New photo shows alleged iPhone 6 front LCD frame

By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2014

Continuing on with the barrage of iPhone 6 part leaks we’ve seen over the past few weeks, Apple.club.tw today shares a new photo of what is believed to be the front LCD frame of the handset. It looks to be complete with metal shielding, and Home button bracket.

In a complete iPhone, this component would sit in between the front panel and the rear shell, both of which we’ve seen in other leaks.   It also contains the all-important LCD panel, and helps sandwich in the battery, logic board, and various other internal pieces… Read More

 

Adidas adds to the fitness tracker craze with the ‘Fit Smart’

By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2014

If you were disappointed to hear that Nike was shuttering its FuelBand hardware, never fear, another major sportswear brand is picking up the baton. Adidas has unveiled its latest fitness tracking device, the miCoach Fit Smart, this week.

Revealed in San Francisco, during the Wearable Technologies Conference 2014, the device is capable of measuring your steps taken, pace, burned calories, heart rate, and more. It’s also durable, lightweight, and sweatproof (not waterproof)… Read More

 

Nike releases new Soccer for iPhone app

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

It’s interesting that although Adidas is the official sponsor of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle that is the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Nike has managed to hijack the event and successfully steal Adidas’ thunder with clever marketing tactics.

Part of Nike’s stealthy yet effective approach is a new iPhone app dedicated to all things soccer.

Called Nike Soccer in the United States (the name is localized in other markets), it strives to put the best of soccer in your pocket by sending you timely alerts on upcoming events while keeping you connected to the world of Nike products and athletes.

The name of the game is exclusivity: Nike Soccer delivers premium content and provides access to limited product and events before any of Nike’s other channels… Read More

 

Wunderlist 3 previewed: fast sync, gorgeous UI and 60+ improvements

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

Berlin, Germany-based 6Wunderkinder, the makers of the popular Wunderlist to-do, task and list management app, is getting ready to release a major new version. The wait for Wunderlist 3 is almost over, developers told me via email.

Filed as “our biggest update ever,” Wunderlist 3 brings fast real-time sync engine, top-to-bottom makeover with a beautiful new design and over 60 various improvements to put the fun back into note-taking, task management and list creation and curation… Read More

 

LinkedIn reboots its Contacts for iPhone app as LinkedIn Connected

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

After retiring CardMunch, its standalone iPhone app for scanning business cards, in favor of Evernote’s business card scanning service last month, LinkedIn today rebranded another standalone iOS app – LinkedIn Contacts. The app shall be known henceforth as LinkedIn Connected.

The app has been reimagined and redesigned for a much cleaner appearance.

Aside from the name change, the free download has all the same features like its predecessor, but more advanced than before and with “much more focus on strengthening your relationships”… Read More

 

The season finale of ‘The Wolf Among Us’ now available

By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2014

Fans of Telltale’s hit game ‘The Wolf Among Us‘ will be happy to hear that the fifth episode, which also happens to be the season finale, is now available for download. It’s called ‘Cry Wolf,’ and it can be found within the game or in the App Store.

For those unfamiliar with the title, The Wolf Among Us is a violent, mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic books. It’s made by the same team behind The Walking Dead, and features similar graphics and gameplay mechanics… Read More

 

Angry Birds Star Wars II goes free, adds 30 new ‘Master Your Destiny’ levels

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

Finnish games maker Rovio Mobile, best-known for its Angry Birds franchise, today released a “Master Your Destiny” update adding an additional thirty new levels to Angry Birds Star Wars 2. And for the third time since it launched late last year, Angry Birds Star Wars 2 has switched from paid to free.

What are you waiting for? Grab Angry Birds Star Wars 2 free of charge in the App Store now…. Read More

 

Tempo Smart Calendar 1.4: Reminders, Waze integration, events in natural language and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

Available free of charge in the App Store, Tempo 1.4 adds several long-expected features like Waze integration for community-based traffic reports, native support for iOS Reminders, more timely notifications for flights and conference calls, updated contact details on Profile Cards and more.

Perhaps the biggest new feature, Tempo 1.4 now lets you add events in plain English. The app will parse your spoken query and recognize the days of the weeks, time, holidays, repeating events and more. Jump past the fold for the full list of changes… Read More

 

Google launches new YouTube Creator Studio app for iPhone

By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2014

Hot on the heels of this morning’s release of AdWords Express, Google has launched another new app for iOS. It’s called YouTube Creator Studio, and it’s a one-stop shop for YouTube creators to access information on their channels and videos.

The app provides quick access to video analytics, comment moderation tools, notifications and even YouTube’s Video Manager that’s found on the desktop site. Here, you have the ability to edit video information like titles, descriptions, and tags… Read More

 

Apple releases iTunes 11.3, including all-new iTunes Extras for HD movies for Mac and Apple TV

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

Apple has just released a brand new iTunes 11.3 update which enables iTunes Extras for HD movies on Mac computers. Moreover, iTunes 11.3 finally brings back iTunes Extras to the $99 Apple TV media-streaming box after Apple killed support for this useful content-enhancing feature back in 2010.

As if that wasn’t enough, the company confirmed that these interactive menus with featurettes, behind-the-scenes videos, director’s commentary and other interactive assets will be coming to iOS 8 in Fall… Read More

 

Sega unleashes Sonic Jump Fever on the App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

Having initially soft-launched in the Canadian App Store, Sega has now made Sonic Jump Fever available worldwide. Keeping true to its promise, the Japanese games developer and publisher has released the game as a freemium download with an optional Special Ring Bundle available via a $0.99 In-App Purchase.

Sonic Jump Fever challenges you to compete against friends for high scores in fast-paced vertical jumping challenges. “Unleash Fever Mode and push Sonic into hyper-speed for earth-shattering scores,” teases Sega…

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Another Google app hits iOS: AdWords Express

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

The Internet giant Google is among the most prolific app publishers on Apple’s mobile platform – the company has dozens of apps available on the App Store. You can now safely add a new entrant to the list of Google’s iOS apps – AdWords Express.

Available free of charge for the iPhone and iPad, it lets you manage your AdWords Express for small businesses.

The software makes it easy to edit your ads, choose where to show advertisements, see how many calls, clicks and vies your ad is getting, access detailed ad stats and analytics and more… Read More

 

Apple reportedly orders 68 million iPhone 6 units ahead of launch this Fall

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

Apple is apparently so confident that the iPhone 6 will be its fastest-selling handset that it’s reportedly ordered a massive 68 million iPhone 6 units ahead of the Fall launch.

According to Chinese media reports, Apple is expecting high demand for the handset. It’s not just the case of pent-up demand, however.

Provided rumors are true, this Fall will bring the first iPhablet in the form of a 5.5-inch iPhone 6, a popular form factor that should help bring customer who have switched over to Samsung back into the fold… Read More

 

Questionable report revives iPhone haptics rumor

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

Since the original iPhone’s inception, Apple’s been expected to add haptic feedback technology to its iconic smartphone. This hasn’t happened to this date, despite several Apple patent filings related to an enhanced haptic feedback on mobile devices.

A new Chinese rumor has been making rounds on the web Thursday, reviving the old-standing rumor which calls for an iPhone with haptic feedback.

According to sources, the next iPhone(s) will incorporate tactile feedback in order to augment the sense of touch with subtle vibrations when virtual keys are pressed… Read More

 

App Recap: major game sales, new apps to keep you busy and updates to tell your Mom about

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 9, 2014

Welcome to today’s edition of App Recap, iDownloadBlog’s daily column that keeps you up to date on best new App Store apps, shiny new games, deep discounts and major content updates, all wrapped into a friendly, visually engaging format.

Among today’s highlights: a nice Apple Design Award Winners fire sale with premium games like Monument Valley, Blek and Threes all discounted heavily.

No matter if you’re a heavy app user or just browse the App Store occasionally, with so much going and with the App Store’s sixth anniversary upon us, App Recap is here to help you focus on stuff that matters … Read More

 

Apple Design Award-winning games Blek, Monument Valley and Threes on sale

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2014

Good news gamers! It appears that there are multiple sales going on right now for iOS games that won an Apple Design Award this summer. Blek, Monument Valley and Threes! have all been discounted for a limited time.

For those unfamiliar with the titles, Blek is an addictive title that sees players draw paths to hit objects without crashing. Monument Valley is an Escher-inspired puzzle game, and I believe most folks have heard of Threes!. Read More

 

New photos and video show alleged rear shell of 4.7-inch iPhone 6

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2014

Several new hi-res photos, and a video, surfaced this morning of what is said to be an actual rear shell of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The part looks similar to previous leaks, with a cutout Apple logo and thick antenna breaks at the top and bottom.

The photos come from Feld & Volk, a Moscow-based company that sells modified versions of the iPhone. The firm says it came across the shell thanks to its relationship with Apple suppliers, which enables it to get a head start on modifying… Read More

 

Pixelbite announces ‘Reckless Racing 3′ coming this fall

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2014

Good news this morning for all of you mobile gaming fans. Pixelbite has announced that Reckless Racing 3, a sequel to its popular top-down racer, is in the works and will be landing on iOS and Android devices this fall.

For those unfamiliar with Reckless Racing, it first debuted in the App Store in 2010. Known for beautiful visuals and A+ soundtracks, the franchise has already churned out 2 hit games. And now it’s looking for a third… Read More

 

New report says Foxconn’s robots will play more of a supporting role in factories

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2014

Earlier this week, word got out that Foxconn is preparing to deploy sophisticated robots to help assemble devices in its factories. The so-called ‘Foxbots’ have been in testing for years now, and CEO Terry Gou says the first units will help manufacture Apple’s iPhones.

Today, a new report is out from Taiwan’s United Daily News that offers up new details on the program. According to the outlet, the robots will play more of a supporting role initially. Foxconn employees will still be responsible for general assembly and quality control… Read More

 

Gameloft’s ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout’ set to be released July 24th

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2014

After more than a year of waiting, and months of teasing, Gameloft has finally confirmed a release date for ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout.’ The highly anticipated title is going to be landing on iOS and Android devices on Thursday, July 24th.

Gameloft first unveiled MC5 at E3 last year and then went silent on the game for several months. Then, in April of this year, it began posting new details, screenshots and trailers for the title. Here’s everything we know about MC5 thus far… Read More

 
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