When is a flashlight app not a flashlight app? When it's just a clever disguise for another kind of app all together. In a move making him both a credible developer and a geek outlaw simultaneously, fifteen-year-old app developer Nick Lee submitted a humble Flashlight application for inclusion in the iTunes App Store that was actually a deviously hidden tethering application.
EA's Maxis studio is developing Darkspore, an action-and-role-playing game coming in early 2011. While it looks fun, expect a typical dungeon-crawler title--in sci-fi settings--not the playful, sandbox titles that established the developer.
While the sight of legal papers being served to Apple by other large manufacturers such as Nokia and HTC for Cupertino's alleged infringement on their designs isn't much of a surprise to internet passersby, it's a wee bit more rare to find a smaller, less public company putting their dukes up to defend themselves against a perceived wrong.
EA has just detailed 7 new iPhone and iPad games, and we tried them all. Some look like sure winners and others already feel dated. Follow along after the cut to check out Madden NFL 11, R-Type, Reckless Racing, Risk, The Sims 3 Ambitions, SimCity Deluxe, and Yahtzee.
Once in awhile, we like to shed some light on Verizon news just to show iPhone owners that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Verizon is more than likely going to ditch their very generous unlimited data plan, which currently tops out at a whopping 5GB. A leak from Engadget suggest that Verizon will likely begin tiering data plans come July 29.
From the way that Apple’s “Antennagate” PR crisis has unfolded in the media, you may be surprised to learn that the bad press is not equating to lost sales. But despite that, it’s still going to cost Apple a hefty sum of cash to appease customers with free cases.
Apple recently announced that the MobileMe Calendar component of me.com was about to get a beta facelift, and now we have some images to show off the new look, which borrows liberally from its cousin app on the iPad.
If you’re a Facebook and/or Twitter junkie who hasn’t quite found the best reading experience on the iPad just yet, you might want to take a look at a new free option called Flipboard, which turns your social content into a magazine-style experience.
This week's podcast follows the adventures of Florence, Susie and Nic as they decipher the true meaning behind Apple's free Bumper program. Also, iBooks got an update to look even sexier on the iPhone 4's retina display and the Mac Paint source code is donated to the the Computer History Museum.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions!
Did you hear? Each and everyone of Apple's offerings print money--or at least you'd think so after listening in on the company's third quarter financial results released this afternoon via Quicktime, phone and as a good-old fashioned PDF earlier this afternoon. Listening in, you just knew it was going to be good news (as if there was ever any doubt,) from the enthusiasm in Peter Oppenheimer's voice as he made a few state of the union comments surrounding Apple's third-quarter, which ended in June, before getting down to the nitty-gritty.
Welcome to our weekly gaming column. Every Tuesday, we march through the mediocre multiplayers, sift through the sordid sporting titles, and pound through the petty platformers to find the best, most interesting iOS gaming gems.
This week, we've got TRON, Miner Disturbance, Spider: Bryce Manor HD, Star Wars: Battle for Hoth, and Space Invaders HD.
The fourth installment of the five episode saga of Sam and Max: The Devil's Playhouse is now available for download. Beyond the Alley of the Dolls contains tons of Sam-like clones and plenty of zombie evading.Guide Sam and Max through the storyline to figure out who has unleashed this awful pack of dogs.
With rumours over the iPad and iPhone 4 out of the way, there's plenty of time for tech fanboys, geeks and journalists (not to mention monstrous combinations of all three) to speculate over what the nuances of the yet sight unseen Hewlett Packard tablet. On Monday, a tidbit about the tablet--that it'll be called the PalmPad--surfaced. Back when HP purchased brow-beaten tech giant Palm, they were blunt in saying that a tablet PC utilizing Palm's webOS was most certainly in the card. Bully on both counts.
Apple is changing the way developers submit applications via iTunes Connect. Currently applications can either be uploaded through the iTunes Connect website or through a native Mac application called "Application Loader," but beginning July 22, 2010, you must submit your applications to Apple through the Application Loader.
There's been a lot of ballyhoo made over the iPhone 4's innovative antenna design and high resolution Retina Display, but you don't often hear too much about one of the unsung heroes of the handset's hardware, the gyroscope.
"A gyroscope, you say?" Yep it's in there, and it's a fine upgrade over the iPhone 3GS' compass and accelerometer hardware.