Call it the calm after the storm: Now that OS X Yosemite, iOS 8.1, new iPads, and Retina iMacs have hit the streets, Apple is likely to get a little quieter leading up to the holiday season — but not before touting huge sales for the iPhone 6 during Monday's quarterly earnings announcement. Cupertino had a bit to say about Spotlight privacy yesterday as well, and our Tuesday Morning Report also looks at a couple of new software offerings for OS X as well.
This week's edition of the New App Recap is almost literally an explosion of sight and sound! We've got an Apple Pay-enabled update for smart bulbs, Flickr landing on the iPad, a whole bunch of ways to create music while on the go, and even a couple apps for anonymously expressing yourself or getting the word out on your personal blog. Sit back and join us on this groovy trip through the world of new and updated apps!
Whether you’re looking for a big-name smash or an intriguing indie, we’ve got a nice blend of both in this week’s App Store release lineup. NBA 2K15 brings big improvements to the hoops series, while Angry Birds Transformers pairs franchises in colorful fashion — but don’t miss Helix or Hyspherical either. We’ll have another batch next Thursday, but these should keep you satisfied for some time.
Following an introduction by CEO Tim Cook, Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi took the stage at the company's headquarters in Cupertino to bring us up to date on the recent iOS 8 update as well as OS X Yosemite.
VVVVVV is a fairly simple platformer, but one crafted and refined to mechanical perfection. The controls are as basic as the visuals — go left, go right, and flip gravity. But this game is full of things that complicate matters.
Adobe launched a trio of new Creative Cloud-connected mobile apps last week that bookend this week's edition of the New App Recap, along with other selections to make us more productive, keep tabs on finances, stay up-to-date with news and weather, and even communicate with groups of colleagues or friends. There's so much new to see, we won't waste any more time talking about it and just get on with the show!
This week’s App Store lineup offers a nice variety of picks, including totally weird indie Skullduggery!, popular new franchise entries Reckless Racing 3 and Zombie Highway 2, and Terra Battle from the creator of Final Fantasy. And speaking of that series, the port of Final Fantasy VI got a big update today to make things a lot smoother. Check these out, and then come back next Thursday for more.
Both the new iPhones and iOS 8 have had a few weeks to settle in, and we're seeing a growing number of games — new and old — taking advantage of the amazing Metal API to level up the graphics or add a little extra spice elsewhere in the package. Here are the best games out right now that shine brighter and run cooler on iPhones and iPads with iOS 8 Metal.
In 2013, Parallels Access wowed us by making remote desktop access usable from an iPad — although it was saddled with an expensive annual subscription. What a difference a year makes, as the sequel offers more bang for fewer bucks, and serves the fun to more devices.
How's iOS 8 working out for you? Judging from Apple's own adoption numbers, users may be dragging their feet to install the update compared to iOS 7, and our Tuesday Morning Report takes a look at what could be behind that dilemma. We've also got the first official aerial photo of Apple's Campus 2, as well as all the details on the latest version of Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac users. Click and enjoy!