Hard to believe that our U.S. readers will be face down in a plate of turkey, stuffing and all the fixin’s only a week from now, but November is flying by like a freight truck out of control, so what can you do? Meanwhile, the technology world is keeping busy with new advances such as Facebook-to-Facebook calling via the Skype app for Mac, Google Music is official, DebtMinder goes supersized, Apple pulls its one and only iOS game and RIM looks to be ready to fire sale its BlackBerry PlayBook -- at least in Canada. Here’s all the news for Thursday, November 17, 2011.
In this week's iOS Games Roundup, we're skewing a bit towards the literary. Two of the games featured in our "Games to Watch For" gallery are games inspired by popular books. Read on for this week's iOS game news, plus a gallery of those literary games to keep an eye out for.
The ridiculous variety of games on the App Store never ceases to amaze us. Every week we feature a few games that are worth keeping an eye on. From stunt hamsters to street gangs, we're always surprised by the level of variety being offered. This week was no different as we take a look at a Grand Theft Auto clone, an epic Zelda-style quest, and a strategy game about nesting chickens...no seriously, and it looks amazing too!
So Apple fans, did any of you experience the Siri outage? We're told it was a huge deal, but then we also heard from many that they had no troubles. So was it a big news story or wasn't it? Apple commented on it, reminding us that Siri is in beta testing right now, so glitches are to be expected. What else was shaking in this week's hot Apple news?
This is a nice little find from the folks over at 9to5Mac: The creators of a new Kickstarter project called iEmu are working on a desktop emulator that lets you run iOS apps on your Mac or Windows machine, and your Android device. Hey, remember playing old school console games on your Mac? Now you'll be able to do so with all the new iOS games.
Steve Uy established himself well in the comic book industry over the last decade, illustrating covers for Marvel's Uncanny X-Men and Iceman, along with DC's JSA Classified and other books, as well as providing full artwork for several issues of Marvel's Avengers: The Initiative. He also put out two of his own self-created mini-series: Feather, released in 2003 by Image Comics, and Jova's Harvest, which followed in 2005 from Arcana Studios.
This week, you may have read that Cut the Rope made the leap from mobile game to comic book. This is exciting news not only for the developers of the adorable game, but also for the fans. We sat down with David Hedgecock of APE Entertainment for a few minutes at Comic-Con and chatted about the upcoming digital comic book.
Just what turned a quivering block of tofu into a stretching and leaping martial artist isn't clear, but he's got his work cut out for him. Across 100 tricky levels, he'll have to dodge rows of spikes, leap past spinning blades, learn the timing of deadly intermittent laser beams, and more. To-Fu bounces off metal plates, slides down glass, rides rotating wooden blocks, and warps between color-coded teleporters.