4th and Battery, an offshoot brand developed by PopCap Games to develop edgier and more risque games, announced yesterday evening that their first game was denied by Apple's approval process. This is more than a little bit surprising. Over the past year, the approval process has been little more than a formality for major games companies. Apple's banhammer has usually been reserved as a filter for porn-apps, or apps that just don't work.
If you’re a frequent reader of EPUB format e-books in iBooks (try saying that 10 times fast!), your life is about to get a little easier -- Apple has quietly enabled the ability to open EPUB files in iBooks right from web pages and email messages.
The Plex Media Server has converted many a Mac into a home theatre giant, serving up movies, TV shows and music straight from the computer to the television. Now, the first major update to the iOS version aims to improve the experience on your mobile device as well.
The Gangstar series was one of the App Store's earliest gaming hits. It was essentially the progenitor of Gameloft's highly successful me-too let's-copy-this-popular-game approach to iPhone design. Regardless of where its inspiration came from, it's still a very high quality 3D action series. Now we have word that Gangstar: Miami Vindication is on sale for a puny 99 cent sale.
Going bar hopping tonight? Or perhaps you're scaling that awesome hill a few miles away from home? Let your friends know what you're up to with the location services in Google Maps. You can share your location with anyone via text message or email, and you can push the location straight through to your car's GPS. iPod touch and iPad users can do the same. Read on to find out how.
You can imagine our incredible sadness upon hearing the news that this game would not, in fact, feature Kevin Costner as a playable character. Also, apparently the 90s were too long ago for them to include Whitney Houston as one of the celebrities your burly avatar must protect. No, this game has nothing to do with the film of the same name, but The Bodyguard still looks very entertaining nonetheless.
Here’s an odd one for this fine Thursday: Apple may be releasing yet another minor update to iOS 4.3 in the next two weeks. Absolutely necessary or is Cupertino stepping up their efforts to thwart jailbreakers?
Remember those other iOS devices you have laying around? Yeah, your iPod and iPhone need some attention, too. Don't forget that they're just as important as your new iPad 2 -- these ones can actually fit in your pocket and go where you go, incognito.
This week's Best Case Scenario features the rugged, American-made RokForm Rokbed aluminum case, the pillow-soft feel of Proof cases, a watchband for your iPod nano from HEX for all you hipster types, and a sport armband for your marathon runners who need some music to power you through.
Retro gaming enthusiasts have a whole lot to be pleased about today. Atari just announced that they are releasing an enormous hub app for dozens of the best retro classics of all time. If your Atari has fallen into disrepair or you simply can't be bothered to lug around that giant piece of wood and plastic anymore you might want to consider dropping a measly $14.99 on this compilation. Or you can selectively go through and buy packs of 4 games for 99 cents.
You've probably never heard of Perfect Cell, but it's a very interesting game that's worth giving some attention. It's a game about an alien organism - which is described as neither bad, nor good...just perfect - that crash lands on Earth and is being held captive deep below the ocean. From there you need to use your creepy alien powers to break out of your prison. Maybe it's not quite as simple a concept as Angry Birds' "pigs-stole-my-eggs" plotline, but it's fun nonetheless.