Author Archive for Lory

Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik

Logitech Announces Three New iPad Cases for a Variety of Lifestyles

Hinge BannerLogitech is known for its top-quality keyboard cases for the iPad. They’ve perfected the true type feel of a full keyboard, while shrinking it down to fit within the parameters of the 9.7-inch framework. Today, the company has announced a new line of cases that focus on viewing angles and durability for those who don’t need a keyboard, but do need flexibility.

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Popular Goat Simulator gets iOS Version, ‘Goat Rampage’

Goat Rampage 5Fans of unusual simulation games probably already play the PC game Goat Simulator via Steam. The popular game stars a running goat whose sole purpose is to headbutt anything and everything in its path. Players knock over residents of the town, drag items around, and get bashed into oblivion when getting hit by a car. About a month ago, an iOS version of the game that is less complex, but almost as fun, snuck into the App Store. Recently, the game skyrocketed in popularity to become number two on the App Store’s Top Paid Apps List. There’s a reason this app makes people ask, “What is even going on in this game?”

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Apple Celebrates Earth Day with ‘Better’ Environmental Responsibility Campaign

Better CampaignApril 22 is Earth Day, a holiday created in 1970 as a way to honor nature and the how humanity can coexist peacefully with our surroundings. By the 1990s, it was a worldwide phenomenon. Songs were sung about it. Today, cities around the world hold events dedicated to preserving the environment. It is such a popular occasion that no one, no matter what your political view is, can ignore its impact. Today, Apple has launched a new campaign that both reminds us of the importance of environmental responsibility and shows off what the company is doing to contribute to the cause.

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More Content Added to Apple TV, A Sign of Things to Come?

9010-458-newatvchannels-1-lAppleInsider is reporting that three new channels have been added to Apple TV’s main menu. A&E, the History Channel, and Lifetime are now a part of the available networks that cable subscribers can access through Apple’s set-top box.

According to AppleInsider, the three new channels appeared on Monday as a silent update and now appear on the user’s home screen. Available content includes such shows as Pawn Stars, American Pickers, and Lifetime original movies.

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Playdek, Inc. Drops the Price of Their Entire Line of Games

Playdek Spring SaleI was checking out some games in the App Store today and happened to notice that Both Fluxx and Summoner Wars were both on sale for free. I know that Playdek, Inc. published both of those games, so I decided to do a little research and discovered that the company has put almost their entire line of games on sale for only $0.99 or free as part of their spring sale.

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Apple’s Second Quarter Analyst Call Scheduled for April 23 – Will iPad Sales Be Soft?

iPad AirToday, Apple announce the official date and time of the company’s second quarter results for 2014. Apple has been reporting record sales, year after year. However, analysts are betting that this quarter, iPad sales will be on the decline. We’ll find out for sure on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

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Is ‘App Store Editor’s Choice’ Really Chosen by the Editor, or Just a Promotion Agreement?

editors-choice-93e46af3Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article relating to mobile operating system makers striking exclusivity deals with game developers that push promotion of certain apps. While it is no surprise that Apple would try to attract game makers to iOS exclusively, it turns out that the “Editor’s Choice” award isn’t necessarily based on a title’s merits alone.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Hitman Go

Hitman Go 3Two months ago, Square Enix Montreal announced that the company was working on a mobile version of its extremely popular Hitman franchise. Last week, the game was finally finished and ready to launch. Later that day, Apple spotlighted it as this week’s Editor’s Choice award, and with good cause. Fans of the series feared that this would be some sort of weak, less capable version of their favorite stealth game. However, it has proven to be a great game that doesn’t try to compete with version, but still satisfies its fans.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Web Slings into the App Store

TASM2-screen-2Gameloft has just launched the second installment of the Amazing Spider-Man series of iOS games. Recently announce to launch sometime ahead of the movie premier, this web-slinging sequel is a pleasant surprise for this Friday afternoon.

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iOS 6 Users Cannot Connect to FaceTime, Apple Recommends Updating to iOS 7

facetime_heroApple device owners who have not upgraded their devices to iOS 7 are reporting a shutdown of FaceTime. From the community forums, it appears that iOS 7 is unaffected, while devices running iOS 6 are most affected, no matter which device they are using. According to one forum poster, Apple’s advice is to update your system to iOS 7.

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