Even if you haven’t heard of Ubisoft’s once-beloved limbless hero, Rayman -- and if you don’t play games on home consoles, that may very well be the case -- Rayman Jungle Run might easily be placed among the App Store's most attention-grabbing titles. Directly inspired by last year’s gorgeous console platform-hopping reboot Rayman Origins, Jungle Run essentially converts Origins’ 2D guts into simplified runner-style gameplay.
On the heels of Monday's report about Lightning to 30-pin Adapters beginning to ship to early customers, it now appears that Apple is also starting to ship preorders for the fifth-generation iPod touch as well.
FIFA Soccer 13 for iOS finally convinced me that a console sports game could be distilled into a touch-based mobile experience. It’s not without its flaws, and play sometimes feels a little cramped, but FIFA 13 still notches some very respectable goals thanks to stellar controls and slick presentation.
It's unlikely that the newly redesigned TuneWiki is going to replace your iOS music player or service of choice. There are any number of apps out there that are slicker and more innovative with better features and discovery tools. But if you need to know what Taylor Swift is really saying in the chorus of "Red," you'll at least want to give it a shot.
Droplist really wants to be the go-to to-do app on your iPhone. Each time it’s launched, an inspirational quote beckons you inside, encouraging you to not only make lists, but actually accomplish some of the things you’ve written. It’s so friendly and cheerful, you might feel guilty closing it. But even without the deep thoughts, I wouldn’t be scrambling to delete Droplist from my iPhone.
Creating a satisfying fighting game experience on a touch device is tricky -- especially when you factor in the technical and mechanical prowess of a legendary genre entry like Street Fighter. Genre fans have had to make serious concessions to enjoy their favorite brawlers on a touch screen (virtual joysticks are quite the hurdle during complex combos), but the relatively simplistic approach of recent console franchise mash-up Street Fighter X Tekken translates well to a touch-based format. The result is a fun and easy-to-play fighter with satisfying mechanics, though nearly every other aspect of this high-profile iteration adopts a contradictory tone.
Did you upgrade to iOS 6 with the thoughts that you’d have a better mobile experience on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, but didn’t? It's Maps, isn't it? Luckily, you can downgrade your device with ease back to iOS 5.1.1, and update again when Apple's released a fix for some of the features that are bugging you. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to get your iOS 6 device back to working on iOS 5.
Keyboard shortcuts aren’t just for menu items. TextExpander lets you make “snippets” that expand into larger chunks of text or an image--anything you find yourself typing again and again, you can shorten.
iPhones have long been the offenders of waking us up in the middle of night with beeps, buzzes, and bright flashing screens. Fortunately, Apple has found a solution for those sleepless nights (and times when you'd rather just not be bothered) in the form of Do Not Disturb mode. When you place your phone in this mode, your device will remain silent until you're ready to deal with notifications.
With iOS 6 -- out today! -- Apple added a lot of useful features to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. From Passbook, to the new Maps app, to capturing panoramas in the revamped Camera app. Apple has brought a lot of fit and finish to iOS 6, and we'll show you how to get the most out of these new features.