Each week, we highlight a selection of the most interesting, exciting, and unique new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch titles released on the App Store. Terraria and Junk Jack X – a couple of distinct side-scrolling takes on the Minecraft formula – battle it out this week, while the free-to-play Madden NFL 25 and Racing Rivals both aim to be your new freebie time sink of choice. And if you're a fan of The Room on iPad or iPhone, a brand new update adds a fresh epilogue chapter in advance of a full sequel due out later this year.
Adventure games aren’t dead (and they never really were), but we’re long past their best days, when companies like LucasArts and Sierra bashed out a new comedic masterpiece every year, and more cerebral titles like Myst and Riven dominated sales charts. We’re in the midst of a genre revival at the moment, spurred by collective nostalgia and a slew of re-releases and remakes of the all-time greats. Want to relive — or catch up on — the genre's glory days? Luckily, you can do so on iPad and iPhone, and these 10 point-and-click classics from yesteryear offer a great selection of old favorites.
[UPDATED] Amidst the constant crush of new releases, it can be difficult to locate more than a handful of truly brilliant and totally essential games on the App Store at any given moment. But that's why we're here. We've been following iPhone gaming since the launch of Apple's digital storefront, and have played countless titles for the platform, both good and bad (and often in between). What follows is our current, up-to-date listing of the 25 best, must-download games for iPhone and iPod touch, which spans a wide array of genres and includes both older favorites and recent sensations that've made a big impact.
Not too long ago, undertaking academic research away from your desk involved what felt like outfitting yourself for a long expedition. Those days aren't completely behind us, but today's scholars are fortunate in that iOS devices fill many of the same roles once provided by those piles of notebooks, recorders, and books, thus allowing you to take your research everywhere. Apps like Dropbox and Evernote are great options that help with research alongside many other potential tasks, but when you're specifically looking to improve your research habits, these eight apps will make your work easier and more portable regardless of your field.
As badly as all 68 participating teams in the tournament want to win, it often pales in comparison to the desperation of the sports nuts want who want to pick the perfect bracket. We've collected eight apps that will help you make the tough calls, select the right upsets, and take home a championship of your very own.
Regardless of what you celebrate, where you live, or which traditions you hold during the holiday season, spending time with your loved ones, eating tasty grub, and celebrating the good things in life should be a should be top priority as the year winds down to an end. If you're ready to fire up the holiday cheer, look no further than our selection of festive apps to maximize the good times. We've got a little something for everyone to unwrap!
"Bond. James Bond." It's hard to believe moviegoers have been hearing those words spoken for five decades now, and to celebrate, a new app containing all of the movie posters for the films has landed in the App Store.
We're not impatient people by nature, but when so many of our favorite apps have been updated to take advantage of the iPhone 5's big, beautiful screen, it's difficult to see several other headline options that still spotlight black borders. Luckily, initial holdouts like Instagram and Netflix made the leap in recent days, though we're still waiting on many others to finally spread out and utilize the full four-inch display. Which apps are we most eager to see take the plunge? Check out seven of the biggest apps that (as of press time) still need iPhone 5 optimization -- and stat!
We all hope that we can go through life without encountering a potential life-or-death emergency situation. Whether it's weather, medical, or safety related, emergencies can take place at any time and without warning. It's always better to be prepared for the worst while hoping for the best, and September provides the perfect opportunity to think about these things as it's National Preparedness Month. We have eight apps that will walk you through every step of the process of dealing with an unexpected exigencies. From pre-planning to in the moment and after the events, these apps will make sure that you make it through a crisis with a contingency plan.
One of the most remarkable things about the iPhone 5 is its significant weight loss. At 112 grams (that's 3.95 ounces, or approximately 1/4 of a pound), it's 20% lighter than its precedessor. For something that's rarely out of our hands and pockets, that's not insignificant.
We got to wondering what else weighs about as much as Apple's newest iPhone. Here's what we found!