If you happened to open up your subscription to The Daily after installing iOS 4.3 on Wednesday and got a prompt to enter your iTunes password again, you’ve stumbled across a new security measure in iOS 4.3 that Apple has put in place to help squelch accidental purchases.
Calling all readers from across the pond! Ever get an idea for a great iPhone game, only to realize you don't quite have the time or resources to develop your idea? Or even more, look on with envy that your game could replicate the monetary success of Angry Birds? Then this could be your chance to make it happen. A new contest for Great Britain residents is starting up, where neonplay, in association with Mac Format magazine and Tap! are willing to give your App Store supremacy dreams a chance to come to true.
Even though we live in a (almost) completely digital age, there is still a need for the physical medium of ink and paper. Whether you’re in college or work a job, paper will still be around for many years to come. One of the biggest disadvantages with printing, however, is that most mobile devices that we use can’t print to a local networked printer, or an internet-connected printer. That’s where Google Cloud Print comes in.
This free service allows you to set up your home or work PC to accept print jobs from a mobile device or a spiffy Google Chrome netbook from around the world. So long as the device is linked to your Google Cloud Print account, you can print to your home or work printer wherever you have an internet connection.
Rovio Mobile is showing off its latest incarnation of the Angry Birds Seasons franchise today with a new video. The video gives us a nice glimpse at the green and gold aesthetic that adorns this new iteration along with a copious abundance of clovers and leprechauns. We also get to see a few of the new levels that will be releasing with this new holiday update.
Today on the App Store we've got a trio of interesting looking games coming to iOS devices, and with a group this varied there's got to be something for everyone here. For the hyper-violent crowd, the first-person shooter Painkiller: Purgatory is spraying blood all over the App Store. For the puzzle gamer there's an intriguing new game called Liqua Pop releasing today. And for the gamer who enjoys the strategy and grace involved in the fine art of cow tipping...well there's a game coming out today about cow tipping.
Chillingo may be looking to capitalize on all of the positive iPad buzz going around ever since the announcement of the iPad 2 last week. The publisher has announced that they've released two new iPad-exclusive games. The first game, Collision Effect is a sort of psychedelic action puzzle game. The other game is called Big Boss and tasks players with creating their own "big boss" to rampage through the level trouncing would-be heroes and gobbling up fair princesses.
Adobe may have given up on getting native Flash onto Apple’s iOS products (for now), but that doesn’t mean they haven’t continued searching for a back door onto the wildly popular devices. Their latest tactic is an Adobe Labs project codenamed “Wallaby,” which converts Flash into iOS-friendly HTML5.
Steph Thirion was one of the iPhone's great early developers. Eliss was one of our favorite games back in the early days of the App Store. Since then, Thirion started working on a game called Faraway that was initially shown back at GDC 2010, but then fell off the map entirely. Now, Thirion is back and gave colleagues and reporters a glimpse at the upcoming game at the Game Developers Conference.
Though initially shy about showing off video footage of their upcoming strategy MMO, the creators at Zarksoft have somewhat pulled the lid off of their very interesting new project. Empire of the Eclipse is an upcoming sci-fi MMO in which players co-exist in a galaxy that can hold up to 1000+ players. The players then vie for control of star systems and expand their empire across the galaxy.