AT&T pulling back on throttling of unlimited LTE customers

By Cody Lee on May 7, 2015

AT&T is pulling back on its throttling efforts against unlimited LTE customers, reports ArsTechnica. The site noticed that the carrier recently changed its policy to say that it will only throttle users with unlimited LTE data plans who have both exceeded 5GB in a billing cycle and are in an area experiencing network congestion.

Previously, AT&T’s policy said that unlimited LTE users could experience slower data speeds after reaching 5GB, with no mention of location. The change comes after customers complained the carrier’s throttling—some reported speeds as slow as 0.5Mbps—was part of its strategy to sway them away from their unlimited plans. Read More

 

Remember Snake from Nokia phones? It’s hitting iOS next Thursday as Snake Rewind!

By Christian Zibreg on May 7, 2015

Do you remember playing the old-school Snake from Nokia phones? First released in the late 1990s on the Nokia 6110, this innovative, all-consuming game with monochrome graphics and stupendously simple concept of not crashing the snake while trying to eat fruit is a testament of timeless design. Now Snake’s original creator Taneli Armanto has teamed up with Rumilus Design to bring back the joy of the classic game in a modern take on Snake.

Titled Snake Rewind, the game is scheduled to hit iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms globally on next Thursday, May 14, 2015. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for May 6

By Cody Lee on May 6, 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’s list is chock-full of big deals on great games like Monument Valley, Infinity Blade III, and NBA 2K15. Read More

 

Everything Changes: Apple highlights how iPad can change the way you do things

By Cody Lee on May 6, 2015

Apple on Wednesday launched a new web ad campaign for its struggling iPad, highlighting ways the tablet can change the way people do things. A new microsite on the company’s website showcases a variety of iPad apps that can help with things such as cooking, learning and more.

Much like Apple’s previous ‘Your Verse‘ campaign, the message of “Everything changes with iPad” is that the tablet can be helpful in a number of situations. The company has long been trying to convince potential customers that the iPad can be used as more than an entertainment device. Read More

 

Remastered version of 1998 classic adventure game Grim Fandango hits iOS

By Christian Zibreg on May 6, 2015

The highly acclaimed adventure game, Grim Fandango by LucasArts, has been remastered and released for the iPhone and iPad on the App Store.

Featuring fully repainted high-resolution textures, a new dynamic lighting system, a handy concept art browser and classic musical score re-recorded with a full live orchestra, Grim Fandango Remastered provides an unforgettable experience spiced up with over two hours of exclusive developer commentary — and is a massive 3+ GB download. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for May 5

By Cody Lee on May 5, 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’s picks include great deals on apps like Over, Steel Guitar and Mic’d. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for May 4

By Cody Lee on May 4, 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’s selections include great deals on apps and games such as Star Walk 2 and GoodReader. Read More

 

Google confirms snapping up Timeful, iPhone-only time management and scheduling app

By Christian Zibreg on May 4, 2015

The Internet giant Google today announced via the official Gmail blog that it is buying Timeful, an iPhone-exclusive productivity application designed to help you get things scheduled so you can get them done.

The nicely designed application, positioned as your calendar and to-do list with intelligent assistance to make the most of your time, is available on the App Store for the time being but its functionality will be eventually folded into Google Apps, including Gmail, Calendar and more. Read More

 

Celebrate Star Wars Day with discounted games, featured books, TV shows & movies, Disney events and more

By Christian Zibreg on May 4, 2015

Today is Star Wars Day, an unofficial annual celebration of everything Star Wars, and Apple is joining festivities with limited-time discounts on select Star Wars-themed games and In-App Purchases for the iPhone and iPad on the App Store.

In addition, the iBooks Store is running a dedicated Star Wars section highlighting books, comics, graphic novels and other Star Wars content.

But we’re only getting started.

The iTunes Store has joined the big push by featuring Star Wars music, related television shows and additional iOS apps at standard prices, while Disney is pulling out all the stops with special events at its studios and resorts. Read More

 

12.9″ iPad Pro rumored to feature stylus, NFC, Force Touch input, USB-C connector and more

By Christian Zibreg on May 4, 2015

Apple’s rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro is understood to include a number of interesting hardware features, including a Bluetooth stylus accessory, support for Force Touch input and a USB-C connector, AppleInsider has ostensibly learned from a person familiar with Apple’s future product plans.

Dubbed by the press ‘iPad Pro,’ the device believed to be in the works should feature a larger 12.9-inch display, as rumored many times before. The timetable for release for this device is unknown at this point and AppleInsider is adamant that a number of changes are in tow to the iPad lineup. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for May 1

By Cody Lee on May 1, 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’s picks include discounts on great games like Hook and Darklings, and some great new games to help you get through the weekend. Read More

 

Hands-on video compares size of alleged iPad Pro cases with iPad Air 2

By Cody Lee on May 1, 2015

Popular YouTube channel Unbox Therapy on Friday posted a hands-on video with 2 alleged iPad Pro cases, comparing them in size and design with the iPad Air 2. The clip gives you a good idea of how much bigger the rumored 12-inch iPad would be than the current 9.7-inch model.

Additionally, the cases add weight to the accuracy of previous industrial renderings and case leaks. Despite the fact that they come from different manufacturers, and are made up of different materials, they’re identical to both each other and many past cases in terms of size and features. Read More

 

Rumored iPad Pro appears in new rendering

By Cody Lee on May 1, 2015

The long-rumored “iPad Pro” surfaced in a new industrial rendering on Friday, further fueling speculation that Apple is working on a larger 12-inch tablet. French blog nowhereelse.fr shares the image, calling the device the ‘iPad Air Plus’ and saying that the sketch is dated December 2014.

The alleged rendering offers up dimensions for the Pro tablet, measuring 305.70mm long x 222.60mm wide x 7.20mm deep. Converted to inches, that’s about 12 x 8.7 x 0.30. These numbers line up with those seen in previous renderings of the device, which is expected to have a 12.9″ display. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for April 30

By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 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. We have awesome picks today which include some great app deals and a few new games. Read More

 

T-Mobile again offering free MLB At Bat Premium subscription to customers

By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 2015

Football season has long been over and basketball is getting there, but baseball season is just getting started. And for fans of the sport who are either on T-Mobile, or thinking about it, you’ll be interested to know that the carrier is once again offering MLB At Bat Premium to customers.

As noted by Droid-Life, the promotion is season-long, beginning May 1 and running through the end of September. To qualify, customers must download the MLB At Bat app on Android or iOS while on T-Mobile’s network—you will not get the discount if you are on Wi-Fi or roaming. Read More

 

‘Mighty Switch Force! Hose It Down!’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 2015

Apple has just named WayForward’s “Might Switch Force! Hose it Down!” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the award-winning pick-up-and-play puzzler for iPhone and iPad for free—a solid savings of $1.99.

For those unfamiliar with the game, you play as a member of Planet Land’s Fire Brigade that has to help put out fires around Tangent City and evacuate any trapped Hooligan Sisters. You accomplish this by strategically moving and rotating tiles to direct your water towards the flames. Read More

 

Premium Star Wars games discounted deeply on Mac App Store and App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 30, 2015

With only five days left until the annual Star Wars Day celebration (May the Fourth Be With You, says the marketing tagline), Aspyr Media is celebrating the occasion in advance by temporarily slashing five premium Star Wars titles for the Mac by fifty percent.

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: Empire At War, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games have gone half price each, in some cases even lower, on the Mac App Store. Put together, these downloads normally sell for a combined $70, so you’re looking at a cool $40 saved if you download the five Mac games while this promotion lasts. Read More

 

Amazon’s Instant Video for iOS can now stream content in HD and over cellular

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 30, 2015

Amazon’s Instant Video client for the iPhone and iPad has received an update Thursday, bumping version number to 3.0 and bringing out several improvements to streaming video quality.

Users can now stream Instant Video content on their iOS device through their carrier’s cellular network while controlling their mobile data usage settings. In addition, the ability to watch video streams in high-definition has been added, too. Read More

 

Apple-IBM partnership provides iPads to elderly via Japan Post Group tie-up

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 30, 2015

Apple on Thursday announced in a press release a move that will see the firm partner up with Japan Post Group to deliver iPads to the country’s growing population of elderly citizens over age 65.

Billed as a first-of-its-kind initiative, it’ll provide iPads to millions of senior citizens after Japan Post Group piloted iPads and apps custom developed for the elderly earlier this year.

These iPads come preloaded with IBM-developed apps and analytics to connect people with services, healthcare, community and their families. The staggered release will see between four and five million Japanese customers get their iPads by 2020. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for April 29

By Cody Lee on Apr 29, 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’s selections include some great deals on Star Wars games that you don’t want to miss. Read More

 
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