How cool would it be if some big consumer electronics company that is really great at hardware design sold a smartwatch you could buy for under $ 100 that was open to any developerâ€™s firmware?
That would be amazing, because as an open platform genius software developers could compete with each other to create the ultimate smartwatch experience, and they wouldnâ€™t need to fuss with designing and manufacturing a physical [Read More...]
Yesterday, Apple unveiled OS X 10.9 and joked that after a decade, they were ditching their scheme of naming OS X releases after cats because they’d simply run out of big cat names to use. Instead, from now on, they’d name future versions of OS X after places in California, starting with OS X Mavericks, named after a famous Californian surfing spot.
What’s pretty funny about the choice of ‘Mavericks’ as a [Read More...]
SwiftKey creator TouchType will be closely watching Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday, hoping that the Cupertino company opens up its iOS platform to third-party keyboards for the first time. The SwiftKey keyboard has been exclusive to Android since its inception, but the company is itching to bring it to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.
If you’re unfamiliar with SwiftKey, it’s one of the most popular third-party keyboards on Android, and the best-selling [Read More...]
We’ve been hearing reports for weeks now that Apple has been slowly signing deals with the three major music publishers to launch their new streaming music service, iRadio. There was just one conspicuous holdout. Sony. But now, the deal has been inked.
AllThingsD reports that Sony Music has inked a deal to go ahead with Apple’s forthcoming iRadio service. That means there’s no more hurdles: iRadio can launch with the participation [Read More...]
Arrrr! Avast, ye scurrilous sea quims! Why are you even reading this? Go download Scurvy Scallywags right now! It’s hilarious, addictive, cheap and the best game to come to iOS in recent memory.
Need to know more? Fine, but you’re only cheating yourself out of more Scurvy Scallywags.
Scurvy Scallywags is a new iOS game by the legendary Ron Gilbert, the hysterical weirdo behind classic adventure games like Monket Island, Maniac [Read More...]
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Someone developed an iOS theme that makes your iPhone look like it’s powered by the Apple online store. It’s called “Apple Web OS,” and although you probably wouldn’t want to use it every day, it’s actually rather impressive.
Created by Timothy Elliott, Apple Web OS replaces your home screen with what looks like a web page. Your icons are turned into product shots from the Apple [Read More...]
Sonte’s new film can switch up its opacity in just a second, and it can be controlled from your iPhone. Cover a window and flip it from transparent to opaque at the tap of a screen, blocking out nosy passersby or ugly distractions whilst still letting in most of the light. It’s like turning any room into a bathroom. Only without the extra plumbing required.
Launching Monday via Kickstarter, the Sonte film [Read More...]
YACReader, or Yet Another Comic Reader, is exactly what it says it is: a comic book reading app. Only it should be called TOCRYEL, or The Only Comic Reader You’ll Ever Need.
Comics+iPad=awesomeness. We all know that already. But getting the comics into an app is usually far from awesome. This is the first thing that sets YACReader apart: While the iOS app is new, the desktop version isn’t. There’s a reader [Read More...]
A new Mac malware has been found in the wild that allowed attackers to steal data and install unauthorized apps on a compromised machine. What makes this malware different than other recent Mac malware, though, is that it breezes right past Gatekeeper… and the people behind it might have been gunning for the life of their malware victim.
Known security researcher and privacy activist Jacob Applebaum discovered the malware — which [Read More...]
If you didn’t catch our post the other day about the newest game from living legend Sid Meier, the creator of Civilization and a heap of other ground-breaking games, here’s the nitty-gritty.
Meier’s newest masterpiece is called Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol; it’s a sort ofÂ turn-based tabletop miniatures game of whirling World War I dogfights, digitized for an iPad’s (or iPhone’s screen). It’s also partially free, looks amazing and is bound to [Read More...]