Judging from today's Morning Report, the line between console and mobile gaming appears to be narrowing rapidly, as the latest saga in the Skylanders series will offer the same experience on both platforms. Meanwhile, a murder suspect in Florida tries to make Siri an accomplice, and Amazon eyes small business registers — read on to find out all the details!
Like its predecessors, Gangstar Vegas takes many of its cues from popular open-world action games like Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row, offering plenty of story-driven missions and a large setting to explore. As such, you can expect to drive around in stolen cars, engage in gunfights with random thugs, and perhaps even run over a pedestrian or two. It may not win any awards for innovation or originality, but this robust copycat offers plenty of pick-up-and-play entertainment if you can overcome its unreliable controls.
Sunday night probably felt like Christmas Eve to many MacLife.com readers, because the 2013 edition of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicks off at 10am PST (1pm EST) on Monday, where it appears Cupertino will dazzle us with iOS 7, the next version of OS X and presumably other goodies that may or may not include a MacBook Air refresh. Be sure to come back and find out what they are with our full coverage of the event!
There's little doubt that smartphone theft is on the rise, and the attorney general from at least one state is hoping to get help from the very companies who manufacture the devices in the first place.
China may have a reputation for counterfeit electronic goods, but the times, they are a-changing. Police in Shanghai have arrested five people connected with making and selling fake iPhones, a crackdown that could foreshadow less pirated goods sold in the country in the future.
Remember MacDefender, the bogus anti-virus utility that Apple quickly squashed with a system update? As it turns out, that scam may have been part of a wider web of intrigue recently discovered at ChronoPay, a Russian e-commerce payment firm that appears to have been supported the malware scam.
Who needs the rumored “Find My Mac” feature in the upcoming Mac OS X Lion? In the case of a stolen MacBook, all that was required to catch the thief who nabbed it was the built-in iSight camera and a blog outlining what the suspect was up to.
What’s the next best thing to selling stolen iPods? Apparently, making your own counterfeit versions. That’s what the Los Angeles Port Police discovered this week after seizing more than $10 million worth of fake Apple products from a downtown warehouse.
It seems that if you're looking to commit an armed felony, there's no app for that. Unfortunately, no one bothered to tell this to a 20-year-old Connecticut man who attempted and subsequently failed to rob a restaurant.
If you're an Apple purist that laments the fact that wearing a pair of the company's iconic white earbuds in public could grab a mugger's attention and lead to a nasty thrashing, we've got great news for you: Universal Designs is offering replicas of Batman's belt from The Dark Knight that come complete with a holster for your iPhone or iPod. It's a sure bet that wearing this baby out in public will guarantee you'll never have to worry about being rolled for your precious Apple products again. After all why would any self-respecting criminal want to beat someone to within an inch of their lives for a portable media device when they could be beating them for wearing superhero memorabilia. I mean, come on--even criminals have priorities.