The day you get a new computer can be an awesome day. Everything smells like an Apple store, your computer’s body is flawless, — even the keys are more click-y. But it’s also a day where you find out how much your computer was customized and personalized, tailored to your use. We took a look at our current computers and decided which apps we couldn’t live without it.
People have been armchair-quarterbacking the Civil War forever. This turn-based strategy game American Civil War lets you settle all that by controlling the Union or Confederacy in campaigns that focus on individual years or the entire five-year war.
Hardcore information junkies need more than tweets and Facebook posts to get a fix. They need a steady stream of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds, too, ideally without a bunch of extra clutter. Fresh Feed Pro is a compact RSS reader that fits comfortably on your Desktop, although it doesn’t do much more than deliver the latest news.
As part of Apple's update goodness today, developers had to be tickled with one piece of software that saw a refresh, Xcode. Not only did it add some new features, but it's price went from $4.99 to free for anyone who might have an Apple ID and access to the Mac App Store.
Well, that was fast -- mere hours after announcing that OS X Lion would launch on Wednesday, Apple has pulled the trigger right at 8:30am EST as rumored. That’s right, get your wallet ready, because the big cat is ready and waiting for you!
One of the few advantages of Amazon’s recent Mac download store was the availability of titles such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, which was unavailable in the Mac App Store. That all ended this week as Adobe dipped its considerably large toe into Apple’s digital storefront at long last.
“Let’s see what you’re working on,” says your pointy-haired boss, popping up from nowhere and heading toward your desk. A dense scattering of miscellaneous icons litters your Desktop, some with less-than-savory filenames, others that are clearly not work-related. The Olivia Wilde wallpaper doesn’t scream “highly qualified professional” either. However, with the calmness of a professional poker player, you simply hit a key combination to clear all of this junk and get on with showing off your current project. That’s the kind of magic Clean Slate provides.
There was no Lion release party this week, like so many had predicted; and there were no hardware refreshes announced. But just you wait! shouts the rumor machine. Next week things are gonna go big big big. Well, we did get Spotify this week, which was a definite plus, so what the heck else happened in the land of Apple? Check out the top ten hottest news stories and get an eyeful yourself.
Apple has a way of making bold leaps forward in the name of progress that seem risky and crazy at the time. However, once the dust settles and it's clear what they're actually up to, these moves tend to make complete sense. We're hoping that this is the case with Apple's latest change: They've altered the Downloads page on their site to reflect a shift toward their Mac App Store.
Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X is certainly testing the patience and loyalty of one small but extremely vocal group of fans: professional video editors, who are up in arms over this completely reimagined post-production application. But will other users also break out torches and pitchforks to storm One Infinite Loop?