With all of Suda 51’s penchant for socio-political psychobabble, surrealism and punk-rock sensibilities, universal Frog Minutes is not the kind of game one would expect from his company, Grasshopper Manufacture. Frog Minutes is Grasshopper’s iOS debut, and when it was announced as a charitable project whose proceeds would aid victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami to hit the developer’s native Japan, all that was known about it was its name and amphibian-based logo. With Grasshopper’s pedigree and following, they probably could have released a game about navigating Japanese tax software and people would still buy it, and in some ways the quiet Frog Minutes is almost as mundane -- it’s an unexpected little app that involves, you guessed it, catching frogs.
If you’re a fan of old-fashioned terrestrial radio, you’ve probably already discovered ooTunes Radio, one of the biggest and best iOS apps that pulls in live AM/FM broadcasts from over 150 countries -- and thanks to a new 4.0 update, looks good on the iPad while doing it.
The latest in a series of academically inclined iOS applications that rely on Wolfram Alpha’s computational engine to do their heavy lifting, Wolfram Astronomy Course Assistant is designed to meet the specific needs of students enrolled in college-level computational astronomy courses. This ain’t Star Walk, and for its intended audience, that’s a good thing.
Mobile payments are heating up -- just as Square gets coveted space at Apple retail stores, Intuit is launching a counteroffensive by making their free GoPayment app universal, bringing payment processing to the iPad as well.
Love free movies and TV shows? Love them even more on your iOS device? Well, Sony Pictures Entertainment has an offer you can’t refuse. The company has released their official Crackle app for iOS, which means your free time will never be the same.
While most of us are still waiting for true cloud syncing to become a reality, Flying Mac has been looking inward -- making it easy to access any Mac remotely with a slick piece of software called FarFinder. Over the weekend, the company released a major new update, rebranding the software as Presence.
In a sure sign of the times, the world-famous Encyclopaedia Britannica has finally landed on iOS -- or at least part of it. The company has released the universal Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2011, which leaves at least some of those dusty old books behind.
If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to play World of Warcraft while sitting on the toilet, your iOS application has arrived.
everyAir is a gaming-centric VNC client that allows users to connect their iOS device to a Windows PC or Apple computer over a Wi-Fi connection, with the help of a free companion server application. everyAir separates itself from other VNC clients by providing users with a pair of on-screen game controllers in addition to the virtual keyboard and mouse combination offered by other VNC applications.
No one panic -- the official Google iOS app has some big changes. For one, the app is now called Google Search instead of Google Mobile, with a fresh new user interface that’s a lot more suitable for Apple’s mobile OS, including the ability to swipe to fine-tune your search.
According to a new press release from Polish developer Infinite Dreams their free App Store game Can Knockdown has reached 2.5 million downloads, and the developer is hard at work on a sequel. Perhaps even more astonishing than the huge number of downloads is the fact that the developer was able to figure out how to make a sequel to a game called Can Knockdown.