Apple’s free app of the week: Toca Hair Salon 2

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 1, 2016

Like every Thursday, Apple today updated its Free App of the Week promotion on the App Store with a brand new item, a kids-friendly game called Toca Hair Salon 2. This means that for the next seven days, you’ll be able to download this app free of charge—a savings of $2.99.

In Toca Hair Salon 2, you play as one of the six charming characters and run a hair salon of your own.

There are lots of virtual tools of trade at your disposal which you’d find in any hair salon that let you cut, color and style any way you want, from a simple comb and scissors to a curling iron and a straightener. Read More

 

Remember Tiny Wings? You can now play it on your Apple TV!

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 1, 2016

Tiny Wings, an addictive iPhone game with simple gameplay and subtle charm, is now available on the fourth-generation Apple TV more than five years since its App Store debut in February 2011. Developer Andreas Illiger released the Apple TV game as a new $2.99 app, called Tiny Wings TV.

Like its iOS counterpart, Tiny Wings TV has you playing as a cute little bird with aerial navigation issues. You must escape the darkness of night, but the hills in your way hinder your speed so you must have good reflexes and a good sense of timing. Read More

 

Everything you need to know about Ditto in Pokémon GO

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 1, 2016

Ditto was released in a server-side Pokémon GO update last week, and while many players have already caught the shape-shifting purple Pokémon, others are still having trouble trying to bag it for their Pokédex collection.

In this piece, we’ll talk about everything you’ll need to know about catching and using Ditto in Pokémon GO. Read More

 

Alto’s Adventure creators working on Distant, a platformer focused on “elegance of movement”

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 30, 2016

Snowman, the team that brought you the award-winning endless snowboard odyssey Alto’s Adventure, is hard at work on a major new title, Distant. It’s a brand new project that Snowman is co-developing in partnership with a talented Australian studio called Slingshot & Satchel.

As a platformer, Distant is quite a departure from Alto’s Adventure. The game is coming some time in 2017 to Macs, PCs, consoles and the fourth-generation Apple TV. Read More

 

100+ new creatures coming soon to Pokémon GO

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 28, 2016

After analyzing new code in a Pokémon GO update coming next month, The Silph Road has discovered that developer Niantic Labs will be adding more than a hundred new creatures to the popular augmented-reality game, including normal and legendary ones.

In addition to the new species, the code confirms other new features like Pokémon trading, player vs. player battles, new ways to raise/train your monsters and more.

The most recent Pokémon GO update added a Nearby Pokémon feature, the purple shape-shifting Pokémon, called Ditto, and other perks. Read More

 

Noise, Write.as, BeCasso and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Nov 26, 2016

If you’re looking to relax this holiday weekend with leftover turkey and a new app or game, you’ve come to the right place. In the latest edition of our Apps of the Week roundup, we’ve selected some awesome titles including a music-making app, an anonymous blogging client, a paint-style photo editor, and some great new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Microsoft brings Solitaire to iPhone and iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 23, 2016

Microsoft’s version of Solitaire has been available on Windows PCs for more than 25 years, but up until now the game has not expanded to other platforms. With Microsoft Solitaire Collection for iOS, the Windows maker is finally bringing its version of the classic card game to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Available free in the App Store, the app includes 5 of the top Solitaire games that you can play for free—Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Tripeaks and Pyramid.

As a bonus, daily challenges will extend longevity of the game and built-in support for Xbox Live will keep your achievements, competitions and game progress in sync between Windows 10 and iOS devices. Read More

 

Niantic expands Nearby Pokémon feature as players begin catching Ditto in Pokémon GO

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 22, 2016

Millions of Pokémon GO players are in for a surprise this week as game developer Niantic is making some big server-side changes to the game.

A limited amount of players in certain regions of the world will be able to see Nearby Pokémon, a feature that has been in experimentation in just San Francisco, California for months.

The news of its expansion comes just a day after the announcement of the in-game Thanksgiving double XP event. Read More

 

Developer ports classic FPS shooter Doom onto the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar display

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 22, 2016

Developer Adam Bell has successfully ported the classic first-person shooter Doom onto the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar’s 2,170-by-60 pixel resolution OLED display complete with 3D graphics, the game’s familiar head-up display and trademark sound effects. Doom, of course, runs on everything these days thanks to enthusiasts who port the game onto computing devices that can handle it. Read More

 

Listen, Later, Firefox Focus, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Nov 19, 2016

Looking for ways to pass the time before next week’s holiday mayhem? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a great list of apps for you to check out this weekend including a service for anonymous communication, a quick and easy reminders app, and a new private web browser. And as always, we’ve also picked out some awesome games for you to try. Read More

 

Super Mario Run is coming to iPhone and iPad on December 15

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 15, 2016

Apple dropped quite a bombshell at its iPhone 7 event two months ago when it announced Super Mario would be coming to the iPhone in the form of a brand new endless platformer specifically designed for one-handed gaming, called Super Mario Run.

Nintendo later promised launch in time for holidays and today the Japanese gaming giant officially confirmed the game’s price point and release date.

Super Mario Run is scheduled to hit the App Store on December 15 as a free download for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with an optional $9.99 upgrade to give you unrestricted access to the game’s three modes. Read More

 

Rushline, Feelca B&W, Delphi, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Nov 12, 2016

This week’s Apps of the Week roundup features some great selections, including a new app for holding private conversations in public, a black & white photography app, and a strange countdown timer aimed at helping you get things done. And as always, we’ve picked two cool games for you to check out. Read More

 

For those who serve: Veterans Day specials crop up on App Store & Apple Music

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 11, 2016

Today is Veterans Day, a public holiday observed annually on November 11 that honors men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. In honor of 2016 Veterans Day, Tim Cook tweeted out a photo of some of the veterans who work at Apple.

The App Store’s “For Those Who Serve” section provided resources on “military news, essential health and wellness info and valuable tools for everyday life” and Apple Music promoted playlists curated by former service members.  Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Perchang

By Cody Lee on Nov 10, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Perchang. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to download the popular puzzler for free on both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $2.

Perchang is kind of a cross between pinball and a physics puzzler that exercises your brain and tests your coordination. Use flippers, magnets, portals, fans and other gizmos to guide tiny marbles to their goal to win each level. Read More

 

ROME: Total War hits iPad as a premium $9.99 download without In-App Purchases

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 10, 2016

As promised, the iconic PC strategy game ROME: Total War today launched on the iPad as a $9.99 download from the App Store. Yes, you can now enjoy the grandeur, glory and brutality of Ancient Rome on your Apple tablet.

The game contains no IAPs and was ported to the iPad by Feral Interactive. Originally developed for PCs by The Creative Assembly and released in 2004 by Activision, it’s one of the best reviewed strategy titles of all time. Read More

 

The Trail is a beautiful jaunt in the palm of your hand

By Steffen Reich on Nov 8, 2016

In gaming circles, the mentioning of Peter Molyneux’s name alone will cue plenty of associations. The Brit gained industry fame at the helm of projects such as Black & White or Fable, inextricably linking his name to figments of fantastical worlds, deep characters and far-reaching decisions on virtue and morality. In 2012, Molyneux founded 22Cans and branched out to mobile gaming. So far, remarkably little has come off it on iPhone.

In view of the latest product out of 22Cans’ think tank, the rules might however just have changed. Their latest adventure goes by the name The Trail and revolves around the ostensibly quiet premise of wandering nature. Contrary to some notions inherent to hiking though, it is remarkably entertaining, oddly social and distinctly Molyneux. Oh, and it is a visual treat for your eyes.

Find out if the game with the curious premise is cut out for you in our review.

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Pokémon GO update brings improvements to gyms and fixes bugs

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 7, 2016

Not even one day after launching a server-side update for Pokémon GO bringing daily bonuses to players, Niantic pushed a new version of the game to players via the App Store on Monday with improvements pertaining to gyms and some miscellaneous bug fixes. Read More

 

Hit PC/Mac strategy game ROME: Total War is launching on iPad later this week

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 7, 2016

Mac and Linux games publisher Feral Interactive has confirmed today that it will be bringing the iconic PC strategy game ROME: Total War to the iPad this coming Thursday. “On November 10, the grandeur, glory and brutality of Ancient Rome comes to iPad,” said the company.

The premium title is priced at $9.99 and includes no In-App Purchases whatsoever. Feral is promising touch-friendly controls, optimized Retina graphics with updated textures and other enhancements.

This marks the first time ROME: Total War has been ported to mobile devices. Read More

 

Server-side update for Pokémon GO provides players with daily bonuses

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 7, 2016

Although the Halloween event might be over for Pokémon GO players, a new server-side update for the game is rolling out to all players that aims to invoke a resurgence in the game’s popularity. Read More

 

Bear, Workfrom, 60dB and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Nov 5, 2016

It’s been a long week so let’s just get right to it with our latest round of Apps of the Week selections. We have the hot new note-taking/writing app Bear, a new app for finding cool places to work from, and an app for listening to personalized, short-form news and entertainment audio clips from ex-Netflix employees. And as usual, we have two cool new games for you to check out. Read More

 
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