Despite rumors of iOS app subscriptions soon knocking on our door, it would appear that Apple and publishers still have a long way to go. The sticking point? Publishers are wanting to be able to sell subscriptions all on their own, or be able to hang onto subscriber info. Apple has other thoughts in mind.
Apple's pulled the wool off yet another iPad commercial being touted, "iPad Is Amazing," and it highlights all the latest and greatest features of iOS 4.2, such as AirPrint, AirPlay, multitasking, and folders. If you haven't seen it yet, read on to see the ad for yourself!
Rage HD is packed with an overabundance of mutants, and each and every one of them wants you dead. Luckily for you, your will to survive is only surpassed by your ammunition and the itching in your trigger finger. Some crazy, unexplained event places you at the disposal of a fat-cat TV host, who has you all too willing to engage in a fun house of horror.
It is hard to believe that in just under a year ago, Apple introduced the iPad and persuaded many to change their views of mobile computing. The iBook Store was launched a few months later, and changed people's perception of e-books, but when Steve Jobs said Apple planned to "Stand on [Amazon's] shoulders and go a little further," he may have been mumbling more than just some marketing terms.
It's been a month and change since Apple released its new MacBook Air line, and since they were nice enough to hand me a review unit on my way out of the October 20 event, I've been using it every day.
I wouldn't say it's changed my concept of what a computer is, or revolutionized my life, or anything as lofty as that. It's a great little machine, though. And even with the reviews written and verdicts given and the television commercial running near-endlessly, people still have questions. I asked our 20,000 Twitter followers what they wanted to know, for example, and found plenty of things you're still curious about...
This smacks of the spiffy. In an interesting combination between iOS and Mac OS X products, Majic Jungle Software's Chopper 2 ($4.99) side-scrolling helicopter combat and rescue game can be controlled via an iPad, iPhone 4 or 4th-generation iPod touch over Bluetooth or WiFi using another iOS device. Per Touch Arcade, the game will be released via the recently-announced Mac App Store.
At long last it arrived. Multitasking on the iPad showed up in iOS 4.2, and all we had to give up for it was the ease of the orientation lock button above the volume rocker. There were plenty more goodies too, and let's not forget other news about other Mac stuff, all of which was covered by the turkey (and tamale) stuffed gang at Mac|Life.
We've grown used to our favorite Apple apps getting loads of new features when the iOS updates. No longer are we stuck with the tyranny of the hated Marker Felt in Notes, and Safari got some slick new updates that weren't in any advertisements. But what about the iPad's built in reader?
With a new rumor circulating that the iPad 2 may be announced as early as January, speculation has begun on what the refresh will bring. According to a Chinese newspaper, Apple may focus on five specific areas for the new model.
Just in time for the holidays (as well as your night terrors about the very idea of shopping on Black Friday), Adult Swim has announced two Christmas-themed games: Robot Unicorn Attack Christmas Edition (available for $0.99) and Amateur Surgeon Christmas Edition (available for free). The titles sport a similar look and feel to previous titles such as Robot Unicorn Attack (available for $1.99), Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal Edition (available for $1.99) and Robot Unicorn Attack HD (available for $2.99).