At least two very different kinds of development studios are having great sales on their apps. One will make you more productive, making tasks simpler, keeping you on schedule, turning paper into PDFs, while the other will give you some fun for all the time you've freed up. It's a win-win scenario for you, dear reader.
Pretty much everyone expects an iPhone 6 to arrive later this year, and judging from the number of leaks that have been popping up on the radar, it could be sooner than later. The latest is a physical mockup for the reportedly 4.7-inch handset, with a larger 5.5-inch model also said to be in the cards. But why speculate on the future when we've got some tasty tidbits of news right here in our overnight recap...?
Even by the relatively low standards of movie tie-in games, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a weak entry. It makes a strong first impression with vibrant graphics in an open-world setting, but absolutely everything else about it is underwhelming, bland, or outright frustrating. Most of the problems are fundamental and extend from the game’s own lofty ambitions. An open-world setting demands that Spidey swing freely, which works just fine so long as he’s heading in a straight line.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is dominating the box office rankings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is due out in a couple weeks, and X-Men: Days of Future Past is just around the corner. Big superhero movies often also mean big superhero games, and the genre’s improved significantly since the last time we took a look in early 2012—many of the games listed then were barely decent. Some stinkers have still come in the last couple of years, but mostly we’ve seen an array of solid-or-better games based on comic heroes. Here’s a selection of seven enjoyable iOS games where you can battle crime and wield some powered-up muscle.
Sooo, just the biggest internet security problem in EVER this week, but no biggie. Lucky for Apple users, many of their services were safe, though it's not like you can't have been affected. Plus, iWatch rumors heating up this week, so we're moving into higher gear on the rumor front. And if you love LEGO, we've got a treat for you.
When it comes to digital comic books for smartphones and tablets, ComiXology is the undisputed champ, whose service even powers Marvel and DC's mobile apps — which is no doubt why Amazon has decided to scoop them up.
Marvel Comics’ latest film adaptation, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, has been receiving rave reviews in the run up to its release this Friday. Gameloft’s universal iOS beat-‘em-up of the same name has a fair bit going for it, as well, with solid presentation and quite a bit of content, but ultimately doesn’t captivate over the long haul. Spreading a small number of game mechanics and levels as thin as possible muddles what could have been a pretty strong action affair.
With a name like Marvel Run Jump Smash!, it’s fair to expect something lively and exciting — which isn’t typically a tall task for the iconic Marvel Comics heroes featured in this side-scrolling endless runner. But despite taking its cues from genre greats like Jetpack Joyride and Punch Quest (and pairing that blend with a cute cartoonish aesthetic), this licensed affair can’t help but feel dull and dopey, thanks in large part to its laboriously slow progression system.
In case you missed it, Apple has now added a behind-the-scenes video to its 1.24.14 promotional page, which none other than marketing VP Phil Schiller announced in a tweet Monday night. Now Mac fans can get a peek at how Apple managed to distill more than 70 hours of iPhone 5s video footage shot across five continents into a minute-and-a-half-long commercial — and that's not all that made news on Monday, so read on...
So how about that Super Bowl? Given that your faithful recap writer isn't a particular fan of football, we largely missed the festivities, but that doesn't mean we weren't able to indulge in the commercials or partake of the requisite pizza and snacks just the same. It wasn't quite the same without an Apple commercial, but thankfully we've got some Cupertino-related news to kick off the post-Super Bowl week ahead...