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. Alongside the launch of iOS 7 comes a huge week for iOS gaming, marked by juggernaut franchise entries Infinity Blade III and Angry Birds Star Wars II, along with the Disney Infinity Toy Box and intriguing indie, Incredipede. Several notable free-to-play affairs are available this week, as well, including CastleVille Legends, Deer Hunter 2014, and DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot.
Apple released iOS 7 to the public earlier this morning, which means that you can now update your existing iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with the long-awaited operating system at your leisure for free. If you want to update it straight through your device, just access Settings in iOS 6, click on General, and then head to Software Update where your new download should be waiting for you.
iOS 7 is more than just a fresh coat of paint. Along with the new icons, lock screen and animations, Apple's revamped mobile operating system includes dozens of changes to the way we interact with our iPhones and iPads, from major new features to subtle enhancements that make navigation a whole lot easier. We've tracked down 90 of them, so fire up the new Notes app and get comfortable.
It's a little early to call it, but the Apple enthusiasts over in Tokyo may have just endured the most taxing campout for a new iPhone to date. We've already reported that some people are already camping out in front of the Apple Store on New York's Fifth Avenue, but Apple fans in Tokyo just had to endure a typhoon that struck the city, which prompted evacuations in some areas. But Toyko's Ginza branch didn't dare leave the loyal fans out in the rain and wind; instead, the store invited them in.
Grand Theft Auto V is out on gaming consoles tomorrow, and it's apparently an unqualified hit: it's currently sitting on a stunning 98 rating for Xbox 360 and a 97 for Sony's PS3 on Metacritic. Sadly, a Mac version isn't currently on the radar (or a PC version, for that matter), but if you'd still like to interact with the game through your iDevice, you can do so via an app that developer Rockstar made just for iOS.
The iPhone 5s might look a whole lot like the iPhone 5 it replaced, but under the hood it's a whole new animal. Speed and security is the name of the game, but there are plenty of little improvements to keep it ahead of its competitors. And if you still want your friends to know you're rocking the newest model, there are enough external changes to set it apart from last year's handset. Here's a look at the most exciting upgrades and enhancements coming with the iPhone 5s.
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. Disney sequel Where's My Water? 2 makes the biggest splash due the series' enduring popularity, but the week is otherwise largely dominated by fresh fare like first-person shooter Dead Effect, the camera-enabled Go Dance, and charming low-key puzzler Strata.
We're a week into the new NFL season, and already we've had surprises, intrigue, and high-scoring affairs – in other words, football is back in full swing. Most sports fans probably already have a score-checking app of choice, likely set to alert you with each scoring drive or change of possession, but if you want to stay truly plugged into the league beyond just the weekly numbers, you'll need a few more apps in your arsenal. Here are eight apps that can help you follow all of the action this season.
Many people consider the electric glow of a smartphone or tablet screen during a movie an intolerable annoyance, but Apple seems to be actively encouraging it with the upcoming release of The Little Mermaid: Second Screen Live. As reported by /Film (via MacRumors), viewers of the upcoming feature will be able to interact with the film through an iPad app that lets them sing along with the show, play games, and somehow interact with the characters.
GPS is great for everything from automatically tagging photos to finding the nearest Apple Store. But what if you bought a Wi-Fi-only iPad, or an iPod touch? The Bad Elf GPS receiver attaches to your Dock Connector, giving you the benefits of GPS without having to buy a new device.