It’s a wild week for new releases before Apple closes off the submission pipeline for the holidays, with Republique, Colossatron: Massive World Threat, and The Shadow Sun standing out as interesting original releases, and Walking Dead: Season Two, Cut the Rope 2, and Ridge Racer Slipstream delivering notable new entries in popular franchises — and there’s quite a bit more out there beyond the 10 titles spotlighted here. Enjoy the holidays with these and other new iOS releases, and keep an eye out for our year-end gaming lists in the coming days.
We'd like to simply associate the holidays with the good times we have with our family members. Unfortunately, we all know the hassle that comes before you ever walk in the door and get greeted by your loved ones. Traveling during this time of the year is more painful than any of the awkward moments you may experience gathered around long-unseen relatives, but you can cut out some of the stressful parts of making it home for the holidays with the help of these eight apps. Sure, they can’t quite teleport you to your destination, but at least the trip there will be a little smoother.
Apple seeded the second beta of iOS 7.1 to developers today, and Cult of Mac has put together a handy collection of GIFs showing the most significant changes we can expect on our devices in the coming weeks. On the face of it, the update may seem minor since it doesn't include any major new features, but it does include a few tweaks that aim to address some of the complaints users have had with the operating system since it first appeared.
It's a hot week in the news if you're interested in the future of cellphones. Carriers are getting shut down on the lock-out while one of the nation's biggest providers thinks the same big bucks they've been raking in over the years isn't quite enough. Plus some holiday classics get the iOS treatment. That and more under the fold, so dig in.
As we near the holidays, the App Store is unsurprisingly being flooded with big-name releases, including Angry Birds Go!, The Room Two, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. However, a couple of promising under-the-radar entries — like Fiz: The Brewery Management Game and AntiSquad —could prove to be just as interesting picks this week.
Winter is upon us, and with it comes the holiday traditions. We come back to our routine year after year because it's comfortable and we've created a precedent for it, but there comes a time to update those customs. We can help you bring the old holiday tales you’ve come to know, love, and learn by heart into today's technologically-powered world with the help of eight great apps. These apps put the classics on display in fresh ways on a new platform that’s perfect for reliving the stories, or even introducing them to a new generation. Hit the App Store and make your iOS device part of your holiday tradition.
Somewhere in 1980s New York lives a hidden community of fairy-tale refugees, called Fables, who fled their homes centuries ago when they were invaded by the monstrous armies of a being called The Adversary. They've been living in the Big Apple since it was New Amsterdam, and in that time their old rivalries and grudges (as well as the stresses of day-to-day city life) have made them more than a little dysfunctional. The only creature tough enough to keep everyone in line (and safe from detection) is the Big Bad Wolf, who walks the streets in human form as Fabletown's sheriff, Bigby Wolf.
When Scott Forstall, Apple's former senior vice president for iOS software, left Apple, many critics cheered. Forstall had come to represent everything about the "skeuomorphic" design aesthetic they had come to see as outdated, and Jony Ive's white-space heavy minimalist design became the new champion. So what do you do when you've left such a high position at Apple? Apparently, according to The Information (via MacRumors), you set out to make the world a better place.
Big-name spinoffs lead the App Store’s charge into December, with Assassin’s Creed Pirates and Heroes of Dragon Age delivering a taste of their respective console and PC siblings on iOS, though new games like Band Stars and KingHunt look to provide intriguing spins on popular mobile formulas. And the iOS launch of Telltale’s The Wolf of Us episodic adventure series is definitely one to look into, considering its strong Mac start recently.
The holiday season is upon us once again, and no matter the celebration of your choice, it's sure to come with equal parts enjoyment and stress. There are dishes to be made, gifts to be bought, decorations to be hung, and trips to be made, all on top of your everyday responsibilities. It’s easy to get so caught up in the holiday hustle and bustle that your cards for family and friends sit on the counter until it’s too late to send them out in time. This year, skip shoving the cards into the nearest mailbox at the last second and send them using these helpful apps for sharing holiday greetings.