Imps In Tokyo is a unique atmospheric adventure arcade game

By Lory Gil on Feb 23, 2015

Most of us have wondered where dreams come from at least once or twice in our lives. There is even a whole industry around interpreting them. What if there was a whole other dimension where creatures were fighting to protect our good dreams from other creatures that are trying to steal them.

Imps In Tokyo is an adventure arcade that tells the story of good creatures protecting our dreams from bad ones. If they don’t stop the invasion, we may never sleep soundly again. Read More


How to watch the Oscars on your iPhone, iPad

By Jake Smith on Feb 22, 2015

ABC will be airing the 2015 Oscars on Sunday at 7PM EST/4PM PST from Dolby Theater, and if for some reason you aren’t able to catch it on your television set, ABC is one of the networks that has actually embraced online streaming.

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Sift, Evil Genius Online, WiFi Priority, and more apps to check out this weekend

By Lory Gil on Feb 21, 2015

Some weekends, you have too much free time on your hands and want to fill the void with some form of mobile entertainment. Other times, you are so busy that you need an app that will help you get through everything faster.

No matter what this weekend looks like for you, we’ve got a list of apps and games we want you to check out. If you want to speed up or slow down, there is always an app for that. Read More


App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for February 20

By Cody Lee on Feb 20, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include deals on Table Tennis Touch, Gunship X and some great new games to try! Read More


AG Drive review: get behind the wheel of an anti-gravity racecar

By Lory Gil on Feb 20, 2015

I’ve mentioned before that there are just too many racing games on the market. It gets to the point where, unless a game is doing something different, it starts to feel like a new skin on an old title.

AG Drive does something different. Instead of putting the pedal to the metal on hyper realistic pavement, players get behind the wheel of anti-gravity ships and blast off at incredible speeds across the skyways of the universe. We’ve got a full game review of AG Drive for you today. Read More


Calcbot 2 launches as a freemium app with all-new look and new features

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 20, 2015

Tweetbot developer Tapbots has released Calcbot 2 in the App Store. The intelligent calculator app is now completely free for everyone, has no ads whatsoever and, among other perks, has been revamped from the ground up for iOS 8.

The refresh software brings out a brand new favorites system which replaces the somewhat confusing memory keys, includes an iCloud-sync’d history in portrait mode alongside the calculator and other perks. Read More


App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for February 19

By Cody Lee on Feb 19, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today we have some awesome new apps and games that you won’t want to miss! Read More


Rovio’s new ‘Jolly Jam’ puzzler now available in the App Store

By Cody Lee on Feb 19, 2015

Finnish video game developer Rovio released a new game for iOS and Android devices today entitled ‘Jolly Jam.’ It’s a puzzler that looks nothing like the games from the firm’s popular bird-flinging ‘Angry Birds‘ franchise, and more like Candy Crush.

Unsurprisingly, Jolly Jam is a freemium title, which tasks you with strategically matching your jelly in a box to battle monsters and advance to the next level. All of this is part of an effort to help Prince Jam save Princess Honey and the Jelly Kingdom. Read More


Facebook update allows you to add stickers to photos

By Cody Lee on Feb 19, 2015

Facebook today began rolling out a new feature to its mobile apps that will allow users to add stickers to their photos before uploading them. The functionality is similar to that in the “Stickered for Messenger” app the social network released back in December.

Users who have received the update should see a small icon at the bottom of each uploaded image, which you can tap to see all of the stickers you can use. After selecting a sticker, you can determine how big you want it and where it should be placed on your photo. Read More


IFTTT rebrands iOS client, launches three dedicated task automation apps

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 19, 2015

IFTTT (an abbreviation of If This Than That), a popular Internet mashup service, announced in a blog post Thursday that its flagship mobile app shall be known henceforth as just “IF by IFTTT”. Available free in the App Store, it features an updated icon and a revamped new look.

In addition to it, the company has announced a trio of task focused ‘Do’ apps: Do Button, Do Camera and Do Note, each available free in the App Store.

With these dedicated apps, and more to come in the future, users can create specific on-demand workflows and tie them to buttons for quick one-tap access. Read More


Twitch reflex based Duet Game is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 19, 2015

The full version of Duet Game by Melbourne, Australia-based Kumobius has just been slashed to zero bucks as Apple’s latest free app of week. As you know, each Thursday App Store editors get to cherry-pick an app or a game that goes temporarily free for a week.

This twitch reflex title was on the App Store’s Best of 2013 list and shouldn’t be missed. Easy to play, hard to master, Duet elevates the act of dodging falling blocks into something “captivating, beautiful, even profound.” Read More


10 great ways to put Workflow to work

By Timothy Reavis on Feb 19, 2015

If you’re a fan of automation in iOS and continuously strive to make common tasks easier, you’ve probably already been introduced to Workflow, an incredible app that enables users to create workflows, or recipes of tasks for the app to perform when invoked. The potential of this tool is incredibly far-reaching, and this article explores a few ways in which Workflow can be a must-have app. Read More


Review: Alto’s Adventure, an endless snowboarding odyssey unlike any other

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 19, 2015

As promised, developer Snow’s much anticipated game called Alto’s Adventure has backflipped into the App Store. Two years in the making, Alto’s Adventure challenges you to embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey across procedurally generated alpine hills and breathtaking scenery.

You’re zipping through neighboring villages, drifting through peaks and valleys, collecting shooting stars, passing through ancient woodlands and long-abandoned ruins while enjoying with simulated night and day, weather conditions, awesome lighting effects and more, courtesy of the Unity graphics engine.

Featuring a somber soundtrack and smooth execution, the game has you rescuing runaway llamas while performing various tricks to progress and unlock new characters, each with its own distinct set of capabilities and snowboarding styles. Best of all, Alto’s Adventure is a premium game with no ads or In-App Purchases. Read More


OneNote for iPad gains handwriting, stylus support with palm rejection and OCR for images

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 19, 2015

After updating the Mac edition of OneNote with enhanced optical character recognition (OCR) features and other goodies yesterday, Microsoft on Thursday announced that users of OneNote for iPad can now extract text within all images that are added to notebooks saved on OneDrive.

In addition, the iPad application now has handwriting support, a top requested feature which permits users to highlight documents, scribble notes or just draw sketches with their finger. With this update, handwriting is now available in OneNote across all platforms. Read More


Weather Underground launches a new storm tracker app

By Lory Gil on Feb 19, 2015

Weather Underground is at it again. The company that provides some of the most comprehensive data from more than 100,000 personal weather stations around the U.S. has just launched a new app to help you keep track of storms.

Aptly named Storm by Weather Underground, it includes a laundry list of features including weather layers, overlays and warnings. Plus, you can see alerts for severe weather warnings, lightning, and rainfall right on your Lock screen using the Notification Center widget. Read More


Google releases Inbox app for iPad

By Jake Smith on Feb 19, 2015

Google has released an iPad version of its Inbox app, its new service that allows “a completely different type of inbox”. The app strives to surface the most relevant stuff that often gets buried and forgotten due to an avalanche of unwanted emails we get bombarded with. Read More


App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for February 18

By Cody Lee on Feb 18, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wacky world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include some great new games, and several deals you won’t want to miss! Read More


This widget adds a phone dialer to Notification Center

By Lory Gil on Feb 18, 2015

There are dozens of apps out there that offer a streamlined interface so you can find contacts and make phone calls quickly and easily, but how many can you count will put a widget on your Lock screen so you can make phone calls in Notification Center?

YoBu is a Notification Center extension that allows you to search for contacts by name or number, and then call them right from the Today view on your Lock screen. Read More


Apple rejects GIF Finder over Disney characters

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 18, 2015

Following its 2012 debut and 90,000 downloads later, GIF Finder for iOS is no more. As of now, the free app is no longer available in the App Store.

According to its UK-based developer Matt Cheetham, Apple took issue with the software, which takes the pain out of finding GIFs to reply with quickly on iOS, because it included “content or features that resemble various well-known, third-party marks, including Disney characters.” Read More


NBC now streams content live to iOS thanks to app update

By Jake Smith on Feb 17, 2015

NBC has updated its iPhone and iPad apps on Wednesday to include live streaming television, following in the paths of ABC and CBS. NBC had originally rolled out its “TV Everywhere” product on the web, but now it’s available on iOS, bringing the content to your iPhone and iPad. Read More