Aqueduct Flow for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has a simple, but engaging, premise; you have to connect spigots to drains using blocks with various pipe shapes which must be used so that none of the water leaks out. In other words, you can’t have an open pipe that connects to nothing.
I’m sad to see the old unibody machine go; I’d prefer to have an on-board optical drive, and I’m not convinced that the speedier access, silence, and shockproofness of solid state data storage are worth the trade-off in drive capacity one has to give up, but I didn’t put my money where my mouth is when I upgraded to a 13-inch MacBook Air last fall.
Part connect-the-dots, part puzzle game, Dandelions: Chain of Seeds blends the spontaneity of blowing dandelion seeds off a stem with the slowly satisfying logic found in a game of solitaire. The game is billed as a “zen puzzle experience,” and it is a calm, beautifully surreal world filled with challenging arrays of shapes to connect.
When you turn on your iPhone and swipe to reach the password screen, iOS 7 creates this nifty blurring effect for your wallpaper, making it easier to read the text on top of it without throwing a boring flat color behind it. That blur effect is actually very easy to create yourself with an app called Blurify, and here’s how to do it.
Color Tale is an engaging educational app for children that teaches basic color concepts (like how to combine each color with other shades) with detailed instructions in a musical narrative setting.
INKredible bills itself as an app that’s “Just like paper, but better,” and for the most part it’s true. If you’re looking for a solid note-taking app for your iPad, INKredible provides just the basics: a piece of digital paper and a variety of digital pens from which to choose. With a unique approach to handwriting and some especially useful tools, dedicated pen-and-paper aficionados may just be able to ditch the dead trees and go all digital for capturing notes, doodles, drawings, and sketches.
You’ve all seen the animated GIFs on the various entertainment news sites, right? Those looping animations of bizarre facial reactions or of dancers falling down for our entertainment? They can be quite comical and they can be quite annoying, but either way, they’re now very easy to make with apps such as PicGIF from Pearl Mountain Technology.
It’s no secret that Macworld / iWorld has grown considerably more “intimate” since Apple made its last appearance back in 2009. Since then it, it has shifted dates, locations, and focus. But is it still relevant? Around 175 vendors say yes, even if many who assured me last year that they’d return, aren’t.
As iOS and Android gaming continue to take over the world, we’re seeing more and more ports of games originally released for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Vita. I understand this, and I welcome it. What I don’t understand is why developers feel the need to alter the original’s formula. That’s what SEGA has done with Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper, and it’s not for the better.
Adobe’s Photoshop Elements has been the benchmark application by which consumer (ie: relatively affordable) image editing apps are judged for 18 years. First introduced as Photoshop LE in 1996, Photoshop Elements 12 is still the image editor to have if you’re only having one in the sub-$100 class.
Abducted is an episodic adventure horror game set on an alien ship inhabited only by yourself and a helpful artificial intelligence. Explore and use powers to manipulate the environment and defend yourself from hostile aliens and the ship itself.
There’s a world inside you—ideas, scenes, life, and random thoughts of wishful thinking if you were given the chance to create a perfect world. It’s time to unleash it. Create, destroy, and repeat the world you’ve dreamed of with The Sandbox. I haven’t spent a lot of time with The Sandbox, but frankly, I’m already hooked.