Thanks in no small part to the perpetual success of Angry Birds, the puzzle game has mutated its own amazingly popular block-breaking sub-genre. Not content to simply ape the competition, Toy Story: Smash It! takes that concept into three-dimensional space, and in doing so makes for one of the best games of its kind on iOS devices. It's a simple concept that makes great use of a familiar property: Buzz Lightyear lobs balls at toy block play sets in Andy’s room, attempting to knock over all of the squeak-toy aliens in as few throws as possible.
Riding high off of the smashing success of the Temple Run and the theatrical release of Disney/Pixar's Brave, Temple Run: Brave blends the properties for a sharp-looking take on the former's speedy running approach, and aims to attract new players with a family-friendly resin. The beautiful update doesn't come without some issues, though, as the $0.99 price tag raises the barrier to entry ever so slightly over the free-to-play original.
Since the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs last year, interest in the tech pioneer’s life has accelerated. A journalist who interviewed Jobs extensively over the course of 25 years has recently unearthed audio recordings of those meetings which shed new light on the man, the myth and the legend.
Cars 2 AppMATes is a free iPad app that can be played entirely on its own, letting you drive a virtual, talking car through the familiar world of Radiator Springs from the Disney/Pixar film series, but it's the specially configured plastic cars that make this app unlike anything else out there. Well, when they work properly.
In an interview exclusive on Cult of Mac, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich tells all about his obsession with Apple products. The interview, conducted by guest writer Mike Bastoli, of the Pixar Blog, explains what Unkriches first Mac was, why Apple gets some cameo appearances in Pixar movies, and we also find out that Steve Jobs has personally helped to feed Unkriches affection for Apple products.