Over half the MacLife staff is out of the office today, no doubt soakin' up the sunshine and having all kinds of fun. And we're here putting the finishing touches on another installment of Price Drop, so your weekend can be as good as theirs -- thanks to some generous iOS app developers who have slashed the prices on these handy helpers and cool games to help you kick back. Most of the apps in this week's roundup are even free! Free, like our lucky, lucky coworkers...
Free news aggregator Taptu isn’t just universal in the sense that it comes with native versions for iPad and iPhone. It also aims to be a truly universal aggregator, letting you read your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn streams, plus RSS feeds from Google Reader, Bing RSS, or any thousands of sites around the web.
You'd be forgiven for mistaking the recently released iOS game Backstab for a mid-level PSP game, but it's actually the latest surprise from the iPhone 3GS/4 hardware. Companies like Gameloft continue to push the graphical envelope on the system, and if Backstab is any indication there's plenty of room left for games to grow on the platform.
Apple's built-in Camera app leaves a lot to be desired -- hence the glut of third-party apps aiming to provide more features. QuickPix lets you shoot both video and stills, but its primary focus is taking pictures, with some nifty features that might quickly become indispensable.
Do you use your laptop as much as you should? Considering the amount of money you paid for it, it’s surely worth putting your mobile Mac to work even when you’re at your desk. With Air Display for Mac, you can harness its screen as a second display for your desktop computer.
Father's Day is this Sunday! If you're getting Dear Ol Dad an iPhone or iPad -- or if he already has one -- treat him to one of these discounted apps. We promise we won't tell that you saved a few bucks.
After making their mark with unique iOS apps using characters licensed from Dreamworks animated feature films, the folks at iStoryTime have teamed with publishing house Esslinger to offer two new “Flip Flap” books which help children learn their ABC’s while having fun doing it.
Most readers probably wont remember the original Death Rally PC game released way back in 1996. It was considered a fantastic combat racer back then, and we're happy to report that the remake for iOS is just as compelling.
It's Friday, it's summer, it's almost time for WWDC, and everyone's in a great mood. Saving money on fun iOS games -- or getting helpful non-game apps for free -- is just the icing on the cupcake. This weekend's price drops have something for everyone.
Want to feel good about yourself? Like really, truly good about yourself? Just play one of this week's games. Nothing like guiding a Candy Train to safety or throwing a stapler at a coworker to validate one's self-worth.