Apple might not be attending CES, but it still had an important announcement to make today. The official iOS app repository has crossed the 40 billion downloads mark. Having more than half a billion user accounts, the App Store has delivered almost half of those apps in the last year alone, showing impressive exponential growth.
Currently there are 775,000 apps available at the App Store, including 300,000 apps optimized for the iPad’s larger screen. There was no exact information on the number of apps, which make full use of the taller iPhone 5 screen and the high-res iPads with Retina screens, though. Read more »
Hundreds is the latest game for iOS made by Semi Secret Software, who have given us the awesome Canabalt, one of my all-time favorite side-scrolling games.
In Hundreds, your goal is to touch the bubbles till they grow and their total becomes hundred. Sounds simple enough, but is it really? Let’s find out. Read more »
With iPhone 5′s aluminum body and redesigned antenna layout, Apple didn’t see the need to make a new bumper for its latest flagship smartphone. However, a small company called Designed by m took it upon itself to fill the void and created the AL13.
The bumper is made of ultra-thin aerospace aluminum and manufactured with chamfered edges; the same sort that the iPhone 5 boasts. It weighs just 16 grams, so it won’t be turning your slim and light iPhone into something hard to carry around. Read more »
The iOS 6 Do Not Disturb mode stopped working properly at the turn of the year. The same day Apple decided to launch a new iPhone 5 ad focused exactly on the cool DND service.
The jokes are about to stop on January 7 though, when an update will arrive to take care of the bug. Read more »
A few hours ago Apple released a new iPhone 5 commercial featuring Serena and Venus Williams advertising the Do Not Disturb feature. Yeap, that same thing that made the New Year’s Day a silent one for a few million iOS 6 users.
And it’s still broken. Enjoy! Read more »
The Do Not Disturb mode introduced with Apple’s latest iOS 6 appears to have a serious bug. Since the turn of the year, it stopped functioning as promised and prevented quite a lot of people from getting their calls and messages.
The DND feature allows you to set a period of time when your iPhone will stop alerting you of incoming calls, messages and notifications. It doesn’t affects the alarms though. Read more »
I wish I didn’t have to start the New Year with bad news, but some iOS users will be left really disappointed after this. The iOS repository for jailbreak apps has shut down.
It was the place where most of the non Apple-approved iOS apps (but also lots of pirated apps) come from. The official reason for the shutdown, according the Hackulous team, is the stagnating forum, but to be honest that sounds hard to believe. Read more »
Old school gamers here will probably remember Karateka very well. Created by Jordan Mechner, the same guy who created the original Prince of Persia game, Karateka is one of the most popular 8-bit games of all time.
Now, 28 years after the game first debuted on an Apple II, the original developer, along with a small team, has created a remake for the Xbox, PS3, PC and iOS. The game is based on the same basic premise as the original but features revised rhythm-based gameplay and completely reworked visuals. But will it be able to recreate the magic of the original? Let’s find out. Read more »
The Apple iPad is the most popular tablet hands down and unsurprisingly it dominates the web traffic share in the US and Canada with 87% in the month of December (was 88% in November).
The data comes from Chitika Insights who use it as a yard stick. Read more »
It appears that Apple will ship significantly less iPad mini tablets in Q4 than initially predicted. According to component suppliers in Taiwan, the Cupertino giant will ship an estimated 8 million slates in the last quarter of 2012 – not the projected 10-12 million.
The reason for the occurrence is not lack of interest towards Apple’s creation – it remains quite healthy. Read more »
Gameloft’s Modern Combat series of games have gained a bit of infamy for being heavily based on Call of Duty games. Still, despite that fact, one can’t deny that these have always been some of the best first person shooters on mobile.
The last one, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation was a particularly good game and with the latest one, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, Gameloft seems to have turned every dial to eleven to produce, at least on paper, one of the best first person shooters on the mobile platform. But does it actually deliver where it counts? Let’s find out. Read more »
Pudding Monsters is the latest game from the creators of the hit Cut the Rope series of games. It’s a 2D puzzle solving game that has wonderful little pudding monsters that you have to join together to form one large pudding monster.
The game is available for the iPhone, iPad and Android for a dollar each. We decided to see if it is worth your money. Read more »
‘Tis the season for discounts and EA and Gameloft have already rolled out theirs on the App Store as well as Google Play (but mostly on the App Store).
What follows below are some of the hottest titles from both publishers that you can get for just a dollar, which is several times lower than what they usually cost. Download away! Read more »
Popular instant messaging service WhatsApp has made their iOS client free of cost for a limited time. Unlike on other platforms, the iOS version of WhatsApp has an upfront cost of $0.99 for the client.
WhatsApp is available on several other platforms, including Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Symbian and even Nokia Series 40. However, on other platforms, the application is free to download and use for a year, after which there is a $0.99 yearly fee. Read more »
ZeptoLab, creators of the popular Cut the Rope and Cut the Rope: Experiments games, have now released a brand new game for iOS and Android, called Pudding Monsters.
The objective of the game is to combine the adorable little Pudding Monsters by sliding them around and sticking them together and forming a Mega Monster to complete the level. The game uses the same lovable animation style with cutesy but beautiful graphics that we saw with the Cut the Rope games. Read more »