Looking and feeling like real pinball, Pinball HD is perfectly suited for the iPhone and iPad, with pitch-perfect touch controls that let you tap the left or right side of the screen to activate each respective set of flippers. Pinball wizards can also shake their iDevices for that essential ball-saving nudge. The game includes three tables to choose from: a table modeled after the Wild West, a jungle table with a gorilla named “Big Kong,” and an impressive underwater table. At a rock-bottom price, Pinball HD is a must-have for enthusiasts of the silver ball.
Though a simple, arcade-style gallery shooter at heart, Gun Range uses the iPhone 4’s gyroscope to satisfying effect, letting you quickly and accurately aim your firearm just by moving the device. It’s an impressive effect—and the game looks sharp on the Retina Display—though you’ll need to tap the bottom of the screen to re-center the “G-Scope” with some regularity. Still, with 12 gun types and 144 stages for a buck, it’s a darn good deal, or you can download the free ad-supported version.
I've always been pretty stubborn when it comes to resolutions, and something tells me I’m not going to find an app to convince me to start bettering myself on the day I’m most likely to be overweight, depressed, broke and/or hungover. So, instead of working on myself, I’ve resolved to use my iPhone to help my friends change. I call them: resoyoutions.
Creation is the name of the game with Apple’s revolutionary iPad. Whether you’re creating beats, finger painting, or writing the next great American novel, users all over the globe use the iPad to create nearly as much as they use it to consume media. This week we take a look at three big games that’ll have you creating as much as any creation app in the App Store. The games we chose run the gamut—from spiritual to downright toxic.
There are a lot of translation applications available via the iTunes App Store. Some are excellent and some are pretty terrible. Many can help you find your way around town, but none of them to date, however, are as cool as Word Lens. In blending the essentials feature set seen in many iOS translation applications with some basic augmented reality features, Word Lens has changed raised the bar for what both translation and augmented reality applications should be.
That's not to say Word Lens is perfect--far from it, actually. During our testing of the application, we found that the program often had difficulties locking on to the text we wanted it to translate, or worse still, couldn't decide on a single option for what a word should translate to. Looking past the program's short comings, however, we can't help but see a little glimpse of the future here. It has more than a few of us at Mac|Life excited at the prospect of being able to rely on Word Lens during our next trips abroad, or at the very least, into the international food aisle of our local supermarket. If you haven't taken the time to download the application and check it out, we've put together this how-to guide to get you started.
Christmas is just around the corner, and brick and mortar retail stores everywhere are filled to the brim with sales, people exasperatingly shopping for their loved ones, and overplayed Christmas music. Why not get into the Christmas spirit yourself without leaving the house? It's a cold world outside and there's no place warmer than in your bed with your iPhone 4.
Ah yes, the holidays are upon us in full throttle once again. The list of retailers throwing deals out there for the taking ever grows. But as you grab those deals, you've probably begun to notice that your wallet and finances equally shrinks. Well there's a great way to sell your old stuff and make a little extra change for the holidays, without even having to touch your computer! Granted eBay's Selling app has been out for awhile now, but there's no time like the present to revisit it! Just grab your trusty iPhone and read on!
Apple just pushed out iBooks 1.2, a modest update to their universal e-reader app for iOS which lets you organize your e-books into Collections, print PDF documents and notes directly from the app via AirPrint and more. Here’s a look at what’s new!
Everything's gone digital. Long-playing records are now mp3 files, movies are downloadable, books can be read in electronic format, and farms and their crops are merely pixelized renditions of themselves. But they are so very fun to farm. The question you have to ask yourself then, is this: am I a Farmviller or something a lot Smurfier than that?