Lust for the new and the exciting exist in the app world as much as it does in life. Many of us crave the latest gadgets, remaining technologically relevant among our equally minded friends. This same feeling or emotion is a key ingredient to grab the attention in the app marketplace.
After spending considerable time exploring the depths of the app world, hopefully you have now earned yourself the ability to spot the more successful releases, either due to their useful functionality or simply because it excites the imagination.
Microsoft shocked everyone recently by announcing two of their own tablet devices known as ‘Surface’. Following very much in the footsteps of the Apple philosophy by bringing the best of hardware and software together within a single company and not relying on third parties, Microsoft have introduced two variants of the tablet – one with Windows RT (competing with the iPad) and the other with Windows 8 Pro (competing with Ultrabooks).
When the original Sonic the Hedgehog released 20 years ago on a gaming console named the SEGA Megadrive, it was a momentous time for gamers. It was an awakening and as such, I like many others would be catapulted into a world of speed, adrenaline and vivid colour.
I remember the Christmas where a very grateful young James opened his final gift to find the latest SEGA console and a copy of Sonic the Hedgehog. With no time to spare – I dashed to my television, hooked up the brand spanking new gaming system and inserted the game cartridge. It took all of 10 seconds to realise that I would forever be changed by the visual and aural stimulation I was receiving from the amazing gameplay antics appearing on-screen.
Sonic the Hedgehog really was a title to be reckoned with and certainly played a huge role in sparking my immense satisfaction and passion for gaming in general.
Today I am going to show you the iPad 2 using the optional Digital AV Adapter. Priced at £35, this accessory provides a ‘mirrored’ output to your high definition television or HDMI compatible projector. This essentially means that anything you would ordinarily see on your iPad 2 screen, will be mimicked ‘exactly’ on another display. Even better is that this works with almost every app currently available, without the need to wait for an update.
This is perfect for presentations, viewing your photos, watching videos or in this case taking tablet computer games to a whole new level.
A title that takes full advantage of this new HDMI output facility is Real Racing 2 HD, that uses Full HD, also known as 1080p, to increase the resolution and indeed scope of the game.