As I write this, Apple is embroiled in controversy over the iOS-app subscription rules it imposed in February. All may have been made clear by the time you read this, but odds are that discord will still roil the app-mosphere.
Not every developer is distressed by Apple’s decision to require all iOS apps that sell subscriptions to do so through Apple’s in-app purchase (IAP) system. For some, the ability to attract 160 million–plus pairs of iOS device–focused eyeballs is a dream come true.
We've been so busy loving on our iOS devices that Mac games have been in the backseat for a little while. But once we finally started looking at the Mac App Store, we couldn't stop noticing all the wonderful Mac games available for super cheap. Here's three we can't stop playing.
This week, I've decided to go theme-less with Free App Friday. That's right folks, I'm just slapping together some apps that are free and you have no idea what any of them have to do with each other. What I can say, with confidence, is that they're all really helpful, especially for you creative types.
Angry Birds is the most overrated game of all time. I mean it. It’s true that I’ve always been something of an anti-Angry Birds evangelist, but my reasons are honest: it just isn’t that good. If I heard as much critical acclaim for an Xbox game as I do for Angry Birds, I would punch myself in the face, throw away my controller, and join up with Jack Thompson for tea. Hit the break to read the seven reasons it's the most overrated game of all time.
This week's Best Case Scenario is essentially part deux of last week's iPad 2 round up. We got a couple more cases in over the weekend from various manufacturers and have had a chance to try them out with our new tablet device. This week, we've got cases from Incipio, Targus and a very special case from Pad & Quill.
We're pretty sure that your children are enjoying your iOS devices as much as you. We're also certain that your iPad is probably covered in fingerprint smudges and your iPhone is the only thing that will distract ihre kinder from wailing out of boredom in the bread aisle at the grocery store. Well, there are a ton of apps that can keep your kids busy and distracted, while also engaging their minds and teaching them a thing or two about touchscreens and navigating mobile devices. Get 'em started early with these free apps available in the Mac and iTunes App Stores.
If there was a way to subscribe to developers games on iTunes, I would subscribe to these developers without batting my pretty eyelashes. These teams really innovate and entertain on a consistent basis.
Just like you'd do everything to prepare for a new member of the family, you should do the same for your precious new tablet, too. While the Smart Cover is definitely new and innovative, it's not enough to keep the entire chassis of the iPad 2 covered -- that's why you need a case. While there aren't a ton available just yet -- the iPad's only been available for less than a week -- companies like Xtreme Mac, BodyGuardz and Scosche already have cases ready for your new toy, and we've already reviewed 'em. Click through for a quick overview of some of the new cases, though keep in mind that they may not all be available yet.
It's here, it's in your hands, and if you're even more hardcore, you're probably surfing our website in mobile Safari on your iPad 2 right now. Doesn't it feel wonderful in your hands? Whether you're a second-generation adopter or this is the second iPad to join your family, there are still a few free apps out there you may not have considered. In this special edition of Free App Friday, we're got a couple of free apps you want to ensure are installed on your new toy.
Sometimes game devs spend time meticulously crafting characters with believable body structures. They go to expensive colleges, learn the intricacies of anatomy, study Phi--the whole kit and caboodle.
Other devs just bust out a couple of polygons and call it a day. Is it wrong of them for experimenting? In this week's GameTime, we'll take a look at everything from enormous noses to tiny wings, and other blown up characters that are blowing up the iTunes store.