Our first monthly recap looks back at the games we reviewed during the month of August, with a total of 24 iOS and Mac games presented here in bite-sized, to-the-point encapsulations. And if you want to read more, simply click the link on each slide to read the full, scored critique and find the link to purchase each game. August was headlined by intriguing Mac adventures like BioShock Infinite and Gone Home, while iOS highlights included Asphalt 8: Airborne, Rymdkapsel, and Plants vs. Zombies 2, but there's plenty more fresh gaming action found 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. 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.
When you're young, occasionally forgetting things is more of an inconvenience than anything. But as you get older and it happens more often, it can become disconcerting. What starts as misplacing your keys becomes an inability to recall names or even access your own memories. But we can work against the wear and tear that time causes our brain, and if you have an iOS device, these eight apps will help you improve your memory and cognitive functions. Sharpening your memory only serves to benefit you in both the short and long term, and you never know which forgotten thought or location of a long-lost item may suddenly back pop into your head.
If you've been wanting to get your hands (or, rather, your wrists) on Apple's so-called "iWatch," it looks as though you only have a year to wait. The date itself is pure informed speculation on the part of Wang Wanli, an analyst for CIMB Securities Limited, although Wanli's inverview with Taiwan's Commercial Times reveals that he may have inside knowledge that around 60 percent of Apple's orders will come from Taiwan's Inventec.
Apple's iOS may not allow us to make goofy modifications to the home screen or use Bluetooth mice with our iOS devices, but as a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security shows, there's plenty of reasons to be glad for that closed system. According to the report, which is based on statistics from 2012, Google's Android service is responsible for 79 percent of all mobile malware.
Believe it or not, there isn't all that much that separates iOS and Android.
For all the vociferous fighting between the two camps, they all essentially use their devices to do the same basic things that Steve Jobs touted when he unveiled the iPhone in 2007: web, email, entertainment. There's an elegance and fluidity to iOS that Android can't match, and Apple users will never enjoy the level of customization that Samsung and HTC handsets can provide, but for the most part, they're really very similar.
Or they would be, if it weren't for all those apps.
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.
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.