Last week gave us a plethora of awesome games, and things aren’t letting up yet with titles like Game of Thrones: Episode 2, Transformers: Battle Tactics, and Evoland hitting the AppStore. Challenge yourself with the deceptively simple charms of The Hardest Flight and Sinking Feeling or relax with the interactive comic book appeal of The Detail. Want to save some piggies? Ammo Pigs is for you. Have a look.
Many of us saw lots of snow this past week, and it appears the weather also triggered an avalanche from the AppStore. This week’s batch of games features the iOS version of Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy as well as the first chapter in the episodic Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect. And you’ll definitely keep warm with puzzlers like Destructamundo and Yet it Moves. Just don’t forget to shovel the walkway in between gaming sessions.
It's quarterly report day at Apple, which means it's time once again for us to drop our jaws at the record amounts of cash Apple is raking in. (And while they were at it, they dropped some info on the Apple Watch's release date!) If you're still bummed out about some lingering bugs in iOS, never fear — there's a patch for that.
The games of 2015 continue to quickly roll in, and this week we’ve brought together another selection of great titles worth checking out. Familiar favorites like Dragon Quest V and The Lego Movie Video Game bring their fun to the App Store, while new titles like Hook and Skyward will keep your brain engaged. Oh, and if you like making money, Moneygrabber! is definitely for you.
Super Bowl XLIX (featuring the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots) is just under two weeks away, and you can watch the whole thing for free if you have an iPad or an iPod touch. On the development front, Apple just won a new patent that should fix a common problem associated with screen navigation based on eye movement.
Apple may be planning to enhance the capabilities of Touch ID for additional security, according to a patent recently published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent itself was created by Dale R. Setlak, co-founder of AuthenTec, the company Apple acquired for $356 million back in 2012 to help create Touch ID itself.
If you were hoping you'd get to see Steve Jobs' video testimony that was such a key part of the recent iPod antitrust trial, District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers wants you to cast those hopes aside. Members of the media had been insisting on getting access to the tape despite significant opposition from Apple (and the plaintiffs, for that matter), but the judge ruled that Jobs' testimony will be treated as any other live testimony.
And so today Apple's long iPod antitrust suit is at an end. Today a jury found the Cupertino company not guilty of violating antitrust laws when it implemented digital rights management software (FairPlay) in the last decade to stop users from downloading music from rival stores on their iPods. Indeed, according to the jury, the move represented a genuine product improvement for consumers.
How's the holiday shopping going so far? There are only 10 shopping days left before Christmas, but our Monday Morning Report will attempt to calm your frayed nerves with a new Apple holiday-themed commercial, details on iPhone 6 demand, and an update on the iPod antitrust case for good measure. Read all about it in just one click!
Apple's upcoming A9 chips are reportedly rolling off the production line at a plant in Austin, Texas, according to South Korea's ET News (via iDownloadblog). While the labor might be homegrown, the company responsible for the chips is none other than Apple's longtime frenemy Samsung. And thus the cycle continues, as the iPhone maker continues to rely on its rival even as it continues to chastise the company for taking excessive "inspiration."