Among mobile phone users, one third of you use smartphones, and more of you who do choose Android and iOS devices.
The latest numbers in a report from comScore indicate that smartphones now represent one in three of all mobile phones in the US. Of the 234 million Americans using mobile phones during a three month period ending in May 2011, 76.8 million of them used smartphone devices like the iPhone that offer enhanced features and computing power. This milestone represents an increase of over 11 percent from the preceding three month period.
The unthinkable has happened. An affiliate of Nintendo has confirmed that they are currently developing a Pokemon-based app for the iPhone. Those adorable pocket monsters will be available on the Japanese App Store this Summer. Is this an innocuous move by Nintendo to make a few extra bucks? Or does it signal something more meaningful?
Watch almost any recent movie trailer and you'll see a website for the movie mentioned. That's just standard these days.
Still, the studios have been going overboard and developing a plethora of iOS games for upcoming movies. And now the time has come to separate the wheat from the chaff and to see which movie-based iOS games are worth the time it takes to download and install them to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, much less shell out a few bucks for the experience of playing. With that in mind, we bring you the Mac|Life Summer Movie Game Roundup, complete with an emperor-esque judgement system of thumbs up, thumbs down, and a few quick thoughts as to why...
Eating at the same restaurants over and over gets boring pretty quickly, but there are lots of ways to find new hot spots. Twitter has recently become a great place to find new stuff to eat. If you have a favorite restaurant that’s on Twitter, check out their profile to see whom they follow. Chances are, you’ll find lots of other local chefs and food fans tweeting about your local dining scene.
You look out the window and the sun is shining brightly and there’s not a cloud in the sky. You step out the door, your elbows are immediately covered in a thin layer of ice, and you can no longer feel your fingers. Yeah, the next time someone tells you to look out the window when you ask what the weather is, just poke them with your stubby frostbitten fingers.
If we had our way, we wouldn’t wake up till it’s time to decide what’s for lunch. But when that’s not possible, your gadgets can help. First, make sure you’re getting enough sleep in the first place. Apps for iOS like Sleep ($0.99, universal), can ease you into slumberland with a mix of soothing sound effects and your own tunes, then fade out after a preset time.
The cool cats at Capcom on Thursday announced the release of Street Fighter IV: Volt for iOS. The game adds a much-anticipated WiFi support for "V.S." mode.
The game combines a 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. A unique four-button ³Visual Pad² control system allows players to execute moves through multiple key combinations and shortcuts making the game accessible to casual players, while still challenging to hardcore fans.
When your furry friend acts up, first make sure it isn’t a health-related issue. Nothing beats professional vet care if you think something’s wrong, but iOS apps like Pet First Aid ($0.99, iPhone) can help you tell what’s normal, what needs attention, and even what to do in case of emergencies.
Mobile developer (and niftily-named outfit) Imperial Penguin announced the release of Subterran 1.0, the company's 3d tunnel flyer game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The game allows you to take the controls of a ship specially designed to fly dangerous missions through enemy tunnels and allows you to level up with your character beginning as an ensign and gaining ranks throughout the game to finish as an admiral. The title features 20 missions complete with obstacles to dodge, minerals to mine and enemies to defeat throughout this space adventure.