The Mobile Safari web browser Apple includes with every iOS device is quite fine indeed, but some simply want the freedom of choice we enjoy on desktop platforms. Now that the popular Opera Mini browser is making the leap onto the iPad, we have more choices than ever.
The relationship between Apple and its iOS developers may be contentious at times, but never let it be said that Cupertino doesn’t know which side its bread is buttered on. On Monday, the iPhone maker came forward to defend its developers against a brewing patent battle with Lodsys over in-app purchases.
Don't get us wrong, we love iOS more than words can describe. That said, the grass is sometimes greener on the Android side of the smartphone fence. To show you what we mean, we've put together a gallery of 10 things baked into the Android OS that we'd love to see, shall we say "liberated", for use with iOS.
Just a couple days after the prequel to the highly successful iPhone RPG Chaos Rings was launched, Square Enix is back to tout the release of a sequel to the original game. Sony may be trying to piggyback news of their games on top of each other in an attempt to stay in the news, but we couldn't care less when the games look/are so good.
Augmented Reality apps are really cool, letting your camera-enabled iOS device add a layer of information to what its camera is seeing. We picked through the multitude of AR apps in the App Store to find 12 that are worthwhile downloads.
Listen, we love gaming on the iPad. It's just that virtual controls are simply not an effective option. The best games almost always have unique control methods that don't involve pressing pretend buttons. Think Angry Birds. But Fling Joysticks are a great option for getting some enjoyment out of games that insist on using virtual controls. Now, these little wonder devices are available in Apple stores nationwide.
By now, it should be obvious that Apple has eyes on cloud-based media, particularly for iTunes music. After acquiring the iCloud.com domain and now reports that two of the big four music labels have signed up, along comes a new patent discovery dating back to late 2009 that starts to bring Cupertino’s plans into focus.
Ordinarily we don't tend to post about small-scale iOS app sales. Usually we save those kinds of articles for gigantic company-wide sales around holidays, but this time we're going to make an exception. Maybe we're just in that kind of mood, or maybe it's a slow news day. Or maybe it's because these two games could justifiably be called the two best games ever released for iOS.
It's long been assumed that PopCap Games was hard at work in their Seatlle-based headquarters on a new Plants vs Zombies game. However, today we found out that the next Plants vs Zombies game is taking a completely unexpected form. Not only will it diverge from its single-player roots, but it will also be debuting exclusively in China.
As we reported late last month, it appears that the single best iOS RPG on the planet (Earth), Chaos Rings, will be getting a prequel release tonight. The game has already released in New Zealand which signifies that it's on its way around the globe, arriving in App Stores world-wide around midnight in that respective time zone.