Flight seems to be the theme of this week’s batch of AppStore downloads as a few games on our list are all about flying high or flinging things into the sky. Take the cast of Angry Birds 2, for instance: they’re back to getting flung into things, and even more physics-based puzzles await you in this sequel. Race the Sun is a thrilling racer that challenges you to prolong your inevitable doom and keep your ship in flight, and Red Game Without a Great Name boasts some tricky levels and an adorable mechanical bird. And if you want to relive your glory days playing top-down shoot ‘em ups at the arcade, give Operation Dracula a shot or two. These and many more great games made our list this week so check them out.
For all the imagination in kids’ creativity apps, they can feel oddly constrained. Once you’ve built the cookie/doll/car, what’s it for? Just taking a photo seems a sad end to the rollercoaster of creation. That’s where Robot Factory aims to fix things.
So that new Steve Jobs film looks like it won't be as poorly received as Ashton Kutcher's effort, seeing as how it was just announced as the centerpiece for the upcoming New York Film Festival. In other news, Apple Music no longer counts against your data if you use T-Mobile, and a new breakthrough from Qualcomm may pave the way for wireless charging for iPhones.
The month of July is racing to a close, but the App Store continues churning out plenty of new and updated apps to keep your summer hotter than ever! This week's New App Recap lineup includes creative ways to dress up your Instagram photos, gussy up iOS device wallpaper, find out where your favorite movies and TV shows are streaming online, start your own portable TV station, use email for messaging, test out a cool scanning app for free, find the nearest hot spots no matter where you are in the world, and design your own room in a virtual 3D space. Click ahead for the details!
We've got a party in our pockets — wait, let's start again, cause that just sounds wrong. We've got a party on our phones and you're invited. (Yes, much better.) You can grab yourself some virtual cold cans and you can get your game on this week, and you can even learn something and enjoy some fine music and even finer literature. It's all in beautiful iOS style, and at super discounts or, better yet, free. So what are you waiting for?
The best new iOS games of this week include plenty of robust titles that are sure to give you hours of enjoyment no matter where you go. Fans of any good drama are sure to appreciate the penultimate installment of Game of Thrones, which features even more dramatic twists and turns for House Forrester. The same can be said about the ominous investigations you’ll undertake as you explore New Orleans in the classic Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. Lastly, anyone looking for a great MMO that doesn’t require a mouse is in luck as the epic Forsaken World is now on mobile. Read on for more puzzlers, platformers, and other great games out this week.
If you're a developer who's been annoyed by Apple's practice of letting iOS beta users leave reviews for unsupported apps, you'll find some happy news in today's Apple Daily. And there's happy news for Apple, too, despite yesterday's stock slump: the Apple Watch now commands the lion's share of the smartwatch market, and iOS devices as a whole achieved an important milestone.
Glass Planner is a productivity aid that attempts to seamlessly integrate your calendar and to-do lists. In the “Plan” tab, you create and browse appointments, events and to-dos in a view that resembles Fantastical’s Day Ticker. “Act” forces focus on tasks that can still be completed today, while “Done” is a browsable archive of completed and past items.
We've got some hot new photos of the next iPhone for you just in time for the weekend, and, well, they look about like you'd expect. If that isn't too much of a surprise, you might find more excitement in Apple's latest 99-cent sale, or the news that a popular iOS game made $5.1 million within its first two weeks.