We got our first official glimpse at iOS 6 yesterday via the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2012 Keynote address, and the future appears very bright for both iPhone and iPad users. Due out this fall, the latest major refresh adds a bevy of enhancements to existing apps and features, including Siri and FaceTime, while introducing all-new experiences -- like an Apple-designed Maps app with turn-by-turn navigation that replaces Google Maps, as well as the sleek Passbook. Some 200 new features are promised, with many of those sure to be revealed in the months leading up to release; still, we got a great taste of what to expect yesterday, so here are the 10 features that really commanded our attention in the keynote.
Piles of miscellaneous junk are rarely charming in real life, but Little Things Forever makes the task of wading through a sea of clutter in search of a few specific treasures a pleasant brain-teasing experience. With its simple interface and creative approach, this fun sequel to the original hidden object puzzler captivates the senses.
I love mechanical keyboards. I love the way my fingers spring off the keys, and I love the clickety-clack noise I make while I’m typing away--it’s the sound of productivity, as if I’m at The New York Times belting out a breaking story. Mechanical keyboards may not seem like they have a place in Apple’s scissor-key world, but once you start using the Das Keyboard, you’ll understand why it’s favored by gamers and programmers everywhere.
Being in the post-PC world is fantastic: you can easily carry your information with you in easy-to-handle devices, like iPhones and iPads, and if the need arises, you can wirelessly transmit that information to your widescreen TV via AirPlay--as long as that TV’s connected to an Apple TV. I don’t know about you, but that’s one heck of a frustrating limitation.
Timing is everything in Circadia, an effortlessly elegant puzzler set upon stark black backdrops. Tapping a colored circle emits a circular wave – not to mention a harmonious tone – with the goal to have all such waves reach the white dot at the same moment. It might not look like much in still images, but this iOS original hangs on tight throughout.
Summertime: the days are long but the months are short. We rounded up a slew of summer-appropriate, kid-friendly products in “Boredom Busters”, and you could win a prize package containing the Widge, the Woogie, the Helo TC Assault, the G-Go speaker, and more!
If you’ve ever hit the road with your iPad, then slipped on your polarized sunglasses to kick back and take in some reading, you’ve no doubt discovered a dirty little secret about gadgets -- but one expert says it doesn’t have to be that way.
Yahoo! isn't exactly the first name in search engines these days, but with Axis, the Web giant has returned to its roots in a big way. If Steve Jobs put the Internet in our hands with the iPad, the App Store's first "search browser" puts websites at our fingertips with a sleek, intuitive interface that turns browsing on its head.
Analysts, pundits and fans alike all seem to believe that Apple is secretly planning to introduce an HDTV revolution soon -- but instead of an actual hardware television set, what if the revolution was already right here in front of us?
The summer is starting to heat up. We just got off the All Things Digital Conference and we're winding up for the final stretch before WWDC 2012 crushes out the news cycle. Is it the calm before the storm? Not quite, as a few news waves were made and we found a few apps worth your notice. Plus, you could have bid on these killer shades.