There are few instruments as versatile and adaptable as the piano. From the classic compositions of hundreds of years ago to contemporary hits, the piano is capable of contributing to nearly any piece of music. However, the instrument can be a bit intimidating to approach, thanks to the eighty-eight unique keys spread across it. Luckily, it doesn't have to feel that way. With the help of the eight apps we've rounded up, those interested in learning piano can feel right at home running their fingers up and down the ivories. Maybe one day you'll be the one composing music that encourages people to take up the instrument.
We may never know what the "C" actually stands for. There are any number of words that fit the description of the newest member of the iPhone line — the most obvious being "colorful," as used in its tagline — but Apple has been somewhat coy about its true meaning.
I have my own theory. I don't think the "C" stands for any of the words that have been bandied about. I think it's more abstract than an simple adjective, a word or words that speak to the iPhone 5c's importance and what it represents to Apple, something far more personal to its namers than appearance or price.
Sept. 28 marks this year's Museum Day, an event during which participating museums open their doors to the public for free to anyone presenting a promotional ticket. While we fully encourage you to appreciate the arts in person and support your local institutions, we know it might not be easy to do so. If you can't fit a visit to the museum into your schedule, these eight great apps offer simulated trips to some of the most amazing exhibits all around the world. If you can't experience Museum Day in person, or simply wish to extend your exposure to the arts, be sure to slot them into your download queue.
Each week, we highlight a selection of the most interesting, exciting, and unique new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch titles released on the App Store. Alongside the launch of iOS 7 comes a huge week for iOS gaming, marked by juggernaut franchise entries Infinity Blade III and Angry Birds Star Wars II, along with the Disney Infinity Toy Box and intriguing indie, Incredipede. Several notable free-to-play affairs are available this week, as well, including CastleVille Legends, Deer Hunter 2014, and DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot.
Apple released iOS 7 to the public earlier this morning, which means that you can now update your existing iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with the long-awaited operating system at your leisure for free. If you want to update it straight through your device, just access Settings in iOS 6, click on General, and then head to Software Update where your new download should be waiting for you.
iOS 7 is more than just a fresh coat of paint. Along with the new icons, lock screen and animations, Apple's revamped mobile operating system includes dozens of changes to the way we interact with our iPhones and iPads, from major new features to subtle enhancements that make navigation a whole lot easier. We've tracked down 90 of them, so fire up the new Notes app and get comfortable.
It's a little early to call it, but the Apple enthusiasts over in Tokyo may have just endured the most taxing campout for a new iPhone to date. We've already reported that some people are already camping out in front of the Apple Store on New York's Fifth Avenue, but Apple fans in Tokyo just had to endure a typhoon that struck the city, which prompted evacuations in some areas. But Toyko's Ginza branch didn't dare leave the loyal fans out in the rain and wind; instead, the store invited them in.
Grand Theft Auto V is out on gaming consoles tomorrow, and it's apparently an unqualified hit: it's currently sitting on a stunning 98 rating for Xbox 360 and a 97 for Sony's PS3 on Metacritic. Sadly, a Mac version isn't currently on the radar (or a PC version, for that matter), but if you'd still like to interact with the game through your iDevice, you can do so via an app that developer Rockstar made just for iOS.
The iPhone 5s might look a whole lot like the iPhone 5 it replaced, but under the hood it's a whole new animal. Speed and security is the name of the game, but there are plenty of little improvements to keep it ahead of its competitors. And if you still want your friends to know you're rocking the newest model, there are enough external changes to set it apart from last year's handset. Here's a look at the most exciting upgrades and enhancements coming with the iPhone 5s.
Each week, we highlight a selection of the most interesting, exciting, and unique new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch titles released on the App Store. Disney sequel Where's My Water? 2 makes the biggest splash due the series' enduring popularity, but the week is otherwise largely dominated by fresh fare like first-person shooter Dead Effect, the camera-enabled Go Dance, and charming low-key puzzler Strata.