Back in March, United Airlines announced that it would be updating both its iOS app and fleet to allow travelers to view free movies and television shows while connected to its Wi-Fi network. Today, the app update went through to complete that process. Using United’s app, passengers will be able to view more than 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows in the air when on planes that offer Wi-Fi access.
We should really celebrate our mothers every day. They are the reason we're here, after all. But to make things simple, there's one day dedicated specifically to the women who raised us. It's important to make the most of the occasion but that puts a lot of pressure on us, the children of the world, to make sure our moms know how much we care during this twenty-four hour period. Luckily, we don't have to tackle this task alone. With the help of the nine apps we've put together, you can make sure that you make this year's Mother's Day a memorable one.
A sketchy rumor posted overnight to Taiwan-based Industrial and Commercial Times claims that supplier Pegatron has already received 15 percent of Apple's orders for the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 ahead of a September launch. Apparently the supplier will produce something in the neighborhood of 50 million iPhones this year, which includes the current generation as well as the new model, which just so happens to pop up again in today's recap...
Google is showing a bit more attention on the iOS side of things lately. Last week, it split off Docs and Sheets apps (with Slides incoming) from Google Drive for increased visibility, and now today, the company updated its Google Maps app to a 3.0.0 version with several new and upgraded features. Chief among them is an official offline maps option, which lets you save them for network-free browsing — ideal for international travel or when exploring areas with minimal reception.
There are plenty of cute platform games available for iOS, but Leo’s Fortune is a lot more than a typical platformer. For starters, the game looks absolutely gorgeous; despite being developed by a small team, the game boasts some of the most impressive 2D visuals we’ve ever seen. The environments look so lush, vibrant, and detailed they could arguably be called photorealistic, but reality rarely ever looks this good. Better yet, Leo’s Fortune offers top-notch gameplay to back up its impressive appearance.
It’s been a few years since the last totally new Tony Hawk-branded skateboarding game, but Activision plans to revive the long-running franchise with an exclusive new mobile entry this summer. Tony Hawk’s Shred Session reimagines the trick-centric game for touchscreen devices, taking a behind-the-back view in portrait orientation and letting you swipe to perform different moves as you follow a set path through each environment.
Thursday, May 1 marked the day former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts officially joined the Apple ranks in her new position as Senior Vice President for Retail and Online Stores, and Cupertino celebrated by adding her to the company's executive profiles, sandwiched right between CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue. But that's not all that went down yesterday, as we're about to reveal...
An interactive take on Star Wars, dubstep-drenched shooter Intake, quirky adventure Botanicula, and classic board game port Talisman are the heavier hitters in a busy week for new iOS game debuts — and if you’ve been waiting for the second episode of Republique, it’s available for sale now within the app. Give these new releases a good look and then check back next Thursday for an all-new list of notable games to consider.
If you think of your high school English classes when you hear poetry, you probably don't have great memories of the form. Poetry can get a bad, but it's one of the most influential literary forms. Ideas hatched in poems hundreds of years ago still influence today's authors. It's an art form that can be the best vessel to display beautiful language and if you've been dismissing it all these years, it's time to get back into it. Since April was National Poetry Month, we've collected eight apps for you to download so you can reacquaint with the classics, enjoy some modern day gems, and even start writing your own poems.
Pretty much everyone expects an iPhone 6 to arrive later this year, and judging from the number of leaks that have been popping up on the radar, it could be sooner than later. The latest is a physical mockup for the reportedly 4.7-inch handset, with a larger 5.5-inch model also said to be in the cards. But why speculate on the future when we've got some tasty tidbits of news right here in our overnight recap...?