AppAnnie is a mobile application statistics aggregation company and it has published a report on how Android and iOS apps have been doing in Q2 of this year. Both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store did great for the quarter, besting their results in Q1 by 60% and 45%, respectively.
That gave the Google Play Store, nearly 50% more downloads compared to the iOS App Store. It terms of revenue, however, it’s the Apple repository that still comes ahead. Read more »
Modern Combat 5: Blackout is the latest installment in Gameloft’s series of first person action games. The games have traditionally been based on warfare and very close in nature and style to the Call of Duty series of games on the PC and consoles.
The Modern Combat series has taken it up a notch with every installment, with improved visuals, more explosive action and expanded gameplay options every time. Last year’s Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour won several accolades and is heralded as one of the best games on the mobile platform. Let’s see what Gameloft has in store for us this year. Read more »
Microsoft’s recent big corporate changes are having other, far-reaching implications for its newly acquired Nokia Devices and Services.
As a result of Microsoft’s latest shake-up, the Nokia MixRadio application will become its own independent app. Read more »
Ever wish that there was a dedicated app where you could just complain anonymously?
Well now there is a way to express yourself to a group of strangers within a dedicated mobile application: it’s called Vent. Read more »
Apple has greatly expanded the availability of its 2-step verification process for Apple IDs. While it was only available in 11 countries previously, the feature is now available in 59 countries worldwide.
For those not aware, 2-step verification or authentication puts an extra step between entering your ID and password and logging in. It sends a verification message with a code to a preset device or number and only upon entering that code will the person be allowed to log in. This way, even if someone gets access to your password, they still can’t access your account unless they have access to the special code. Read more »
Facebook has launched a new application exclusive to those with a verified account. Called Mentions, it helps all those celebrities on Twitter to keep track of all the replies they receive.
Other than being available only for verified users, the app is currently only available in the US and only on the iPhone. Read more »
Ever find yourself traveling way out in the middle of nowhere and unable to communicate with your friends?
Well goTenna might be able to help you with that. Read more »
It’s been a busy day for mobile payments. Not only did Visa have some news with its latest Checkout application, it looks like Google Wallet has an update for users too.
The mobile payment system will now house your gift card data. Read more »
The iOS version of Chrome has received an update bringing it to version 36.0.1985.49. The latest iteration of the Google-made web browser brings the long-awaited Cast support.
Now, users with Cast-enabled devices can stream web pages seamlessly with their Chrome on iOS. The updated version of Chrome also should be more stable and with less bugs. Read more »
Snapchat has added a new filter setting in the app called geofilters.
Now when you take a picture, just slide right and you will see a bunch of text filters that correspond to your location. You’ll only see filters for your location and it’s mostly just colorful text in fancy fonts and some images overlaid on your photos. If that’s something you’re into, then you have that option now. Read more »
Apple’s hotly anticipated iWatch will be up for grabs in three distinct models, according to a report from Economic Daily.
If the rumors are to be trusted, there will be one iWatch model sporting 1.6-inch display and two other models with 1.8-inch panels. Read more »
Apples latest App Store statics reveal that 90% of all compatible devices are now powered by iOS 7. The share of the OS version is up by 8% since February and iOS 7 is by far the fastest adopted release to date.
The Cupertino giant has measured the adoption rate through its App Store during a 7-day period ending on July 13. Read more »
Mighty Adventure is a simple platforming game with a little twist. The game features three characters and you can switch between them any time during the game instantly depending upon the situation and their abilities.
Let’s see what the gameplay is like. Read more »
The Steelseries Stratus is the company’s first dedicated iOS gaming controller. The pocket-friendly Bluetooth 2.1 gadget utilizes the external gamepad support which debuted with Apple iOS 7 last year.
Headquartered in the Valby district of Copenhagen, Steelseries is currently among the premier designers and manufacturers of gaming gear and peripherals. Read on to find out all about its iOS-friendly offering! Read more »
The Wolf Among Us has been a hugely successful game for developer Telltale Games. Makers of the famous Walking Dead series, TWAU followed a similar gameplay pattern but with a completely different story and characters.
We reviewed the first episode when it released on iOS in December last year. Now that all five episodes are out, we decided to take a look at all of them together. Read more »