The best to-do list apps for iPhone

By Lory Gil on Sep 14, 2014

Not everyone needs a super duper comprehensive getting-things-done list. I may need to be able to schedule out every moment of my day, but it wasn’t always like that. I used to just make lists, which I think is the best way to be the most productive. Sometimes, you need a little bit of both. A solid list-making app can go hand-in-hand with a robust scheduling app. Whether you need something simple, or something complex, we’ve got a list for you today of what we think are the best to-do apps for iPhone. Read More

 

Web-sling your way to saving the world with Spider-Man Unlimited

By Lory Gil on Sep 14, 2014

Gameloft and Marvel have teamed up again to bring us another web-slinging adventure from the quick-witted Spider-Man. As if we haven’t had enough fun with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: Total Mayhem.

Spider-Man Unlimited is the first free-to-play Spidey game on iOS. The hand-drawn episodic runner is set in the Marvel Universe where you will hang out with the likes of Nick Fury and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, as well as fight the Green Goblin, Vulture, and more. It is also this week’s Editor’s Choice in the App Store. Read More

 

ALONE… review: you may be alone, but you can still save the universe

By Lory Gil on Sep 14, 2014

Just when you thought the endless runner genre had done all it could possibly do, Laser Dog comes along and makes it into a sci-fi side-scrolling arcade game. ALONE… is a fast-paced arcade style game that focuses on your ability to react fast to oncoming dangers while maintaining composure in the face of insurmountable odds. We’ve got a game review of ALONE… for you today. Read More

 

Back to Bed is a dreamy puzzle adventure

By Lory Gil on Sep 13, 2014

A few months back, Ustwo launched a unique, surreal puzzle game that was impressive to look at and challenging to play. Monument Valley quickly gained notoriety and gave us all something to swoon. It might have started a new trend in puzzle gaming.

Back to Bed has a similar look and feel, but offers a different type of adventure. In this Salvador Dali-inspired journey, players must guide Bob safely back to his sleeping quarters through control of his apple-toting subconscious. Read More

 

Etherlords lets you rebuild worlds while battling enemies

By Lory Gil on Sep 13, 2014

There are plenty of games out there that allow players to build cities, farm land, and battle against enemy forces. There is even a genre, called 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate), which uses similar tactics.

What if you don’t want to be contained in just a city or empire? What if you want to build a whole world, instead?

Etherlords is a battle game that allows players to fight groups of enemies, collect warriors, and rebuild a dying world using tiles that are earned in battle. Read More

 

Apps of the week: Partyrs, Dragon Quest I, Kapsula, and more

By Lory Gil on Sep 13, 2014

It almost seems silly to speak of apps when we just learned about Apple’s new products. All I can think about is how soon will I be able to preorder my Apple Watch and which model do I want. There are so many choices. If you need a break from all of the big news, Apple-bashing ads, or questions about future products, maybe you should sit down with a nice, new app or game and calm your nerves. We’ve got a list of games that launched this week for you check out today. Read More

 

Yahoo adds native iPad UI to News Digest, weekly Katie Couric show and more

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 12, 2014

After launching its excellent news summarization app, News Digest, in the App Store back in January 2014, the Internet pioneer Yahoo on Friday refreshed the application with a native user interface on iPads and three new iPad-specific features.

First up, there’s a brand new weekly video show available by Katie Couric. You’ll recall that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer recently hired the former “The Today Show” host as a global news anchor for Yahoo News.

Couric’s show is premiering every Sunday to walk you through a significant story from the week before and give you “key context to get you in the know”. More on an extra news category and new alert timings right after the break. Read More

 

Taptaptap teases Camera+ 6 with manual controls and other new features

By Cody Lee on Sep 11, 2014

Ahead of the release of the new iPhone 6, and its upgraded camera, and iOS 8 with its various new features, Taptaptap has begun teasing a major update for Camera+. Called Camera+ 6, the update will bring about manual controls and several other new features.

The new manual controls are split into 2 groups: “Shutter Priority” and “Full Manual control.” The former allows you to set your shutter speed, while the camera sets the ISO, and the latter allows you to customize both settings without any software intervention. Read More

 

Bicolor goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Sep 11, 2014

Folks who missed the opportunity to grab Bicolor when it was offered for free in the Apple Store app will be happy to hear that it’s gone on sale again. Apple is offering the popular game for free from now through next Thursday as part of its App of the Week promotion.

For those unfamiliar with the title, Bicolor is a deceptively-complex puzzler that tasks players with solving 240 handmade puzzles. In each level you must figure out how to draw a path with one color, and then cover it up with another using the right amount of moves. Read More

 

EA confirms SimCity BuildIt coming to iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 11, 2014

Electronic Arts, the world’s top games publisher, announced yesterday that it’s readying SimCity BuildIt, the latest installment in the popular city-building franchise, for Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Once again, the game will task you with building a city of your dreams, with the choices you make evolving your city in a variety of ways.

“Meet your citizens’ needs to keep them happy, or make questionable choices and feel your citizens’ wrath,” the company wrote. Pricing and availability information will be publicized in due time. Read More

 

Viber rolls out video calling

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 11, 2014

Viber, the once promising VoIP service, on Thursday introduced video calling across its mobile apps for the iOS and Android platforms.

Now available in the App Store as a free download, the new Viber 5.0 lets you place or receive video calls over Wi-Fi and cellular networks to your Viber contacts who use the service on their smartphones or desktop.

This release also includes enhancements to stickers, improvements for adding friends, better media forwarding and more. Read More

 

Google Voice finally updated for iOS 7 look and VoIP-to-phones integration in Hangouts

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 10, 2014

Almost a year following the public release of iOS 7, Google Voice has finally been refreshed with the revamped user interface to match Apple’s guidelines for iOS 7 development.

Now available in the App Store, Google Voice 1.6 also brings support for Google Voice integration in Hangouts and the obligatory bug fixes and performance improvements.

Earlier this morning, the search company issued an update to Hangouts for the iPhone and iPad which enabled free and low-cost VoIP calling to your Hangouts friends and mobile/landline numbers around the world. Read More

 

Spotify gains support for Ford SYNC AppLink

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 10, 2014

Spotify, the popular Swedish music-streaming startup, on Wednesday refreshed its free iPhone and iPad application with improved music discovery and support for the Ford SYNC AppLink platform.

When browsing albums in Spotify for the iPhone and iPod touch, you can now easily check out more releases from the artist in one tap.

More importantly, owners of Ford vehicles outfitted with the car maker’s proprietary SYNC AppLink platform can now use Spotify in their car. Read More

 

Apple Pay could be big source of revenue by collecting fees from banks

By Jake Smith on Sep 9, 2014

Apple Pay, the Cupertino-based company’s new mobile payment service announced on Tuesday, could prove to be a big source of revenue for the company during a time when music and app downloads are slowing. Bloomberg reports Apple will collect fees from banks when iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users make a purchase. Fees will be charged for every single transaction, though the fee hasn’t been detailed. Read More

 

Google adds offline support, accessibility improvements to Play Movies & TV for iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 8, 2014

Google has just updated its Play Movies & TV client for the iPhone and iPad with offline support, accessibility improvements and bug fixes, the Internet giant announced in a Google+ post Monday morning.

“With Google Play’s updated iOS Play Movies & TV app, you can download movies and TV shows then take them with you wherever you go, no Internet connection required,” reads the post.

Released this January, the free application (which now sits at version 1.2) continues to lack the ability to purchase movies and television shows on Google Play due to Apple’s rules for iOS development. Read More

 
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