We didn't even realize it when we were picking this week's stories, but we really are in a post-PC world. Every last article is about the mobile world. For better or worse, Steve Jobs has charted our future's course (or at least he was really adept at predicting it and getting Apple on that crest). So check it out, newshounds, it's an iOS-errific world.
It's no wonder that the endless runner genre has flourished on the iPhone: simple concepts and control schemes tend to work best on touch devices, and running for your life is about as basic a game premise as you can get. Luckily, thanks to inventive developers, we haven't tired of this fast-paced template, as there's a wealth of variations on the theme in the App Store with many even available for free. Need a getaway game that can send you vaulting up the leaderboards while you're actually just sitting around? Here are our picks for the 10 best endless runner games available today for iPhone.
There may come a day when the traditional textbook is a thing of the past. After all, Apple announced some impressive download figures of iTunes U content just this morning. But all those teachers and students downloading materials need a way to view the content, and this afternoon Apple released some staggering numbers in regards to iOS devices in the classroom.
When you consider that city-building games tap in to our innate desire to build, it’s little surprise that they’re so popular. None hold the cachet of Will Wright’s seminal SimCity series, which has been running strong for nearly 25 years and will launch a long-awaited fifth main entry on Mac later this spring, but all manage to turn a task as tough as urban planning into a fun pastime. Here are 10 interesting iOS city builders that’ll have you plotting roads and zoning residential land in your sleep.
Earlier this month, the Evasi0n software download allowed anyone with an iOS device to jailbreak, finally busting past a previously difficult roadblock in iOS 6.1. But according to one of the creators of the software, an upcoming update from Apple will likely shut Evasi0n down.
If you’ve always found that you do your best work in coffee shops, you’ll be happy to learn that there’s a scientific reason for it. Last year, researchers at the University of British Columbia discovered that moderate levels of steady background noise (at approximately 70 decibels) actually spur creativity and abstract thinking better than silence. Heading to the local coffee shop isn’t always an option, of course, but with headphones, these eight ambient noise apps do an excellent job of delivering a similar audio experience, regardless of your surroundings.
The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then MacLife 101 is for you.
With the introduction of iOS 6 last fall, Apple introduced a new feature to many users that previously required a third party application. Panorama shots are all the rage nowadays, and the Camera in iOS 6 on modern devices supports the ability to capture stunning panorama shots with relative ease, and without fussing with any costly third-party apps. We’ll show you how to capture a panorama, as well as some of the lesser-known tricks this feature offers.
Valentine's Day is probably the most polarizing holiday on the calendar. There's no religious affiliation or controversial figure being celebrated, but there's typically a very clear split in opinion on the event between those who have a partner for it and those who don't. If you'd like to be more sweet than sour on Valentine's Day and want to spend it with someone, grab your iOS device and get ready to find love. We've collected eight unique apps for finding love, friendship, or whatever it may be that you're looking for. You'll have someone to keep you company through Valentine's Day this year, and maybe many more ahead.