Oceanhorn, Badland and more discounted in ‘Amazing Fantasy Games’ sale

By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2015

Gamers will be interested to know that a number of high profile iOS titles are currently on sale in the App Store. Apple is highlighting 16 games in a temporary ‘Amazing Fantasy Games’ section, which have all been discounted by at least 50% for a limited time.

The games include titles from the popular Final Fantasy franchise, the hit action-adventurer Oceanhorn, and the winner of multiple Apple design awards, BADLAND. There are also some lesser known titles, such as The Bard’s Tale, Hero Emblems and more. Read More

 

Catapult puzzler ‘Warhammer: Snotling Fling’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2015

Apple has just named “Warhammer: Snotling Fling” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the game for both iPhone and iPad for free—a significant savings of $4.

Snotling Fling is essentially an over-the-shoulder take on Angry Birds, set in the Warhammer universe. Players are tasked with slingshotting hapless goblins at enemy soldiers in an attempt to stop Gorbad Ironclaw and save the Realm. Read More

 

Surenix releases Power, an Apple Watch app to quickly glance at your iPhone battery status

By Sébastien Page on Jun 18, 2015

Surenix, mostly known for his design work on jailbreak themes and tweaks such as ayeris and auki, has released his first application in the App Store. Called Power, the  app aims at making it easy to quickly check at the status of your iPhone battery directly from your Apple Watch. Read More

 

Lead the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars – Heroes Path, now available in App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 18, 2015

Based on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the original Star Wars film, Disney’s just-released Star Wars – Heroes Path for the iPhone and iPad challenges players to lead the Rebel Alliance to victory in a series of movie-based puzzles.

The game revisits the original storyline of the Rebel Alliance’s quest to blow the Death Star to pieces and beat the Galactic Empire. In Star Wars – Heroes Path, you’ll enjoy cartoonish renditions of the movie’s iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, RS-D2 and many more. Read More

 

Line launches new Emoji Keyboard app for iOS

By Cody Lee on Jun 17, 2015

LINE launched a new app for iOS today called ‘Emoji Keyboard.’ As the name suggests, it’s a free keyboard app with over 3,000 new and unique Stickers & Emoji that will help you “experience a more exciting and lively chat with friends and loved ones.”

For those who aren’t familiar with LINE, it’s an insanely popular Japanese messaging app. It has more than 500 million users, which are mostly in Asia, but it’s hoping its Emoji Keyboard will help make inroads into the United States and other countries. Read More

 

Unicode 8 includes new hot dog, unicorn and burrito emoji

By Cody Lee on Jun 17, 2015

On Wednesday, the Unicode Consortium released Unicode 8, the next major update to the Unicode Standard. The Standard defines things like special characters and emoji, which many manufacturers, including Apple, use in their software.

Unicode 8 introduces nearly 8,000 new characters, including letters to support new languages and six new scripts. Perhaps more interesting, to us anyway, is that it also includes 37 new emoji and 5 emoji modifiers for various skin colors. Read More

 

Dark Sky gets huge 5.0 update with new layout, advanced notifications and more

By Cody Lee on Jun 17, 2015

Popular weather client Dark Sky received a significant update today, bringing the app to version 5.0.0. The release includes several improvements like a new layout, advanced notifications, and the ability to collect pressure sensor data from compatible devices.

As for the new layout, it now features a detailed hour-by-hour 24 hour timeline, and you can create custom alerts for that timeline for things like temperature, wind and more. There’s also a new weather reporter, so users can provide feedback on their weather. Read More

 

Premium turn-based strategy game starring Lara Croft previewed, hitting iOS later in the year

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 17, 2015

A stylized Tomb Raider game is coming to mobiles as developer Square Enix Montréal announced at E3 Lara Croft GO. Created by the same team that brought you award-winning strategy game Hitman GO, Lara Croft GO is billed as a ground-breaking mobile experience.

The game takes place in a long-forgotten ancient civilization and adopts a turn-based concept with exploration and puzzle solving thrown in for good measure, a recipe which has made Lara Croft, the heroine of the hugely successful Tomb Raider series, such a phenomenon in video games. Read More

 

How to change or reset your iPhone voicemail password

By Sébastien Page on Jun 17, 2015

When iPhone first came out in 2007, it was the first device to include Visual Voicemail, a feature that allows users to view their voicemails, scroll through them, and of course listen to them, directly from the device. With Visual Voicemail, no need to dial a number and go through an automated message system to listen to your voicemails.

Since everything is now handled directly on the phone, you can also change your voicemail password directly from your iPhone. Read More

 

KGI: iPhone 6s to be marginally thicker due to Force Touch

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 17, 2015

Several supply chain reports have indicated that this year’s ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ releases will feature Apple’s pressure-sensitive screen technology called Force Touch that debuted on the Apple Watch and now a revered analyst has given these reports an aura of credibility.

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities wrote in a note to clients, a copy of which was obtained by the Japanese blog MacOtakara, that Apple’s implementation of Force Touch on the upcoming phones will make them slightly thicker than the present-generation iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Read More

 

Square Enix: ‘Final Fantasy VII’ coming to iOS this year

By Cody Lee on Jun 16, 2015

Final Fantasy VII is coming to iOS this year, reports gaming publication IGN. The outlet was in attendance at Square Enix’s E3 press conference earlier today when company executive Shinji Hashimoto announced a mobile port for the title is in the works. Read More

 

BitTorrent Shoot moves batches of large media files between iOS, Android and Windows Phone

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2015

In this age of government-sponsored attacks on our privacy and eavesdropping of our digital exchanges, incredibly weak security in most sharing apps frustrates me. Unless you use iMessage or select few services, the spooks can pretty easily intercept those nude shots as they’re being uploaded.

So why take the risk and not opt for the device-to-device sharing method, whenever possible?

While iOS’s AirDrop feature is great, it leaves a lot to be desired. AirDrop isn’t very reliable, doesn’t cope well with large media files and is unavailable on other platforms, making direct photo sharing with an Android friend mostly a pipe dream.

Enter BitTorrent, one of the most common protocols for transferring large files. Based on peer-to-peer technology, their new mobile app called Shoot can help you share batches of photos and video directly between multiple devices, no matter what device you use or what network you’re on.

As it bypasses the cloud, utilizes encryption and was built from the ground up on top of the proven BitTorrent Sync engine, Shoot can move gigabytes of files easily and securely so your data remains completely private. Read More

 

Twitter for iOS and twitter.com to start autoplaying videos today—here’s how to turn it off

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2015

You could say I’m not a big fan of intrusive autoplay videos in apps, not to mention those pesky autoplay video ads on some websites. With that in mind, I was taken aback when Twitter announced today adding this very feature to its iPhone and iPad application and the web interface.

Now when you stumble upon a tweet with an embedded Vine, animated GIF or a clip in Twitter’s native format, it will begin to play back automatically.

It’s all part of the grand plan to shove advertising down our throat though Twitter would have us believe it’s trying to make our lives easier so we could “keep up with the action without missing a tweet and get a better sense of what’s been shared instantly.”

Because autoplay videos suck your cellular data, this feature is a major concern in this age of non-unlimited plans. True, Twitter promises to opt out of autoplay anyone who’s on a high-rate data plan, but I’d rather trust my instincts and revert back to the old-school click-to-play experience.

Thankfully, there’s an easy way to do just that. Read More

 

Telltale Games announces its first ever mini-series called The Walking Dead: Michonne

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2015

Telltale Games, the makers of rather popular cinematic cross-platform games such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and The Wolf Among Us, announced at E3 a brand new miniseries for the iPhone and iPad called The Walking Dead: Michonne.

Developed by Skybound and framed as the next installment in The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series, the game takes place between issues #126 and #139 in the comics series and features the particularly popular Michonne character. Read More

 

Apple posts four new ‘Shot on iPhone 6′ videos

By Cody Lee on Jun 15, 2015

Apple has added four new clips to the World Gallery films section of its “Shot on iPhone 6″ microsite. The company launched the Shot on iPhone 6 campaign earlier this year, showcasing beautiful photos and videos taken with its latest smartphones.

The new videos are very similar to the previous ones, in that they are 15 seconds long and accompanied by an analogous soundtrack. They were captured by photographers from countries around the world, including the US, Australia and Norway. Read More

 

Facebook releases Moments for iPhone, a brand new private photo-sharing app

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2015

Billed as a private way to share photos with friends and an easy way to get all the photos of yourself trapped on your friends’ phones, Moments for iPhone by Facebook is now available for download in the App Store.

Following a few futile attempts to unseat Snapchat in the ephemeral messaging space, Facebook gave up and went to the drawing board to conceive a different take on private sharing where images won’t disappear after being viewed.

Their new iPhone app lets you organize and sync multiple photos in private albums that can be shared directly on Facebook or Instagram, and sent via Messenger. Using facial recognition, Moments groups your photos based on who’s in them and when they were taken. Your friends can then contribute to the synced moment with their own photos. Read More

 

Bethesda releases Fallout Shelter for iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2015

In addition to announcing Fallout 4 for the Xbox, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC coming this November, publisher Bethesda Softworks today released Fallout Shelter for the iPhone and iPad, officially the first iOS game set in the Fallout universe and the very first Bethesda title on Apple’s mobile platform.

The game puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Fallout Shelters challenges players to build their own fallout shelter and keep its dwellers happy and safe from the dangers of the Wasteland. Read More

 

Get the Razor Armor iPhone 6 case, screen protector, & MFi-Certified cable for only $23

By iDB Deals on Jun 12, 2015

We’re happy to spend hundreds of dollars on a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, but how many of us give it the protection it deserves? Well, now you can give it the world’s best protection with the ZeroLemon ‘Razor Armor’ case from iDownloadBlog Deals. It can be yours for only $22.99.

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Modern Combat 5 and Spider-Man Unlimited gain ton of new content, customization and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 12, 2015

In addition to teasing Siegefall, its gorgeous-looking online multiplayer strategy game hitting iOS soon, Gameloft has also updated its two popular iPhone and iPad games with tons of new features in latest content updates.

For starters, a whole range of new Spideys are now available in Spider-Man Unlimited for the iPhone and iPad, in addition to official support for ‘Made for iPhone’ controllers and a bunch of other improvements.

At the same time, the popular first-person shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout has gained new weapons and customization options, including weapon trinkets, weapon camps and several new killsigns. Read More

 

Gameloft teases Siegefall, an amazing online multiplayer strategy game with dragons and heroes

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 12, 2015

Ahead of next week’s annual Electronic Entertainment Expo bonanza in Los Angeles, French games maker Gameloft is teasing Siegefall, its forthcoming mobile game from the same team that brought you the first four installments of Modern Combat, the popular first-person shooter franchise. In Siegefall, you arrive in a realm where battles are being fought over lands and crowns.

While full details are yet to be released, we know that Siegefall will let you summon dragons, control heroes, smash gates and “leave nothing but rubble behind.” Read More