If you're just rubbing the sleep out of your eyes prior to heading outside to dig out of yet another polar blast, shut down the snow blower and drop that shovel — we've got three days worth of weekend to catch up on in this edition, and you won't want to miss a single story. Let's dig in before you dig out!
One of the challenges facing educational game developers is how to strike a balance between lessons and fun. Too much teaching, and the game ceases to keep a child’s attention; too little, and it becomes just another game. That’s one of the reasons Slice Fractions is so great: it has mastered teaching kids about fractional math without having overt lessons to do so. Slice Fractions tasks players with clearing a path for a woolly mammoth to get from one side of the screen to another.
Nearly five months after the introduction of iOS 7, developers continue to play catch-up with full support for Apple's latest mobile operating system -- and when it comes to voice translation, the wait appears to be well worth it.
So yeah, never mind about those iPhone 6 images which "leaked" onto the internet this week -- turns out they were indeed bogus, and frankly, we're glad to hear it since our iPhone 5s is still quite spry and not ready to be put out to pasture quite yet. We are, however, ready to sign off for the three-day weekend to celebrate some dead Presidents, so look for our usual weekend recap on Tuesday next week!
It’s admittedly a slower week for notable new releases — surely most of us are still obsessed with Threes, luckily — but we’ve picked out eight games to keep an eye on, including Word Puttz (from the creators of You Don’t Know Jack), Square Enix’s Deadman’s Cross, and HonorBound, plus a huge update to the newly-retitled Solitaire Blitz: Lost Treasures.
Kahuna is a tactical, one-on-one board game about controlling island territories. The physical boxed set, originally published in 1998 and still available today, doesn’t look like much – a modest deck of cards, a few plastic pieces, and a minimalistic game board. But what initially appears to be a simple game of token placement quickly reveals itself as a meditative test of strategy. USM’s universal iOS version of Kahuna not only capitalizes on this clever design, but also adds a distinctive thematic flavor to the experience.
Verizon executives have steadfastly refused to jump into a price war with rivals AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, but we can't help but think the carrier is feeling the pressure with its latest plans that offer more of... well, everything.
As it has for the last several years, Apple published the results of its annual supplier responsibility for 2013 this week, which puts a specific spotlight on the tantalum used in the manufacturing process.