Each week, developers fill the App Store with new and improved iOS apps in every category. You could spend hours combing through virtual shelves in search of the next big non-gaming hits, or simply refer to the list of top picks we post every Monday — starting with the lineup you’re about to read.
The smartphone war has focused on the two superpowers of Apple and Samsung as of late, but according to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon might open a third front later this year. The Journal reports that the massive e-tailer has been showing prototypes of the new device to developers in San Francisco and Seattle lately, and that the phone could appear in September in the wake of a June announcement.
Love 'em or hate 'em, Rovio's Angry Birds are here to stay as the modern-day equivalent to classic video game legends like Pac-Man and Space Invaders -- but the latest iteration offers a whole new way to play.
Have an M.D. with surgical training and want to operate on someone's liver? Don't worry--there's an app for that. (Forgive me, I couldn't resist.) Reuters recently reported that a German doctor used an augmented reality app for Apple's beloved tablet to complete a surgery, marking one of the first times that the iPad's ever been used in such a manner.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent today that demonstrates that Apple's probably not dragging its feet in the innovation department, after all. As reported by AppleInsider, the patent details a process that lets you manipulate digital objects with your hands above a touchscreen panel and not just by direct touch
Now here's an interesting rumor: Although Microsoft already owns its Kinect technology, the Israeli company that created it could soon find itself with a new corporate address in Cupertino, California.
When Temple Run hit the App Store in summer 2011, it didn't look like much -- no thanks to its pixelated, original PlayStation-level graphics and unremarkable visual design. But the old adage about not judging a book by its cover holds true with free iOS games, as well, as its genre-shifting 3D twist on the traditional side-scrolling runner made it an absolute sensation, racking up more than 170 million downloads in the time since. With new sequel Temple Run 2, Imangi Studios needn't worry about making a bad impression, thanks to dramatic visual improvements and welcomed gameplay enhancements.
If you simply can't bear to watch HD video streamed via Netflix, you'll be happy to know the company is stepping up its game with access to higher quality streams -- assuming you have an ISP who will support them.
Recently, Google updated its globe-trotting Google Earth app to include 3D views of select major cities. Android users had already received the update a month prior, but now, certain iOS devices can fly around inside realistic cities, as well. Of course, Google isn't the only player in the mobile 3D map space; Apple is also touting a similar function with the new Maps app in the upcoming iOS 6. So, what are the differences?