One of the best functions of the iPad is a kid's bedtime tool. As a father of three kids, I can tell you getting those little ones to finally settle down for the night is a big ordeal. But like most parents, my wife and I often turn to children's books to bring on the yawns, and interactive tales on the iPad are super handy. Snow Queen adapts a classic Hans Christian Andersen story, adding some gorgeous-looking artwork and touch-screen activities for little fingers.
Social media catfights! Wall Street boneheads or Apple's got a problem? Dude, Where's My App Store? All these tantalizing teasers are just a hint of the news of the week from the handy dandy staff of Mac|Life.
Back when it was first released on the Nintendo DS in 2009, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes' highly engrossing mix of match-three puzzle gameplay and RPG combat made it the surprise sleeper hit climbing its way onto year-end best games lists. While the low-resolution original was spectacular on its own, the fact that Clash of Heroes on iOS is a port of the updated HD console version is even better news for puzzle nerds.
Well, right out of the gate, you have to know we have refurbs because that's a really easy way to pick up a Mac at a great discount. And since we know you're looking for bargains, we'll keep the refurbs right at $1,000 so you can figure out where that tax return is going. But that's not all. By all means, check out this week's awesome refurb deals, but stick around for some sweet for your iOS devices.
Cupertino has just released its financial results for the first quarter of 2013. Despite some recent turmoil over reduced parts manufacturing and lowered stock expectations, Apple has still started the year with a record showing.
Only a week after reports began to show up claiming Apple has cut part orders on the iPhone 5, sources are now claiming Sharp has reduced production of iPad panels. While it's not immediately clear if the decrease in manufacturing is related to the popularity of the iPad mini or an impending new device, one has to wonder exactly what's going on within Apple's supply chain.
A dark, moody atmosphere and a mysterious safe filled with complex puzzle-box curiosities lie at the heart of The Room, an enthralling puzzler that balances intrigue with challenge. Much like a set of Russian nesting dolls, cracking the outer shell of the massive iron box awaiting in the center of this grim abode only leads you deeper down the rabbit hole of mechanical conundrums to solve. Locked in single room and left with a peculiar note hinting at the powerful artifact tucked away within the huge safe, your task is to unravel the winding puzzle-filled path to this ancient device.
Apple's iPad has a storied history of leading global tablet sales. Despite a seemingly never-ending deluge of tablets from numerous tech companies, Cupertino has hardly budged from the top spot. But according to one survey, Google's Nexus 7 may have dethroned the iPad for its stake of Japanese market share.
It's difficult being a delivery truck driver, particularly when the directions to your destination require a path that's not on any map, and the people you encounter along the way only seem interested in twisting you up in their own winding affairs. That's the case in the first act of Kentucky Route Zero, an offbeat and alluringly atmospheric five-part episodic adventure for Mac that finds its lead, Conway, out in search of a mystical highway.