It's called Macworld Expo, but there's plenty of hardware to go with your iOS devices, too. We saw everything from clothing to enhance your iPad use, to innovative chargers, speakers, and even a iPad-compatible cooking thermometer to help you become a grill master.
For some Monty Python fans this is a dream 35 years in the making. It may not seem like the most likely subject for a video game, but developer Zed Worldwide has reimagined the livestock catapult from the classic comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail as an Angry Birds-esque physics puzzle game.
Based on the adorable Ninjatown characters created by toy company Shawnimals, Trees of Doom is a fun climbing game where your black-pajama-wearing friend scampers up a pair of trees, jumping back and forth between them to avoid enemies and obstacles and grab power-ups. Mushrooms act as trampolines for a quick boost, and branches are slingshots that let you aim your ninja before flinging him higher. All you have to do is tap the screen to jump and hold to run, but it’s still as tricky as it is adorable.
One of the great things about Apple’s second-generation Apple TV is that the software running it is based on the same iOS used in the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad -- meaning that jailbreaking the box and installing cool stuff is only a few clicks away. If you think that requires a computer science degree, think again.
If you've ever jailbroken an iOS device, there's little doubt that you've already paid a visit to the Cydia App Store. Full of invaluable iOS application that for one reason or another didn't make it into the iTunes App Store, Jay Freeman's Cydia has always been a one-stop shop to make your jailbreaking efforts worth while. Now, thanks to a few key updates to Cydia, it appears that the service will become easier to use than ever.
Apple’s second-generation Apple TV continues to expand its iOS-based horizons, thanks to enterprising developers who don’t have Cupertino addresses. The latest is XBMC, the open source media player’s first ARM-based release and a full port of the software.
It’s a love/hate relationship with you, MobileMe. When you work, you’re so wonderfully effortless we forget you’re there. Maybe that’s the problem -- because when you don’t, the pain you can wreak on our calendars and contacts is pretty unforgettable. So if you have a computer or iOS device that’s giving you the MobileMe blues, we can help.
This week, we'll show you how to figure out how much free space is available on your iOS device, as well as ways to optimize what you've got loaded on them. We'll also show you the basics of iTunes content control and how to manage apps.
Remember that possible intriguing feature of iOS 4.3 that included multitouch gestures? Well, according to the second beta of iOS 4.3 that was released today, Apple clarified that it was just for developers to give it a test drive, and would not be a part of the initial public release. Rats.