Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
The default Terminal app built into OS X is a great tool that features tabs, and other helpful and modern conveniences like dragging and dropping file paths; however, the built in Terminal app does have some other competition. From more features, to more beauty, other terminal apps are edging up on our faithful ‘ole pal. Continue reading, and we’ll show you the competition, and why you may just want to make the switch to another terminal emulator.
If you think jailbreakers have all the fun, you’re right: Not only do they have a cool universal port of the MAME project to play all those retro games, but now they can even do it with experimental support for the $99 iCade cabinet.
If you weren’t rocking a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis in the early '90s, chances are you got your game on with a TurboGrafx-16. Or maybe you didn’t -- the console never matched the popularity of rival systems, but offered plenty of nifty original titles and sturdy translations of lesser-known arcade games. Those days are here again with the TurboGrafx-16 GameBox, a free app that lets you browse, buy, and play these grunge-era favorites emulated on your iPhone or iPod touch.
Only a few short days after Sega used their emulation software to release the Genesis version of Virtua Fighter 2 on iOS devices, we're getting another classic Genesis game. Sega's Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master is pretty much the pinnacle of ninja-slicing insanity.
Yesterday we reported on a cool app called iDOS, a universal emulator that allowed you to run all kinds of elder technology on your iOS device, was pulled from the App Store less than 24 hours after its auspicious debut. Turns out there may have been a valid reason for Apple to pull it -- and it doesn’t involve its emulation powers.
It’s a sadly familiar tale: A cool app gets approved into Apple’s App Store and less than 24 hours, it’s gone -- the victim of a mysterious approval that probably should never have been. Such is the case with iDOS, an emulator app that plenty of folks were having fun with, right up until Apple yanked the rug out from under the rest of us.
Old-school gamers look back fondly on consoles such as the Sega Genesis, which launched the esteemed careers of such characters as Sonic the Hedgehog. Very soon, you can relive those bygone gaming days on your very own iPhone.