It's been an awfully long time since there was a new entry in the Ultima series, and even longer since the venerable RPG franchise was on an Apple platform. Its reappearance on iOS – as a free-to-play game, no less – might seem like a low-key comeback for a property that once helped pioneer computer role-playing games, but underneath its casual-looking exterior lurks a fun (if simple) dungeon-crawling MMO.
[UPDATED] When it comes to sitting down and really getting invested in a game, the iPad is the best platform in Apple's portable arsenal, but so many of the most popular free-to-play games are sluggish simulations that aim only to empty your wallet. Luckily, that's not nearly the best the App Store has to offer players who want some great fun without committing some cash. We've assembled our list of the 25 best free iPad games, all of which give you a solid array of complementary content and offer loads of entertainment without a price tag. You won't find any demos or lite versions of standalone premium apps here, though many of these games offer the opportunity to enjoy them further (and support their creators) via in-app purchases.
If it seems like it's been months since Apple released anything new, it's because it has. With the exception of a MacBook Air refresh in June, nothing new has emerged from Cupertino since last October, when the iPad mini made its debut. But autumn is nearly upon us, which promises to bring a bevy of goodies for the holiday shopping season, not least of all the new iPhone. Or iPhones, as a series of increasingly convincing leaks and rumors have seemingly revealed. With an official unveiling (possibly) on the near horizon, we've pulled together the most believable rumors and reports we've heard so far, and boiled them down to a list of what we're likely see in the coming weeks.
Have an M.D. with surgical training and want to operate on someone's liver? Don't worry--there's an app for that. (Forgive me, I couldn't resist.) Reuters recently reported that a German doctor used an augmented reality app for Apple's beloved tablet to complete a surgery, marking one of the first times that the iPad's ever been used in such a manner.
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. Gameloft's dramatically enhanced racer Asphalt 8: Airborne leads the week's offerings, along with great endless runner RunBot, plus intriguing freebies like Smash Bandits, The Impossible Line, and Dream House Days stand out amidst the rest of the new releases.
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.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent today that demonstrates that Apple's probably not dragging its feet in the innovation department, after all. As reported by AppleInsider, the patent details a process that lets you manipulate digital objects with your hands above a touchscreen panel and not just by direct touch
Much of the news from the Applesphere over the past year has centered on doom and gloom influenced by the perceived lack of innovation at Apple and the meteoric rise of Samsung's Android-powered devices, but a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Papers shows that things aren't quite so bad as some critics make them out to be. According to the firm's recent findings (as reported by MacRumors), Apple gains more users from rival operating systems than it loses customers to them.
[UPDATED] Loading up your iPad with games isn't difficult, but filling each page and folder with the best the App Store has to offer can be a challenging endeavor. Luckily, we're here to ease that process with our list of the 25 best iPad games, a varied and regularly-updated selection of the top tablet experiences around. While some of these games are great on any iOS device, many are particularly enhanced by the larger screen, or may include additional features or modes not seen on smaller displays. All the same, if you're new to the iPad scene or simply need a refresher on what's great for the platform, check out the slides within!
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. Plants vs. Zombies 2 makes a big free-to-play splash this week, while fellow tower defense entry Pirate Legends TD also seems worth a strong look. Several other new games are profiled, as well, along with a huge update to Super Stickman Golf 2 that's sure to hook old die-hards once more.