If there's one universal fact in gaming, it's this: we all want to know if we've earned a high score, unlocked an achievement or gained a new ability in the game we're playing and the sooner the better.
With that in mind, Mac|Life presents the 10 best apps to rack up Game Center achievements. These are iOS games we think harness Apple's Game Center to a killer degree and offer something cool in return.
Apple is pushed an update to everyone's favorite, "Oh my God, where's my iPhone" app. Find My iPhone just got a swanky update that helps us find our lost iOS devices without crying in the corner for hours and hours.
Apparently Apple let a sly one come past us. The Automatic Download sections in the general preferences have been updated to include the new iCloud syncing features. You can now turn off and on music, apps, books and decide whether or not you want to automatically update over-the-air or Wi-Fi.
Join us on Monday, June 6 at 10AM PST as we live blog the WWDC 2011 keynote event from Moscone West in downtown San Francisco. Steve and company will be showing us OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud and we'll have all the details for you right here! Stay tuned, bookmark this page, and do whatever you have to do to join us Monday morning.
Apple's Game Center has been out for a while now. Cupertino is trying to attract developers to support it, both to network their titles for multiplayer action and to offer a fairly universal leaderboard system and list of achievements.
And it works pretty well.
For those of you that have been wondering what to do with the Game Center app that appeared on your iPhone or iPod touch when iOS 4.1 was released (and your iPad when iOS 4.2.1 hit the scene), here we go...
It's been a year since iOS 4 was announced and five major releases later, we're finally ready to bring in the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system. iOS 5 is just around the corner, and while we're not entirely sure of all the features that will be mentioned at Monday's event, we'd sure like to take a stab at guessing. You never know -- sometimes these things, they come true.
If you've been following the exploits of Marty Mcfly in Telltale Games adventure game adaptation of the classic 1980s sci-fi series then you'll be pleased to know that the latest episode in the series is now available on the App Store. On the other hand, if you haven't been following the series then now is the perfect time to start.
Apple's iPad has undoubtedly remained the darling of the tablet market, a device with such continued high demand, that shipping times still stand at 1-2 weeks at the online Apple Store. Due to this success, it has left Apple executives believing that the tablet market will soon surpass PCs.
Big news for Twitter users: Apple's upcoming iOS 5 software update will feature Twitter integration at the system level. What does this mean? You'll be able to directly tweet a photo you've taken from your iPhone to your Twitter account without having to go through yfrog or a similar service. One button tweeting is going to make the process a lot easier.
Have you ever taken a photo with your iOS device, only to later find out that it is missing? Or perhaps you had to reset your iOS device before you could retrieve your photo? No problem! As long as you've synced your device, you can retrieve your photo from old iOS backups using a Mac application called Picturescue.