Sonic the Hedgehog Remastered for iOS and Android

sonic1Before I begin, I have to admit that I have a love-hate relationship with gaming on mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets have great potential to be a powerful gaming platform but that potential is rarely realized. Touch controls and sloppy ports of console titles are typically the norm and make mobile devices second-class citizens in the gaming world. When I first purchased Sonic the Hedgehog for iOS over three years ago, it fit this stereotype perfectly and saw a little less than 5 minutes of play time. To my surprise, a v2.0 update appeared in the App Store recently and what awaited me was nothing short of astonishing. Continue reading

Review: iTunes Match

itunes-match-logoJust recently I had the chance to sit down and use iTunes Match, Apple’s cloud-based music service that was launched a little over a year ago. The concept behind iTunes Match is pretty simple, for $25 per year iTunes will scan your entire music library (up to 25,000 songs), allow you to download high-quality versions of any music it matches to the iTunes store and upload your anything it can’t match for your listening pleasure on other devices. Yes, that’s right – your CD rips and Napster collection from 2000 can be converted to high-quality 256 kbit/s DRM-free AAC audio and you can even keep anything you’ve downloaded once the subscription expires.

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