More than a few people have gone so far as to call Real Racing 2 the perfect iOS racing game, and we're pretty much in agreement. It's awesome. And it's about to get a bit more awesomer and perfecter as an update has arrived for the title and it's HD iPad counterpart.
It's Wednesday again, and that means it's time to wait impatiently for midnight to roll around so games will arrive in the US App Store. It's another banner week for gaming as we're getting a host of interesting new games. We're really interested in trying out Rainbow Six Shadow Vanguard on the iPad, and there's also a Max Payne clone that's caught our eye.
We’ve heard all the horror stories about long App Store approval times in the past, although developers by and large seem pretty happy about the way Apple is doing things these days. One major exception appears to be WhitePages, who is debuting their latest app on Android first because of frustration with Cupertino’s approval process.
Bet you never thought that this was going to happen: Intego has announced virus protection for your iOS device. The company will release the first malware scanner for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It'll scan email attachments and other files that can be downloaded to your device, as well as files at remote locations like MobileMe, Dropbox and even if your WebDav disks.
The VirusBarrier X6 scanning technology will detect viruses that plague both the Mac and Windows platforms, and it won't do so intrusively. Unlike many desktop virus suites, VirusBarrier iOS will only work "on-demand" -- so if you don't want it to scan something, it won't happen.
Developers that have splintered off from the main team that worked on the classic PC/Mac game Bioshock from 2007 have announced that they've formed a new studio. They're also showing off their very first game that will eventually be making its way to mobile platforms including iOS.
PopCap games has been auctioning off a number of special one-of-a-kind items over the past few weeks, but all good things must come to an end. The large set of auctions is ending tomorrow afternoon/morning. But there's still plenty of time to lay down some cash for some of these unique and awesome items.
DropDAV is a $5 per month service that allows you to access your Dropbox account through the WebDAV standard that Apple uses in iWork for iPad applications; other applications can also take advantage of this connection method. WebDAV is similar to MobileMe's iDisk, and will work with many different iOS and Mac applications. And this particular app can help you easily access your Dropbox files in iWork so that you can edit documents on the go from your iPhone or iPad.
If Dracula was alive today, and he may be, he would be all over the iPad. Same for Eric and Bill; Fangtasia would definitely have an app. In a usage pattern complete different from all other devices, iPad is the device we go to after dark.
iPad usage dips after the early morning, stays low throughout the work day, and then spikes in the evening. Also, iPad usage increases on the weekends, while usage on all other devices actually drops.
A new report from Mike Walkley, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity, seems to have caught Android users sneaking out the back door of iPad's house. Apparently, given the choice between an Android tablet or an iPad, Android smartphone users are crushing on the sexy iPad.
Is the iPad so enticing that it will seduce Android users to other iOS and OS X devices?