Each week, we highlight a selection of the most interesting, exciting, and unique new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch titles released on the App Store. Surreal indie thriller Device 6 from Simogo is a major standout this week, along with the free-to-play Batman: Arkham Origins, while CSR Classics and Dungeons & Dragons: Arena at War are other significant releases available now on the App Store.
There’s something magical and fascinating about the time of the pharaohs that just grabs us. Whether it’s the boy king Tutankhamun, The Pyramids of Giza, or the extravagant hieroglyphic writing, ancient Egypt commands attention. We’re currently in the midst of Archaeology Month in more than a dozen U.S. states, so to celebrate, here are eight stellar apps that teach you all about the life, culture, history, and archaeology of one of the earliest and most celebrated civilizations.
Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary since Apple debuted iTunes for Windows -- but if you thought the move was controversial from a user's perspective, check out this tale from inside the walls of Cupertino.
Although T-Mobile US is now an official provider of the iPhone, the fourth-placed carrier still doesn't have an Apple-sanctioned iPad -- but that could change with the latest models expected at next week's media event.
Happy Windows 8.1 Day! Oh, you weren't aware that today was the day? Well, it certainly is, as Microsoft began dishing out the update as of 7 AM EST Thursday. But there's oh so much more happening in the tech world, so kick back and soak it all in with today's recap -- even if you happen to be reading it from your swanky new Windows 8.1 update.
Codemasters has a seasoned pedigree when it comes to racing games, and it shows with F1 Challenge for iPhone and iPad. As the name suggests, F1 Challenge is an officially licensed Formula One game, but this top-down racer’s real draw is its unique control scheme. Instead of virtual buttons dedicated to left and right steering inputs, F1 Challenge uses a vertical slider to control the angle at which your speedster approaches each track’s hairpin curves.
One of the true rewards of playing a monster-training game is the ability to create your own cool-looking creature and customize it to your liking. Monster Adventures not only lets you decide what such a beast looks like, but its mash-up of role-playing and roguelike genre elements makes each play session an exciting and slightly addictive foray into its vibrant world. Monster Adventures starts you off with a basic creature, and it’s your job to train it and enter it into tournaments to bring pride to your village.
By now you've probably heard the news: Apple has confirmed its rumored media event for next Tuesday, Oct. 22, as speculation ramps up about exactly what Cupertino has in store for the rest of the year. There are certainly a lot of possibilities, with new iPads and a release date for OS X Mavericks and the new Mac Pro at the top of the list. Our personal wish list? Overhauls for the existing iWork, iLife and Aperture applications, which are long overdue. Hey, we can dream, can't we?
The iPad just doesn't feel like an iOS device anymore.
There was a time when it did — mostly during those few weeks in 2010 when pixel-doubled iPhone apps still outnumbered their native counterparts — but these days it feels far closer to a Mac than an iPhone. There are some things I still need my MacBook for, but more often than not I'm reaching for my iPad when there's work to be done.
But while the apps I use for writing and researching are rich and powerful, the system they run on is seeming more and more like an enlarged version of something built for a phone. And iOS 7 hasn't helped.