You'd be forgiven for mistaking the recently released iOS game Backstab for a mid-level PSP game, but it's actually the latest surprise from the iPhone 3GS/4 hardware. Companies like Gameloft continue to push the graphical envelope on the system, and if Backstab is any indication there's plenty of room left for games to grow on the platform.
If you live in an area where parking is a challenge, you know how excited you are when you see a spot up the block and how disappointing it is to find out it’s either a driveway or worse, a fire hydrant. Fortunately, there are apps out there that help you find a spot without breaking your heart.
If touch is the future of computing, how come no one's gotten it quite right on the desktop yet? Adobe is attempting to do just that with its new Photoshop Touch SDK, and Adobe Eazel app is all about using your fingers to create on the iPad, then sending your work to Photoshop CS5 on your Mac.
What do you get when you merge pirates, voodoo, clowns, and a hot dog? Why, it’s Jolly Rover, a point-and-click adventure! Gaius James Rover sails the seas, transporting a shipment until he’s captured by pirates. And so begins James’s jaunty adventure through voodoo, pirates, and romance as he seeks his secret goal…to become a clown like his father.
Priced at $2.99, Color Lava lands between the convenience of Nav and the questionable utility of Eazel. Essentially, it turns your iPad into a digital paint palette capable of mixing your own colors and accessing them immediately in Photoshop CS5.
We haven't listened to the radio in years. Often there are more commercials than songs, and blocks of commercials can last forever. Then you get to hear the same twenty hit songs over and over. If you live in a city with great radio, you're lucky, as media consolidation homogenizes everywhere else.
People complained that the iPhone didn't have an AM/FM tuner in it, but what if your radio wasn't just limited to your immediate area? What if you could spin that dial and tune in to stations all over the globe? If you're a radio aficionado, that's an app worth having.
All things considered there aren't nearly enough arcade kart racing games on iOS. We've got more than our share of simulation racers like Real Racing, but when it comes to lighter, less serious fare we pretty much have to get by on Shrek Kart. Which is no good. That's why we're pretty pumped for Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing.
A hectic schedule doesn’t mean your brain has to go hungry -- just let your ears do the reading during your next commute. Audible (audible.com) offers downloadable audiobooks, comedy, and news programs, periodicals, and more for sale individually or in subscriptions starting at $14.95 a month. If you’re on a tight budget, check your local public library’s website. Many libraries now loan downloadable audiobooks playable on your Mac or iOS device.
Still looking for more Angry Birds? If you've somehow managed to not become exhausted with the series after its umpteenth entry you may want to check your Angry Birds Seasons updates. Shortly after Rovio announced that they'd hit the remarkable quarter billion mark for Angry Birds downloads comes the latest update in the series which will no doubt feature pigs in sunglasses.
Even if you're playing iPhone games on the bus or lounging with an iPad on the couch, you don't have to game alone. A wide array of iOS favorites support online multiplayer through Wi-Fi or 3G, and thanks to Apple's Game Center interface, many allow for easy player matching plus high score leaderboards and achievements all in one handy place.