By Christian Zibreg on Mar 9, 2014
Medium, a rising blog publishing platform dedicated to high-quality writing, is launching its native iPhone application next week, The New York Times’ Bits Blog reported yesterday. Filing as Medium’s first mobile application since the service’s inception in 2012, the app will initially be strictly focused on reading Medium posts and won’t include editing functionality akin to, say, WordPress’s free iOS app.
The service already has a great mobile site that looks business on small form-factor devices and releasing a native iPhone app could go a long way toward boosting its appeal among mainstream users… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 7, 2014
Amazon quietly launched a new mobile application yesterday called Amazon Seller. As the name suggests, the app was designed to help individuals and businesses manage their product listings on Amazon’s Marketplace and communicate with their customers.
The app offers a suite of mobile tools that will allow sellers to perform a wide range of functions on their mobile phones. These functions include the scanning of barcodes on items, price checking, viewing sales ranking and reviews and even the listing of products… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 6, 2014
Popular accessory and wearables maker Jawbone has released an interesting new app for iPhone today. It’s called ‘UP Coffee,’ and it’s the first product from product from Jawbone Labs—an initiative that allows Jawbone employees get experimental with personal projects.
The purpose of UP Coffee is to help users understand how caffeine affects their sleep. Despite its name, users won’t need an UP band to use the app, and they don’t have to drink coffee. You can enter in virtually any caffeinated liquid you want, and watch the app do its thing… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 4, 2014
Get excited Walking Dead fans. Telltale Games has just announced that the second episode of Walking Dead: The Game — Season 2 will be landing on iOS later this week. Titled ‘A House Divided,’ Ep2 will continue the storyline set forth in Ep 1 released back in December.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Walking Dead: The Game follows the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she must track down other survivors, explore new locations and make gruesome decisions to stay alive… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 4, 2014
Fans of such shooters as the excellent Arc Squadron (a free download in the App Store), are going to fall in love with Star Horizon after it hits iOS later in March.
Powered by the Unity game engine (which now supports iOS 7 controllers) and created by developer Tabasco Interactive, Star Horizon shows what a long way we’ve come in terms of GPU performance on mobile devices.
Console-like graphics, stunning lighting effects, detailed 3D models of starships and fighters and just all-around fancy visuals are bound to knock your socks off. Jump past the fold for a trailer, screenshots and additional highlights… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 3, 2014
X-Men fans will be happy to hear that Marvel has announced that a mobile tie-in game for its upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past film is in the works. The publisher announced today that it has teamed up with studio Glitchsoft to create ‘Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past.’
In a blog post this afternoon, Glitchsoft wrote that the game will give X-Men enthusiasts the chance to engage Marvel’s 1981 landmark Days of Future Past comic book story arc in an immersive and story-driven game ‘unlike anything available on mobile.’ Read on for more details… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 28, 2014
Skateboarding legend and mogul Tony Hawk revealed last night that he’s working on a new skateboarding game for mobile devices. During an interview with Larry King, Mr. Hawk said that the game will have swipe-based controls and is coming this year.
Unfortunately, very few other details are known about the game—we’re not even sure if it’s going to launch under the familiar ‘Tony Hawk Pro Skater’ branding—but given Hawk’s track record, we’re excited. We have a clip of the Larry King interview below… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 28, 2014
It’s been nearly three weeks since developer Dong Nguyen pulled Flappy Bird from the App Store, but its presence is still very much felt in the Top Charts. It seems every other day another clone of Nguyen’s hit game pops up in the list of the most popular apps.
That’s not too surprising though, considering that according to The Guardian, a big chunk of new iOS games are Flappy Bird clones. How big of a chunk? Well, looking at a group of 300 new games over 24 hours, the outlet says that one-third were FB knockoffs… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 27, 2014
Playmous has unleashed a brand new iPhone and iPad game that every fan of physic-based puzzlers should download right away.
Now available in the App Store for your iPhone and iPad in exchange for $1.99, God of Light has you playing as Shiny, an extraterrestrial being that uses his unique ability to project light through the darkness. One just has to see this game in action in order to fully appreciate it.
In a nutshell, the player is tasked with directing rays of energy to reach Sources of Light to activate them and bring light back to Shiny’s world. It’s an insta-buy, if I ever saw one, here’s why… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 27, 2014
Warner Bros. has released a new Lego game for iOS this morning called the ‘Legends of Chima Online.’ The studio has had staggering success with the Lego franchise—it even has a #1 movie out right now—so honestly, why wouldn’t it continue to capitalize on it?
As the name suggests, Legends of Chima is an MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) that has you explore the vast and dangerous world of Chima ruled by animal warriors. You can play co-op or solo, and the game works across iOS, Mac and Windows PCs… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 26, 2014
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has just released a new app for iOS devices called FCC Speed Test. As the name suggests, the app is designed to measure data speeds for both cellular and Wi-Fi connections.
The app is part of the FCC’s Measuring Broadband America program initiative, which aims to better inform consumers about mobile broadband performance, and it measures download/upload speed, latency and packet loss… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 25, 2014
Disney has launched an interesting new iOS app, Movies Anywhere, which offers access to a library of hundreds of movies and exclusive content from the studio, including original programming and never-before-seen videos. It’s especially interesting that the iPhone and iPad app, available free in the App Store, allows users to connect their iTunes account to instantly access all their Disney content purchased from the iTunes Store within the app, without the need to go through Apple’s stock iOS Videos app or visit the iTunes Store… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 22, 2014
Most gamers these days are drawn to titles that push the limits of the hardware found in their mobile devices with 3D graphics and complex gaming engines, but there are still a lot of folks out there that prefer the 8-bit platformers of the 80′s and 90′s.
Well if you happen to fall in the latter category, you have to check out this trailer for an upcoming game called Venture Kid. Its 8-bit graphics and synthesized soundtrack make this title seem like it would have felt right at home on the original Nintendo…
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 20, 2014
Google is testing a new iPhone application which aims to make it easier to access public Wi-Fi hotspots on your handset, Engadget reported Thursday.
The software will make it simple to automatically authenticate and connect users to Google’s free hotspots inside Starbucks stores “or wherever they are available”.
The publication has learned that the Google Wi-Fi app could even tap users’ Google Account to “install a dedicated security certificate on their device to automatically authenticate devices when a connection is available,” bypassing the need to go through the clunky login process when joining public Wi-Fi hotspots… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 20, 2014
Quick, what could be better than mini golf? Mini golf, with robots, in outer space – of course! Enter Astro Golf by Bolder Games, now available for the iPhone and iPad for $1.99, or half its regular price to celebrate the launch.
The game marries sci-fi concept to adventure elements and physics tricks allowing you to bounce, jump, fly through space, teleport around the course, ride a black hole and what not. Fun obstacles include killer bots, corrosive goo, steam, fire, trap doors and more.
As you can see, this isn’t your Daddy’s mini golf game. I’ve included a nice promo video, a few screenies and additional tidbits below the fold… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 14, 2014
Square Enix, the studio behind the Final Fantasy franchise and several other hit games, has released a new title in the App Store this morning. It’s called ‘Deadman’s Cross,’ and it’s a zombie-themed card battle RPG for the iPhone and iPad.
The game comes from the same team that brought you the uber-successful RPG ‘Guardian Cross,’ and promises to deliver similar addictive gameplay. It takes place sixteen years in the future, where a virus has caused a zombie apocalypse… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 13, 2014
Rovio has started teasing a new Angry Birds game, tweeting the above image out from its official Twitter account yesterday. Along with the photo, the game-maker says that a “big adventure with new birds” is coming soon and added the hashtag #NewAngryBirds.
The consensus here is that Rovio is finally going to introduce new characters to its franchise, after using the same birds and pigs in many of its popular Angry Birds titles. The ‘big adventure’ comment also suggests that this isn’t going to be its typical bird-slinger… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 11, 2014
Documentarian and movie director Kenneth Lauren “Ken” Burns is well-known for his style of using archival footage and photographs and giving them life by slowly zooming in on subjects of interest and panning from one subject to another.
This technique became known as ‘The Ken Burns effect’ and you’ll find it in Apple’s iPhoto, iMovie and Final Cut Pro X apps and many other software applications.
Today, Ken’s out with a new namesake iPad app, now available free in the App Store, which gives you access to streaming videos containing extras, behind-the-scenes and other footage from all 25 of his films, such as The Civil War, Baseball and Prohibition… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 10, 2014
Google’s official Enterprise Blog today announced a new iPhone and iPad app to manage your Google Apps domain. Google Admin, available free in the App Store, lets you manage Google Apps users on your domain, change passwords, access support, review and filter logs, access group management features such as adding and viewing group members, deleting individual group members and more.
If you’re an administrator hosting your domain on Google Apps, the app should be a no-brainer, but keep in mind you’re still going to have to access the web interface to use some of the more advanced features… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 6, 2014
Avid gamers among you who owned the original iPhone surely remember Eliss. Created by Steph Thirion and released in March 2009, Eliss was one of the first iPhone puzzlers that wouldn’t implement multitouch controls as an afterthought. It went on to win numerous awards and was called by many a multitouch masterpiece. Eliss challenged you to move around a bunch of planets and split/combine them with other planets of the same size/color.
On paper, the concept doesn’t sound terribly revolutionary or exciting. But once you picked it up, however, there was no putting Eliss down – it was that addictive. Unfortunately, the creator stopped updating the game just three months following its release: the last refresh was in June 2009.
Turns out other projects have kept Steph occupied – among them a brand new and polished remake of the original Eliss game… Read More