Did you preorder an iPad Air 2 last week? If so, it's probably already on the way to you, and now the critics have weighed in with their own thoughts, and our Wednesday Morning Report has pulled the best quotes so you don't have to read them all. We've also got details of Tim Cook's latest trip to China, and a settlement between Apple and GT Advanced over the latter's abrupt trip to bankruptcy court. It's all just a click away!
Happy iOS 8 Day! In just a few short hours from now, we'll all be huddled over our iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches eagerly waiting for the shiny goodness of the latest operating system. To keep you busy while waiting, today's Morning Report skims over all of the new reviews of Apple's upcoming hardware and software, and also details new security measures in place for iCloud. And don't forget to update all of your favorite apps today!
Archangel's foundations are simple but strong. Shaken from your thousand-year slumber by the yammerings of demon neighbors, you slap on armor and get to the business of shutting them up. Your groggy attacks as you recall your moves yield one of gaming's best excuses for learning new skills within the early minutes, but it ultimately means little as most hints of a story vanish before the primal impulse to hack and slash. It's faux-Diablo on a touch screen, in short, and the concept usually delivers.
The end of the year is a slow news zone typically, so we did our end of the year wrap ups. Want to know what the best games of the year were? Well, we got you covered. Whether it's the Mac or iOS, free or pay, we got you covered, plus a little bit of news on the side.
It doesn’t matter how big they can build internal hard drives or SSDs—our data needs are getting bigger by the day. And while external USB or Thunderbolt drives are reasonably affordable and easy to use, for maximum portability and minimum clutter, most people prefer internal storage. That’s where The MiniDrive comes in. It’s a modified SD card–sized adapter designed to hold a micro-sized card and sit flush with the chassis of your MacBook for extra, semi-permanent storage.
Most notable stealth-action games — including Metal Gear Solid, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, and Mark of the Ninja — make sneaking about and leaving enemies undisturbed merely an option, also providing the ease and capability of dealing out death as desired. Not so in the first episode of République, which follows Hope, a teenage girl held captive for possessing revolutionary materials within the school of a totalitarian regime. Aside from wielding the occasional pepper spray bottle or a one-time-use taser, she’ll need to creep around every corner and stay totally unseen to avoid being recaptured. And unlike in the average stealth affair, you’re not even directly controlling her actions.
If you’ve ever played “What would you take to a deserted island?” the response probably included any number of practical, real-world items needed for basic human survival. In our case, 1Password would rank squarely near the top. Compatible with web browsers such as Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, and now Opera, 1Password acts as a secure central depository for logins and passwords, as well as credit cards, reward programs, and even personal identities, providing websites one-click access to sensitive information.
We’ve reviewed Snapheal twice in the past, and each time praised the Mac photo editor as an inexpensive, easy-to-use method for performing digital magic on photos. MacPhun is back with a Pro version of the application, but is it a sequel worthy of upgrading its previous Excellent score to a flat-out Awesome?
Users are increasingly moving to the cloud, so why shouldn’t your receipts, documents, and other scraps of paper follow you there? That’s the premise behind NeatConnect, the latest digital filing system solution from Neat that adds wireless scanning to its cloud-connected, paperless ecosystem.