Botanicula is a puzzle game from the makers of the popular Machinarium. The game was originally released on Steam and won many awards for its visuals and music.
Since then it has made its way to the small screen and is now available on the iPad. We decided to take a look. Read more »
Ephemeral messaging is huge right now with Snapchat leading the charge. Except “ephemeral” messages are more permanent than the name might suggest – charges were filed with the FTC against the photo messenger about this and a couple of other issues.
“If a company markets privacy and security as key selling points in pitching its service to consumers, it is critical that it keep those promises,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. “Any company that makes misrepresentations to consumers about its privacy and security practices risks FTC action.” Read more »
Android tablets may be slowly taking over sales in the tablet marketplace, but the iPad still reigns as king in customer satisfaction.
This is mainly due to the myriad bargain, low-quality Android tablets that are currently on the market. Hit the jump to see the official rankings, courtesy of J.D. Power. Read more »
Google Maps got treated to an update for both Android and iOS. Versions 7.7 and 3.0 of the app for Android and iOS respectively bring new features and welcome tweaks to the platform.
The update sees offline maps officially arrive on Google Maps for iOS. Read more »
Rovio’s publishing arm LVL 11 released a Flappy Bird-rivalling game for iOS dubbed Retry. The gaming title is currently available to download in Canada, Finland, and Poland and will soon reach wider availability.
Retry promises challenging game play, wrapped in 8-bit graphics and synthesizer soundtrack. Read more »
The iPhone 5s debuted with a fingerprint scanner for added security, but it turns out Siri can be a double agent – bypassing a pass code or even a TouchID-secured screen on iOS 7.1.1 is as easy as asking politely (the fingerprint scanner isn’t 100% trustworthy either).
The trick allows you to browse all contacts stored on the phone and make a call out to any one of them. Read more »
Leo’s Fortune is a 2D platforming game for iOS. It was awarded Editor’s Choice by Apple on the App Store and has won many accolades since it went on sale.
The game follows the story of Leopold, the green furball with the luxurious mustache you see in the image above, as he follows the trail of his stolen treasure and tries to get it back. Read on for the full review of the game. Read more »
IDC has confirmed that worldwide tablet sales are selling sluggishly.
There was only a 3.9% growth in sales as compared to last year, suggesting that the entire tablet market may be reaching a point of stagnation. Read more »
IDC, a technology research firm, shows that the sales of Samsung’s line of tablets are catching up to the sales of the iPad.
Apple still controls the dominant market share, but IDC’s research shows that the Cupertino-based tech manufacturer isn’t growing. Samsung’s tablets, however, are displaying promising growth. Read more »
Google released standalone Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps for Android and iOS. Docs and Sheets are already available to download and install, while Slides will be available soon.
The apps work both online and offline. Read more »
The rivalry between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android has been an important factor in shaping the smartphone ecosystem the last couple of years.We’ve covered the whole ordeal in many articles here on GSMArena but there’s always more room for perspective.
The people over at ComputerScienceDegreeHub.com have concocted an inforgraphic based on various sources that depicts Apple viewed in 6 areas of investor concern, giving some numbers and facts. Read more »
The latest version of Adobe’s mobile version of Photoshop, Photoshop Express, has received an update for iOS. Thr new release refreshes the way the program works and how you interact with it.
The new “editing experience”, as Adobe likes to call it, is not restricted to just the design change and usual bug fixes and optimizations, but also adds quick sharing options. Read more »
Another superhero movie, another superhero movie tie-in game. We see these kind of games pop up quite frequently and rarely do they ever do justice to the movie, let alone to gaming. But people keep making them because, well, who doesn’t like money?
The previous The Amazing Spider-Man game for mobile was mediocre at best (to be honest, the movie wasn’t significantly better). This year, we have a sequel for the movie that promises to be bigger and better than the last one and like clockwork, there is a game that goes along with it. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game is now out on iOS and Android and we decided to take a look at it, expectations set firmly to ‘Low’. Read more »
Tired of having to carry a cell phone charger around, but don’t want to worry about running out of juice?
Well there’s an iPhone case that may have the answer to all of your worries: the Prong PWR Case. Read more »
According to sources close to Apple that got in touch with Techmaniacs.gr the Apple smartwatch (dubbed iWatch) may be conceived in collaboration with long-time fitness band maker Nike.
Apple has a long relationship with Nike involving fitness tracking accessories and iPhones have carried the Nike+ app out of box before. According to said sources Apple and Nike will be making the iWatch with focus on tracking more than just fitness but also the user’s constant movement. Read more »