According to e report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple and Google are in a battle to secure exclusive rights over popular mobile games. The two giants are said to be hard at work at courting top-tier game developers to ensure their games arrive on iOS or Android first.
Neither Apple nor Google offer developers money for exclusive titles. Read more »
Hitman GO is a brand new game for the iOS platform that shares almost nothing with the other Hitman games. Whereas the Hitman games have traditionally been third person action games with a focus on stealth but with this latest mobile release, developer Square Enix has decided to go with a whole new style of gameplay with turn based puzzles in a scale-model style visuals.
Let’s see what that is like. Read more »
Do you want a wearable with a bigger screen that is capable of more than just basic fitness tracking?
Well the Rufus Cuff Monster is the wearable for you. It’s aptly named too, with its 3”. Hit the jump to check out its extensive list of features. Read more »
Beats Music has released an update to its iPhone app that brings with it a very important feature: in-app subscription. Previously, the service required you to subscribe elsewhere before you could use the app but now you can sign up for it from within the app itself.
The reason some people choose to get their payments done externally is because Apple takes 30% cut of all in-app purchases. Unfortunately, that is not the best way to do things and people often don’t end up subscribing to the service if they are asked to leave the app and subscribe from somewhere else. Read more »
The President of Nigeria had his daughter’s wedding a few days ago and each guest received a customized gold iPhone. Those were specially designed by Malivelihood, who specialized in gold-plating all things tech.
The back of the phone is enhanced by precious stones and gold inserts. The names of the groom and bride are also engraved in addition to the date of the wedding. Read more »
Flickr has released version 3.0 of the iOS and Android app that is a complete overhaul over the previous versions. To put it simply, it now looks like Instagram.
The update is available on both iOS and Android and for once we see no preference given to either platform, with both getting the latest update with a UI optimized for that particular platform (unlike Instagram). Read more »
A refurbished iPad mini with Retina display is now available to order in the US Apple Store. Depending on the built-in memory on board, the refurbished slate is priced 15 or 16 percent less than an equivalent brand new model.
With a $339 price tag (down from $399), the refurbished 16GB, Wi-Fi-only iPad mini with a Retina display was the first to sell out. Read more »
Pioneer announced that its in-dash car multimedia systems will support Apple CarPlay. This means that you no longer need to purchase a brand new car to enjoy Cupertino’s latest, automotive-centered creation.
Apple CarPlay will be available to Pioneer’s NEX family of multimedia receivers via a firmware update. Read more »
One of the most popular computer games ever, Age of Empires is coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone this summer.
The mobile version of the blockbuster is being developed by KLab Games and the entire battle system is re-imagined for mobile phones. Read more »
Impossible Road is a very minimal arcade game with really tough gameplay, similar to games like Super Hexagon, Flappy Bird and Pivvot, that are easy to play but ridiculously hard to master. The game was released on iOS last year and received a positive response from gamers.
The developers have now released the game on Android so we thought we’ll finally take it for a spin and see how it plays. Read more »
Nokia X owners can now enjoy its first custom ROM based on the Android Open Source Project. Up until now, you could only root and sideload Google apps, including the Play Store, but now you can run a vanilla Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean altogether.
The build packs Qualcomm specific optimizations and is based on Code Aurora branch jb_rel_2.0.3. It comes from the XDA senior member dhacker29, who previously ported AOSP to the Moto G. Read more »
Dropbox had a lot of announcements to make yesterday, starting with a new service and two new apps. First is the Dropbox for Business service, which lets companies get a Dropbox account for all their employees, who can then manage their personal and business accounts from the same device and using the same account.
Dropbox for Business gives admins features like remote wipe, account transfer and sharing audit logs. One new feature arriving later is Project Harmony, which lets you see who is editing a file and chat with other users, similar to Google Drive. Read more »
Popular reading app Pocket has pushed a new update on iOS and Android that brings some useful new features, especially on Android. One of the features common on both platform is support for additional languages, as the app now also supports Chinese, Dutch, Korean, Polish and Portuguese.
The Android version also get a new fullscreen mode that supports the immersive mode on devices running KitKat, which means the app will now go truly fullscreen, hiding the controls and the navigation bar completely. Read more »
The latest rumors out of Taiwan indicate that the anticipated Apple iWatch is headed for a Q3 2014 release, with several Asian manufacturers entering the supply chain.
LG, the company that was initially rumored to have exclusive production rights of the wearable, will instead be replaced by longtime Apple rival Samsung. The crosstown Korean manufacturer will be handling processor and outsource actual production. Read more »
Adobe has released a mobile version of its popular photo editing software – Lightroom – for the iPad. Lightroom for iPad lets you work on your Lightroom files stored on the cloud as well as locally stored files on the iPad.
Lightroom for iPad needs an Adobe account and a subscription to Photoshop Photography Program. Once that is done, you will be able to access the files you worked on and stored on Adobe’s cloud service through your desktop PC. Lightroom for iPad will let you work on any file you uploaded, including full size RAW files. Any changes you make are saved to the file stored online, which can then be accessed again when you get back to your desktop PC. Read more »