Adobe launched a trio of new Creative Cloud-connected mobile apps last week that bookend this week's edition of the New App Recap, along with other selections to make us more productive, keep tabs on finances, stay up-to-date with news and weather, and even communicate with groups of colleagues or friends. There's so much new to see, we won't waste any more time talking about it and just get on with the show!
This week’s App Store lineup offers a nice variety of picks, including totally weird indie Skullduggery!, popular new franchise entries Reckless Racing 3 and Zombie Highway 2, and Terra Battle from the creator of Final Fantasy. And speaking of that series, the port of Final Fantasy VI got a big update today to make things a lot smoother. Check these out, and then come back next Thursday for more.
Both the new iPhones and iOS 8 have had a few weeks to settle in, and we're seeing a growing number of games — new and old — taking advantage of the amazing Metal API to level up the graphics or add a little extra spice elsewhere in the package. Here are the best games out right now that shine brighter and run cooler on iPhones and iPads with iOS 8 Metal.
A dubious rumor started making the rounds this afternoon that Apple is planning to make an operating system for its rumored 12.9-inch iPad that includes elements of both OS X and iOS. This is allegedly one of two prototypes for the large tablet: one currently sports only iOS in the style of previous iPads, and the other is the "2-for-1 device" described above.
This week's New App Recap features a compelling mix of productivity apps headlined by Post-It Plus, takes a detour through the revamped Google Play Newsstand, Path Talk, and Tweetbot for iPhone apps, reveals how rewarding shopping with Groupon can be, and even serves up an entire catalog of free documentary movies for good measure. Not sure where to begin? Why not start with our first new app, which is only a click away....
We’ve got a couple of big-name releases leading this week’s roundup, including an iPad version of Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, plus the touch debut of Mac tactical role-playing favorite The Banner Saga. Adult Swim’s free-to-play Adventure Xpress also looks like fun, and if you’re a big fan of aging pro wrestlers, then Crazy Taxi City Rush has something for you this week (no, really, brother).
Broken Age is the story of two very different characters breaking away from their respective destinies and fighting back against their oppressors, whether it’s a huge monster or a restricting environment. You play as them both in this point-and-tap iPad adventure, switching between their stories as you see fit until you reach the cliffhanger at the end.
As more and more people start to use their iPad as a real work machine and their iPhone as a primary way of managing emails on the move, we need iOS devices to be able to view a huge range of file types — from simple text documents to complex design layouts, 3D models, high-quality sound recordings and fun videos. The iPad and iPhone can view many file types out of the box with no extra software, but in some cases, they need a bit of help.
We're back with another round of apps ready for iOS 8, including several new entries as well as updated titles that have been improved to make the most of Apple's new mobile operating system. This time includes a couple of camera extensions, a more robust alternative to Google Authenticator, a pair of iCloud Drive-friendly Readdle updates, and lots of manual camera tweaks made possible by iOS 8. Eight (technically nine!) of the best and brightest are just a click away!
Asphalt Overdrive and FIFA 15: Ultimate Team provide a pair of heavy hitters this week, but we’re just as intrigued by lesser-known fare like deceitful online dueler Smarter Than You, colorful route-drawing puzzler RGB Express, and music-fueled shooter Cosmophony. Be sure to check out the latest and greatest in new iOS games, and then pop back next week for another batch.