Jetpack Joyride has been another smash hit for Fruit Ninja developer, Halfbrick, thanks in part to the universal app's switch to a free-to-play model a couple months back. But its success is more notably due to its addictive nature and engaging structure, which keeps you interested with missions and new gear to unlock to improve and change up the experience.
The iPad 2 helped push tablet gaming ahead thanks to its A5 processor and increased RAM, but it's the new iPad that should offer the largest advancement to date, thanks to the unbelievable 2048x1536 Retina display -- four times that of the earlier iPads -- not to mention the advanced A5X processor, reported increase in RAM, and optional support for 4G networks. Only a couple of new games were shown at Apple's event yesterday, but we've pinpointed a few of the best-looking current iPad releases that we expect to shine even brighter on the new tablet. If you're planning on picking up a new iPad, here are six beautiful games that can show off its impressive tech.
Spending most of your time apart from your partner leaves you at the mercy of technology, and if you want to share your lives together as naturally and effortlessly as possible, you'll have to find some suitable apps to meet those needs. Apps like Skype, Viber, and Path can help you and a loved one keep in touch throughout the day, but you need a variety of tools that are less social and more intimate; long-distance couples want apps for partners, not friends. Here are eight apps that can help bridge the gap between you and your faraway partner.
Localmind and Foursquare are two app peas in a pod. The premise of this free, cleanly-designed app is simple enough: ask a question about your local bar, eatery, or general hang-out spot, and someone who is already there will answer. I had my doubts about quick response times or friendly advice, but happily, Localmind proved me wrong and works exactly as advertised.
The Game Developers Conference is in full effect in San Francisco this week, and updates on iOS games are anything but scarce. With the news flying out of the convention center as fast as the Wi-Fi and cell signals will carry it, it's hard to keep up with it all. Here are some of the most important headlines to take to the water cooler for all of your friends.
There are two great motivators to shedding your winter blubber: Realizing the extent of the holiday eating damage or having access to Nike's sublime iOS app that lets you track your runs. "Tracking" is perhaps putting things lightly, because this $1.99 baby serves up more stats than you could possibly need on every run you take. That means it's versatile enough to sate seasoned road warriors (the GPS function tracks both your pace and path) and wobbly newbies (it cheers you on when you break your own records).
The WWE has always looked warily at the past. They might celebrate wrestling's history now that they own almost every scrap of worthwhile wrestling footage ever shot in America, but they'll still ignore certain wrestlers or events that don't fit the story they're trying to tell, and still act like anything that takes place in a non-WWE ring simply doesn't happen. So it's surprising that the WWE of today would release a nostalgic remake of the 1991 arcade smash WWF WrestleFest. It's not surprising, however, that the new game owes almost nothing beyond the name to the original.
When the iPad was first released, critics dismissed it as strictly for media consumption. More than two years later, Apple's tablet has become a master of creation, as well, thanks to new apps and services built for iOS. The latest is Adobe Photoshop Touch, which reinvents the company’s flagship product into a rich (though limited) image-editing tool for iPad 2.
Drag and drop images into the Picturesque window, and you can then crop them or add pseudo-3D perspective, reflections, curved edges, shadows, glows, and border strokes. Each of these effects is precisely configurable--for example, perspective is adjusted by specifying the rotation and elevation; reflection by specifying length, opacity, and offset; and so on.
Games games games galore, and books and well, you'll have plenty of fun with this week's app price drops as they're all about the fun stuff to be found. So fire up your App Store, because you'll be buying this week.