Most apps about apps are obsessed with freebies. Rather than cater to an obsessive's notion of thrift, Discovr Apps takes a more organic approach to broadening your handheld horizons. It won't tell you what's on sale, what's brand new, or what became of the missing e in its own title. Nor will it examine past purchases and fashion a list of tailored recommendations. What it does do, and with elegant simplicity, is use any application as the starting point for an elaborate spider web of interrelated App Store offerings.
Long languished in comparative obscurity over its more commercially attractive namesake, War of the Lions isn’t concerned with JRPG tropes -- instead it’s a labyrinthine design of political drama, familial politics, and intrigue that just happens to have a touch of Square’s marquee role-playing series embedded within.
Apple's Photos app is functional enough, but lacking in features. Photo Gallery+ promises to give you greater control over how you manage and share your precious photographs and home movies -- although it comes with its own set of limitations.
If Rampage and Metal Slug produced an unholy offspring, it might resemble something like Destructopus: Total Rampage. The game’s presentation is very telling of its personality: a double-bass-fueled metal song plays over the intro while a cartoonish silhouette wreaks havoc on the ruins of a city in the background, with an animation style that’s close to squigglevision.
Nik Software offers some truly remarkable photo post-processing software for the Mac, but it's not cheap, ranging in price from $100 to $200. So I'll admit, when I first downloaded Snapseed -- Nik's $4.99 universal iOS app -- I wasn't expecting a lot. I just didn't figure Nik would cram that much into such an inexpensive package. I was very wrong.
Let's hope the censors don't get a hold of Reckless Getaway. Where Grand Theft Auto caught a lot of flack for its wanton vehicular violence, you still had the option to play as a conscientious gangster with a heart of gold if you desired. This is not the case with Reckless Getaway, a top-down driving game where you're rewarded for murdering innocent civilians. Despite the dark subject matter it's portrayed as brightly colored, cartoon carnage in this cathartic and addictive on-the-road rampage.
If there's one confession you have to make to yourself, it's this: one of the primary reasons you bought your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad was to play extreme sports games on it. With that in mind comes DMBX - Mountain Biking, the latest in a series of extreme sports games from Randerline.
If there's a guilty pleasure in video games, it's racers. You may have never lined up for the Fast and the Furious movies, you may think that NASCAR isn't for you, but there's the undeniable truth that a racing game can be amazing if done well.
Apple enabled limited iPad printing with the introduction of AirPrint in iOS 4.2. But if you’re not lucky enough to have an AirPrint-supported printer, or if you want print capabilities beyond those supported by Apple, what are you to do? One possibility is PrintCentral Pro from EuroSmartz, an app that takes a kitchen sink approach to printing, with various degrees of success.
Halfbrick has been responsible for some of the more memorable iOS hits to date -- notably Fruit Ninja and Age of Zombies -- and their latest, Jetpack Joyride, looks to make another strong impression on iPhone and iPad gamers when it launches this Thursday. I had a chance to play the universal app this weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, and while the speedy side-scroller is based in the self-propelled running genre popularized by Canabalt and Halfbrick's own Monster Dash, the addition of the titular object really gives this high-strung adventure a fresh new feel of its own.