Up until now, the fidgety furballs of Chuzzle, which took Macs and PCs
by storm in 2005, have been notably absent from PopCap’s iPhone library
of puzzle games. An intensely addictive tile-matching puzzler in the
style of Columns, Chuzzle presents you with six-by-six rows of brightly
hued chuzzles--puffy, big-eyed critters that resemble Star Trek’s
Tribbles, only more high-strung. Slide the columns with your finger to
match three, four, or even five chuzzles of the same color, and they’ll
pop in delight, allowing more chuzzles to flood the game board. As you
advance to later rounds, you’ll be hit with obstacles like chains that
lock random chuzzles into place. The goal, of course, is to keep
popping chuzzles until no moves are left.
We know spring doesn't officially start for another two weeks, but the way the weather and the sun have been playing with our minds lately, it feels like it might really happen on schedule. Of course, if we know winter, there's always at least one more trick up its sleeve. But this weather! It almost makes us not want to be inside playing with our tech toys.
So load up these links on your iPhone and get stepping out like us, because it's another sunshiney week of the best of the best from Mac|Life.
The folks over at Kotaku have really
stumbled upon a gem. Twelve shots of the first game made
specifically for the iPad have been released. The game is called Zen
Bound 2, and the publishing company is regarding it as a "sequel and a
revision" of the original iPhone game. The game will include tons of
new levels, more music and graphics that will exhibit the iPad's
capabilities as a gaming platform.
Things are heating up in the patent wars with Android's market share
growing while the iPhone's growth has shrunk. Both Apple and HTC have
hit each other hard in the press while Cupertino has taken the
competition to court over multiple alleged patent claims.
takes a look at those patents and envisions just what Google's Android
phones would look like if Apple won every part of the suit. Short
answer: back to the drawing board for Android and HTC.
Street Journal reports that Sony Corp. is feeling threatened by
Apple's lineup of portable devices. They're responding by developing new
devices of their own, including a smart phone that can play some
PlayStation games and a PSP-compatible answer to the iPad.
GPS is an amazingly transformative technology, originally designed for military commanders to pinpoint enemies and navigate through hazardous battlefields. Though GPS has since spread to car navigation devices and handheld camping gizmos. Starting with the iPhone 3G, Apple began integrating GPS into their mobile device with features users eventaully took for granted.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. If you're one of our more easterly readers, you're probably getting sick of the stuff. Unless you're a skier or a snowboarder or are inexplicably into curling. If you're out a little further west, it's just the thing for the slopes and you wish you were getting a little of that east coast action.
And if you're up north in Vancouver, you've been seeing it all the time. And in honor of the 2010 games, Mac|Life has a full slate of medals to hand out in the best writing of the week. Of course they're all gold, silly. It's Mac|Life, after all.
Just days after Apple removed nearly 5,000 apps from the iTunes App
Store because of "overtly sexual" content, Mashable
reports that they may be making plans to bring them back--but under
more controlled circumstances.