Flight Control stands tall as one of the early and enduring App Store juggernauts, so the emergence of a sequel -- the outer-space themed Flight Control Rocket -- isn't a huge surprise. Rocket builds on the familiar line-drawing formula from the original entry by having you quickly trace flight paths for ships to land on a futuristic carrier, which takes up a large section of the screen and offers different landing spots for like-colored ships. Some of the changes and additions are unique and welcome, but Rocket's curious impression of a free-to-play game sucks much of the lasting appeal from the experience.
Have you ever downloaded a free game on your iPhone and wondered how in the world the developer could possibly be making money with it? As it turns out, the so-called “freemium” business model is actually far more lucrative than charging money, at least for mobile.
Say, did something happen this week that made headlines? We're trying to remember what it was… Oh yeah! Now we remember. The New iPad busted down other tablet makers' doors, dragged them out of bed, and spanked them right across the bottoms. And a bunch of diehard Apple fans camped out ready to be there when it happened.
The new iPad is making its way to store shelves this week, though we don't expect it to stay on the shelf for long. If you're one of the hopeful early adopters reading this on your iPhone while standing in line outside the Apple Store, then continue reading. This week's lineup of new iOS game titles will be the perfect compliment to the gaming power the new tablet will deliver -- though they'll look and run great on any iOS device.
You can't wait for tomorrow. That new iPad is going to be everything your heart has desired since the first iPad landed in your lap. But before you go out and purchase the whole kit and caboodle, you'll have to do a few things to make sure you can seamlessly move your data over to a new device. Forget starting over from scratch, here's how to properly migrate to the new iPad.
Jailbreaking allows you to do a multitude of fun things with your phone that Apple wouldn't normally allow you to do, like install apps that enable tethering and adding a little more customization to iOS. With just a few simple steps, you can have your iOS device sporting a new theme or running a new tool that Apple wouldn’t allow in the App Store.
Most of the time, new iPhone and iPad games seem to appear out of thin air -- suddenly up for sale in the App Store without any sort of lengthy promotional campaign. But when we're lucky, we hear about exciting releases weeks or months in advance; and as Apple's devices continue to surge in popularity, that's becoming more and more common. Case in point: here are a dozen upcoming iOS games that we're really looking forward to playing, and while they vary in size, scope, and subject, all caught our eye and may well catch yours too.
In Apple’s eyes, there’s probably no better email client than their own. But that hasn’t stopped others from trying, and one of the more popular Mac attempts is Sparrow, which has now taken an even bolder leap from the desktop to the iPhone and iPod touch.
We all love Safari for iOS, but that doesn’t mean we can’t check out the competition from time to time. There are a fair number of options available in the App Store--many for free and most for less than a buck--all promising performance to rival Apple’s bundled browser.
What do you get when you combine the "match three" mechanic of Bejeweled with the forging of Minecraft under the loose guise of a city sim? This hodgepodge of ideas comes together in Triple Town, a puzzle game/sim about combining environmental objects to build a village.