With the ubiquitous presence of iPhone and iPads in the lives of Apple aficionados, one no longer even needs their trusty Mac to get online these days. Where iOS devices are concerned, there are a pair of Apple branded solutions -- MobileMe or manually syncing your device with iTunes -- that will allow intrepid internet explorers (see what we did there?), to ensure that they’ve easy access to all of the bookmarks they enjoy when using their Mac’s Safari internet browser.
But what if you prefer to a rock computer-side browser other than Safari, or refuse to spring for a MobileMe subscription? Don’t fret: the iTunes App Store has some great solutions to keep your browsing experience synchronized no matter what device you happen to be using.
Wish you could control your automobile from your smartphone? Yes, now there’s finally an app for that, assuming your car is from Ford and it’s one of the latest and greatest electric models that haven’t even been officially announced yet.
Casual game developer G5 Entertainment announced the release of eight games on the Mac App Store starting today. Available games include the following:
Virtual City: A city building and transportation simulator wherein you can build the city of your dreams.
Supermarket Mania: A casual time management game with millions of players on PC and other platforms. Players must run a grocery store Nikki keep five stores stocked to the rafters with the provisions your customers want.
Canabalt has been an addicting Flash browser-based game for some time, but the iPhone and iPad version of the game changed where we could play this game. Now, thanks to the Indie iPhone Holiday Sale, the developers have been able to give 1/3 of the profits from the game to charity this holiday season.
If you’ve ever wanted to encode one of the DVDs in your personal collection so that you can watch it on the go with your iOS device, you’ve no doubt discovered the wonder that is HandBrake, now with even more awesome.
In the last few weeks, many pundits have predicted that 2011 will be the year that Google’s Android explodes in popularity -- but at least one major iPhone game developer is planning to keep most of its eggs in Apple’s basket, so to speak.
Papa Sangre by Somethin’ Else may be about the strangest game you’ll play this year. Built entirely around the concept of sound, with an incredibly simple visual interface (just a directional wheel and two foot icons to use to walk in that direction), the game places you in a series of scenarios where you’ll have to escape from various rooms using only the acoustic information available to you.
That being said, here are some tips, tricks and somewhat-sensible-advice for mastering one of the strangest games yet for the iPad.
If you're selling games on the App Store and Christmas rolls around, it never hurts to go all in. That being said, the cool cats at Avallon Alliance have announced that, in collaboration with Santa, the company will be giving away all of its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad games for free during the Christmas holidays.
You can't go wrong with a good RPG-style medieval slasher like Infinity Blade and developer ChAIR is sweetening the deal. Starting Tuesday, the company will release its first free content update via the App Store on December 10.