Is it possible to generate a convincing sense of speed on a four-inch display? It might seem unlikely, but the App Store is bursting with an excellent and diverse array of racing games that beg to differ. Whether your tastes run toward arcade antics or simulation-style precision, or you prefer to loop in a cartoonish kart racer from time to time, we've got you covered with our picks for the 10 best iPhone racers available today. Heck, a couple of them don't even give you active control of your vehicle, but still deliver intriguing touchscreen tweaks on the genre. Whatever your speed needs, these zippy affairs are sure to satisfy.
Few types of games are as engrossing as a well-made puzzler, and the fact that the iPhone and iPod touch can put one in front of us wherever we are can be a real lifesaver. Whether you prefer color-matching puzzlers, ones with a role-playing or wordplay twist, or something that mimics the feel of tackling a physical puzzle, the App Store is absolutely loaded with stellar options that can fit nearly any interest or block of available time. Here are our picks for the 25 best iPhone puzzle games today, which we'll update as new and more perplexing puzzlers pique our interest.
It's strange to think back to that not-too-long-ago time when the iPad didn't exist, seeing how well we've managed to integrate it into our lives. Whether it's browsing the web on the couch, typing up documents in a cafe, or amusing ourselves with apps while traveling, Apple's sleek tablet can serve a lot of different purposes. It all depends on what you put on the iPad, and thankfully, there's no shortage of worthwhile apps that don't require a penny to start poking around in. Here are our picks for the 25 best free iPad apps, which span a variety of genres and needs, and include everything from content creation to social media and pure entertainment.
With such a wide array of options available, loading up your iPhone with the best and most essential free apps can be a process of trial and error, whether you're new to the App Store ecosystem or a longtime user. We're here to help. While some of these picks might seem obvious to a hardened iOS fan, others are lesser-known and smarter tweaks on incredibly useful concepts. Best of all, everything on this list is totally free to download and check out, so there's no harm in trying a new app and discovering whether it's for you. Here's our list of the 25 best free iPhone apps, all of which are ready and willing to improve your everyday routine without requiring a penny in return.
Mac gaming has come a long way in the last couple of years, thanks to the increasing popularity of the platform and viability of digital storefronts like Steam and the Mac App Store. In particular, 2012 delivered not only a larger volume and wide array of releases, but also quicker ports and many same-day releases as on PC and other platforms. There's never been a better time to be a Mac gamer, and if you're looking to catch up on the year's best releases, we have 10 sizzling experiences ready to captivate until 2013's titles take hold.
It's been another incredible year for iOS gaming, helped in no small part by significant hardware upgrades like the Retina display on the last two full-sized iPads, plus the larger screen of the iPhone 5. Considering the mass of games released each and every week, it's no small feat to choose just a handful of highlights; but we've done just that with this list, which includes big productions and indie gems alike across an array of genres. If you're looking to play catch-up on 2012's best iOS games before diving into 2013's anticipated fare, be sure to load up your device of choice with these fantastic titles.
Still using your Mac’s original keyboard and mouse--only now they’re covered by a thin layer of finger grime? That display starting to look a little dingy and dull? Is your external hard drive running out of room for all your cat photos, or are you interested in stepping up to a network drive so you can access your files from anywhere? Upgrading your Mac’s accessories and peripherals is a no-brainer.