When Apple announced iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite at the WWDC ’14 keynote, one of the features listed on one of the slides was Flyover City Tours in Maps.
Flyover City Tours uses the Flyover data for select locations around the world and gives you a bird’s eye view of the major landmarks in the area by zooming in and spinning around. Apple has some highly detailed 3D models of major cities around the world and the City Tour feature makes good use of them. Read more »
Broken Age is a point-and-click puzzle/adventure game that tells the story of two characters from different worlds. The game started off as a Kickstarter campaign and is now a multi-platform game, available on PC, Mac, Linux and the iPad.
Broken Age features beautiful hand-drawn animation and an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Wil Wheaton. It’s a two part game, with the second one arriving later. Today we are taking a look at Act 1 of the game. Read more »
Love to game on your iOS device, but just can’t bring yourself to pay full price for apps?
Well then you’ll be happy to know that EA is discounting a bunch of its major titles on the App Store. Read more »
Some of you may be aware of the social network called Path. The service was meant to connect you to your closest people and only allowed up to 150 contacts per person but the service never really saw much use in the light of much bigger and popular services.
Now, the company has released a new messaging app called Talk for the iPhone and Android. The Talk app has some interesting features, that set it apart from its peers. For one, the messages you send are only stored on the server for 24 hours, after which they are automatically erased. Read more »
Hidden neatly inside the iOS 8 betas is a feature that got mentioned only very briefly during Apple’s announcement of its newest mobile OS – City Tours.
This is basically like a guided-camera version of the Flyover view that made its debut in iOS 6 alongside the new Apple Maps. Read more »
Waze, the social navigation application that is famous for letting you alert other drivers about speed traps and traffic jams, has gotten an update.
The app now lets you send automated text messages and find other Waze users more easily. Read more »
It looks like Apple’s mobile devices are getting a lot of love from Adobe today. In addition to announcing Lightroom Mobile for the iPhone, Adobe has also made Ink & Slide and Photoshop Mix for the iPad.
Ink & Slide are a pair of image editing accessories that’ll give you a whole new way to use Photoshop on your iPad. Photoshop Mix is a photo gallery app that comes with a few neat features. Read more »
Adobe’s releases are no stranger to the iPad; Lightroom Mobile was released for Apple’s tablet in April and it looks like the software manufacturer has released Lightroom for the iPhone as well.
You’ll be able to sync between the three devices seamlessly, with the desktop and iPad and iPhone versions of the software all syncing up nicely with each other on Adobe’s creative cloud. Read more »
After having failed to outright buy Snapchat last year, Facebook has now released Slingshot, a new app that aims to compete with it.
Slingshot is available to download for Android and iOS, but it comes with a pretty strange twist. Read more »
Garmin has released a new navigation app for iOS and Android today. It’s called Viago and it’s much cheaper than Garmin’s previous efforts in this space, though it’s still not free.
Furthermore, you can expect to get only basic functionality when buying the app, with any premium additions coming at the cost of some in-app purchases. Read more »
Parallels Access was a service that would let you access your PC or Mac remotely from a mobile device. So far, the service was only available on the iPad but from now you will also be able to use it on an iPhone and any Android device.
Parallels Access provides remote access to your computer on the go. Your computer applications show up on your phone and you can work on them as you would on the computer. For functions such as cut, copy, paste the application uses the native mobile OS controls so it feels seamless. You can also pin your desktop applications on your mobile’s home screen for quick access. Read more »
One of the reasons why Blackberries, long after being obsolete in the consumer sphere, still managed to persist in the business world was because the handsets were just so secure.
Protection of data and Blackberries go hand in hand, so it didn’t come as a surprise when Blackberry announced BBM Protected, an extra-encrypted IM client. Read more »
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was known to be a pedantic perfectionist when it came to the design of his company’s products: he was a very hands-on guy.
CEO Tim Cook doesn’t seem to have this trait, however, as stated in a New York Times profile piece, and that he was more concerned with the “broader implications” of Apple’s products. The article did have some rumors about what this could mean for the iWatch, Apple’s upcoming wearable. Read more »
Imagine a world where you can test yourself for the flu, check your fertility, or a vitamin deficiency at home with your smartphone.
That’s the world that the creators of the Cue are envisioning. Read more »
There is no doubt that Angry Birds is to Rovio what Mario is to Nintendo and Sonic is to SEGA. The company has tried to dabble with other IPs in the past but hasn’t had the same level of success so it keeps going back to the Angry Birds well.
After countless Angry Birds games based on the same original formula, Rovio has tried to diversify it a bit recently, starting with Angry Birds Go, which was a kart racing game (*cough* Mario Kart *cough* Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing *cough*). The latest game in the Angry Birds series is Angry Birds Epic, which like Angry Birds Go has very little to do with the original games and is actually an RPG. Read more »