It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means an extra day off here in the U.S. of America. It also means parades. But sadly, sequester cuts mean you likely won’t be getting the obligatory flyover this year. Thankfully, game companies like Aspyr and Feral Interactive are giving the economy a boost by offering great OS X game sales.
Evernote—one of the more popular note-taking apps available for iOS, Mac and the web—has just been updated with a new feature that will certainly make the app even more useful: Evernote Reminders. With Reminders, you’ll be able to enjoy three features in one: in-app and email alarms, quick note based to-do lists, and the ability to pin notes to the top your note list.
There are other cloud storage and synching services: Apple’s own iCloud, Box, iDolly, Google Cloud, Microsoft SkyDrive, and more. However, while they all have their virtues, none of them matches Dropbox for no hassle, transparent, “just works” functionality in the context of keeping work in progress—along with recently archived files—on several work platform laptops and my iPad harmoniously synchronized.
Dropbox shared folders let two users (i.e., two accounts) share a folder of files. But sometimes Dropbox Sharing is not what you want, e.g., independent work and home accounts. The Joy of Macs’ new Dropbox Encore enables a second instance of Dropbox to run in a single Mac OS X user account. Each instance of DropBox must have a unique Dropbox account and a separate local Dropbox folder.
Listen, robots, you’ve got three simple rules to follow. Three! Is that so hard? Apparently so, if Bad Bots is any evidence. Thankfully, we’ve got intense robot blasting action to remind them of just who built them, we’ve got the game on Steam for Mac and PC users to get the action started, and we’ve got it on sale for $7.50.
The Jagged Alliance series has been around since 1994 on a variety of platforms, and Full Control wants to reset the series to bring it back to its roots with Jagged Alliance: Flashback. They’re taking the second game as their inspiration, and based on what I’ve read, that’s a great game that unfortunately hasn’t been available to Mac gamers.
Apple has released an iTunes update, bringing it to version 11.0.3, with new additions to the mini-player feature that allows users to play music in a compact square from the corner of their screen. Users have full control of their music, and can organize it with the Up Next feature. With the update, the mini-player also gets album artwork and a progress bar.
It’s been said (somewhere, maybe) that the only thing that can stop a good tower offense is a good tower defense. If you’d like to test that theory without annoying your neighbors by building your own towers and amassing your own army, a good way to go would be to check out Anomaly 2, the sequel to the award-winning Anomaly Warzone Earth.
Karelia Software’s website building software Sandvox has been embracing the Mac only since its initial release, and now it has expended to embrace the Retina display. With a simple check of a box, web developers can present high-resolution images to website visitors using Retina display Macs.
FreeCiv, an Open Source 4X game based on the original Sid Meier’s Civilization, is now playable inside of HTML5-compatible browsers (such as Safari). In the game, you start with a single village and are charged with building it into a world-dominating nation through war, diplomacy, resource management and technological research.