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.
EA Sports surprisingly skipped the opportunity to port the successful iPhone version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour to iPad last year. But with a fresh version out for consoles, the publisher saw it fit to finally bring the successful golf simulation franchise to Apple's tablet with a pretty sizable selection of content.
Ordinarily we don't tend to post about small-scale iOS app sales. Usually we save those kinds of articles for gigantic company-wide sales around holidays, but this time we're going to make an exception. Maybe we're just in that kind of mood, or maybe it's a slow news day. Or maybe it's because these two games could justifiably be called the two best games ever released for iOS.
Let's face it, whenever you buy a gadget like the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you envision one or two Really Cool Things you'll happily do with it. Otherwise why buy the gadget in the first place?
The HBO Go app for Apple's iOS-based devices is definitely a Really Cool Thing, streaming in a selection of HBO's movie catalog as well as a wide range of past and current programming (The Sopranos, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, Six Feet Under, etc.) over both 3G and Wi-Fi networks.
The Terminal is the single most powerful thing on your Mac, its command-line interface. But if you type in the wrong command, either nothing will happen or you could wreak real havoc on your system. Let MacPilot drive, and it won't steer you wrong. The well-organized, friendly interface includes hundreds of ways to tweak features on your Mac, run maintenance routines, back up files -- everything the Terminal can do. But you just click. It's super-complete, easy to use…quite brilliant, really.
If all your songs were bought from iTunes, your library is already in good shape. But if you’ve ever dabbled in downloads from other sources (remember the good old days of Napster?), you know what a mess digital files can be. Your best friend might be the master of mixtapes, but he somehow still hasn’t learned to give you properly tagged MP3 files. You can spend hours correcting stuff by hand, or let Tagalicious give it a go.
As we reported late last month, it appears that the single best iOS RPG on the planet (Earth), Chaos Rings, will be getting a prequel release tonight. The game has already released in New Zealand which signifies that it's on its way around the globe, arriving in App Stores world-wide around midnight in that respective time zone.
There are any number of really good reasons why you would want to turn speech into text. Gotta dash off a quick message to someone but you're already late. You're in the car and need to reply to something but there's no good place to pull over. Etc. and on and on.
But what about the reverse? Are there just as many really good reasons why you'd want to turn text into speech? We mean other than having the voice of Darth Vader say rude things about your friend's mom? The answer turns out to be, yes, even if you don't have a disability and a real need for text-to-speech services (TTS).