Well, if you were looking for a week where productivity apps were blowing up, this is your week. Whether you want an awesome calendar, some inbox management, task lists, or more, the App Store is where you need to be with a few tips from us. But, since all work and no play makes MacLifers dull kids, we've also got a little gaming action to hook you and reward you with some fun times to go with all your hard work.
We hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday yesterday and didn't miss our Price Drop column. Since you were all probably out and about, we thought we'd hold the deals until today. Now that you're here, let's take a look at those deal.
May the Fourth be with you! That's what you'll be saying in two days, so we've got a heaping helping of Star Wars apps to slake your thirst to revisit George Lucas' realms. And if you don't care for a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away gaming, then we've got quite a few other options for you. So let's dive in.
The big news Wednesday was no doubt Facebook's latest big acquisition, which left those of us who don't use the WhatsApp to ask, "What's the big deal?" instead. We can certainly think of at least a few other companies we'd have rather seen the social networking giant drop $19 billion on, but it will be interesting to see what the future holds. But first, let's take a trip backwards in time and catch up on everything else that happened yesterday...
Whether you play hard by getting your run on or your game on, we've got a bevy full of great app sales going on this week. And if you choose to relax with a brewski after your gaming, we can hook you up with all the deets on just what it is you're quaffing. We even have a little something for lovers of art and fine literature, so don't keep reading this, click that link ------->
Holy smokes, y'all, we have a bigger than usual Price Drop column this week as there were just too many great apps from big names in iOS that we couldn't stop. If there are apps you've been looking to buy but have been waiting for a sale, well, your ship has come in, kiddos. Get 'em while they're hot, fresh and cheap.
It's almost hard to remember a time when Apple's built-in Mail app was the only iOS game in town, but a new third-party contender named MailDeck is looking to tackle IMAP accounts with desktop efficiency.
The latest trend in mobile email appears to be making such traditionally boring missives more exciting and more like instant messaging — a feat which the app formerly known as Incredimail is ready to take another swing at.
It's a stressful life, here in the modern technological world, but as they say, there's an app for that. And even better, there's more than one. As our world moves ever more mobile, we're seeing better attempts to deal with floods of information and to automate things. New stuff this week will talk about that but the big news as far as new stuff is what's coming up with WWDC.