Good googly-moogly, it’s already hump day! And judging from social gaming giant Zynga, it must be a good one for the folks over at OMGPOP, whose popular Draw Something app (and 34 other titles) have just been snapped up in an acquisition. Anyone feeling up to acquiring an overworked tech blogger or two? We work really hard and we don’t require much care and feeding, honest! Well, no takers here, it seems… so let’s get busy spreading the news for this wonderful Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
Have you ever downloaded a free game on your iPhone and wondered how in the world the developer could possibly be making money with it? As it turns out, the so-called “freemium” business model is actually far more lucrative than charging money, at least for mobile.
Can you feel the excitement in the air? iOS 5 and iCloud will arrive on Wednesday, and the telltale signs include a new iTunes 10.5 pushed out today. But that’s not all that’s making news this week -- here’s a look at the latest stuff we’ve been tracking for this fine Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
The thing about iOS apps is that they're constantly updated. If we post a review, it's almost a no-brainer that an update will go live in a few days seconds. That being said, we can't just re-review every game that gets an update, or the site would be more packed with re-runs than TBS. That said, these are three apps we'd happily re-evaluate.
Everything's gone digital. Long-playing records are now mp3 files, movies are downloadable, books can be read in electronic format, and farms and their crops are merely pixelized renditions of themselves. But they are so very fun to farm. The question you have to ask yourself then, is this: am I a Farmviller or something a lot Smurfier than that?
It was only a matter of time, but it's now official. FarmVille has been launched for the iPad, so now users can have a cross platform experience by being able to keep an eye on their farms on the web, iPhone and iPad at the same time. It's free and in the iTunes App Store now!
Even if you’re just a casual gamer, you’ve probably heard of PopCap Games -- at least by some of their game titles alone. The company’s blockbuster hits include Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies, and their CEO recently sat down for a chat on the state of iOS gaming and more.