In Device 6, a new spy-themed interactive fiction game from Simogo (Year Walk, Beat Sneak Bandit), text is used with verve and clarity, as sharp prose maps out protagonist Anna’s journey around a mysterious island. It’s not just that Device 6 is text-based – it’s that the text dances around the iPhone or iPad screen. As Anna turns down a hallway, the words also bank at a hard right angle; when she climbs a spiral staircase, her story and your device screen spin with her.
Ever since Professor Layton and the Curious Village hit the Nintendo DS back in 2008, the Layton name has been synonymous with brain-bending puzzles, complex mysteries, and interesting characters. Now that the brand has come to iOS with Layton Brothers Mystery Room, most of that continues to hold true; but instead of solving head-scratching puzzles with Professor Hershel Layton, you're faced with unraveling a series of complex murders with his inspector son, Alfendi.
The new 21.5-inch iMacs hit stores last Friday, so you can just imagine how the folks at iFixit spent their weekend -- but in addition to a disappointing repairability score, the latest iMac also comes with a curious secret.
What’s cooler than a mysterious box of mystery? Not much. While we don’t have any MacBook Airs lying around to give away, we promise we’ll send you something really cool, straight from the Mac|Life testing lab. Speakers? Headphones? Cases? Toys? It all could be yours if you win our October contest.