Here’s an odd one for this fine Thursday: Apple may be releasing yet another minor update to iOS 4.3 in the next two weeks. Absolutely necessary or is Cupertino stepping up their efforts to thwart jailbreakers?
Retro gaming enthusiasts have a whole lot to be pleased about today. Atari just announced that they are releasing an enormous hub app for dozens of the best retro classics of all time. If your Atari has fallen into disrepair or you simply can't be bothered to lug around that giant piece of wood and plastic anymore you might want to consider dropping a measly $14.99 on this compilation. Or you can selectively go through and buy packs of 4 games for 99 cents.
You've probably never heard of Perfect Cell, but it's a very interesting game that's worth giving some attention. It's a game about an alien organism - which is described as neither bad, nor good...just perfect - that crash lands on Earth and is being held captive deep below the ocean. From there you need to use your creepy alien powers to break out of your prison. Maybe it's not quite as simple a concept as Angry Birds' "pigs-stole-my-eggs" plotline, but it's fun nonetheless.
EyeTV, the popular software that lets you stream both live and recorded TV from your Mac to your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone, has just announced the addition to Airplay support in the app. That means that not only can you watch your TV wherever you are -- over Wi-fi and 3G -- you can also now stream it to your Apple TV, or third-party receiver with AirPlay support.
We’ve discussed LogMeIn Ignition before, and it’s a great application for connecting to your Mac remotely through the service’s paid iPhone and iPad application. While the price is justified if you're often finding yourself remotely connecting to your computer and don't want to deal with a VNC or server client, those of you looking for a free solution may feel left out of the loop. Fear not -- there's a free VNC solution that is just as powerful as LogMeIn, and if you're finding that you only need remote access once in awhile, read on to find out how to set it up.
You may remember PopCap games as the developer and publisher behind such classics as Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies, and Bejeweled. Today, the company has unveiled its new label 4th & Battery, which will reportedly carry a new, edgier tone than PopCap has previously been known for. They also announced the first game that will debut from the label. It's called Unpleasant Horse, and you play as, drumroll please...an unpleasant horse.
Fan of David Bowie but you have always felt like you could have produced one of his classic singles better than they did at the time? Soon you’ll get you chance, as Bowie’s 1975 single Golden Years arrives on iOS in early June.
For everyone who cares about music, it’s the burning question -- when will iTunes finally move into the cloud? While we wait to see if that’ll ever happen, several competitors are diving into iTunes’ gaping void by providing services that let you both stream music and sync it to your iDevices. In fact, these subscription-based, on-demand music services are the latest evolution in digital music. And while they bring their own strengths and weaknesses, they’re still more alike than different. Each service lets you stream music to your Mac or iOS device, buy tracks, sync tracks to an iOS device for offline playback, and create playlists or enjoy custom radio stations. This means success comes down to execution. A streaming service demands a greater investment of time for users than a simple download store, so it better be a nice place to visit -- and have exactly what you want to hear.
Are vampires still all the rage in 2011? They were huge in 2010, but we may not be up-to-date on our teenie-bop-sensations. Chillingo's new hack-n-slash tower defense game may star vampire as villains, but they're quick to add that they're nothing like the ones we've been seeing on the silver screen these past couple of years.
We often like to poke fun at some of the corny fantasy game names that pop up on the app store, but High Flier Death Defyier is essentially the antithesis of that. Not only does it sport a fantastic title, but it's also a very entertaining-looking new concept on iOS. Imagine the popular Glyder series then remove the wimpy hang glider and replace it with a jet pack...and brawn.