It's been a great week with a lot of great new apps hitting the marketplace. We've got a few new ones for you this week. If you’re concerned about network quality we have an iPhone app for you. We have a light and less extensible version of Status Board for the iPad. A beloved iOS podcast app comes to the Mac, in beta. Our web app is a dead simple to-do list. Our game of the week is a follow up from the makers of “You Don’t Know Jack.”
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Whether you obsessively played Grand Theft Auto: Vice City when it first came out back in 2002 for the Playstation 2, or whether you've never even touched the game, it's hard to pass up the game's current price on the App Store. The iOS version of the game is now on sale for $1.99, which is 60% off the regular price of $4.99.
GTA: Vice City originally came out for iOS back in December as a celebration of the game's 10th anniversary. It includes a number of enhancements to the game's ... more
One of the best parts of Ellen DeGeneres' show is all the games that she plays with members of her audience, and one those games is a word-guessing game where a player holds cards on their forehead and the other provides clues for the person to guess what's on the card. Now you can play this game at home with Ellen's new app, Heads Up!
With Heads Up!, you hold your iPhone or iPad up to your forehead, instead of a stack of cards. Since you can't drop a card ... more
Microsoft has finally come out with the date that it will reveal its upcoming next-gen console. The company will hold an event on May 21 where the Xbox team will present a "special unveiling."
The event was announced on Xbox Director of Programming, Major Nelson's blog:
"On Tuesday May 21st, we'll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. On that day, we'll be holding a special press event on the Xbox campus and we invite you to join us via the live global stream that ... more
Om Nom, the cute little green monster in the Cut the Rope game, is gearing up for some time travelling. At midnight tonight, the sequel to the widely popular puzzle game, Cut the Rope: Time Travel, will go live in the U.K. and U.S. App Stores.
In Cut the Rope: Time Travel, you'll travel alongside Om Nom as he jumps between time periods and meets up with his ancestors where you'll have to deliver candy to two monsters at once.
The game features six time periods: the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, ... more
If you live in Canada and you've patiently been waiting for the follow-up game to OMGPOP's popular social game Draw Something, then it's a good day to be you because Draw Something 2 has been spotted in the Canadian App Store.
Draw Something 2 actually launched in the Swedish App Store last month, but the game has only now made an appearance in the Canadian App Store. The social drawing guessing game was first released in Sweden because it was there that the original game first reached the top of ... more
Our apps this week run the gamut from superfluous toys to interesting tools. It's been a good week to dig through apps, as the weather here hasn't really been all that corporative in the spring department. Grab your iDevices and let's take a look at this week's apps.
iPhone/iPod Touch: Farmstand
As the weather warms up here in the northern hemisphere, farmers' markets begin to pop up all over town. Some of the earliest begin in May, but it's kind of a hassle to keep all of them straight, especially when ... more
Real Racing 3, one of the most popular racing games for iOS, was released back in February and today it has finally gotten its first major update. Fans of the game will be excited to hear that the game now features new vehicles, more than 100 new events, a new game mode, iCloud save syncing, plus a whole lot more.
With the update, Real Racing 3 brings back the American fan favorite Chevrolet, featuring the Chevrolet Cobalt SS and the Camaro ZL1. There's also an all-new Hunter mode and Cloud ... more
EA's recent and controversial release SimCity, with its horrendous launch and less than stellar reviews, now has a date for its Mac release. SimCity will be released for Mac June 11, with anyone that already owns the Windows version receiving access to the Mac version as well.
EA announced that the game will in fact support cross-platform play, so Mac and PC users will be able to put their differences aside and build together in perfect harmony. Users who buy SimCity will also have access to both versions of the ... more
If playing Fruit Ninja doesn't satisfy all of your fruit slicing needs, perhaps the new Fruit Ninja Magazine will help.
Totally...Fruit Ninja Magazine is a new release in the Totally... series by Titan Magazines. The series partners up with commercial products such as Hollywood movies or games like Fruit Ninja, and then publishes a one-off issue about that product.
Totally...Fruit Ninja is issue #34 in the series, with past issues having highlighted things like Hot Wheels and Madagascar 3.
The magazine will include things like a Fruit Ninja tips section, a game/puzzle ... more
Though I’m usually not a huge fan of iPad sleeves, there are a few that really stick out from the crowd. One of these sleeves is the Bowden by the folks at FineGrain, a relatively new startup that focuses on iPad sleeves. The Bowden is a sleeve that is handcrafted
I’ve had a long relationship with Realmac Software, and their applications. The first time I came across one of their products with Little Snapper, which I’m pretty sure showed up in my email because of a MacHeist bundle I had purchased early on in my Mac life. Since then, I’ve