We've all been there: standing in a store at the holidays, product in your hand, absolutely dead positive you saw this same purse/video game/DVD/emergency snake bite kit somewhere else and cheaper to boot. Was it online? Was it at Target or MegaloMart? And how much cheaper was it? A tiny bit not worth the effort or something totally on sale at such a price you'd knock over a senior citizen to get it? If only there were a way to check. Oh wait, you have your iPhone with you -- and boom, it's on.
Let’s face it: we’re all waiting for Markus “Notch” Persson to bring an official version of “Minecraft” to the iOS platform. The second it goes on the App Store at a reasonable price, we’re downloading it and enjoying the heck out of the block-building, mineral harvesting, fortress building, enemy defending and slaying goodness that comes with it.
We also plan on playing until sleep and adequate social skills are but distant memories...but shh, don't tell anyone.
Still, there’s the downtime between now and the final release and not much that can be done about it, no matter how much you insist that you want the official version of Minecraft to arrive on the App Store. In the meantime, Ari Ronen’s “Eden – World Builder” will just have to be the methadone fix for the Minecraft heroin you’re craving.
The fine folks at The Nielsen Company have crunched the numbers, they've analyzed the data, they've done some back of the envelope calculations -- heck, they've even made pie charts and graphs. So who's the king of the smartphone operating system and who's going down? Join us after the jump for a closer look at the numbers.
Rage HD is packed with an overabundance of mutants, and each and every one of them wants you dead. Luckily for you, your will to survive is only surpassed by your ammunition and the itching in your trigger finger. Some crazy, unexplained event places you at the disposal of a fat-cat TV host, who has you all too willing to engage in a fun house of horror.
According to ReadWriteWeb, a security researcher has discovered a potential way that malicious web developers could start tricking iOS users into clicking through phishing websites. The weakness is due to the way that Apple lets web developers auto scroll sites, thereby hiding the address bar.
This smacks of the spiffy. In an interesting combination between iOS and Mac OS X products, Majic Jungle Software's Chopper 2 ($4.99) side-scrolling helicopter combat and rescue game can be controlled via an iPad, iPhone 4 or 4th-generation iPod touch over Bluetooth or WiFi using another iOS device. Per Touch Arcade, the game will be released via the recently-announced Mac App Store.
At long last it arrived. Multitasking on the iPad showed up in iOS 4.2, and all we had to give up for it was the ease of the orientation lock button above the volume rocker. There were plenty more goodies too, and let's not forget other news about other Mac stuff, all of which was covered by the turkey (and tamale) stuffed gang at Mac|Life.
We've grown used to our favorite Apple apps getting loads of new features when the iOS updates. No longer are we stuck with the tyranny of the hated Marker Felt in Notes, and Safari got some slick new updates that weren't in any advertisements. But what about the iPad's built in reader?
Just in time for the holidays (as well as your night terrors about the very idea of shopping on Black Friday), Adult Swim has announced two Christmas-themed games: Robot Unicorn Attack Christmas Edition (available for $0.99) and Amateur Surgeon Christmas Edition (available for free). The titles sport a similar look and feel to previous titles such as Robot Unicorn Attack (available for $1.99), Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal Edition (available for $1.99) and Robot Unicorn Attack HD (available for $2.99).
For the puzzle freak in all of us, software developer Appular has announced that its Push Panic puzzle game is now available on the iTunes Store.
In Push Panic, you must tap assorted boxes to blast piece combinations off the screen before the red panic bar goes critical and topples the entire mass over. The game features 50 levels and four gameplay modes (Classic Panic, Color Panic, Time Panic and Score Panic), each with their own challenges.