If hotcakes were selling like iPads, IHOP would be the hottest investment on the block. But hold the maple syrup -- despite the higher price tag on most Macs, Apple’s making more money off iPads these days. Its Q3 2011 iPad earnings were $6.05 billion, up 179 percent since the previous year. Meanwhile, Mac sales raked in $5.1 billion…representing gains of only 16 percent.
What’s driving the iPad’s explosive growth? The “cool factor” is certainly part of it, but the iPad’s utility is the foundation of its success. It’s terrific as a second computing device (the first being a Mac or PC), and for many of us, it’s taking the spotlight as our primary platform for work, email, browsing, and beyond. Thanks to the cutting-edge offerings in the App Store (15 billion downloads served!), it’s even more practical than ever before to handle all your productivity needs with an iPad. We’re talking photographing checks to deposit them, piping video calls to your TV, and loads more. But how?
If there's one confession you have to make to yourself, it's this: one of the primary reasons you bought your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad was to play extreme sports games on it. With that in mind comes DMBX - Mountain Biking, the latest in a series of extreme sports games from Randerline.
If you’re a die-hard fan of the video game Frogger, you’ve probably realized by now that 2011 marks the a milestone for the hopping little frog, who turns 30 this year. Publisher Konami Digital Entertainment is celebrating in grand style with a new universal iOS app that lets you experience the game as never before.
As rumors swirl that Netflix is planning to go beyond North America, Hulu beats them to the punch by launching in Japan, although the service is following the Netflix playbook on at least one front, with higher prices. Meanwhile, a new update to the existing iOS app allows HDMI output on the iPad 2 -- as long as you’re down with standard definition, that is.
There is another new GPS app in the App Store today, as Garmin unveiled Garmin StreetPilot onDemand for the iPhone (and 3G enabled iPads). The app delivers Garmin walking or driving navigation to you iPhone, including current maps of the United States and Canada. Now, for the first time though, you can get a Garmin on your iPhone with a monthly subscription instead of having to shell out a big one-time app purchase.
StreetPilot onDemand includes a thirty day subscription to Garmin's Premium Navigation with Traffic. This subscription is pretty key here; without it, you can still access the maps and get direction, but not turn-by-turn directions or many other robust features. Compared to buying a new GPS device or one of the more expensive GPS apps in the App Store, though, the monthly fee is a steal.
No matter how violently devoted you are to Apple, sooner or later, someone will slip into your circle of friends that just doesn't get it. They might like the look of your iPhone 4, or the slim awesomeness of your iPad 2, but there's just no tearing that Android-powered Xperia Play or Eee Pad Transformer out of their misguided hands. Despite your insurmountable difference of opinion, there's no reason why you still can't interact on a digital level. We've put together a list of 10 apps that will treat your hardware -- no matter whether it's rocking iOS or Android -- as equals, letting you play, chat, and work together.
If there's a guilty pleasure in video games, it's racers. You may have never lined up for the Fast and the Furious movies, you may think that NASCAR isn't for you, but there's the undeniable truth that a racing game can be amazing if done well.
Z2Live's Metalstorm: Online is going to get a makeover. We caught up with Lou Fasulo, COO of Z2Live, at PAX 2011 to check out a preview of Metalstorm: Wingman which is more than an update. The first of several chapters will be unveiled soon for iOS and include a new story, new games, and new modes.