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Tower defense games on the iPhone are extraordinarily common. Most of them fade into obscurity and are forgotten within days of their release. TowerMadness is one of the few and the proud that continues to stand above the rest and serve as a mark of quality. It's probably not as good or as popular as Fieldrunners, but this new update is definitely a step in the right direction.
We got our hands on a Verizon iPhone this week, boy did we, and we put it through its paces, but good. And that's not all that happened this week and you know what else we did? Yes, you do. We rounded up all the news you're just dying to know about just in case you missed it.
Time Geeks takes unabashed inspiration from Where’s Waldo, but this great iPhone and iPad game arguably one-ups those classic find-the-character hunts by offering a diverse array of items and people to find on each map, plus randomized placements of each. With a visual style inspired by classic pixel graphics and several stages packed with pop culture references (including an island loaded with Lost gags), Time Geeks will keep you busy for weeks; mini-games and a level editor keep things interesting for even longer.
Sometimes, the best entertainment comes at the expense of a friend -- all in good fun, of course -- and these four apps will help you accomplish that. Trick your friends with a couple of these mischievous apps, but don’t dish it out unless you can take it back in return!
It seems like everything's got Wi-Fi these days: smartphones, tablets, weather monitors, baby monitors--even children's toys. More than we'd like to admit it, if it weren't for Wi-Fi, we might not know what's going on at all times of the day.
But there are other uses for Wi-Fi than merely surfing the internet. More specifically, Wi-Fi can be used to stream movies, control your Mac and--hey!--get you on the internet when you're in a far away country. This week, we highlighted three free apps that stream movies between your Macs, let you control iTunes or Apple TV with your iOS device and find a Wi-Fi hotspot in Sweden without even connecting to the internet.
There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of awesome classic games currently available on the iPhone. We should know; we just picked up 10-15 of them during yesterday's awesome mega sale. But up until now there's been one glaring omission: Double Dragon. Now that omission has been rectified, and the classic NES beat-em-up will be arriving in the App Store soon.
This week on TechRadar, the numbering and naming of future versions of Android got a little confusing as Viewsonic revealed Google's plans for Android 2.4, which involve keeping the Gingerbread name and effectively replacing Android 2.3.
And on a more retro tip,we discovered that Sinclair's ZX Spectrum is set to be relaunched to celebrate the classic computer's 30th anniversary.
With Mobile World Congress kicking off tomorrow evening, the HTC Desire 2 looks to be one of the handsets that'll be making an appearance.
Read on for this week's most popular stories on TechRadar…
There's officially no good reason to pay more than 99 cents for any game on the App Store today. We always thought Valentine's Day was the kind of holiday that specialized more in cheap pink teddy bears than smartphone software, but apparently we were wrong. The past couple of weeks have been positively flooded with huge iOS video game sales from major publishers, and now Sega, Capcom, and Namco are getting in on the action. Some of their very best games are included so check out the full list.
Augmented reality applications seem to be taking mobile devices by storm -- and for good reason, since we've wanted a RoboCop-like heads-up display since...well, since we first saw RoboCop. Augmented reality apps over overlay data on the camera of your smartphone, allowing you to see information like weather and local points of interest -- and they can even keep you from walking into walls while texting or emailing.