If you were among the iPhone users hoping that Apple would switch to sapphire crystal displays over their existing (and breakable) Gorilla Glass displays, we're going to have to disappoint you. According to German news site Tages-Anzeiger, Apple has already tested the sapphire crystal displays and found them unsuitable for mass production.
Do you ever feel like there's something missing in your life? Like there's a hole that could only be filled by a furry, cuddly, feathery, or scaly creature of some sort? Then maybe it's time you seek out the unmatchable companionship of a pet. There's no better time to do so, as June is National Adopt a Pet Month, plus there are always rescue animals in need of a great home. But that doesn't mean you should rush into things without doing a little research. Getting a pet is a long-term responsibility that you should be prepared for. That's why we've gathered eight apps that are essential to have handy if you're bringing home a new pet. They'll help you be prepared and make sure you're giving your pet the home it deserves.
We'll come right out and say it: Marvel's Avengers Alliance can be a chaotic mess in moments. First finding life as a casual Facebook social game, this superhero-themed RPG battler gets off to a rocky start, thanks to complex underpinnings that are awkwardly explained and an obtuse storyline that feels utterly disjointed at best. When character interactions aren't dripping with clichés, they sometimes lack coherence altogether. Despite all of this, there's something about the nerdy RPG combat between classic superheroes and oddball foes that still strikes a chord.
Seemingly designed as a 2D side-scrolling homage to Minecraft – albeit thankfully livelier in tone – Terraria has amassed millions of fans on PC and consoles with its open-ended exploration and adventuring, and now 505 Games plans to bring the full experience to iOS with a few tweaks. We played an early build on iPad at the E3 gaming expo this week in Los Angeles, and had a chance to see how the core game translates to a touch interface.
Mousechief’s 7 Grand Steps is an intricate mix of strategy board game and family management simulation – with the look of an antique coin-op fortune-telling machine – that tasks players with guiding a family, generation by generation, through 5000 years of human history. That family will contain farmers, doctors, empresses, and priests, all of whom fall in love, have children, make friends, and fight with their siblings. And all of them will die – by starvation, war, or pestilence. During the Sack of Rome, marauding Goths slaughtered Faustine, our most successful family member, at the height of her power in the Imperial Senate.
A pirate-themed match-three puzzle game on iPhone and iPad? Sure, it's been done before, but rather than sticking to the status quo, Scurvy Scallywags throws all kinds of crazy ideas onto the pile. Combating, collecting, crafting, and combo-chaining your way across the salty seas is a collective task overflowing with quirky pillaging and plundering aplenty, and we'd expect nothing less from Monkey Island series creator Ron Gilbert and his co-conspirators at Beep Games.
Today's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote speech was packed with new reveals, not the least of which was the sleek new Mac Pro. What we know about its specs so far is impressive, but perhaps more striking is that it's able to fit pro-level computing into a shiny, cylindrical case 1/8 the size of the bulkier 2012 version. Apple had a few models on display at the show (unplugged and encased in translucent cylinders, sadly), giving us the chance to take a few shots for you to check out.
A good night's sleep is as important to parents as it is to babies. Whether your child is still in swaddlers or running around at top speed for hours on end, a nice stretch of shuteye can do wonders for refueling his/her body -- and yours. But as for getting a kid to actually lay down for eight or so hours? Well, that's another story. Lullabytes is something of a smart soother for your iPhone, using simple controls, intelligent sensors, and sweet melodies to lull your child to sleep.
It's been an interesting year for Apple since the last WWDC, with news about falling stock paired with news about the App Store hitting a 50 billion download milestone and the iPhone's strong showing domestically. But according to Apple CEO Tim Cook's introductory note for WWDC 2013, things are looking great for the Cupertino, California based tech giant.
As much as we love our mice and trackpads, Apple’s marketing has made us a bit jaded about anything with “magic” in its name. So, when Mimo Monitors’ Magic Touch landed on our doorstep, we were appropriately skeptical.