Earlier today, a story appeared on PocketGamer.biz alleging that Apple had scolded Capcom over last week's $1400 smurfberry scandal. The report was based on comments from an anonymous source who said that Apple was upset by the recent flurry of return requests due to children accidentally buying expensive virtual items in the online Capcom game Smurfs' Village, and "had strong words" with Capcom over the issue. The report also said this controversy had prompted Apple to reconsider their iTunes log-in policies. However, when we spoke to representatives at Capcom, they said Apple never talked to them at all about this situation.
In this very special edition of GameTime we explore the possibility that the larger a protagonist's head is, the less intelligence required to enjoy the game. Now don't get us wrong, all the games we played for this very special edition of GameTime™ are awesome, but they aren't what you'd call "puzzlers" or "thinkin' games."
Last month, an indie platformer titled The Blocks Cometh was submitted to Apple for approval and was released on the App Store shortly thereafter. It was even given some spotlight in the App Store's new and notable section.
But here's the kicker: the game's developer had no idea it had ever been submitted. Pirates had stolen the source code and submitted the game themselves. Since then, Apple has taken down the pirated copy of the game, and now the official copy is set to be released tomorrow with a little love from the fantastic platformer League of Evil.
People are among the most important and enjoyable subjects to photograph, but portraiture can also be very demanding. People get anxious about having their pictures taken and downright upset if those pictures aren’t flattering. A little Photoshop magic can alleviate a lot of that stress.
Before you even begin editing the original, you should save a new copy (File > Save As in any application). Why not just create a duplicate of the original layer, leave it untouched, and keep everything in one file? Because there are dozens of actions you can take that’ll inadvertently affect both layers—cropping, for example, crops all layers. Remember, when it comes to photo editing, irreversibility is the devil, so work with plenty of copies.
Spreadsheets aren't anyone's idea of sexy. Here's a cell, it adds up other cells; here's a cell, it averages other cells. And so on. In fact, this has long been the underappreciated workhorse in any office suite, but spreadsheets can pack loads of functionality into those little cells.
Just like Word, Microsoft's Excel has long dominated this realm. Apple has a worthy competitor in Numbers, but how does mobile spreadsheet creation stack up? Which mobile software gives you the spreadsheet power you've always wanted? Let's do the math.
Mobile World Congress is chugging along at full steam in Barcelona, Spain and TechRadar, our sister site from across the pond, is there! Journey with us now as we give a quick rundown on the third day of MWC 2011.
Waiting for a new MacBook Pro to leap from Apple’s warehouses into your lap? If a new report is to be believed, the company is already manufacturing new models right now and plans to release them to an unsuspecting public in early March.
AT&T wireless customers should really be thanking Apple and Verizon these days. Not only did the telco cough up 1,000 bonus rollover minutes to loyal iPhone customers just for sending a text message, they’ve now gone and doubled their 2GB tethering package at no extra cost.
So maybe you love Mac OS X, but for whatever reason you can’t bring yourself to buy an iPhone and instead have chosen a Windows Phone 7 device. Now, you can merge those two worlds in one unlikely place: the Mac App Store.
Jailbreakers, we have some good news for you if you were bummed by the earlier iBooks announcement. It's the iPhone Dev-Team to the rescue for you, as the latest update to their PwnageTool is now available for your downloading dispersal. The update brings untethered jailbreaking for devices that are running iOS 4.2.1 and also fixed the iBooks issue discovered earlier which could prevent a user from opening up an iBookstore purchase on their device.
The ink has barely dried on Apple's new App Store subscription feature, one that will allow for magazines, newspapers and other publishers to off varying length subscriptions to users of iOS devices. However, according to various law professors, the new policy has the potential to catch some antitrust flack.
My personal email account is with Gmail, and my work email account is with Google Apps. I’d prefer to use Apple Mail instead of Google’s webmail to check both accounts, but there’s no way for me to “archive” my messages like there is on the website.