Who wants some free apps? While not everything in this week's New App Recap qualifies, we've got a pretty great assortment of freebies to brighten up your Monday, starting with the updated Microsoft Office apps, now optimized for iPhone. There's also a new app for tipping anyone you can take a photo of; fresh updates for Google Maps, weather, and mobile image retouching apps; and even a way to control lighting while on the go with just a few taps. Our weekly gallery awaits!
We’ve got a diverse array of new iOS game releases on tap this week, including the ponderous The Sailor’s Dream from Simogo, deep dive iPad strategy game Battle World: Kronos, and a couple of silly diversions in the form of Bitcoin Billionaire and Super Secret Service. And if you’re planning on seeing Big Hero 6 this weekend, there’s a free companion game that looks like solid fun.
It’s still not easy to handle the spidery (though well-balanced) control scheme, but Modern Combat 5: Blackout proves once again that tablets and phones can do console-style first-person shooters with aplomb. As with its predecessors, Blackout sports cutting-edge graphics, a generic but solid single-player campaign, and a deep multiplayer experience.
November is here and that means holiday deals are right around the corner — but you won't have to wait until Thanksgiving to start racking up the savings, because our first New App Recap of the month is almost entirely made up of free apps that will allow readers to buy tacos, keep tabs on their health and finances, message friends, drive safer, sticker photos, and keep up with the news. Don't delay, dive into the newest apps and start downloading!
Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X functionality such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy tricks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any special knowledge of coding — all you need to do is follow the instructions!
QuickTime Player received a new feature in OS X Yosemite that makes it extremely easy to view and record your iOS device screen by connecting it to your Mac. This is great when you want to show off something on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when giving a presentation, or if you need to record something on your device to show off later or upload somewhere online.
Star Wars: Galactic Defense is easily the biggest-name launch this week, offering the sci-fi favorite’s first take on the tower defense genre, but intriguing newcomers like Woah Dave!, Grey Cubes, and Twisty Hollow are also worth a look. And we’ve got a couple of Halloween-appropriate games in the mix, as well. Give these a look (and a listen), and then check back next Thursday for more.
We're back with another great roundup of new and updated apps, and this week's lineup features the long-awaited arrival of a Mac favorite for the iPad, along with new apps from Google and Facebook, great updates to Unread and Infuse, and a whole lot more. And what's this? A way to watch every Simpsons episode ever made from the comfort and safety of your iOS device? Uh, we've gotta run...something important just came up, sorry...
Whether you’re waiting for a new iPad to arrive or simply seeking new stuff to play on your existing iOS device, there are plenty of intriguing new games out this week. Republique is expanded out with its anticipated third episode, while Retry and Micro Battles are fun new affairs, and NHL 2K and Tilt to Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge expand on popular series. Come back next week for another fresh batch of App Store picks.
An iOS public beta may still be the stuff of legend, but Apple today ensured that developers could get easy widespread feedback for their prerelease iOS apps by extending the amount of people who can test them through TestFlight. Initially showcased at WWDC back in June, TestFlight now allows third-party developers to invite up to 1,000 members of the public to best test their apps ahead of launch.
When the MFi (Made For iOS) controller standard came into being about a year ago, it had the potential to usher in a new era of iOS gaming that allowed developers to deliver true console-quality gaming on an iOS device. Unfortunately, most MFi controllers have suffered from one problem or another: too expensive, too unwieldy, too unresponsive, or a combination of the above. The GameSmart CTRLi Mobile Gamepad from Mad Catz aims to succeed where others have failed, and it does a very admirable job.