this new piece of software aren’t very good -- it doesn't even have a search field. This is because the main purpose of the app is to let you edit your videos and upload them straight to your Vimeo account.
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.