Tower defense may be the most overpopulated genre on iOS today, but there's good reason for that. They're simple to develop, and although the App Store has plenty of 'em, they're still really fun. To separate themselves from the herd, Backflip Studios is tying theirs into cult-classic film Army of Darkness.
We're pretty much going to let the deals do the talking here. Suffice to say that this is one of the most ridiculous perfect-storms of iOS deals we've ever seen. Three of the biggest players on the App Store are unleashing their deals simultaneously this weekend.
Father's Day is this Sunday! If you're getting Dear Ol Dad an iPhone or iPad -- or if he already has one -- treat him to one of these discounted apps. We promise we won't tell that you saved a few bucks.
Life isn't a beauty pageant, but that doesn't mean your app collection shouldn't be spiffy looking. When an iPad app blows us away with its graphics or interface it quickly becomes one of our most used apps. After toiling in the App Store for days, we're proud to offer our roundup of 50 of the most beautiful apps available for the iPad.
Some apps are just too easy. With only a screen to tap, they simplify their button layouts to mind-melting simplicity or just dumb any instance of genuine difficulty down to make it more casual. Not Line Runner.
Leading up to the WWDC, Twitter users were excited to learn that iOS 5 will feature system-level integration with the popular social networking service, specifically with regards to its photo sharing functions. At that time, we wondered where Facebook was during all of this, considering that it hosts nearly 100 billion photos, yet had no premier iPhone photo app of its own. Today, we may know a little bit more.
Technologies like Skype have been around for some time, letting us make calls from our computers. The iDevice revolution put VoIP calling in our pockets, but services like Skype are actually rather limited. Yes, you can Skype or fring on the 3G network now, but only to other members of the same service. Skype can call Skype and fring can call fring, or you can pay to make calls to numbers outside of their service. Not a bad deal if you're calling another country, but paying to use your iPhone data package you already paid for to call your buddy seems like a raw deal to us.
Not surprisingly, a couple apps have come up with an interesting alternate form of calling.
Mobile music tagging is so 2007! What the kids really want these days is to learn the words of the songs they’re tagging, which is why Shazam has announced its first corporate acquisition, bringing synchronized lyrics to its iOS apps -- well, at least the paid ones, anyway.
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