Want podcasts on your Apple Watch? There’s finally an app for that

By Steffen Reich on Jan 16, 2017

The ability to store and play podcasts on Apple Watch is one of many features advocated for regarding future watchOS updates, but so far it has fallen on deaf ears at Apple. With the cries for podcasts on Watch slowly reaching fever pitch, developers have taken matters into their own hands and released a fully functional podcast app that enables the transfer of your favorite subscriptions from iPhone to Apple Watch.

The app goes by the name WatchPlayer and (while moody at times) gives a solid account of itself, effectively beating Apple to the punch in the podcast race. Find out below how the data transfer is realized, where it trumps Apple’s stock apps and what areas of WatchPlayer could do with some attention. Read More


Aura, Filmborn, songpong, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Jan 14, 2017

Happy weekend everyone! We are back with another edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week’s list features some great selections including a new meditation app, a unique photo editor, and a new app for recording songs with friends. Plus, we have two great new games for you to check out. Read More


Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links for iPhone now available in U.S. and Canada

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 12, 2017

Keeping true to its promise, Konami today expanded the popular card-trading game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links to App Stores in the United States and Canada following its soft-launch in Japan this past November.

Available at no charge with non-compulsory In-App Purchases, the game brings to life the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! official trading card game, allowing Duelists to kindle the spirit of Yami Yugi, Seto Kaiba and other beloved characters in competitive card battle action. Read More


Google launches Toontastic 3D, a playful storytelling app for kids

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 12, 2017

Google today launched a new education-focused apps aimed at kids aged 6-8 years old, called Toontastic 3D. With this app, your youngsters can draw, animate and narrate their own cartoons. The concept and game mechanics are easy to grasp so your kids should feel right at home. They simply move their characters around onscreen to tell their story. The app records their voice and animations and stores content on their device as a video. Read More


The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth arrives after being yanked from App Store almost a year ago

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 11, 2017

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, an iOS version of the dungeon crawler game originally released back in 2014 by independent game studio Nicalis, is now available on iOS as a premium $14.99 download from App Store.

Nicalis originally submitted its dungeon crawler for iPhone and iPad a year ago, but the game got rejected for depicting violence against children. The iOS port has a 17+ rating. Read More


Eightydays.me, Background, Pie and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Jan 7, 2017

It’s the weekend again, and you know what that means! It’s time for another addition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week we have some great selections, including an app for helping you plan your trips and vacations, a wallpaper gallery, and an app for taking 360 videos. And as usual, we’ve picked out a couple new games for you to check out. Read More


Picky, Dashpop, Timebomb Messenger, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Dec 31, 2016

Happy holidays everyone! It’s been kind of a slow week in terms of news and app releases, but don’t worry, we were still able to put together a solid list of apps and games for you to check out this weekend. The roundup includes an app that uses AI to pick out your best photos, a new todo list app with a fun twist, and a messaging client that lets you decide when your messages can be opened. Read More


Partly Sunny, RAW+, Momento GIFs, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Dec 24, 2016

Looking for some new apps and games to check out this holiday weekend? iDB has you covered. In this week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup, we have some great selections including a good-looking weather app, a manual camera app, a GIF-making app, and of course two great new games for you to try. Read More


Pokémon GO launches on Apple Watch with Activity and Workout integration

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 22, 2016

To all of those who have been waiting to play Pokémon GO on the Apple Watch since the game developers teased it at Apple’s September keynote event, you can finally stop holding your breath because it’s now available.

Pokémon GO for the Apple Watch comes in an update (version 1.21.2) to the existing iPhone app from the App Store, so after installing it, you’ll be able to add it to your Apple Watch just like you would with any watch app you’re already using. Read More


RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic hits iPhone and iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 22, 2016

Games maker Atari today released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the App Store. Not to be confused with Atari’s earlier release RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, the $5.99 iOS title includes the best features found in the 1999 RollerCoaster Tycoon PC game and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 for Xbox, which released in 2002. The new RollerCoaster Tycoon mobile experience includes 95 classic park scenarios from PC/Xbox titles.

There’s also a built-in park designer, Retina-optimized graphics based on the visual style in Chris Sawyer’s original RollerCoaster Tycoon PC games, three downloadable content packs and much more. Read More


djay Pro for iPhone is out: 4-deck mixing, waveform haptics, 3D Touch cue points & more

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 21, 2016

German developer Algoriddim today completed its lineup of apps for DJs by releasing djay Pro for iPhone following the launch of djay Pro for iPad a year ago and djay Pro for Mac two years ago.

The app puts the complete djay experience in the palm of your hand and provides some iPhone 7-specific features, like unique haptic feedback that lets you literally feel the beats while scratching and scrubbing the music, support for 3D Touch so you can quickly set a cue point by pressing and more.

djay Pro for iPhone is available on the App Store at the introductory sale price of $4.99. Read More


How to delete your Super Mario Run game data without deleting the app

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 20, 2016

The popular new Super Mario Run game by Nintendo doesn’t have a whole lot of levels to play, but if you ever get to the point where you want to just delete all your in-game progress and start all over again, then you’ll be happy to know there’s a way to do that.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can delete all your Super Mario Run game progress data without having to delete the game from your device and re-download it later on. Read More


Tips for saving cellular data while playing Super Mario Run

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 19, 2016

Super Mario Run is one of the biggest hit games to launch on the App Store this year, and although it’s getting a lot of attention from both Nintendo and Super Mario fans, it also comes with a big caveat: it requires an active internet connection.

For anyone who plays the game at home on Wi-Fi, this isn’t a big deal. Unfortunately, if you’re relying on a cellular data network to play, then you might end up using more data than you’ve bargained for. Read More


Darkr, Bookout, PRIMO, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Dec 17, 2016

It’s the weekend again, and once you get tired of playing Super Mario Run, you’re going to be looking for other new apps and games to try. Never fear, iDB is here to help. In this week’s Apps of the Week roundup, we have an awesome new black and white photo editor, a book-reading tracker, an app for buying things on-the-fly, and of course two new games for you to check out. Read More


Download Super Mario Run in the App Store right now

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 15, 2016

As promised, Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first real smartphone game, launched on the App Store today, December 15. The side-scrolling, auto-runner platformer is available free of charge with a non-compulsory $9.99 upgrade to unlock the game’s three modes completely.

If you don’t see the GET button quite yet, force refresh the App Store app, then simply tap on the Notify button in the App Store description of the game. Enter your password or use Touch ID when prompted, and the game will begin downloading. If that doesn’t work, iDB editor Jim Gresham suggests force-quitting the App Store app, rebooting the device, launching the App Store app, and then download the game.

The anticipated title is optimized for one-handed play: as Mario automatically runs from left to right, you just tap the screen to make him jump. The longer you touch the screen, the higher he jumps. As with other Mario games, you’ll be avoiding various obstacles and collecting coins along the way whilst attempting to get our hero safely through the level in the fastest time possible. Read More


How to bypass jailbreak detection in Super Mario Run

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 15, 2016

The highly anticipated Super Mario Run platformer game from Nintendo launched on the App Store Thursday afternoon, but anyone who has a jailbroken device is in for a surprise when they try to play, as it appears Nintendo built jailbreak detection into the game.

This is particularly common among a number of hit games from the App Store, including Pokémon GO, and causes the app in question to do nothing but crash whenever you attempt to launch it, but there is a way around it if you still want to play Super Mario Run on your jailbroken iOS devices, and we’ll show you how. Read More


26 Super Mario Run moves to help you go further in the game

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 15, 2016

Super Mario Run just launched on the App Store, and as you can imagine, there has been a lot of energy from Apple and Nintendo fans around the world.

Being made for a smartphone rather than a handheld gaming unit as these kinds of games are usually made for, the game mechanics for Super Mario Run are a little different from your average Super Mario game.

In this post we’ll be outlining the many different moves you can perform in Super Mario Run and explain what they do. Read More


Amazon’s shopping app is now available for Apple TV with purchasing support for Prime members

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 13, 2016

Online retail giant Amazon today rolled out a tvOS version of its existing shopping app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch.

With Amazon App for Apple TV, you can browse Amazon’s entire product catalog on a big screen TV from the comfort of your couch using Siri Remote and your fourth-generation Apple TV.

The app lets you get product details and watch videos for products that are available on Amazon.com and from other merchants. And if you’re a Prime member ($99 per year), you’ll even be able to make purchases on your Apple TV. Read More


Bring your padlocks up to the 21st century with the Dog & Bone LockSmart Mini

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 13, 2016

Chances are you have a thing or two that you like to keep locked away with a padlock of some sort.

Whether you need it for a locker at school or work, or to keep a gate or shed closed at home, you can bring your padlocks up to the 21st century with the Dog and Bone LockSmart Mini, which utilizes wireless Bluetooth connectivity so you can unlock the padlock with your smartphone. Read More


First wave of second-gen Pokémon now hatch from eggs as wild Pikachus start wearing Santa hats

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 12, 2016

Pokémon GO players are in for some goodies this week as Niantic is rolling out some of the first of the game’s second-generation Pokémon to players, with more than 100 additional monsters coming within the next few months.

The introduction of these new Pokémon is expected to renew player interest and give existing players something new to hunt after. Read More

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