This week's New App Recap has a clear focus on reinvention, as several apps in our lineup have been rebooted, refreshed, or otherwise reinvented with new versions that offer a fresh new look and feel. But don't change that dial, because we've also got a few new discoveries as well — so without further ado, let's dive in!
As any pooch-smooching dog lover knows, our furry companions are more than just pets, they’re part of the family. We put care into picking their food, bed, toys, and sometimes even clothes — but what about apps? The App Store is packed with puppy-loving picks, starting with the favorites we’re listing here.
iPhones can help motorists in many ways. Most of us know of apps that can point us toward the nearest gas station or greasy spoon, but maps, locators, and mileage trackers won't do any good if you’re stranded on the side of the road. But fear not — there’s an app even for that.
Nothing relaxes us like coming home and kicking off our shoes, but few things can disturb us more than having our private space violated while we were away. Protecting your place with a lot of gear can get expensive, but with the following apps, your iOS device can provide peace of mind without breaking the bank.
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. Jousting simulation Rival Knights and slick space shooter Sky Force 2014 are big standouts this week, along with notable updates to a couple of old favorites. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
It can be difficult to pick out the cream of the crop amidst the barrage of new iPhone and iPad games, but we’ve got you covered with our weekly look at the most notable new releases. This week, we have a role-playing classic in Dragon Quest VIII matched up against some promising newcomers like Romans in My Carpet! and Delivery Outlaw. Give these a good look and then check back next week for more.
Back in March, United Airlines announced that it would be updating both its iOS app and fleet to allow travelers to view free movies and television shows while connected to its Wi-Fi network. Today, the app update went through to complete that process. Using United’s app, passengers will be able to view more than 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows in the air when on planes that offer Wi-Fi access.
Google is showing a bit more attention on the iOS side of things lately. Last week, it split off Docs and Sheets apps (with Slides incoming) from Google Drive for increased visibility, and now today, the company updated its Google Maps app to a 3.0.0 version with several new and upgraded features. Chief among them is an official offline maps option, which lets you save them for network-free browsing — ideal for international travel or when exploring areas with minimal reception.
There are plenty of cute platform games available for iOS, but Leo’s Fortune is a lot more than a typical platformer. For starters, the game looks absolutely gorgeous; despite being developed by a small team, the game boasts some of the most impressive 2D visuals we’ve ever seen. The environments look so lush, vibrant, and detailed they could arguably be called photorealistic, but reality rarely ever looks this good. Better yet, Leo’s Fortune offers top-notch gameplay to back up its impressive appearance.
Following photos of a reported iPhone 6 dummy model that appeared online yesterday, a new video featuring a mock-up based on rumored specs for Apple’s next smartphone provides the best look yet at what a larger, yet slimmer iPhone may look like. The mock-up seen in the clip falls in line with the many different rumors that have spread in recent weeks, and shows a sleeker build for the device than the iPhone 5s, with rounded edges more in line with the 5c and iPod touch.