If you ever wanted to see how the pairing of minimal effort and a free-to-play model could decimate a play experience, NFL Pro 2013 may be the greatest example to date in any genre. It's a disaster in nearly every respect. NFL Pro 2013 has the real-life teams, but not the players, stadiums, or schedules, instead substituting laughable fake names and generic faces for the identical-looking player models. But that's not nearly the worst of it. As a wildly cynical freemium offering, you'll have to use your limited in-game currency to purchase even basic plays in the middle of a game.
Well, we don't know about you guys but we really dug what we saw this week at what everyone was calling the iPad mini event which turned out to be darn near a whole product line refresh. New iMacs! New Mac minis! New MacBooks and MacBook Airs! And then the kicker surprise of the whole day, the fourth generation iPad months and months early. Wow. So what do we have to top that? Well…we've got bargains….
Since its introduction, there are many users who have never downloaded a Newsstand-enabled app to their iOS device. The icon just sits, taking up space on your home screen, without any way to turn it off, or remove the icon--until now. Thanks to a small Mac and Windows app called StifleStand, you can hide the Newsstand app in a folder without jailbreaking your device.
If you're in the market for a new iPad, plenty of retailers and buyer sites are more than willing to take your old iOS device off your hands. According to at least two trade-in sites, the number of iPads sent in for trade has soared, thanks in no small part to yesterday's announcements.
So, after intently following Apple's iPad mini event, you've decided to pull the trigger. But whether you're completely new to the wonderful world of iOS, or a seasoned Apple aficionado, there's still a whole heaping ton of things to consider before spending your hard-earned dough. Thankfully, we've always got your back. Here's a handy guide to understanding all the choices surrounding the newest member of the iPad family.
The NBA 2K name typically comes attached to a hardcore simulation that is largely impenetrable to casual basketball fans, but NBA 2K13 for iPhone and iPad dials back the realism to offer something more accessible. There’s still plenty of depth for the diehards — though not quite on the level of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 console outings — but even those with only a rudimentary understanding of the sport could soon be dribbling and dunking with the best of them. It's a bit cramped on an iPhone, but NBA 2K13 feels ideally suited to the iPad.
The iPad mini debuted today, just in time for the holiday gift-buying bonanza. Undoubtedly, Apple is hoping to compete with the likes of Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Google's Nexus 7 tablets. But will consumers plop down the cash for a premium product?
Taking the dry complexities of legal battles and turning them on their head, Devil's Attorney makes courtroom combat feel fresh and fun by re-envisioning the whole affair as a game of turn-based strategy. Unlike other offerings in the genre, you don't have to wade through reams of annoying dialogue to get to the good stuff. It boils down to grabbing a client, duking it out with the prosecution, wining your case, and getting paid; it's simple but not lacking in challenge or depth.
So have you heard any good rumors lately? We have. It seems like the rumor mill is on the cusp of being vindicated about the iPad mini as at long last Apple gives the technorati what they've been begging for. Will there be a market for it? Oh, we think a lighter priced smaller tablet might just be stuffing a few stockings this holiday season.
We're just days away from October 23, a day when every tech-head in the universe is expecting Apple to announce the new, oft-rumored iPad Mini. Of course, new iOS gadgets means more pressure on the wallet. But if you're looking to trade in an iPod or iPad for the iPad's little cousin, NextWorth has a little bonus for you.