Welcome back to the Monday edition of the recap! WWDC 2013 is now a wrap, and developers have headed home to start tweaking their apps for OS X Mavericks and iOS 7, but it was a relatively quiet weekend on the tech front. That doesn't mean you're left without anything to read today, however -- as always, we've assembled a crack team of stories, so without further ado…
Most of the focus at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo was on the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, but E3's a big show, and games for other platforms — including iOS and (to a lesser extent) Mac — played a big role as well. In fact, more iOS games than usual joined the mix this year, with major publishers like Konami, Ubisoft, and Square Enix getting in on the action. It was a lot to take in, but here's the best of what we saw.
An elevator pitch is one of the hallmarks of any startup. The idea is simple: a short summary is used to completely encompass and define a person, product, service, brand or omnidimensional galactic consciousness in the time it would take to ride an elevator. Whether it be in the entertainment industry, where every venti latte comes with a killer coming of age screenplay, or a closed door meeting with engineers, organizing those thoughts on any brand new idea can be difficult. Elevatr hopes to be the service that takes your dream and makes it a reality.
Microsoft Office has officially come to iOS, but there are a couple of catches: First, you'll need an Office 365 subscription to use it, and second, it appears to only be for the iPhone, at least for now.
Seriously, where has the month of June gone? It's already the middle of the month, WWDC 2013 is over and that Superman movie you've been waiting to see for more than a year is now in theaters, complete with a companion mobile game for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. But you won't need Kryptonite to get through our last overnight recap of the week, so up, up and away…!
Do you ever feel like there's something missing in your life? Like there's a hole that could only be filled by a furry, cuddly, feathery, or scaly creature of some sort? Then maybe it's time you seek out the unmatchable companionship of a pet. There's no better time to do so, as June is National Adopt a Pet Month, plus there are always rescue animals in need of a great home. But that doesn't mean you should rush into things without doing a little research. Getting a pet is a long-term responsibility that you should be prepared for. That's why we've gathered eight apps that are essential to have handy if you're bringing home a new pet. They'll help you be prepared and make sure you're giving your pet the home it deserves.
We'll come right out and say it: Marvel's Avengers Alliance can be a chaotic mess in moments. First finding life as a casual Facebook social game, this superhero-themed RPG battler gets off to a rocky start, thanks to complex underpinnings that are awkwardly explained and an obtuse storyline that feels utterly disjointed at best. When character interactions aren't dripping with clichés, they sometimes lack coherence altogether. Despite all of this, there's something about the nerdy RPG combat between classic superheroes and oddball foes that still strikes a chord.