Gamers of a certain age remember a classic era of gaming, full of CRTs, blinking lights, and plastic cartridges. But are our memories nothing more than biased nostalgia, or was there really something special back then that’s been lost in the shift to modern, online-focused games? Sarah Brown takes a look at how the themes of classic and modern gaming compare.
iTunes DRM is a touchy and complicated subject, and many apps and solutions exist in this legal gray area claiming to remove iTunes DRM. We take a look at the controversy and the implications of freeing your iTunes purchases, and evaluate one of the more popular options for killing iTunes DRM.
Apple made waves this week by announcing that 11 million users have thus far signed up for its new Apple Music service. But considering the immense advantages that Apple Music has over its competitors, and the fact that we’re only halfway through the service’s introductory free trial, those 11 million users are not something to celebrate, and may even be a sign that things are going wrong for Eddy Cue, Tim Cook, and Apple.
The iPhone 6 Plus is the first iPhone that lets you rotate the home screen when using the device in landscape mode, but the way that Apple rearranges icons in this orientation isn’t too popular with users. Here’s why sequential app reordering is a problem, and what Apple can to do fix it in a future iOS update.
Microsoft’s new Surface 3 looks great compared to Apple’s iPad Air 2. At the same $499 price point, users get a tablet with more storage, a full desktop operating system, a free year of Microsoft Office, and the ability to use a true digitizer pen. But is it too good to be true? As much as I love the Surface, you’ll be paying quite a bit more than the sticker price to get the full experience.
The new “unlimited” Amazon Cloud Drive sounds like a great deal in the world of online storage options, offering users virtually unlimited storage capacity for just $60 per year. But is it truly a replacement for competing services like Dropbox and OneDrive? It all depends on how you plan to use it, but for most users, Amazon’s latest service may sound too good to be true.
Apple has long reminded us that the company wants to “change the world,” and while many of its products have indeed had profound impacts on the way we live, work, and play, perhaps none have been as important as what Apple announced today during its “Spring Forward” event. No, I’m not talking about the Apple Watch. I’m talking about ResearchKit.
Computer gaming arguably started with a Star Trek game, and there have been countless games spanning the vast Star Trek universe since then. Some are undeniable classics that changed the industry; others are total stinkers that abuse Star Trek’s good name. To help you navigate the good from the bad, here’s our list of the 10 Best Star Trek games in the quadrant.
After three months of frustrations, it’s time to give up on OS X Yosemite. Apple may eventually fix the bugs, but the operating system’s troubles speak to a deeper issue at the company. Here’s why it’s time for Apple to abandon the yearly release cycle and bring back the approach that made Snow Leopard the best version of OS X ever.