It's Friday, it's summer, it's almost time for WWDC, and everyone's in a great mood. Saving money on fun iOS games -- or getting helpful non-game apps for free -- is just the icing on the cupcake. This weekend's price drops have something for everyone.
Apple's Game Center has been out for a while now. Cupertino is trying to attract developers to support it, both to network their titles for multiplayer action and to offer a fairly universal leaderboard system and list of achievements.
And it works pretty well.
For those of you that have been wondering what to do with the Game Center app that appeared on your iPhone or iPod touch when iOS 4.1 was released (and your iPad when iOS 4.2.1 hit the scene), here we go...
It's been a year since iOS 4 was announced and five major releases later, we're finally ready to bring in the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system. iOS 5 is just around the corner, and while we're not entirely sure of all the features that will be mentioned at Monday's event, we'd sure like to take a stab at guessing. You never know -- sometimes these things, they come true.
You may not be privy to the world of Android (or even interested in learning its ways), but you can't deny that you don't utilize Google just a little bit (a tiny bit, even) on your own phone. Stop being so bashful about the habit and give in! Here are three free apps to help reinforce your Google habit with your iOS device or Mac, and three more reasons why Google's services still play a heavy party in our daily lives.
The notion of that is kind of scary, by the way. But we'll deal.
It's a rumorrific week for Apple fans as we gird our loins for the excitement that is the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. What will be revealed? What is already known? What surprises lie in wait? And how can we speculate more feverishly? These are all things the news loses its mind about, every single time Apple decides to host an event. But there were a few other nuggets out there in Newslandia. Let's not forget those stories.
If you've been following the exploits of Marty Mcfly in Telltale Games adventure game adaptation of the classic 1980s sci-fi series then you'll be pleased to know that the latest episode in the series is now available on the App Store. On the other hand, if you haven't been following the series then now is the perfect time to start.
Want to feel good about yourself? Like really, truly good about yourself? Just play one of this week's games. Nothing like guiding a Candy Train to safety or throwing a stapler at a coworker to validate one's self-worth.
Have you ever taken a photo with your iOS device, only to later find out that it is missing? Or perhaps you had to reset your iOS device before you could retrieve your photo? No problem! As long as you've synced your device, you can retrieve your photo from old iOS backups using a Mac application called Picturescue.
You know the feeling. You've been wracking your head for what seems like ages trying to solve a puzzle, but nothing sticks. After a while you just want to smash it to pieces just to break the state of mental stagnation. Thankfully there's Woozzle, an iOS game for those who like solving spacial puzzles, but get restless going too long without any action.