2011 December 22

Drive Real Racing for Mac with an iOS device, or steer your AR.Drone with a Mac

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Firemint and EA have launched Real Racing on the Mac App Store just in time for Christmas. And not only does the game offer up the same high definition racing fun of the popular iOS series, but there’s another twist as well: You can use an iPhone or iPad to control the game on your Mac. That’s pretty cool — I presume that means you need a Real Racing app to do it, but there are a few free versions out, and the full versions are only a buck during the holidays anyway.

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Daily iPad App: LostWinds

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I really enjoyed LostWinds when it came out on the Wii a couple of years ago — it’s a physics-based platformer, essentially, but the twist is that you don’t just control a really beautifully rendered little kid named Toku wandering around a very artistic world, you also control the wind spirit that can push him and various objects in the environment around. On the Wii, this was accomplished with an on-screen cursor and a swing of the Wii remote, but on the iPad and iPhone, it’s accomplished with a swipe across the screen. As a result, this version seems less tactile and a little less control-intensive, which I’m not convinced is necessarily a negative, just different.

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Daily iPad App: LostWinds

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I really enjoyed LostWinds when it came out on the Wii a couple of years ago — it’s a physics-based platformer, essentially, but the twist is that you don’t just control a really beautifully rendered little kid named Toku wandering around a very artistic world, you also control the wind spirit that can push him and various objects in the environment around. On the Wii, this was accomplished with an on-screen cursor and a swing of the Wii remote, but on the iPad and iPhone, it’s accomplished with a swipe across the screen.

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The Mac Browser War: Safari vs. the Competition

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When you purchased your Mac, you probably wanted the best web browser offered, whether it be Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, or some other worthy candidate. After all, quality hardware should also contain quality software. There has been much controversy on what truly is the best browser available for a Mac

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