As the years go by and more people use their iPad for a wider variety of activities, it becomes more obvious that consumers have different needs when it comes to holding their tablets. Some people use it to video chat with family over FaceTime. Others want it to be perpendicular to the floor for tabletop activities like digital drumming. Watching movies in bed needs its own angle.
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Mobile radio services are all the rage right now and SoundHound is helping bridge the gap between the music around you and Apple’s iTunes Radio. I love the concept of SoundHound because it allows you to discover the names of songs and artists that you hear on the radio or while walking around a store, or at someone’s party, or even something you sing. Now after you discover an artist, you can press a single button to switch to iTunes Radio on a related station.
Picture this; a bustling metropolis, filled with humans who go through their day, oblivious to the fact that the universe is filled with giant, mechanical monsters. That is, until the day one of those monsters decides to attack Earth. Now, picture this; you are the monster.
Welcome back to this week’s installment of our classic game rewind. Each week, we seek out games that are either straight out of our childhood, or at least remind us of our younger years. Last week, we went where no man has gone before with Star Trek Trexels.
This week, we take a couple of decades off our lives and go back to a time when video games were just starting to push the boundaries of 3-D gaming. When Tomb Raider first launched, the unusual game controls had players all twisted into weird positions, trying to navigate the treacherous caves. Or, maybe it was just Lara’s tight braid.
As I was perusing my daily news topics, I came across a frightening article from the Washington Post that proves I’m not being paranoid about my computers’ internal web cams. I actually have a Post-it note covering the camera lens on both my Mac and my MacBook Pro because I’ve long feared that someone could have the capability of activating my web cam without my knowledge. What I didn’t think about was the possibility of it happening on my iPad, too.
The third installment of Apple’s favorite game for showing of iPad graphics just got a huge update that features a brand new storyline with three new quests. Plus, the game is on sale for half off through Christmas for those who have not already been immersed in Infinity Blade III. Be warned, however. Based on user comments, there may be a bug when updating that deletes your saved game and items.
In 2010, an adorable little green alien won the hearts of casual gamers when he landed in our world, looking for delicious treats. Cut the Rope was hugely successful and spawned a number of related physics-based puzzle games. Today, the company announced that the sequel to the hit staring Om Nom is finally available in the App Store.
How much more interactive can Apple’s Flyover feature get? We may find out sooner than later. A recent publication from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shows that the iPad maker is working on layering software to make their Maps app more interactive.
When I was a kid, I loved building a fort out of blankets and couch cushions. Then, I’d grab my collection of Richard Scarry’s Busytown books and hide out in my secret reading room until my mom had to drag me to bed. The intricate artwork that Scarry added to every page kept me glued to my books for hours. I could reread a book 10 times and see something new every time.
The app development company that brought us the interactive Peanut’s Gang holiday favorites, Loud Crow, has just announced that Richard Scarry’s Busytown Mysteries is now available in the App Store.
Even though there’s a nip in the air and the stores are out-of-control busy, there’s something about this time of year that inspires us to help others in need. One of my favorite Google initiatives is ‘One Today’, which showcases a different charity each day and allows you to learn about their mission and to contribute to their cause. While I think it’s nice to get out and actually make a difference in person, charities also play a very important role in making a positive difference in the lives of those in need.