Oftentimes, older video games are looked upon with rose-colored glasses thanks to the magic, memory-altering powers of nostalgia. I was a bit worried that today’s release of the PlayStation 2 classic Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — which, upon its release in 2004, quickly became one of the most popular games of all time — wouldn’t be quite as fantastic as history would have us believe. Fortunately, that’s not at all the case.
Like the rest of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, San Andreas is set in a fictional region modeled heavily after real-life counterparts. In this case, you’ll be exploring various cities and suburbs drawn from the cultural memory of early ’90s Southern California and Las Vegas. The story is long and winding, touching on everything from gang rivalries and police corruption to the street car-tuning scene.
Twitter 3.0 for OS X Released: Features A More Visual Timeline, Beautiful Profile Views And Updated Design
Twitter for OS X had been on the low for quite some time, so much so that some had started to debate the likelihood that the company had pretty much given up on the platform. All of that changes today, when a new and refreshed Twitter for Mac 3.0 has just been released on the Mac App Store. Believe me when I say it, the new version will make you want to use the native Twitter app on your Mac once again, and ditch all the third-party solutions that you might have had employed over the course of time.
Let’s start with taking a quick look at the major changes that embrace Twitter for Mac 3.0. Photo previews are finally available, allowing you to get inline previews of timeline photos within your Twitter feed. Want to see the full resolution image? No problem — just click the image, and voila, instant preview, much like its iOS counterpart.
It’s the time of year when gifts are given away with selfless glee, improving the lives of others without asking for anything in return. Instapaper is getting in the holiday spirit by making its wonderful webclipper app free for download in the iTunes store. The app normally retails for around US$3. There’s no word yet on exactly how long the app will be free, so don’t dillydally. Get to downloading now.
Instapaper is one of the most efficient clipping apps for iOS, allowing users to quickly save and store articles from the web on their iPhone or iPad for later reading offline. Saved articles are stored as text-only documents, stripped of their full web layouts and optimized for reading on your iOS device. You can save up to 500 articles on your iPhone or iPad, and keep unlimited articles on the Instapaper website.
So get to clipping before the app costs money again and this sale becomes just a distant memory in someone else’s clip folder. You can find Instapaper in the iTunes store.
With effortless syncing and a wide range of cloud services, manual file transfer is not as popular as it once was, but this hasn’t stopped companies from trying to innovate in creating new products in this field. Having already checked out PhotoFast’s i-FlashDrive just yesterday, which allows iOS and Android devices to exchange various different kinds of files, Sony has now come up with a stylish, Android smartphone/tablet-compatible USB flash drive.
Not only does it boast a sleek, compact form factor, but the flash drive also includes dual micro USB and USB 2.0 connectors. Unfortunately, if you’re running on older software, you might not be able to take advantage of the versatile gadget, because it’s inly compatible with devices running Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 through 4.3 Jelly Bean. There isn’t, as per Sony’s announcement, current support for Android 4.4 KitKat, but this is due to the fact that it’s relatively new, and we’d hazard that compatibility is forthcoming.
Version 1.3 of IFTTT adds a new iOS location channel that you can use in any recipe. This location feature allows you to setup a geographic fence that’ll trigger an action when you enter an area, exit an area or do both.