One of Apple’s bigger oversights with the design of iOS devices has to be the hassle we all undergo to get files from Mac to gadget and vice versa. To continue working on a Pages document on a different platform, you have to connect your device to iTunes and sync before the file will be transferred. This oversight leaves most of us spamming our own email accounts with files we need to quickly move around…until now. Enter DropCopy—the ultimate file-sharing tool for both Macs and iOS devices. Here’s how to use it to achieve file-sharing nirvana.
So you always wanted to be in a band, but you have no musical talent whatsoever? Well, there’s an app for even that. GarageBand ($4.99) is perfect for making simple music on the iPad, and everything from guitar strums to drum fills is preprogrammed. But to make real music, dust off that guitar and plug in the iRig ($40, ikmultimedia.com). This bad boy’ll let you play real guitar and bass directly into your GarageBand project or the included Amplitude app. Take that, Smart Guitars!
The Magic Trackpad is an amazing tool for bringing Multi-Touch controls to a desktop Mac, but if you have an iPad, you can get the same great effect for five bucks. All you need is an iOS app called TouchPad ($4.99) that gives you the ability to use your iPad just like a Magic Trackpad.
Fanatics of comedic dungeon crawling Mac action games will no doubt recognize the name DeathSpank with reverence and awe (though I'm not sure there are any.) The comedy-tinged action game released last year, and it's creator is already back at the grind, and has released an all-new game called Chromanoids.
Capcom's free emulator software has been busy releasing all kinds of quality games. The service serves as a platform for several different Capcom classics like Final Fight and Street Fighter 2. Now, Capcom has announced that they're adding Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo as well as Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts to their line up.
Some intriguing news has leaked today from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Bungie, the studio behind the Halo, Myth, and Marathon series has reportedly filed for a trademark for "Crimson." What exactly "Crimson" is, we don't know, but it was filed under "computer game software for use on mobile and cellular phones."
If you're a user of Apple's second generation of their Apple TV, and haven't already tackled your software update, you'll be pleased to know that earlier today Apple released build 4.2.2 for the device. The update contains various bug fixes and stability improvements.
Back in March we reported on the announcement of an officially licensed iPhone game based on the legendary cult-classic Army of Darkness. Today that game arrived in the New Zealand App Store which means there's a very high liklihood the game will be arriving in App Stores around the world in the coming hours.
In the past couple weeks we've covered desktop customization, iPad customization, and even put together an icon gallery. This week we've got some eye candy for the one device that's always with you--your iPhone. These beautiful iPhone wallpapers represent some of the best out there and are fully optimized for the iPhone 4, retina resolution and all.
Why should you care about Burrito Bison? Well, let's just say that it has gobbled up hours of our lives since we discovered it. Though it's just a humble free flash game, it's incredibly addictive and fun. Very few flash games can match it. As for whether or not we'll be willing to pay for the iOS version of a game that's already free online? Well, that's not so certain just yet.