Apps let you transform the iPhone touch screen into a wide array of different tools and entertaining diversions, but accessories can further accentuate that fun, or simply provide a great way to carry your iPhone and iPad around. Looking for some fun new accessories? Look no further!
Yes, that's right, other than the five minutes of novelty and the hours of torture for everyone around you that an iOS application like Cat Piano can provide, it seems that one can also turn it towards loftier pursuits... like riffing on Katy Perry. In what could easily be the best video you see all day, an intrepid YouTube user has managed to pull together a very respectable cover of Perry's "Teenage Dream," playing every part of the song on his iPad.
Based on the adorable Ninjatown characters created by toy company Shawnimals, Trees of Doom is a fun climbing game where your black-pajama-wearing friend scampers up a pair of trees, jumping back and forth between them to avoid enemies and obstacles and grab power-ups. Mushrooms act as trampolines for a quick boost, and branches are slingshots that let you aim your ninja before flinging him higher. All you have to do is tap the screen to jump and hold to run, but it’s still as tricky as it is adorable.
Console and PC gamers have been enjoying the delightfully frightening Dead Space games for over two years now. Now,iOS gamers will get their chance to experience the spooks of Electronic Arts' horror gaming franchise. Dead Space has reportedly already been released on the New Zealand App Store, and will be making its way to the United States tonight at 11 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Sure, your iOS device comes with a calendar built in and on the iPad it's phenomenally gorgeous, but Apple's helpful app is a little less than helpful. For instance, syncing. If we had something entered on the desktop iCal, it would be great if it would sync to our iPhones or iPads without us having to dig out our cords, plug them into our devices and our computers, fire up iTunes, click on Sync, and sit around twiddling our thumbs -- or if we didn't have to shell out a hundred bucks a year for a MobileMe subscription. Wireless syncing would be an awesome way to resolve some of this, but maximum flexibility and syncability is what we're after. Enter Google Calendars and the apps that supersize it.
By itself, Google Calendars accessed by browser on your iOS device is even weaker than Apple's options. Stripped down to its essence, the interface is not attractive and is pretty limited in what you can do. Sure, you can move from mobile view to desktop view and gain more functionality -- but this works best on an iPad. We want the world and we want it now.
Last Halloween, Rovio Mobile released Angry Birds Halloween to coincide with the holiday. That eventually gave birth to Angry Birds Seasons for the December holidays. Now, we have word that the next edition will be Angry Birds Valentine's Day.
This was the week the App Store cracked the 10 billion download mark and we have to say lotsa luck to the Microsoft app store. We hope to see you reach 10 billion downloads sometime around 2025. Bwahahaha! We kid, we kid. The MS app store will never reach 10 billion downloads! Zing! We kid again, we kid. All right, enough comedy, on with the all the news that's fit not to miss, but just in case you did.
Canada already has a lot going for it: It's the birthplace of William Shatner, and poutine. Not only that, but they also invented insulin, standard time and television. Yep, they might also have free health care... but do you want to know what really grinds our gears about our northern neighbors? The sweet deals they're currently getting on refurbished iPads from Apple's online store.
Encore of the Night takes the storyline of PlayStation classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, omits the side-scrolling action, and replaces it with puzzle gameplay. The journey through Dracula’s castle will have you fighting monsters by matching colored blocks to connect three. Making connections will attack your opponent, but you’ll have to watch out for counterattacks like “stone” blocks that can only be disengaged if a match is made around them. It’s more puzzler than platformer, but it’s a great new take on a classic game.
Ever played a video game and thought you could’ve done a better job? The quirky and feverishly addictive Game Dev Story lets you prove your mettle by fusing together varying genres and settings to create potential blockbusters, while facing hurdles like bad reviews, power outages, and the ever-shrinking lifecycles of home consoles. You’ll have a 20-year cycle to build and expand your studio, as well as hire and train talent, so what are you waiting for? The next virtual smash hit could be yours!