We're not impatient people by nature, but when so many of our favorite apps have been updated to take advantage of the iPhone 5's big, beautiful screen, it's difficult to see several other headline options that still spotlight black borders. Luckily, initial holdouts like Instagram and Netflix made the leap in recent days, though we're still waiting on many others to finally spread out and utilize the full four-inch display. Which apps are we most eager to see take the plunge? Check out seven of the biggest apps that (as of press time) still need iPhone 5 optimization -- and stat!
We all hope that we can go through life without encountering a potential life-or-death emergency situation. Whether it's weather, medical, or safety related, emergencies can take place at any time and without warning. It's always better to be prepared for the worst while hoping for the best, and September provides the perfect opportunity to think about these things as it's National Preparedness Month. We have eight apps that will walk you through every step of the process of dealing with an unexpected exigencies. From pre-planning to in the moment and after the events, these apps will make sure that you make it through a crisis with a contingency plan.
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!
For those of us who live up north, that crisp fall air is already starting to slowly creep in as the days and nights grow cooler. Summer is winding down, but one of the best things about the impending changing of seasons is the gorgeous blasts of color that will soon spread across the lush natural terrain as the trees transform and shed their leaves. It's a beautiful time of year. Whether you're already in the thick of it or prepping for a trek to scope out some beautiful autumn vistas, here's a great collection of apps for your inner leaf peeper.
For most of us, summer is sadly winding down, but for college bound folks eager to get back into a groove with their school pals, excitement is setting in for a new semester on the horizon. Whether you're heading back to college or diving in for the first time, adding an iPad to your arsenal of must-have items can give you a big boost in both the fun and learning departments. From scoping out the best local watering holes for grabbing a brew with classmates to hitting the books full throttle, we've got some apps you need to try.
Many iPad games have been designed in mind for ION Audio's iCade, the peripheral that brings a physical joystick and buttons to Apple's tablet in an arcade-like cabinet, with more and more titles being added on a regular basis. The official list includes a large mix of classic arcade games, many more designed in their mold, and numerous other interesting experiences, but if you have an iCade and just want to tear into some great games without digging around, here are our picks for some of the best iCade-compatible options available.
You don't have to be a huge sports fan to be pumped about this year's Olympics, and it's officially kicking off tonight with what's will no doubt be an extravagant opening ceremony. The 2012 London Olympic Games promises to be a landmark event, and we can't wait to watch the grand showing of athleticism, camaraderie, and spirited competition unfold. If you're on-the-go and can't be in front of the TV to catch all the excitement -- or simply want to dig deeper into the action -- we've got your back with a selection of handy apps and websites to access on your iPad to make sure you don't miss a beat of the Summer Olympics.
Bruce Wayne runs a billion-dollar company, builds cool gadgets in secret, and has a killer flair for the theatrical, so it’s no surprise Apple fans like us are stoked for The Dark Knight Rises. We’re just not excited about waiting even a handful of hours more for the movie to release! At least our iOS devices can help us live the Gotham City lifestyle until we get to kick back and watch Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, and Tom Hardy do it for us. With this utility belt of apps, you too can tap into your inner hero––or villain––and rule the streets, wherever you happen to be.
While GarageBand is arguably the best bargain in the App Store, offering up a potent brew of playable instruments and integrated multitrack recording, there has been an avalanche of impressive dedicated synthesizer apps in the last couple of years. If you're overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices, here's a quick rundown of some of the top available picks. None are designed to replace GarageBand; in fact, most are primarily meant to be used in live musical performances, played as unique instruments with no counterparts in the real world. And the most expensive iPad synth app is still cheaper than almost any commercial Audio Units plugin for a desktop, so you'll find quality, convenience, and value within these 10 apps.
Maybe we're being a little melodramatic by calling them life-threatening, but with every iOS or Mac bug comes an outcry from hundreds of thousands of Apple users. Take last week, for instance, when a Mac App Store bug caused several software updates to instantly crash apps once installed on both Macs and iOS devices. Apps included the popular Instapaper, GoodReader, Angry Birds Space HD Free, and even Readdle's Scanner Pro 4.1 update. Fortunately, the ordeal was over once Apple finally stepped in to quell the grief that had been caused over a few days, but this is not the first time that Cupertino has had to deal with squashing huge bugs. Take a trip down memory lane with us to investigate some other cases where Apple products have been plagued by nasty computer bugs.