No matter how far technology advances, some things manage to stick around. For Virtua Tennis Challenge, that means doing its best to convince the player that it's not just Pong in a fancy new package. While the graphics are impressive and Sega's modern offering serves up more game modes than the 70's classic, it also falls short in some areas where even the simplest of games have excelled.
A little something for everyone here in this week. You want some MacBooks? We got 'em. You want software? We got that too. How about cases and keyboards and styli and all the rest? Oh yes, we have that too, and the steepest headphone price cut we've ever seen.
Now let’s take those design muscles you flexed while making your journal and push them a little harder. Using iPhoto on a Mac, you can create your very own book and have it shipped right to your door. (And once you know how to make a book, it’s a cinch to create a calendar or letterpress card in iPhoto as well.)
Billed as the "Ukulele of the Future," the cleverly named Futulele does indeed deliver on its high-tech premise. This easy-to-use ukulele simulator lets you rock out Hawaiian-style, whether you're keen on busting out your best Tiny Tim impression or strumming more serious four-string grooves. As a virtual instrument, Futulele does a good job of emulating the real deal -- right down to the way you hold your iPad on its side like an actual ukulele to play.
What kid doesn’t want to be the next Justin Bieber or Hannah Montana? An easy, fun tool for a solo act or a whole band, GarageBand for iOS will help your kids create actual songs, even if they skipped a piano lesson or two.
It's not easy to adjust to typing on the iPhone or iPad virtual keyboard -- it's small, cramped, and lacks tactile feedback. If you're eager to master the art of touch screen typing, though, you can rest assured that there's an app for that. We've found 10 awesome iOS games that'll provide the perfect guilt-free play experience, letting you improve your typing skills and have fun at the same time. With help from these iOS typing games, you'll be touch screen typing like a pro in no time.
Card battling warfare and real-time tower defense make for a surprisingly great mash-up, but it's the hilariously gruesome moment where Alexandria Bloodshow's stylized Egyptian and Greek warriors start disemboweling one another on-screen in sprays of gore and flying appendages that sticks in my mind. This addictive sequel to Samurai Bloodshow certainly doesn't skimp on the over-the-top gore, though it's the underlying strategy of collecting cards and playing them to deploy units onto the battlefield at just the right moment that held me glued to the screen.
We loved Bento 4 for Mac, and now FileMaker has brought its killer features to Bento for iPad. But while Bento for Mac is $49.99 in the Mac App Store, the iPad version is just $9.99 -- with a $4.99 sale through July 31.
There are over 575,000 apps in the App Store. You’d think that they’d cover every conceivable base, but the truth is, there are gaps here, there, and everywhere -- missing heavy-hitters like Microsoft Access, not to mention the little Mac utilities you've come to rely on. Your only choice is to access your PC from your iPhone or iPad.