If you want to see just how much Apple dominates the mobile video arena with its iOS platform, look no further than a new report citing the company’s devices making up 80 percent of mobile video views -- with Android coming in a distant second with the remaining 20 percent.
Possibly our favorite aspect of iOS gaming is the simple fact that anybody can develop, and they can do it cheaply. This leads iOS gaming away from the ultra-serious hardcore tone of console gaming, and gives it its very own personality. Lately, that personality has been utterly bonkers. First Desctructopus. Then Laser Dolphin. Now we've got Techno Kitten Adventure to add to our stable of increasingly weird iOS titles.
Over the course of the holidays, Chair's Infinity Blade came out and blew the iOS user base away by proving just how amazing a game could look on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. By the time you'd fought your way through the castle time and time again, gradually leveling up your character and gaining weapons, armor, and magic items that could slay almost any opponent, you wanted more. And as of Thursday, Chair responded, releasing a free, full-fledged expansion to the title in the form of Infinity Blade: Arena.
The iPad 2 is an amazing device capable of all sorts of wonderous feats, but it just doesn't have the awesome 3D whizzbang gadgetry of some other new devices. i3D is hoping to change that with a new 3D app that brings glasses-free 3D to the iPad. We can't wait for this software to be licensed and used in actual apps.
The Mobile Safari web browser Apple includes with every iOS device is quite fine indeed, but some simply want the freedom of choice we enjoy on desktop platforms. Now that the popular Opera Mini browser is making the leap onto the iPad, we have more choices than ever.
The relationship between Apple and its iOS developers may be contentious at times, but never let it be said that Cupertino doesn’t know which side its bread is buttered on. On Monday, the iPhone maker came forward to defend its developers against a brewing patent battle with Lodsys over in-app purchases.
The Kindle, and later the iPad, have sparked a huge interest in e-books, but most merely replicate what we’re used to on the printed page. Well, that's not good enough for our former vice president. Al Gore has worked with Push Pop Press to produce something different: a digital version of his book Our Choice that takes advantage of the unique technologies offered by Apple’s iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone.
Don't get us wrong, we love iOS more than words can describe. That said, the grass is sometimes greener on the Android side of the smartphone fence. To show you what we mean, we've put together a gallery of 10 things baked into the Android OS that we'd love to see, shall we say "liberated", for use with iOS.
Just a couple days after the prequel to the highly successful iPhone RPG Chaos Rings was launched, Square Enix is back to tout the release of a sequel to the original game. Sony may be trying to piggyback news of their games on top of each other in an attempt to stay in the news, but we couldn't care less when the games look/are so good.
Although most of us are expecting a modest spec bump for this year’s iPhone, a new report has surfaced that claims Apple may be planning to use a “curved cover glass” in the next model, similar to the iPod nano from a couple generations ago.