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.
Austin-based developer GameSalad has unveiled a new “Free to Make” subscription program for developers looking to publish to iOS, Mac, or the web.
The “Free to Make” model offers what the company refers to as a "Basic" subscription at no cost to users. The company has announced a new Professional level account, which includes additional monetization features like iADs and promotional links, available today at the cost of $499 a year. Developers will continue to publish games under their personal Apple iPhone Developer accounts, which will still be required in order to publish and test their iOS creations on Apple devices.
Ok, this is reminding me that the toys of my youth were significantly less awesome than what's on the market today. Per Touch Arcade, a new game is in the works for the super-awesome Parrot AR Drone Wi-Fi quadricopter. The app, known as "AR. Pursuit", will function as a "two-player pursuit game" that will have a duo of AR.Drone-equipped people shooting it out in a digital space while flying their Drones in the real world.