In what can only be described as an acquisition that will move mountains, Tapulous, the makers of addicting games like Tap Tap Revenge, have just been bought by Disney. This is great news for the mobile gaming world, as well as for die hard Disney fans who don't see enough of their favorite character's face in the App Store.
Last week’s debut of iOS 4 and the iPhone 4 has brought with them an avalanche of App Store updates that make improvements for the latest and greatest, and on Tuesday a trio of them went live -- one new and two updates.
Word on the street is that the premium Hulu service that's been around the rumor mill is now officially happening. Hulu Plus will be a 10$ a month service with entire seasons of shows available in limited quantities (along the lines of the same model that Hulu has now) and other programming that the web-streaming service has available. This service will include an iPod touch and and iPad app, which will enable streaming over WiFi or 3G, and support for televisions and Blu-ray players from companies like Vizio and Sony, as well as consoles like the PS3 and the XBOX360.
As it turns out, iMovie for iPhone 4 isn’t limited to only editing 720p HD video from the new handset, although it does have a few limitations. Meanwhile, some enterprising hackers have already got mobile iMovie running on an iPhone 3GS.
Despite four generations of updates, the iPhone’s built-in Calendar app leaves a lot to be desired. If you tend to favor Google Calendar anyway, the creators of ReaddleDocs have a new solution for you: Calendars.
Amazon.com has announced an update to their universal Kindle app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad which now allows users to enjoy embedded video and audio clips within KIndle books. Best of all, it doesn’t require downloading an update to the app itself.
Sure, you've invested your hard-earned money in Apps that ran like a champ on your iPhone's old OS. While they might have done the trick for that 3G, or 3GS, running the last generation operating system, as an iOS 4.0 upgrader or an owner of a brand-spanking new iPhone 4 you are an individual of style, substance and bottomless pockets. You demand more from your handset's applications. Slinging software that'll work on any iPhone handset? Unheard of! You demand that the App Store bring you sundries designed specifically for the iOS 4!
After being introduced during his keynote address at WWDC 2010 earlier this month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs quipped that iMovie for iPhone will be available alongside the iPhone 4 “if we approve it.” And approve it they did -- iMovie is ready to rock your new iPhone 4.
Welcome to our brand new weekly column. Every Tuesday, we’ll 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. We’re kicking things off with five terrific new releases, and be sure to come back next week and every week to spare yourself the hassle of sifting the App Store’s latest game releases.
Microsoft has updated its Bing iPhone application to contain even more goodies than before. Bing is slowly winning us over when it comes to searching, but this application might have been the tipping point. Not only are there social networking features packed right in, but there's also a new search option called Visual Scanning that lets you scan books, movies, and more to see relevant results.