Sunday 28 October 2012

Galaxy on Fire 2: Supernova - Review

Supernova is the third chapter of the Galaxy on Fire 2 iOS game. I've already covered the first and second instalments in the past for MacLife, but here's a quick recap...

Galaxy on Fire 2 is a space exploration, combat and trading game whose concept is very similar to the 80s sensation, Elite. Of course, the graphics are sublime in comparison, and unlike Elite, there's a storyline which you can choose to follow or not (nothing will happen to the main storyline while you're off exploring on your own).

Thursday 25 October 2012


Writing for nothing, a concept I'm exploring with this new blog, is not something to consider lightly. Being a freelancer, if I don't get commissioned, I don't earn any money, so writing for nothing potentially removes precious minutes, even hours away from my usual bacon hunting activities.

It also takes time away from my family as writing for nothing doesn't magically add a couple of hours to my days.

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Covering all the Bases

We all knew Apple would announce a smaller 7.9 inch iPad at today's event. In fact, so much had leaked out from various sources that it wasn't much of a surprise at all.

Personally, I found the new iMacs much more amazing from an engineering standpoint. They're absolutely gorgeous and now more than ever before, potential customers will wonder where the computer went : it's thinner than many competitors' standalone displays for god's sake!

Monday 22 October 2012

In God We Trust ?

I stumbled onto an article in the Huffington Post from June of this year which shockingly stated that according to a poll, 46% of Americans believe in Creationism.

And it's not as clear cut to say "it's ok, as it means 54% believe in evolution", because 32% of those questioned thought some kind of divine influence had a hand in evolution (are these the proponents of Intelligent Design I wonder?).

Saturday 20 October 2012

Digital Trials and Online Tribble-ations

They say bad things come in threes...

Since the demise of iWeb (it's obviously not dead yet since it still works under Mountain Lion, but all signs point to a terminal case of developer apathy), I've been looking for an app that would give me the flexibility and customisability of that program while creating good clean code (iWeb is/was notoriously bad at the latter). Yes I could use Dreamweaver, or even Flux, which I found to have a lot of potential, but I just don't want to get my hands dirty - I want something that makes it easy and convenient to write a blog with.

Wednesday 17 October 2012

MacLife Review: Fission

Need an easy app to work with an alter audio? Check out my review of Fission on MacLife's site.

Thursday 4 October 2012

MacLife Review: Boothsy

Wish your iPad's Photo Booth app could take photos automatically? Then maybe Boothsy's for you. Check out my review on MacLife's site.

Tuesday 2 October 2012

MacLife Review: Disk Order

Tired of Mac OS X's Finder? Maybe Disk Order will suit your needs better. Check out my review of it on MacLife's site.

MacLife Review: Jacksta Music Miner

Need a way to grab music you're listening to online? Jacksta Music Miner may be the app for you. My review's on MacLife's site.