Ready to feel really old? The video game that started it all -- Pong -- turns 40 this year, and to celebrate, Atari has kicked off the Pong Indie Developer Challenge. Submit your own original take on the classic game and you’ll not only see it published by Atari, you’ll get a cool $100,000 as well.
Some days, it’s fun just to sit back and watch the back and forth as rumors flare to life, only to be snuffed out by the company in question. But sometimes, even that isn’t enough to put out the fire, which is the case with The Daily’s report this morning on an iPad version of Microsoft Office, which Redmond kinda, sorta denies the existence of -- but our readers are probably smart enough to see through that. Catch up on all the details (and plenty more) with our recap for Tuesday, February 21, 2012.
We all have tales about it: the days when our most used keyboard command was Ctrl + Alt + Delete and our whole life could Blue Screen away in an instant. Fortunately, those days are long gone, as our Macs have fixed those irritating problems we used to have with Windows PCs. But we got to thinking the other day here at the Mac|Life offices: when was the last time we actually used a PC? Most of us don't remember because we've blocked those memories, so that's why we want to hear yours.
You might have heard that this year, Mac|Life's giving away four custom iPad 2 cases from Incipio at our Comic-Con booth. But if you can't make it, don't fret! We're giving away two (2) white Incipio Feather iPad 2 cases to two lucky readers here at the site! All you have to do is leave a comment with your favorite custom iPad 2 art from the gallery after the cut and I'll pick a winner on Tuesday next week! Happy commenting!
It should be no surprise that the high-quality 720p HD video recording capabilities of the iPhone 4 are being used to create slick, original short films by a new generation of independent filmmakers with more ingenuity than cash -- and now, they can even have their efforts rewarded thanks to a new film festival dedicated to Apple’s device.
Want to win a sweet pair of headphones? We're giving away a pair of SteelSeries Siberia V2 headphones to one lucky Mac|Life Show viewer. The headphones feature optimized soundscape technology and are made specifically for your iOS device, with controls on the cords and everything. There's even a pull out microphone! All you have to do is leave a comment below with your favorite band, and we'll pick a winner at random at the end of this week. If you win, we'll send you an email! Happy playing!
In honor of WWDC, and as a nice bonus to all the Mac app developers out there, StackSocial is offering 11 essential Mac Apps worth $333 at the super-reduced value of $44. You can get the entire bundle at StackSocial's site, or you could leave a comment below letting us know what your favorite part of yesterday's keynote was to win a copy! We'll pick three winners this Friday and let you know by email if you've won. Good luck and happy commenting!
Readers, fret not! Your days of waiting hours to transfer over gigabytes of video to your iPad are over! Seamlessly convert your H.264 video files for iPad viewing with Elgato's Turbo.264 video conversation software. And lucky for you, we're giving away three copies! Leave a comment after the cut with your favorite television show and we'll pick three lucky winners this Friday.
The iOS solution for console gamers is here! Fling is a fabulous joystick app for your iPad that uses tactical response and control precision so that you can get the most out of your iOS games. Want one of your own? We're giving one away to a lucky reader. Just leave a comment in the thread below and tell us your favorite iPad game.