I've always found something deliciously epic about giant robots blasting and smashing the hell out of one another. Hunks of scrap metal flying everywhere and the sound of thunderous gunfire go together like peanut butter and jelly in my book. While it's certainly based on the venerable mech battling franchise, MechWarrior: Tactical Command doesn't quite capture the thrill of battling inside the cockpit of a huge death machine. But it does offer a mostly serviceable real-time strategy romp through miniaturized killer robot territory.
Last year, a group of architects and designers started The Morpholio Project, which led to producing the Morpholio app, an impressive way to collaborate and receive feedback on visual projects. The group's next iOS outing, Morpholio Trace, brings the creative freedom of a trace-paper notebook to your iPad.
While stage and screenwriters can now pen their latest opus using a laptop at any Starbucks instead of being chained to a desk, the creators of Final Draft are trying to modernize the experience even further by empowering a new generation of scribes armed with only an iPad. Final Draft Writer expands on the company’s earlier Reader app, a read-only offering that disappointed many screenwriters and playwrights. With Writer, words can now flow straight out of a writer’s head and into the iPad while remaining fully compatible with Mac and PC versions.
Think you have what it takes to best Super Hexagon? If you have strong reflexes and an iron will, you probably do. The real question is whether or not you possess the patience to subject yourself to the maddening hazing needed to achieve mastery of its abstract geometrics. That's another matter entirely. Like any good arcade puzzler, Super Hexagon’s overlying simplicity masks a deceptively devious core. In the purest mechanical sense, all you’re doing is rotating a small triangle to avoid an endless scroll of glowing obstacles that fixate on the screen’s center. A collision of any kind means instant death. Simple, right?
Tons of app sales are starting and wow has your App Store app updates been as crazy as ours? We can't pick up our iPhones or iPads without seeing that famiiar red badge letting us know there are yet more updates pushed down the pike. Here are a few of the latest discounts we've seen to give you something to play with on your new handset when you get it.
Miniature golf courses are typically defined by whimsical themes and dynamic challenges, and a wide array of video games have captured the formula over the years -- but not quite like this. Rather than zoom in for a single hole across a larger map, Wonderputt puts nearly the entire course right in front of you from the start, with gorgeous visual design and fantastic animation that shows the world shifting to create new goals until the ball blasts off into space on the 18th hole.
Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd. Buy me an eticket for my iPhone 4S. Passbook support is simply the best. Root, root, root for the Giants, if your team doesn't have Passbook that's a shame. For it's scan! beep! Please come right in at a Giants gaaaaame!
The Weather Channel's iOS apps are a valuable edition to any device's line-up, but the paid version for iPhone was left out of a rather nice update earlier this year. Thankfully, Weather Channel Max users will finally see the UI upgrades afforded to free-version users this week.
Some of the biggest app enhancements for the iPhone 5 may come from the top games on the platform, which will now have an extra half-inch of height or width (depending on orientation) to play with for better viewpoints or refined interfaces. Dozens of top games have already been updated with iPhone 5 support, and surely scads more will be in the coming weeks. We've picked through the lists to spotlight 10 of the most notable iPhone 5-ready games for early adopters to check out, whether you're an old fan or someone looking for a new experience!
iOS 6 is out, and companies are starting to reveal their plans for Passbook, Apple's location-aware electronic ticketing system that stores, syncs, and displays passes, tickets, gift cards, and more. We spoke with StubHub about their plans to use Passbook, starting with the football teams at the University of Texas, and Purdue University in Indiana.