After seeing it in action months ago at an Apple press conference, more than a million people downloaded “Epic Citadel,” the skeleton of an app that, until recently, has had no name and no release date. Since the announcement we’ve seen demos, pictures, and even heard an ambiguous release day (Holiday 2010). But now, the cherry on top of our App flavored double scoop: ChAIR Entertainment has just released a trailer. The verdict? You tell us.
Apple just sent an email out to developers noting that they can begin submitting applications for review. Apple noted at the last press conference that they planned to open the Mac App Store within 90-days and that developers would be able to start submitting applications in November.
If you prefer Google Calendar to Apple’s iCal (and their MobileMe cloud syncing solution), developer Readdle has you covered with an updated version of their slick Calendars app, bringing Google Tasks and universal compatibility to the table.
We couldn't help ourselves. This morning, we discovered this gem of a Sesame Street clip over at Mashable and we haven't been able to get the song out of our head since. The Sesame Workshop are definitely ones to harp on an internet trend--let us not forget the Old Spice commercial with Grover--and we're glad for it. Check out the video after the cut as Sesame Street's residents, including Telly, sing about the iPogo and its many apps.
You may know John Carmack as the game-maker, the dreamer of dreams of sorts. Carmack is the creative brains behind such computer gaming classics like Quake, and now the mobile development team at id have big plans for iOS. Carmack demoed RAGE on the iPhone at this year's QuakeCon, and now he's speaking out about his plans for the game on all iOS devices.
BOO! That's right, that's right, it's that time of the year, when all the spooks and haunts in the world go out looking for candy and treats and the ever elusive, ghostly white iPhone, the ne'er to be seen specter. Here's the tastiest bits of Mac|Life from the week, giving you a little something to read while waiting for the knocking on your door tonight. Just don't bob for any Apple products; they don't care much for water.
This week, for Free App Friday, we're doing something special to help reel in the spookiest day of the year: Halloween. In all honesty, yours truly isn't a fan of all the scary things this holiday has to offer. But, Halloween can be all about the fun you share with your friends, from dressing in costume to swapping candy (no one wants to get stuck with a bucket full of Butterfingers, now do they?). The best part is that you can download a bunch of throwaway apps on your iPad and iPhone to ring in the celebration and get into the Halloween spirit!
This week's tips are all about getting things done on your favorite iOS device. I frequently have people asking me what I am doing with my new toy (i.e. iPad) and when I tell them I'm working, they don't believe me. The truth is that the iPad, or any other iOS device for that matter, can be used for fun, but more importantly you will probably find a use for them at any job. Therefore, after many queries and questions about apps that I use for work, I thought it might be a good time to share some of them with you.
So this week, I'll give you four app recommendations that will show you how to add a second display to your Mac, access computers remotely, store and access your data in the cloud, manage and view files of all kinds, and access Mac|Life content on your iOS devices.
These apps are seriously useful and if you like hearing about apps like these leave me a comment and I'll share some more app gems with you in the future. On the other hand if you have one you'd like to tell us about leave a comment about that too.