The ridiculous variety of games on the App Store never ceases to amaze us. Every week we feature a few games that are worth keeping an eye on. From stunt hamsters to street gangs, we're always surprised by the level of variety being offered. This week was no different as we take a look at a Grand Theft Auto clone, an epic Zelda-style quest, and a strategy game about nesting chickens...no seriously, and it looks amazing too!
Not a great week for Apple in the courtroom. This past week, Cupertino has been forced to settle a class action suit regarding the MagSafe adapters that start fires, lost a ruling in Germany which could result in a huge win for Motorola, and is picking a fight with a small cafe in Bonn.
We'll run through the highlights in this week's episode of Law & Apple. Cue the "dun dun."
In this week's Best Case Scenario, I ignored the fact that you just dropped gobs of money on that brand new iPhone 4S and reviewed iPad 2 cases instead. Mostly because a majority of the cases that fit the CDMA iPhone 4 will also fit your iPhone 4S. It's like magic! Money-saving magic. Maybe.
This week, check out a protective snap-on case from Macally, a very-thin carrier from Bodyguardz, a faux-SmartCover case from Griffin and a super-secure Security Case from Kensington. Read on!
Google's official Gmail iOS app left the App Store as quickly as it arrived. The app had issues with notifications, and Google today released a Twitter statement apologizing for pulling the app, and that the company had "messed up." On top of the redesign to Google Reader, we're left feeling a little more than unsatisfied with Google's latest projects.
Fortunately, there's a thriving world of independent app developers out there that can make good things happen from bad things. Or, just did them right from the start. Here's a look at three free apps that were better than Google's own Gmail for iOS app. And if these free apps seem a little too simple for you, remember that it's not like Google's was any better
Apple is litigating intellectual property disputes around the world and fortunately, several rulings have already been in its favor. In the pursuit of victory, however, sometimes the dogs of legal war go too far. In this week's Law & Apple, we are reminded that often there is only one way to deal with a bully.
This was one of the most interesting and exciting weeks for iOS gaming in recent memory...if you're a specific type of gamer. There's not much on offer this week for the average casual gamer (except the future money tree Snoopy's Street Fair), but if you're a hardcore gamer this is the week for you. There's some juicy drama coming to the tablet gaming space with GameStop beginning to stock Android tablets, and Rockstar has said some other Grand Theft Auto games could make it to iOS in the future.
As you've probably already noticed, sometimes I like to use my space in Free App Friday to feature a few apps that have really tickled my fancy. There's nothing better than discovering an app that really does something wonderful to either simplify your life or give you a little smile. This week, I'd like to introduce to you three free web services that have helped me increased my productivity and enjoy the internet just a little bit more. Because in the mess of trolls, immature Redditors and salacious headlines, we all need a little refuge from the harshness of the 'net.
Over the last two weeks we've gotten wind of a bunch of high-quality console games coming to iOS. This week was fairly similar, with console-quality games stealing the show. Hardcore gamers will be giddy to know that the classic console fighting game SoulCalibur is coming to iOS. While more seasoned gamers might be more interested to know that the masters of pinball games (Farsight Studios) are bringing an anthology to iOS soon as well.
Whether you waited in line or at home for the UPS delivery person, the last thing you want to do is sour that wait time by dropping your brand new iPhone 4S to its death. Okay, fine, that was kind of dramatic. But it is still made out of glass and prone to scratches and cracks. Protect it with a case from this week's Best Case Scenario.