Macworld UK’s David Price has posted an omnibus guide to addressing questions those facing the iPad vs. iPad mini conundrum may have. Specifically, do you go with the iPad 4 with Retina display, the iPad 2, or the iPad mini? Or, is it prudent to wait for the iPad mini 2 or iPad 5? Should you even get a new iPad at all if you already have one?
The Apple Store has helped to revolutionize retail as we know it, crafting customer service and store design into an art. Let’s look at what Apple has included in their store that has revolutionized retail experiences, both in America and internationally.
On Monday, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster reported on Mac and iPod sales and noted that Apple’s iPod sales have slipped 23% in the last quarter and represent only 2% of Apple’s revenue. This means the iPod is no longer what consumers want, and that it may not necessarily be around for many more years. It is no wonder that Apple never bothered to update the iPod Classic line after they added the larger 160 GB model storage option.
Dirac is a major player in the field of digital sound processing, working with partners like Rolls Royce and Bentley to provide optimized sound through customized digital processing. You don’t have to shell out $200,000 to get Dirac-enhanced sound, however; the Dirac HD Player app is custom designed to enhance the sound coming from your Apple-standard earbuds or EarPods.
There are two different kinds of match three games in Hidden Wonders of the Depths HD: one where you swap two tiles, and another where you tap on groups of three or more of the same kind. To win the level you have to make matches in certain spots before the timer runs out. The other game is a mix of mahjong and memory where you have to make matches but you can only use the tiles that are on top.
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.
With Apple’s stock in an unstable state and the press questioning its innovation, other competitors such as Samsung have taken the lead. Apple is rumored to be working on a new iPhone 5S as well as an iPhone 6, which is exactly what the company needs in order to retake some of the market share that they have lost. Tim Cook has been under fire in recent months, mainly because customers are becoming aware that Apple’s current product lineup is made up of mostly refreshes of older devices.
It is way past my bedtime, but I’ve been caught off-guard by an addiction Mosaique. This minimalist puzzle game brings you to another dimension of sands and blocks. It’s a must-have game you’ll definitely be fond of.
Pull the moon boots out of storage, strap on your jet pack, and get ready to run. Oh, and don’t worry if you crash—Gravity Guy 2 has the clones lined up and ready. This endless runner for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch sets you out across platforms, collecting gems and jumping chasms. The goals of the game are pretty simple: don’t fall down between towers, avoid hazards, and collect as many valuables as possible.
“Over 400 levels of mental addiction” sounds more like a diagnosis to me than a promotional point, but that’s how 2GMG advertises Blaster X HD. Accurate? I can’t verify the 400 levels just yet, but the mental addiction part is spot-on in this exceptionally unique and quite gorgeous arcade puzzler.