Mac|Life was in Boston this weekend to scope out the Apple gaming presence at the bi-annual Penny Arcade Expo. PAX is primarily known for its focus on console gaming, but Apple gaming -- particularly iOS games -- have slowly been creeping into the show.
When Apple announces new products, it's time to search under those couch cushions for the to afford any of the new Macs and iOS devices. And with the advent of the iPad 2, surely you're fiending, thinking of a way to make some quick cash to obtain one of Apple's next-generation tablets for yourself. If you have some old Macs lying around, you're in luck, because they might be worth some cash. Follow along and we'll walk you through how to prepare your Mac for a resale.
Increasingly popular and super-awesome social music streaming service Rdio announced today the release of their newly updated Mac app, hot on the heels of a revamped iPhone app. The app is free to download, though you need to have a paid subscription to Rdio to take proper advantage of it.
Amidst the hubbub of updated MacBook Pros and soon-to-be-updated iPads, another event of much spiffiness looms on the horizon: Game Developers Conference in San Francisco from February 28 to March 3.
With that in mind, here are ten upcoming games worth looking forward to for the Mac OS X and iOS platforms. And while they may make you forget to pay attention to and feed friends, family, loved ones and pets, they're en route and could be interesting...
It's the worst: you're traveling somewhere with a group of friends and wireless internet access costs an arm and a leg. The last thing each of you want to do is individually fork over $20 a piece for five minutes worth of internet access. Fortunately, there's an easier solution.
Mac OS X has a built-in internet sharing feature that enables you to share the wealth of internet access via an ethernet cable. It's incredibly easy to do. Read on to find out how.
Popular adventure game developer Telltale Games has announced that their new game, set in the universe of the seminal 1980s sci-fi flick, Back to the Future, has released to the App Store. If you grew up wishing you could live in a world full of flux capacitors and irritable Libyans then this may be the best chance you'll ever get. Episode 1 features a completely new story set within the Back to the Future universe.
One time, a long, long time ago, in a binary world far, far away, one of the most commonly used web browsers was called Lynx. This command line-based web browser enabled users to surf the web without the added headache of flashy graphics and blinkie text. For those of you nostalgic about the text-only internet days (before lolcats were mainstream and Caturday was a holiday) and aching to return to a time when things were simpler, here's an easy way to do so in Terminal.
Feeling lazy? Don't bother tippa-tapping away at your keyboard. Instead, tell your Mac what to do! That's right--show it who's boss with the built-in OS X Speech Recognition service. Read on to find out how to use your voice to do simple things like open applications and check to make sure it's Monday. But, y'know, be kind, use a bit of discretion and say please and thank you afterward. Your Mac will appreciate it.
Over at Fast Company's Co.Design Blog, Aza Raskin, son of Apple legend and Mac co-creator Jeff Raskin, takes a look at at memo written in 1981 detailing the creation of the first Mac. It's a great piece detailing early design decisions that still affect Apple to this very day.
For many of us on the Mac|Life staff, Instagram is our go-to iOS app in the event that the good times start rolling in our presence. It seems that a lot of other folks feel the same as we do about the photo capturing-and-share platform, as close to 300,000 photos are uploaded to Instagram's servers every day. It could be that those already lofty numbers might swell in the days to come as Instagram is now offering their application's API to developers.