For a limited time only, Gameloft is making two of its iOS games free. Starting today, and only for this weekend, you can download Gangster Rio: City of Saints and N.O.V.A. 3 for free if you don't already have them downloaded. Downloading these games this weekend will save you about $12.00. Gangster Rio normally sells for $4.00 and N.O.V.A. 3 is a "steep" $6.99. Both are universal games so they can be played on any iOS device.
Gangster Rio: City of Saints is similar to Grand Theft Auto. Set in ... more
It's no secret that iOS games, and phone-based gaming in general, are the future. According to the second edition of the ongoing quarterly AppAnnie & IDC Portable Gaming Report, there is a clear shift in consumer spending from gaming-optimized handhelds to phone-based devices.
The app analysis firm looked at consumer spending on games in the fourth quarter of 2012 and compared it to the first quarter of 2013. The results showed an obvious increase in iOS game spending with a significant decrease in on traditional handheld games.
According to the ... more
If you're looking to add blank spaces to your iOS home screen, instead of having all the applications line up one after another, a newly found bug in iOS has made it possible.
Put your apps in this order in the bottom row of an iOS page: App, Group with two apps in it, app, app.
Move an app out of the folder, and onto the last app in the row to create a new folder.
While maintaining your touch on the screen, drag the application back to its original position.
Go back to ... more
One of BlackBerry's biggest selling points is headed to iOS and Android this summer. BlackBerry announced today that its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service will finally be opening up to non-BlackBerry devices, a move that has been rumored for some time.
BBM is a messaging service with over 60 million active users, with 51 million of these being daily users that use the service for an average of 90 minutes a day. "BBM set the standard for mobile instant messaging with fast and reliable service and an added layer of ... more
Let’s pretend the Internet is a nice place and people are inherently good to one another (please stop laughing). Would it be wrong to assume, then, that when someone puts some effort into making something, that thing won’t be ripped apart and disgraced by people with significant audiences and even more significant egos?
Unfortunately, the world isn’t perfect and nobody can create anything without having to endure the inflated opinions of others (this also includes my inflated opinion for those reading this who are ready to pounce).
The most recent “how dare ... more
The lazy man's version of Netflix just got lazier with version 4.1 of the iOS app. The update brings with it the ability to auto-play episodes of TV, movie recommendations, and enhanced second screen options.
I refer to the iOS version as the "lazy man's Netflix," as the only time I ever use it is when I'm too lazy to get out of bed to go to my full-sized TV, so instead I stay and watch it on my iPhone or iPad. With this new update, Netflix takes the "post-play" ... more
Something is wrong with my homescreen. No it's not cracked or sporting some godawful wallpaper, it has been overrun by third-party apps.
So why is this a bad thing? Isn't having the best selection of apps, not just quantity but quality, the biggest iOS advantage?
Undoubtedly it is, but my homescreen being taken over by third-party apps is a signal, a flashing neon sign that tells me something is wrong here.
Let be me clear, I love third-party apps, Mailbox, Fantastical, Tempo, Yahoo! Weather, Google Maps, Simplenote and Clear... more
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
If improved audio profiles for speakerphones are your thing, you should definitely be pumped for today's new iOS update for the iPhone 5.
The minor 6.1.4 update, which is only available for users on iPhone 5, has just one improvement listed in its description. "Updated audio profile for speakerphone." Whether the update includes other minor changes that Apple chose not to list is unknown.
What exactly "updated audio profile for speakerphone" means, I don't know. One user online said that after installing the update, he noticed frequencies began to sound ... more
While we all assumed we would be seeing a new version of Apple's operating systems at WWDC, we didn't expect to see Apple actually confirm it.
Apple announced today in a press release that new versions of both iOS and OS X will be unveiled at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10 in San Francisco. " We can't wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC," said Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller. Apple has traditionally unveiled its new ... 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