Well, if you were looking for a week where productivity apps were blowing up, this is your week. Whether you want an awesome calendar, some inbox management, task lists, or more, the App Store is where you need to be with a few tips from us. But, since all work and no play makes MacLifers dull kids, we've also got a little gaming action to hook you and reward you with some fun times to go with all your hard work.
Natural media painting software (software that lets you replicate the look and feel of real materials in some way or another) is a brilliant way to express your artistic flair without getting your hands covered in oils, watercolors, or messy pastels. Digital painting is now more sophisticated than ever, and with Wacom graphics tablets cheaper and more accessible, there’s no reason not to start painting on your Mac.
Every one of this week's price drop apps are either gorgeous in and of themselves or help you see the gorgeous world around you. Whether you roll with the robot shoot 'em ups or are dazzled by the heavenly bodies in the universe, there's something for you and all you in between.
The iPhone 4S and Android have really been taking over my brain waves lately, so I thought it might be nice to take a break and remember what it's like to get creative with Apple's products. Take Damian Kinsella, for instance. He lives in Southern California and spends a good number of time overstaying his welcome at the local Panera Bread, creating ornate portraits and works of art on his iPad.
Kinsella sketches photos of his friends, musical favorites and himself on his iPad. And he's graciously sent over a few of his sketches for your entertainment. Click through the gallery for a look at his latest work, and check out the video for a step-by-step look at his artistic process.
So you couldn't make it to Comic-Con to see our booth? That's okay. We brought the action to you! Check out artist Stephane Kardos, who spent Friday and Saturday of Comic-Con doing live demonstrations of his iPad 2 art. Every picture you see here is of a Con attendee. Maybe you'll see yourself in one of his illustrations? Click through the gallery for a look at some of his drawings.