This week's Best Case Scenario takes a different spin on things: cases that add a bit of extra functionality to your already super duper iOS devices. Need a keyboard for you iPad? No problem. How about one for your iPhone? Stop your bellyachin'--they make those, too. We've even got cases to open beer bottles and carry your credit card. Read on to find out if these kitschy cases are really worth your cash.
A couple of days ago we received a confirmation from Square Enix that the rumors surrounding the iOS release of Final Fantasy III were true. The original Final Fantasy III never came to the United States (except for the 2006 Nintendo DS remake), so every opportunity RPG fans get to play it is a cause for celebration. However, despite the confirmation there was still one small hole left in the story that we were left wondering about: what version of Final Fantasy III will the port be based on?
We've seen what Apple could dish up when it came to word processing, and we've seen the competitors bring occasionally impressive functionality to this realm. We've even seen word processing on the iPhone, which, while not glamorous or particularly easy, is still nice. Spreadsheets were likewise a solid contender for data crunching even if there were some major shortcomings in the apps which sought to dethrone Numbers from its rightful place.
The third and final installment is at last at hand. Presentations, the scourge of corporate meetings.
Portal is a $1.99 full-screen browser for iOS devices that shows the many features possible in a mobile browser while at the same time highlighting the absolute sufficiency of Apple's built-in Safari app.
According to a new press release from Polish developer Infinite Dreams their free App Store game Can Knockdown has reached 2.5 million downloads, and the developer is hard at work on a sequel. Perhaps even more astonishing than the huge number of downloads is the fact that the developer was able to figure out how to make a sequel to a game called Can Knockdown.
Most iPhone games offer a conveniently simple distraction from everyday life. If you're waiting in line at the bank then a thirty second game of Robot Unicorn Attack works perfectly. Every once in a while though we need something a little bit more thought provoking. We're hoping the upcoming deck-building card battler from MoreGames, Orions 2: the Deckmasters, will fit that bill.
As with many of Apple’s App Store changes, controversy has erupted in the wake of the company’s new in-app subscription billing, which has claimed another high-profile developer who has penned an open letter to Cupertino over their rejection.
Self-described "vocal instrument" ImproVox is designed to bring the complexity of recording-studio equipment to iOS devices wrapped in a very simple and friendly interface. Compared to what you would expect from studio hardware, ImproVox is as far from intimidating as you can possibly get.
Late last week, some rumors began to circulate that Final Fantasy III would soon be getting an iPhone port. However, that's where the news stopped. Two problems arose: A) the news was based off of a scan of a japanese magazine that nobody could read to confirm the news, and B) nobody knew whether the game (if it existed at all) was coming to territories outside of Japan. Today Square Enix offered an official word on the matter, and we can all rejoice in the knowledge that one of the lost Final Fantasy games will find its way to North America on the iPhone.
Announced last week, Apple’s new policies for subscription billing appear to have raised the hackles of publishers more than it’s made them happy -- and questions remain as to exactly who is going to have to use the option in the first place.