Moving to the Mac means a great deal of pleasure / pain experiences, what you get in the way of a stable operating system, app store goodness and other cool features you feel the pain in other ways. Office sucks on anything but a high-end iMac and you sacrifice gaming in almost all senses when compared to pc counterparts. Sure steam gives access to some ports but Mac’s have never been well-known for their graphics card prowess.
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Business cards are a part of business life as are stuffy boardroom meetings, tie’s designed to give you that precise level of uncomfort that’s just about bearable and not to mention the posturing of who has the best finished business card (see the remake of American Psycho’s business card comparison scene.)
Apple let’s loose it’s own Podcasts app, breaking them free from being buried in the iTunes menu. Arguably it’s aimed at those who aren’t familiar with podcasts in general but it’s still not that bad even if it does lack some essential features.
Nothing helps the review process unless there is some vested interest in the apps youíre about to roundup. In this instance Iíve just been invited for a weekend away in Scotland and as the train is about to cost me £158 and driving would take the best part of 11 hours the only option I have is to look is flying. So here is a small roundup of applications to compare flight prices.
I’ll be testing applications that work both on the iPad and the iPhone To try and find the most cost-effective flights from my local airport to Scotland.
TV Catchup is an iOS app that promises live streaming of OTA free channels. There’s a lot of these apps about in the APP store but most of them either use foreign channels or “sit at home casters” which are far from reliable. So it TVCatchup worth installing onto your iOS device?
Steve jobs may have coined the phrase if you need a stylus you’ve blown it yet there are times when having the precision of what is technically a glorified pointy stick can be missed. To make life easier for the budding artists out there nomad released the Nomad Compose, an interchangeable, dual tip stylus that you can customise.
JetPack Joyride, quite simply put is almost the most fun you can have using a single digit and with a lead character called Barry, why are you still reading this and not downloading it right now? Gameplay is beyond simple and yet utterly compelling. Barry Steakfries is propelled into the sky with his machine gun get pack in a perpetually side scrolling affair with a simple aim of getting to the end… if there is one.
Before breaking out a full review for this we’re taking our time to play through it to get a feel for the game. So far our thoughts are… Well as much as we are fans of the Dark Knight this is simply lacking after the detailed and expansive game play of it;s console and big screen counterparts.
[pullquote_left]Those familiar with Infinity Blade will know the game style and combat mechanics already and nothing has really changed since then.[/pullquote_left] Those familiar with Infinity Blade will know the game style and combat mechanics already and nothing has really changed since then.
Those, like me, who don’t think of it as an on rails, semi quick time event based game play. You don’t get to explore the scenery as the plot and game drives you in the right direction. If you are looking for the big experience like Arkham city your’e relegated to Consoles and PC only at the moment.
Shortly after posting our review for the Nuance Dragon Dictation Speech Recognition for iPhone Application this app has just appear on the iTunes store.
It turns your iPhone into a Wi-Fi connected microphone for dictation. The oddest thing about this application is that it’s designed to work with the PC application and not the Macintosh application.
Browsing on a mobile phone had been something of a holy grail for me being the geek that I am. The thought of checking in with websites and keeping an eye on my business at the time seemed great but until the iphone came along, nothing really delivered.
Safari on the iPhone was a great leap forward in browser innovation, rendering in a full desktop experience, nothing came close to what Apple squeezed onto a phone, however, it’t not without it’s drawbacks, being cumbersome and a touch heavy on older iPhones.