The San Diego Comic-Con 2011 is well underway this week, and with it comes a treasure trove of special deals, many of which have little to do with comic books (then again, most of Comic-Con fits that description… but we digress). For example: If you’re had your painter’s eye on ArtRage for iPad, now is your chance to practically steal it for cheap.
Not happy with just updating Macs this week, Apple pushed out another beta build of iOS 5. Beta build 4 brings us one step closer to a gold master build that's expected to hit iPhones around the same time as the iPhone 5 drops. Probably, maybe in September, or late August, or whatever the rumor mill has dreamed up this week.
The other day on Twitter, I lamented about how hard it was for me to get over my shyness and say hello to my mat neighbor in yoga class. And then I realized it's because everything I know about being social I learned from Twitter and Facebook. And then I got a little sad when I realized that's what my generation has come to. But that's alright, because I suppose that just gives me more of a reason to use my iOS devices, right? So I can stay friends with the few people I've met IRL? Oh crap, I'm using acronyms now. I've become the problem.
So, anyway, welcome to Free App Friday. And here are three social apps to help you stay in touch with friends.
The dust has yet to settle on the first wave of patent disputes targeting iOS and Android app developers, but that isn’t stopping Lodsys, LLC from reloading and firing a second round, this time aimed squarely at the video game giants who hang their shingle on these platforms.
In honor of the 8th and final Harry Potter movie, this week we're taking the opportunity to check out a few science fiction outings offered in the App Store. From wizards to amorphous blobs, even a Slytherin would find love in their hearts for these games.
The iPhone and iPad have done incredible things for the comic book industry, and now it’s possible --and so, so easy -- to use your iOS device to get some of the very best comics available. With Comic-Con, the ultimate festival of geek starting, we thought we’d take a look at some of the awesome comic books available on the iOS platforms.
Anyone raised from the late seventies on has probably dreamed about having one of their ideas turned into a video game, but how often does it actually happen? For a nine-year-old boy living in Seattle, the dream became a reality with Allied Star Police, a new iOS game from PopCap’s 4th & Battery division.
There have been plenty of reports recently showing the iPad has a stranglehold on the tablet market, so it is not earth shattering that more business users are using iPads as well.
What is extra-surprising is that Android tablet activations in the business world have dropped during the second quarter of 2011, while iPad activations have grown. To put a finer point on the situation, reports indicate that during second quarter there were more iPad activations than the total number of Android tablets and smartphone activtions. Combined.
The San Diego Comic-Con International 2011 kicks off on Thursday, and one of the most downloaded mobile game characters of all time is getting a rousing introduction at the event -- making the leap from game to a new digital comic series based on the popular Cut the Rope.