After the initial shock of the sweeping design changes that came with iOS 7, many iPhone and iPad users are still trying to adjust. But get this: more changes are on the way. As Cult of Mac reports with a comprehensive gallery of the changes in the third iOS 7 beta, eight new features will likely make significant modifications to the existing look of iOS 7.
Never let it be said that we at Mac|Life dislike iOS integration, but the latest news from CES in Las Vegas shows that some concepts are just getting weird. As The Verge reports, Belkin's latest "innovation" is to team up with Crock-Pot to introduce a slow cooker that work's with Belkin's home automation technology. It's said to mark only the beginning of a host of similar devices.
If you're one of the folks who's still roaming around with a cassette tape player in your vehicle, you'll love hearing about what Ion Audio announced today at CES 2014. As MacRumors reports, it's a Bluetooth-powered cassette adapter that lets you play music and other media on your car's stereo as long as it's connected to a Bluetooth-enabled device such as an iPhone or an iPad.
One upon a time, just a few weeks ago to be precise, your only options for a quality, Made-for-iPhone gaming controller were the peripherals from Logitech and MOGA that clamped onto your device. But if you're used to gaming with a slightly more compact experience, today SteelSeries announced its Stratus controller for iOS 7, a wireless dual-stick controller that resembles the beloved gamepad for the Xbox.
"There's an app for that," as the old saying goes, and the American Birding Association isn't too happy with the situation. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the ornithological society has its feathers ruffled with the realization that unscrupulous birdwatchers have been using apps on iPhones and other smartphones to lure birds closer.
Looking for a great scanner for your documents? Don't bother with the clunky, heavy machines of yesteryear--instead, head over to the App Store and download Readdle's wonderful ScannerPro app. It's the free iOS app of the week (and of 2014), and it's a must-download if you if ever need to use a scanner to send off a few documents.
Most notable stealth-action games — including Metal Gear Solid, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, and Mark of the Ninja — make sneaking about and leaving enemies undisturbed merely an option, also providing the ease and capability of dealing out death as desired. Not so in the first episode of République, which follows Hope, a teenage girl held captive for possessing revolutionary materials within the school of a totalitarian regime. Aside from wielding the occasional pepper spray bottle or a one-time-use taser, she’ll need to creep around every corner and stay totally unseen to avoid being recaptured. And unlike in the average stealth affair, you’re not even directly controlling her actions.
Apple seeded the beta for OS X 10.9.2 beta to developers today, and the update included a big bit of news for users of Apple's FaceTime software. As of the next public release, Mac OS X users will likely be able to use FaceTime Audio, the voice-only version of FaceTime that was included with the launch of iOS 7. As things stand now, users of FaceTime on Mavericks have to use a version in which voice and video activate together.
'Tis the season for amazing sales. Yesterday we related that the Steam Holiday Sale had kicked off, thus providing deep discounts for some of the year's most popular games. But today the good news comes from App Santa, a promotion that nets discounts as deep as 60 percent from some of the most well-known developers for iOS. The good news is that there's no third party interface to worry about; you can get them straight through the iTunes store.
Can it be? Is the mobile gaming event many of us have long waited for on the verge of happening? According to Cult of Mac (via King 5 news), Nintendo is actively experimenting with at least dipping its feet into iOS. But will its beloved library of classic games follow? Right now, the prospects look grim.