I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad. The devices are synced with my MacBook Pro so that apps appear on both. I would prefer to run iPhone apps on the iPhone only, and have the iPad-specific versions of the same applications running on the iPad. But it’s hard to tell which versions have been developed for which platform, especially for older versions, like Words with Friends (iPhone) and Words with Friends HD (iPad).
Apple lifers probably know the story of Marathon all too well at this point. The gaming series that made Mac gaming great in the mid-1990s could now possibly return on the iPad. However, the game's developer has reached a few roadblocks which are preventing the game's release as of now.
For many of us on the Mac|Life staff, Instagram is our go-to iOS app in the event that the good times start rolling in our presence. It seems that a lot of other folks feel the same as we do about the photo capturing-and-share platform, as close to 300,000 photos are uploaded to Instagram's servers every day. It could be that those already lofty numbers might swell in the days to come as Instagram is now offering their application's API to developers.
EA has announced today that they'll be holding a 48 hour App Store fire sale. Over 25 of their titles will be on sale for just 99 cents each. Now, before you get too excited, it needs to be noted that the sale does not include the amazing new EA release, Dead Space, but there are still some very high quality gems on this list.
UFO on Tape is one of the most fascinating games we’ve played on iPhone and iPad, essentially turning each device into a virtual camcorder as you attempt to capture footage of an alien invasion from the backseat of a car. As the UFO frantically bobs around the screen, you’ll have to move your iDevice to keep it in view, with the goal to log the longest recording possible and then swap times with your friends. Lose the saucer’s whereabouts for mere seconds and you’re toast -- but you’ll keep coming back again and again.
A few weeks after the announcement that one of their former colonies was set to usher the iPad into the halls of government, it seems that The British House of Lords is looking to provide their members with access to electronics devices as well. As the behavior of the Lords routinely stoops down to the level of forum trolls during debates, bringing 21st century technology into Britain's parliament actually makes a whole lot of sense.
Working and playing with an iPad is an immersive, singular experience. Designed to be held in two hands, cradled in a lap or propped up against a knee, the tablet is perfect for a bit of alone time: just you, your digital media and a few well-chosen apps.
But once you put your tablet down, it’s fair game for anyone else that you live with to it pick up and use. To keep what you do with your iPad private, you could password protect it, but that sort of thing just breeds mistrust and tablet envy. You might consider giving all comers free reign to tap and swipe to their heart’s content, but will they laugh or blush at your email or browser history as a result?
No one needs that kind of stress in their life. Let Mac|Life show you how to make sharing an iPad a little easier and more pleasurable for everyone with these six multi-user wonder apps.
Tech fans aren’t the only ones enamored with Apple’s iPad -- a Georgia state senator is proposing to get rid of printed textbooks for middle school classes and replace them with Wi-Fi driven iPads following trials held in schools across the country.