In the mobile gaming world all of the attention is focused on San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference, but that hasn't stopped EA from launching one of its biggest games of the year. Fight Night Champion, EA's new boxing game, is now available for iOS devices.
As we all wait to see what Apple will unveil in San Francisco at 10am PST Wednesday, there’s some interesting data just released which shows that most consumers don’t care as much about a second-generation iPad as they do just spending less money on an existing one.
Oh come on, don’t look so surprised -- you didn’t really think we’d make it all the way to an Apple product announcement today without at least one last-minute leaked photo, did you? No one is saying this is the real next-gen iPad, but feel free to savor the flavor while we wait for the real deal anyway.
We’re guessing that Apple may use Wednesday’s iPad media event to at least mention that publishing giant Random House is now part of the iBookstore after switching to the agency model -- with a number of titles already available.
There's a war raging between Apple and Microsoft over the use of the term "App Store." Apple says they should own the trademark to it, and Microsoft says it's too generic a term, and that anyone -- and everyone -- should be allowed to use it.
It has been said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If this holds true, then the folks at Apple must be blushing constantly. Not only do their competitors ape the company's innovations on a regular basis, aficionados of Apple's offerings, too impatient to wait for rumored Mac and iOS products often put together their own convincing version of the next killer piece of gear they hope that Cupertino's hard at work on.
For your viewing pleasure, we've put together a gallery of 30 of our favorite fakes, spoofs and supposed leaks. Some hit pretty close to what Apple has unveiled at Keynote presentations in recent years. Others are purely Mac Fanboy flights of fancy. All of them are worth taking a look at. Enjoy!
You may remember Dr. Raymond Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies, from a few interviews we did with him awhile back concerning the science of mobile handset displays and their faulty brightness controls. Now, the respected display scientist is offering his own predictions about the future of the iPad.
When a network problem strikes, it isn’t always immediately obvious. It’s rare to get a clear message on the screen, and it’s easy to imagine that Facebook has simply crashed or a website is temporarily offline. A good first check is to open a new window in Safari and try pointing at google.com. The web requires the least complicated protocols of any of the services that run over the internet, and Google has a nice fast webpage that is always up. The front page itself could be loading from Safari’s internal cache, of course, so test your live connection to the internet by typing something random into the search box to force it to query the server.
Before you ask, no, we're not entirely certain why Sonic needs to drive a car in this upcoming racing game. We weren't sure when this title was released last year on consoles either. Our guess: it would look weird if he was running next to the cars of his opponents in a kart-racing game. There's one thing we are sure about: we're pretty excited about this game getting its release on iOS platforms.
Ordinarily, when a developer finds success with a particular game, their follow up project generally follows in a similar genre. Kairosoft's announcement of Hot Springs Story is a perfect example. However, Firemint seems to have no qualms about continually reinventing themselves. Their new game is titled Agent Squeek and stars an adorable secret agent mouse.
He’ll always be “Sir Steve” to us! According to a report made public only this week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs was up for honorary knighthood by the British government a couple of years ago, only to be roundly rejected by none other than the Prime Minister himself.
There's never a shortage of speculation surrounding an Apple product launch or update. The release of iOS 4.3 is no exception. Since iOS 4.2.1 became available for download, the Internet has kept itself busy trading in rumors, scrutinizing build notes, and picking apart the code of iOS 4.3 test builds in the hope that doing so might reveal what was next for Apple's trusty mobile operating system. Most likely, all will be revealed at this week's Apple Event. But do you really want to wait that long to find out what Cupertino has in store for us? Of course not. To that end, we've put together a list of what we know so far about the next iteration of iOS. The short version? It's gonna be awesome.
Following up on an AppleInsider report last Friday claiming that this week’s new iPad may available right away, a new report finds that supplies of the current iPad are extremely limited at the moment. One and one equals… two?