Illusion Labs has built a reputation for itself over the years as a developer of expensive-but-totally-worth-it Apps. Their games don't sell for the going rate of 99 cents, but it's never mattered much because they've been so good. You may remember them from such innovative titles like the extreme sports game Touchgrind and innovative platformer Sway.
Over the past few years, iOS gaming has had a very rough time becoming accepted by the wider media as a legitimate gaming platform. In the early days of the App Store, their skepticism was probably warranted as the massive gold rush that was App development in 2008 flooded the store with huge levels of junk. Since then, things have completely turned around and iOS is getting some of the best games available on any platform. Today's news is one of the best indicators that the media is beginning to see the light of iOS gaming.
Apple has long offered a way to bookmark our favourite websites to the home page of your iOS device, giving websites the same level of prominence afforded to native apps. This increased visibility now comes at a steep price, however: websites launched via home page links don't get to use Safari's new Nitro engine, which means they run two to three times slower than websites launched directly from within Safari.
Getting a bunch of people coordinated is seriously one of the toughest things to do. Sure, you could use Google Docs, a massive email thread or some kind of travel website to keep track of what's going on, but does that every really work? No.
However, what you can rely on is that everyone's probably got a cell phone on hand, and GroupMe works on a variety of mobile platforms to help unify you and your crew and keep you all on the same page. GroupMe enables you to create a group, keep track of these folks, communicate with them via social networking and SMS, and even share photos. In addition, you can also have a group call to keep in touch with one another the old-fashioned way--via an actual group chat. Follow along to find out how to use this application to better organize your life--and your posse.
After last week's strange revelation that Rovio Mobile wants their company to become "Disney 2.0" we expected them to quiet down a little bit. However, that's certainly not the case this week as the same representative, Peter Vesterbacka, fired back at Nintendo president Satoru Iwata for saying that mobile games are "disposable."
iMovie for iOS has been around since the release of the iPhone 4, but when Apple announced it would be coming to the iPad, tablet users everywhere began drooling. With yesterday's iMovie update, Apple stepped up their game with more flexible iOS video editing, and a better user interface.
Interestingly enough, some folks with a sharp eye at 9to5 Mac found a way to sneak iMovie (which is supposedly only for the iPad 2, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4th generation) on to the original iPad. Not only does this work, but it's literally like a mobile movie making studio, giving first-generation iPad adopters a way to edit their videos on the go without having to upgrade.
Calling all readers from across the pond! Ever get an idea for a great iPhone game, only to realize you don't quite have the time or resources to develop your idea? Or even more, look on with envy that your game could replicate the monetary success of Angry Birds? Then this could be your chance to make it happen. A new contest for Great Britain residents is starting up, where neonplay, in association with Mac Format magazine and Tap! are willing to give your App Store supremacy dreams a chance to come to true.
Ringtones are one way to personalize your iPhone and make your device distinctively you. However, these 30-second sound bites often cost more than the actual song. What most people don’t know is that GarageBand, which comes free on new Macs, can create these ringtones using music that you already own. In this how-to, we’ll show you how it’s done so you can spend your hard-earned money on things other than ringtones.
Rovio Mobile is showing off its latest incarnation of the Angry Birds Seasons franchise today with a new video. The video gives us a nice glimpse at the green and gold aesthetic that adorns this new iteration along with a copious abundance of clovers and leprechauns. We also get to see a few of the new levels that will be releasing with this new holiday update.
Today on the App Store we've got a trio of interesting looking games coming to iOS devices, and with a group this varied there's got to be something for everyone here. For the hyper-violent crowd, the first-person shooter Painkiller: Purgatory is spraying blood all over the App Store. For the puzzle gamer there's an intriguing new game called Liqua Pop releasing today. And for the gamer who enjoys the strategy and grace involved in the fine art of cow tipping...well there's a game coming out today about cow tipping.