Continuing in the vein of memorable iOS gimmick apps like iBeer and Tom Cat, SpeakaZoo is part kids app and part parlor trick. As the zookeeper in charge of a whole stable of colorful, crudely animated animals, your sole job is to keep them happy—but not in the usual ways. You won't be feeding or washing them; instead you'll help them work through their various neuroses and idiosyncrasies. But while the wow factor wears off a little too quickly, SpeakaZoo’s chatty characters and childlike charm should be enough to keep your little ones coming back.
One of the biggest complaints from those who prefer Android devices over the iPhone centers on the lack of a gigantic screen on Apple's unit. But as John Leake demonstrates (via Cult of Mac), small screens sometimes have their own appeal. Take his most recent project: using Raspberry Pi, PVC, and a Linux-based Mac emulator, he's created what may be the world's smallest working Macintosh.
The Cell Lens Band is really the ideal iPhone accessory, since it's just as much fun for "serious" photographers as it is for people like me whose knowledge doesn't extend far beyond "macro means really close up, right?"
January is National Hobby Month, and while the month itself is almost over, it's never too late to pick up a new personal pastime. Whether you want to take up a new skill, dust off an old interest, or just need a diversion that you can turn to, it's good to have a leisurely pursuit to partake in. Once you've picked your great escape, let us help you turn it into a full blown obsession. We've compiled eight apps geared toward the most common hobbies, which are designed to help you indulge yourself in your acquired interest. These apps will turn you from dabbler to hobbyist and potentially even enthusiast in no time.
One of the most remarkable things about the iPhone 5 is its significant weight loss. At 112 grams (that's 3.95 ounces, or approximately 1/4 of a pound), it's 20% lighter than its precedessor. For something that's rarely out of our hands and pockets, that's not insignificant.
We got to wondering what else weighs about as much as Apple's newest iPhone. Here's what we found!
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!
With the Terminal 101 column, we’ve shown a lot of productive uses for the command line in OS X, but Terminal doesn’t have to be all about work. Today we'll show you how to use Emacs (Unix-based text editors) to play over 50 games, including classic Pong and Tetris. So, fire up the command line and for some good ol' fashioned text-based game fun.
I took a leisurely stroll through the show floor yesterday afternoon. Fueled only be half a veggie burger and two 16oz glasses of Sprite, I saw some things that I will never forget. And here they are, documented in this video to show you, fair Mac|Life reader. Enjoy.
PS) For the record, those Western Digital hard drives were not running hot. I was trying to make a bad pun, but it didn't work out. And as you may know, I am often spouting bad puns.
If there's one thing you can rely on coming home with, it's press kits. Here are just a handful of the many USB drives we stuffed in our pockets. And yeah, that blurry one in the left-hand corner is shaped like a Roomba.
Brrr! If you live almost anywhere in Northern America, it's getting pretty cold outside. Even San Diego is a toasty 43 degrees as we're writing this. Don't let the cold prevent you from enjoying your iOS devices to the fullest outdoors, though. These 5 accessories will help you use your iPhones and iPads no matter how brisk it gets!
Ever wonder how iOS developers get some of the inspiration for their apps? In the case of Elite Platinum’s latest Singing Daisies app, the influence came from the heart and mind of the developer’s nine-year-old daughter, who he credits with coming up with the whole idea in the first place.