Some great-looking games are on tap this week, notably Record Run from Rock Band creator Harmonix and the offbeat action-puzzler Kiwanuka, plus we’re curious to see how freemium licensed titles MLB Perfect Inning and SoulCalibur Unbreakable Soul stack up. Give these new releases a good look, and then check back next Thursday for an all-new list of notable games to consider.
Have a story to tell but overwhelmed by the challenge of how to get started? Adobe wants to lend a hand in getting your voice heard with a new cutting-edge iPad app that takes the drudgery out of storytelling process.
Apple appears to be making big progress with the latest update to OS X Mavericks, with 9to5Mac reporting that a new build of 10.9.3 released to AppleCare employees on Wednesday — a build that appears to be even newer than what developers and AppleSeed users are working with. The build suggests Apple might release the update to the public this week, so there's something else to look forward to ahead of the weekend...
Back in March, United Airlines announced that it would be updating both its iOS app and fleet to allow travelers to view free movies and television shows while connected to its Wi-Fi network. Today, the app update went through to complete that process. Using United’s app, passengers will be able to view more than 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows in the air when on planes that offer Wi-Fi access.
Remember just a few years back when tablet computers seemed new and exciting? Now you can buy low-end models at drug store chains, but as ever, you usually get what you pay for with cheap tech. The latest tablet survey from J.D. Power and Associates bears out that move towards less expensive hardware and the resulting implications, demonstrating declining overall satisfaction as more manufacturers enter the market. However, while overall satisfaction may be trending downward, Apple's iPad leads the pack with an overall satisfaction rating of 830 out of 1000, with the report noting that it “performs highest in all study factors except cost.”
We should really celebrate our mothers every day. They are the reason we're here, after all. But to make things simple, there's one day dedicated specifically to the women who raised us. It's important to make the most of the occasion but that puts a lot of pressure on us, the children of the world, to make sure our moms know how much we care during this twenty-four hour period. Luckily, we don't have to tackle this task alone. With the help of the nine apps we've put together, you can make sure that you make this year's Mother's Day a memorable one.
Apple chose to pass on the opportunity to incorporate Touch ID fingerprint sensors into the latest iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display models, but a new rumor suggests that oversight may get rectified later this year.
A sketchy rumor posted overnight to Taiwan-based Industrial and Commercial Times claims that supplier Pegatron has already received 15 percent of Apple's orders for the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 ahead of a September launch. Apparently the supplier will produce something in the neighborhood of 50 million iPhones this year, which includes the current generation as well as the new model, which just so happens to pop up again in today's recap...
Google is showing a bit more attention on the iOS side of things lately. Last week, it split off Docs and Sheets apps (with Slides incoming) from Google Drive for increased visibility, and now today, the company updated its Google Maps app to a 3.0.0 version with several new and upgraded features. Chief among them is an official offline maps option, which lets you save them for network-free browsing — ideal for international travel or when exploring areas with minimal reception.
iPad owners rarely have reason to be envious of competing tablets, but even the most ardent Apple fan did a double-take when Amazon released Origami-style cases for its latest Kindle Fire line. Now, the folks at Moshi have done it one better with a versatile case that literally carries a slim keyboard along for the ride. Moshi’s VersaKeyboard combines a stylish, textured front cover with a rugged polycarbonate back that perfectly conforms to Apple’s latest iPad Air models for maximum protection.