The speed with which we lose touch with our own family history is amazing. Digging deep into the building blocks of what makes up your DNA can quickly become compulsive as you rediscover ancestors long forgotten and uncover the occasional exciting – scandalous even – tidbit along the way.
Wouldn’t it be great if every speeding ticket you’ve ever gotten added up to something cool? Colin McRae: DiRT 2, Feral Interactive’s Mac OS X port of the off-road racing game, tallies the results of your high-speed antics to open up new locations across a variety of event types, including Rally, Trailblazer, and Land Rush. You can even create a character to guide through a lengthy race career.
Whoa, it's certainly been a week for app updates, hasn't it? If you've visited your App Store app lately, it's been updates to nearly everything every day. End of the year and everyone's pushing out the improvements they've been working on to deliver before holiday breaks start. And that's not all that's been going on. Check out the hottest Apple news of the week. Oh yeah.
Whether you develop software, work at the help desk, or are simply assisting a friend or relative, creating a step-by-step tutorial can be a huge help--but corralling all those screenshots and notes can be a chore. Clarify aims to clean up the process, letting you easily create tutorials--complete with screenshots, instructions, and annotation. The software also includes tools to share your documents, although the limited options might present a few problems.
While many pundits may have scoffed at the idea of a Mac App Store when it was first announced, the people have spoken -- with their wallets! On Monday, Apple revealed that the Mac App Store has now soared past the 100 million downloads milestone, less than a year after it was launched.
Despite the rumors of a Logic Pro X being nearly complete, Apple has today released a minor update to the existing Logic Pro 9 and MainStage 2.2 to the Mac App Store, thus ending an era of boxed software from Cupertino. The good news is you can now buy these pro music apps cheaper than ever before!
First introduced in 1440 by Johannes Gutenberg, and still in use by enthusiasts today, letterpress printing uses raised blocks of reversed, reusable letters and graphics laid out in a frame, which are then inked and pressed onto a sheet of paper to produce a right-reading image. Those born after the advent of desktop publishing can now experience such old- world craftsmanship right on their Mac, thanks to the $9.99 LetterMpress app.
Like it or not, December is here, and in a few short weeks we’ll be saying hello to 2012 and another new year of Apple rumors and product announcements. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet -- there’s still plenty going on in the final days of 2011, including the discovery of Carrier IQ in iOS, a MacPaw Mac App Store bundle that expires at midnight and a new report claiming iPhone 4S users are even happier than iPhone 4 owners. All of this and much more for December 1, 2011.
Because of the Mac App Store's widespread availability, developers are starting to optimize top iOS hits for the Mac, plus blockbuster releases and past favorites are filling up the virtual store shelves. If you're seeking a stellar recent game to play on your own or with your family, here are eight options worth considering.
Considered by many to be one of the best 2D platform adventure games of all time, Cave Story first hit the scene as freeware back in 2004, and has since seen play on the Wii and Nintendo DSi. However, the latest and most complete iteration of the title—Cave Story+—recently hit the Mac and is available exclusively in the Mac App Store at the very reasonable price of $9.99. If you can’t get enough of classic titles like Castlevania or Metroid, you’ll definitely want to pick up this bad boy.