Time Geeks takes unabashed inspiration from Where’s Waldo, but this great iPhone and iPad game arguably one-ups those classic find-the-character hunts by offering a diverse array of items and people to find on each map, plus randomized placements of each. With a visual style inspired by classic pixel graphics and several stages packed with pop culture references (including an island loaded with Lost gags), Time Geeks will keep you busy for weeks; mini-games and a level editor keep things interesting for even longer.
Conventional wisdom says that if Apple had freely licensed the Mac’s operating system when it was released back in 1984, the vast majority of the world would be using it, Windows would be a niche player, and everyone would be happier.
Conventional wisdom also says that Apple is now making the same mistake by keeping tight and proprietary control over iOS, the iPhone and iPad’s operating system, and by doing so, it’s letting Android, Google’s mobile-device operating system, chomp away at Cupertino’s market share. After all, Android is steadily improving, sales of Android-equipped smartphones are outstripping iPhone sales in some markets, and the number and variety of Android-powered offerings give customers a far richer array of devices from which to choose.
Despite an impressive debut two years ago for the Palm Pre, the smartphone’s slick webOS software was hampered by a poor keyboard and questionable build quality and soon largely forgotten. Flash-forward to Wednesday, and Palm’s new owners at HP have thrown back the curtain on the second coming of webOS, now ready to take on iOS and Android on both smartphones as well as the tablet platform.
If you think that former cell phone giant Nokia is going down in flames in their battle against Apple and Google, you’re not alone. Look no further than a leaked memo from the company’s new CEO, where he lays out the brutally honest truth.
This might be the single most controversial game we've encountered since Baby Shaker debuted on the App Store back in 2009. Okay, it's nowhere near as bad as Baby Shaker, but some folks will undoubtedly take offense to this. The game is called Karoshi, and the player is tasked with ensuring that an unhappy Japanese salaryman commits suicide by the end of the level.
UFO on Tape is one of the most fascinating games we’ve played on iPhone and iPad, essentially turning each device into a virtual camcorder as you attempt to capture footage of an alien invasion from the backseat of a car. As the UFO frantically bobs around the screen, you’ll have to move your iDevice to keep it in view, with the goal to log the longest recording possible and then swap times with your friends. Lose the saucer’s whereabouts for mere seconds and you’re toast -- but you’ll keep coming back again and again.
After lying dormant for seven years, EA has resurrected the NBA Jam franchise to raucous fan praise this past year. After a new HD version of the game was released late last year on consoles, the series will be migrating to yet another platform, the iPhone. The Fight Night series hasn't been inactive for nearly as long, but it too will be getting an iOS release.
I guess that's a nice way of putting it. Motorola has released a snippet of their upcoming Superbowl ad, and were you a savvy media consumer, you might recognize the gist of it. Just as everyone wants to copy Cupertino's now-legendary tablet, it seems Motorola decided the sincerest form of flattery was how they'd run their ad copy too.
Apple just released an updated build of their Xcode 4 preview. Why would a person need Xcode, you ask? If you're into developing Mac or iOS applications, it's just about the only way to go. As to why a person would care about the new version of Xcode, it's a massive rewrite, featuring a rearranged application interface, fully integrated Interface Builder -- trust us, it's a huge deal -- a rewritten debugger, and even a new Fix-it feature, which not only knows what's causing the bug in your software, but can actually fix it for you.