By Alex Heath on Jan 7, 2011
The Mac App Store has opened. If you go to Software Update on your Mac, you can download the latest version of OS X. This update includes a shiny new app on your dock called the “App Store.” Don’t get confused, this isn’t the iOS App Store on your iPhone; all of these apps are Mac-specific apps.
While the Mac App Store does bring many great new apps for the Mac, many iOS apps that we all know are also available through the Mac App Store. Specifically, there are many popular games from the iOS App Store now available on the Mac. The new Mac releases of these games are basically fullscreen versions with some added features and content.
And yes, you can now play Angry Birds in full, HD resolution on your 27-inch iMac…
By Alex Heath on Dec 30, 2010
The App Store has never been a very quiet place. 2010 was no exception; thousands upon thousands of new apps were submitted to the App Store. Most of them aren’t worth mentioning, but there have been some exceptional apps that have risen to the forefront of what the App Store has had to offer throughout the year 2010.
We’ve covered a lot of App Store apps this year on iDB, with the goal of keeping our readers in the know.
Now, we’d like to take some time to reflect on our favorite App Store apps of 2010. Being included on this list doesn’t necessarily mean the app was released in 2010, it just means that it was amongst our most utilized of this year. Drumroll, please…
By Alex Heath on Dec 24, 2010
It’s that time of year. Christmas music, staff parties, plenty of egg nog, and gifts. As fellow iPhone users, what better gift is there to give each other than what we crave: more apps.
We could all probably name at least a few apps that we would like to have, but haven’t bought yet. How nice would it be to wake up on Christmas day and have that new app you’ve been wanting?
Luckily, Apple allows you to “gift” an app to a friend. If you didn’t know about gifting apps, I’m going to walk you through how to gift an app, along with some gift-giving tips…
By Alex Heath on Dec 13, 2010
It’s no secret that we here at iDB love Angry Birds. One of the most universally recognized games in the App Store, Angry Birds has made quite the name for itself with press and merchandise. You can already get your very own Angry Birds plush toy, and now you can have an Angry Birds iPhone case.
About a month ago, we reported on the rumor that Angry Birds iPhone cases were only in development for a UK carrier. This does not seem to be the case, as official Angry Birds cases have been made available for purchase by Gear4 in partnership with the makers of Angry Birds…
By Sébastien Page on Dec 10, 2010
If you’ve played Angry Birds before, you probably wondered a few things about the story behind the game. Who are these birds? Who are these pigs? Why are they stealing birds’ eggs? And maybe more importantly, why can’t these birds fly?
You’re not the only one having questions about Angry Birds. In this video, you’ll see that an Angry Bird himself is wondering about the purpose of this game. It’s funny and really worth 40 seconds of your time… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Dec 2, 2010
Needless to say that we at iDB are big fans of Angry Birds, these cute and addictive birds that are putting their lives on the line to fight the evil green pigs. We had been waiting for those Angry Birds plush toys for a while, and they are now available for sale, at least while supplies last.
Looking at the website where you can buy them, I have to admit that I am slightly disappointed by their looks though. Maybe even more disappointing is the fact that they won’t ship until January 2011. So much for surprising my fiancee with one of those for Christmas… Read More
By Guest Author on Nov 17, 2010
If you haven’t noticed, we here at iDB are obsessed with Angry Birds. So of course we’re thrilled to hear there’s an Angry Birds sequel in the works!
But as any good salesman (and Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka) will say: that’s not all! Pocket-Lint reports that Vesterbacka was in attendance at the Virtual Goods Summit in London and spilled some details about what to expect. Here’s the rundown: Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 12, 2010
I don’t know about you but I’m a big fan of Angry Birds. I’m such a fan that I actually set up my SMS ringtone to make an Angry Bird sound every time I receive a new text message. Yep, that’s how I roll.
We’d already seen the Angry Birds plush toys before and it seems more goodies are being developed taking advantage of the momentum Angry Birds are having these days. The last product being developed is Angry Bird cases, which apparently will only be available in the UK via the 02 carrier… Read More
By Guest Author on Oct 21, 2010
Who doesn’t enjoy smashing pumpkins? I’m not talking about that alt-rock band from the 90s, no, this is more Angry Birds fun! That’s right, Angry Birds Halloween edition is here, boasting 45 new levels of pig-squashing, pumpkin-smashing fun. It’s .99 cents in the app store, and exclusive to iOS devices. So you know we’re special. Head over to iTunes and download by clicking here.
I can’t help but wonder now… will the holiday season bring us the chance to smash Santas into smithereens?
[Boy Genius Report]
By Guest Author on Oct 21, 2010
Can’t get enough Angry Birds? As if the movie, toys, and recent news regarding Rovio (or rather, non-news) weren’t enough to ruffle your happy feathers, you can also download Angry Birds SMS tones in Cydia – for free!
Search for “Angry Birds SMS” and you’ll be on your way to feeding your block-busting, bird-flying addiction. Now you don’t have to even play the game to hear the cry of the Boomerang Bird or Zooming Yellow Bird, just tell your friends to text you non-stop!
By Sébastien Page on Sep 30, 2010
I rarely if ever write about iPhone apps updates but today I felt compelled to do it for 2 reasons. One, Angry Birds is freaking awesome. Two, this game is a good example of what every iPhone developer should do.
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few months, you most likely have heard of Angry Birds, a game where you have to throw birds at evil pigs. Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? It is however as addictive as heroin, so play with care… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 25, 2010
Last month we reported that Angry Birds creators wanted to push their success a bit further by turning the famous birds into a movie and toys. While the movie still seems like a stretch to me, I never doubted we’d see some Angry Birds toys hit the shelves. It seems it’s now just a matter of time.
Some guy was walking the streets of NY when he saw a woman carrying a box of Angry Birds plush toys. He snapped a picture and asked her more about the toys. Apparently they will be in stores early 2011… Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 25, 2010
I wondered when the App Store would produce a hit so huge that it would crossover into a cultural phenomenon. It seems that time is now, and the characters in the the limelight will be the fierce and feathered Angry Birds.
Variety reports that the developers at Rovio have been in talks with Hollywood executives about expanding the iPhone success of Angry Birds to the next level. The following is from the original article… Read More