The highly celebrated casual games develop PopCap has announced today that for 48 hours, beginning Saturday at 12:01 AM PDT, all of their iOS games will be on sale. The proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Red Cross for Japan's tsunami relief fund. The sale ends at midnight on Sunday March 20. For the duration of the sale, all of their iPhone games will be reduced to 99 cents and iPad games will be $1.99.
It looks like Apple has their first high-profile newspaper subscription since the launch of The Daily, with The New York Times switching their apps to a paid model effective March 28, complete with the option to subscribe via in-app purchase and presumably give Apple their 30 percent slice of the pie.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its annual video game awards ceremony last night in London. The awards come every year as a way to showcase excellent game design across the industry. They highlight winners in a number of categories, and this was the first year that an iOS game took home the honor of Best Handheld Game.
I went on vacation and took a whole bunch of videos with my digital camera. They show up in iPhoto and I can publish them to Facebook and MobileMe, but I can’t get these videos to transfer onto my iPhone or iPad.
One of the most exciting games of 2011 has just become available on the App Store today. The latest game in the long-running Rainbox Six tactical shooter series has had a lengthy hype campaign ramping up over the last few months, and now we've got the chance to try it out for ourselves. Shadow Vanguard was developed by Gameloft which has essentially dominated the iOS shooter genre with games like N.O.V.A. 2 and Modern Combat 2. We're looking forward to seeing what they're able to do with the Rainbow Six series.
While it may just be a gimmick to draw attention to the effort, you have to admit it’s impressive that the iPad 2 has been in stores less than a week and already the tablet has been used to shoot a music video.
If there was a way to subscribe to developers games on iTunes, I would subscribe to these developers without batting my pretty eyelashes. These teams really innovate and entertain on a consistent basis.
Steve Jobs is a very powerful man. With a single word, he has been known to lay waste to inferior products and technologies.
Okay, maybe that's not true. Look at Windows, it's been around for ages and Steve hasn't exactly been quiet about how much better the Mac OS is to Windows. Still, that hasn't stopped people from blaming Jobs for the demise of, well, just about anything.
Just like you'd do everything to prepare for a new member of the family, you should do the same for your precious new tablet, too. While the Smart Cover is definitely new and innovative, it's not enough to keep the entire chassis of the iPad 2 covered -- that's why you need a case. While there aren't a ton available just yet -- the iPad's only been available for less than a week -- companies like Xtreme Mac, BodyGuardz and Scosche already have cases ready for your new toy, and we've already reviewed 'em. Click through for a quick overview of some of the new cases, though keep in mind that they may not all be available yet.
The iPad 2 is here, and developers are already starting to make the most of the refreshed tablet’s dual-core A5 processor, twin cameras and superior graphics processing. But are apps optimized for the iPad 2 really so different than the same ones on the iPad?