One of the more fascinating ideas Google has had for its Android operating system is Ingress, an augmented reality game that's partially intended to let game enthusiasts enjoy their pastime while getting out into the real world. As AllThingsD reports, its current dedicated audience isn't huge, but that isn't stopping the software giant from bringing it to iOS sometime next year.
Sometimes there probably shouldn't be an app for that. Casting all ethical concerns into the wind, a company by the name of Backyard Brains has released a kit that lets you control living cockroaches with your iPhone for a matter of minutes. It's called the RoboRoach, and it's meant to show kids the relationship between "cyborg technology" and neuroscience — or, more practically, the technological advances that have helped treat Parkinson's Disease.
It's been kind of a rough day for the iPhone 5s. First there was the news that the new flagship smartphone's suffering from a "blue screen of death," and now AllThingsD reports that a study by performance management team Crittercism found that iOS apps are twice as likely to crash on the iPhone 5s when compared to the iPhone 5 and 5c.
If the image above looks familiar, you no doubt owned or at least were familiar with the original Macintosh way back in 1984, when Apple shipped its initial black-and-white computers with MacPaint. Curious to try it out all these years later? It's now been resurrected as a web app, for those adventurous enough to read on and find out more...
Many iOS gamers have been hoping for a version of Final Fantasy VII to come to the system for years now, and today Square Enix dropped some news that suggests it could very well happen. As reported by Kotaku, a modified version of Final Fantasy VI (known as Final Fantasy III when it was first released in North America 1994) will make its way to both iOS and Android this winter, with VII possibly not far behind in the future.
Just how good is the camera for the iPhone 5s? According to veteran National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, it's good enough that he ditched his beloved DSLR in favor of Apple's latest flagship smartphone on a recent trip to Scotland. As AppleInsider reports, he affirms that it's a "very capable camera."
There's no guarantee that another Apple event is on the way for next Tuesday, but assuming there is, journalists should start receiving invitations sometime today. What's on deck? Only those in Cupertino know for sure, but with OS X Mavericks now gold master, a release is surely imminent, and isn't it about time for that new Mac Pro as well? And don't be surprised if a new iPad (or two) shows up as well… You know, assuming there's actually anything planned for Oct. 15 in the first place….
Lately it seems as though Samsung copies so liberally from Apple's design direction that it's hardly worth commenting on when it appears. (To be fair, the gold Galaxy was just too good to pass up.) But today the tech sphere is abuzz with the realization that Samsung's "brilliant" ad for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is almost a carbon copy of Apple's "Hello" spot for the 2007 Oscars.
It's a good time to be a fan of the gaming consoles of yesteryear. As iMore reports, Amiga Games announced today that some of its classic titles will be making their way to iOS "in time for the 2013 holiday season," which should be just about the time that the new Made for iPhone (MFi) controllers make their official debut.
Following its notable acquisitions dealing with improving its much-maligned Maps app, Apple now has acquired Cue, an app that collects information from your e-mail, contacts, and calendars into one convenient package. AppleInsider broke a rumor of the acquisition earlier today, which was followed by independent confirmations from both Cnet and TechCrunch.