How would you solve the mystery of your own death? What would your first step be, and how would you go about gathering clues? Most importantly, how could you get around or interact with the environment in meaningful ways without a body?
It may not matter much to those of us paying $24.99 per year for iTunes Match, but Apple is still quietly adding new functionality to iTunes for those continuing to sync the old-school way -- such as additional bitrates for converting higher quality songs while syncing.
You know the big news of the week was the new iPad. It's almost like there was no oxygen left in the room for any other article under discussion, but we found a few to tease you with before we get to the goods. Don't worry, they're still great stories, but in case you missed the latest iPad day, we have quite the round up for you.
I'm going on a road trip this summer and while I've been perfecting my Spotify playlist for the occasion, I'd like to use the trip as an excuse to discover new music, too. One of my favorite places to discover music is on NPR. Sometimes they'll stream the new album of one of my favorite independent artists, and sometimes they'll have news story about some incredibly melodious sub-genre I might want to delve into. With their iPhone app, now I can get all this music on demand.
We’re now at T-minus seven days and counting before the first wave of new iPads come flying into the hearts and minds of their early adopter owners, and already Apple’s online store is feeling the squeeze, with orders now shipping by March 19. But don’t get too bummed out -- there’s likely to be an ample supply at stores nationwide next Friday, assuming you don’t mind duking it out with all of the other procrastinators. Let’s find out what else is making news for this fine Friday, March 9, 2012, shall we?
The Independent Games Festival has long been a part of the Game Developers Conference, and all five of the finalists -- plus four of the five honorable mentions -- for the Best Mobile Game are available on or soon coming to iOS. Looking for the best recent and upcoming indie games for your iPhone or iPad? Here's a look at the nine iOS games honored by the IGF in the category.
Rhythm-based video games have been readily available for over a decade now, but there's something inherently intuitive about tapping along to the beat on a touch-screen that makes them a natural fit for Apple gadgets. We already tap our fingers and toes to most tunes that spill out of our earbuds; why not make an app of it? Beat Sneak Bandit, the latest title from Bumpy Road creator Simogo, boasts one of the best blends of clever one-touch gameplay, charming 2D art, and head-bobbing beats available on the App Store.
Now here’s a nifty little side effect of iTunes in the Cloud gaining the power to re-download your iTunes movie purchases: Digital copies included with many DVD releases are also appearing on the Apple TV and iOS devices as well.
Each week brings a mass of new game releases for both iPhone and iPad, but it's hard to know which titles are worth a look and which are simply filler. As such, we're launching a new weekly post to bring you the essential details on what we think are the five most interesting and exciting iOS games in a given week, complete with images and App Store links to find out more. And stay tuned, as many of the games featured in this space are sure to get full reviews on the site once we have a chance to test them out.
Jetpack Joyride has been another smash hit for Fruit Ninja developer, Halfbrick, thanks in part to the universal app's switch to a free-to-play model a couple months back. But its success is more notably due to its addictive nature and engaging structure, which keeps you interested with missions and new gear to unlock to improve and change up the experience.