One of the more major "tentpoles" announced at this morning's Apple
event was the Game Center, which will exhibit over 50,000 game and
entertainment titles in the App Store. The Game Center will be along the
same lines of what PC users have with the Steam client, and Xbox
console gamers have with Xbox Live--basically, a huge portal from where
to download and install games you want to play, without having to mull
through the entire App list.
Developers, start your engines and rev up your computers. It's time
to start cracking the code of the next iPhone mobile operating system.
The new SDK has over 1500 new APIs and devs can now access the calendar,
photo library, quick look, full map overlays, in-app SMS, and so much
more. Apple also announced that they'll be release a framework called
accelerate for hardware accelerated math functions.
While I prefer labels like “dreamy” and “preoccupied” to “airhead” and
“ditsy,” the truth is I’ve always been a little scatterbrained. And it
seems like the more information I try to pack in one ear, the more that
spills out the other. With the many recent studies touting the
importance of “exercising our brains” for improved mental health and
overall longevity, I decided to do something to help actively preserve
(and possibly improve) what I’ve got while I’ve still got it. It turns
out there’s more than a few iPhone apps out there aimed at whipping our
brains into tip-top shape. I test-drove a few in the hopes of becoming
the proud owner of a smarter, more focused, healthier, and happier
The iPhone is a sexy gadget, but Apple wants to make sure it’s not that
kind of sexy. Much ado has been made over its zealous monitoring of the
App Store’s so-called vulgar content and its uneven enforcement of
content standards. And when Apple selectively purged over 5,000 naughty
apps from the App Store in February, the conversation grew louder. But
what are we really talking about?
Parental Advisory:This article deals with adult subject matter.
Critical Thought Games was involved in a slew of complicated business
deals with Simutronics, but owner David
Whatley has managed to make it out. Now, Whatley and his crew are
discussing bringing the popular iPhone game, geoDefense, to the iPad.
Just days after Apple removed nearly 5,000 apps from the iTunes App
Store because of "overtly sexual" content, Mashable
reports that they may be making plans to bring them back--but under
more controlled circumstances.
Twitter feeds and Facebook are replacing web browsing and email for
many of us, but seasoned social networkers know the revolution is only
just beginning. In fact, the next phase may already be underway with
Knocking Live Video and Ustream Live Broadcaster, two video-streaming
tools that put the power to share live video with friends, family, and
followers in the palms of your iPhone-clutching hands. Both apps offer
fun features, impressive tech, and our favorite price tag: free! But
which one should you use?
One of the great excitements about the iPad bringing books to its large
screen was the potential for comic books and magazines to really deliver
some killer content. The 9.7" color screen could bring seriously
enhanced readability as well as create a new genre of interactive
In response to one overlooked demographic,
Oceanhouse Media has launched additional iPhone and iPod touch apps
featuring some beloved children's titles.And they've got their eyes set on the iPad.