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January 30, 2016
Although the Cydia Store has been quiet this week in terms of jailbreak tweak releases, the App Store is still bustling with all kinds of new apps and games that are just waiting for you to download and try out. With that in mind, take a gander as we share some apps with you that are worth taking a look at this weekend.
Going back to the good old days when platformer games were the bomb, Super Phantom Cat brings back the nostalgia you get when you pick up games like Super Mario and reminisce on your childhood. Super Phantom Cat is a fast-paced and hardcore platformer game with clean graphics and animations and a fun plot to play through. This game is available for $1.99.
If you’re a chronic procrastinator and have trouble getting things done throughout the day, then it might be time to look for something to help you manage your time better throughout the day, and Sloth is a great task manager tool that can help you do just that. It’s perfect for helping you create routines and lets you set the length of each individual task so you don’t spend too much time on it. What’s more is it comes with a Notification Center widget so you can keep track of everything right from Notification Center. This app is available for free.
A free tool, this app lets you create powerful logos for your small business or brand. The app comes with a huge selection of tools, templates, fonts, and more that you can use to fashion together your own personal logo that will be different from anyone else’s. There are well over 850 different logo templates and 100 different fonts, making for a seemingly limitless amount of possibilities. The app even lets you save or export your logo for printing. This app is available for free.
Music lovers, this pick is for you; this game takes any song in your music library and turns it into a playable level. In Synesthetic, you ride along a roller coaster in a beautiful butter-smooth 60 FPS, dodging anything that gets in your way. Speed, colors, and more change with the flow of the beat and rhythm of your music, so every song in your library makes for a completely different gaming experience. This game is available for $2.99.
Discovering interesting things around you has never been so easy – with Inquire by Tamper, you can view curated content unique to your specific location, including information about historic locations, fun facts, news articles, and more. If you’ve ever wondered about what’s new in the places you live, or where you visit, this app is a great way to get in touch with your surroundings and really get to know a location better. This app is available for $1.99.
A fun game indeed, Surfingers will challenge you to surf as far as you can without toppling over and going through all kinds of different terrains and obstacles meant to slow you down. There are various characters to unlock, and many dangers to avoid along the way. The swipe-based interface is fun and easy to get to used to, and the graphics and sounds will keep you coming back for what feels like the perfect game. This game is available for free.
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January 29, 2016
January 23, 2016
This past week may have been slow for the news cycle, but it didn’t stop us from pumping out some useful information, like how to watch live TV on Apple TV, how to remove iOS configuration profiles, and how to open a new private window in Safari.
If you’ve had your fill of learning new things about your iPhone and are looking for some fun content to download, check out our list of apps and games this weekend.
I love a good stealth game, especially when the game has interesting elements to it. It’s about more than just avoiding getting caught. In this game, players must escape rooms while avoiding detection from some fairly uninterested guards. You can pick up interesting gadgets, like a scramble suit that will camouflage you so you can walk right past guards, and play mini games, like lock picking or wiring. There are also extras that you can unlock by taking more difficult routes to the exit, like designer commentary and additional levels. This game is available for $2.99.
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be a new way to add filters to photos, Phantom Force comes along and mixes it all up again. This app distorts your images in real-time with what the company calls, “techno-kaleidoscope.” You pick one of the psychedelic filters and then slide your finger across the view screen to watch it transform into weirder images. You can record the effects in real time and save it as a mini clip. It works with photo or video and will eventually support camera roll imports (for now, you have to use the in-app camera) This app is available for $1.99.
What would it be like to live in a country where you couldn’t just write whatever you wanted? What if your job depended on your ability to silence the opposition? What if the government and the rebels wanted your help? Who’s side would you take? This game explores these concepts as a censorship simulator that takes place in a post-war country where the government wants to crush the rebellion and the rebels want your help. Your job is to delete sentences, alter context, and generally censor content before it goes to print. This game is available for $4.99.
In this new age of social media, it is easier than ever to connect with celebrities in a more personal way. Whether you follow them on Twitter, Instagram, or whatever social medium you prefer, you can see what your favorite actors, musicians, and artists are up to. This app takes it one step further and provides an outlet for famous people to engage with their fans more directly. Celebrities could, potentially, have a one-on-one conversation with fans, send pre-recorded messages to specific people, and offer personalized memorabilia. Now, it’s just a matter of getting your favorite actor to actually use the service. This app is available for free.
Fans of the roguelike genre will be happy to know that there is another Dungelot title in the App Store now. In this dungeon crawl, players must defeat the typical enemies, like skeleton warriors and ghastly ghosts, and also watch out for such new enemies as zombie cows and evil mushrooms. With a minesweeper style mechanic, players try to navigate a room full of hidden monsters, while grabbing the loot before hitting the exit. You can trade your current power for a better one if you come across a merchant, and unlock mini games if you don’t die first. This game is available for $3.99.
Many of us secretly wish we could put together and publish an awesome podcast that would somehow change the world, or at least entertain our friends. However, creating and managing a podcast can be daunting, and even scary for some. Plus, you tend to need special equipment, software, and at least a little know-how to make it work. With this app, all you need to do is tap a few buttons and you are casting your opinion to the world, in real-time. You can easily invite others to join your conversation, and get immediate feedback from your listeners with comments. This app is available for free.
It’s time to get your classic RPG on. From the same game development company that brought you Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf comes a new tale with an old-school theme. Gather a party of adventurers and head out into a world, ravaged by evil. Fight, in turn-based combat, against the likes of orcs, dark elves, and those pesky undead. Each member of your party has useful abilities that will aid you as a group. You can overthrow territories and use the land’s resources to help build and advance your own castle. This game is available for free.
January 16, 2016
This week, Apple seeded its first iOS 9.3 beta to developers (and then later to the public), which seems to have a lot of cool new features, including some that might be thought of as stealing someone else’s thunder.
If you are wondering what the next app that Apple will decide is cool enough to “Sherlock,” take a peek at what we have listed below. These apps and games may start small, but only time will tell just how big they get and who’s keeping an eye on them.
If you’ve been hankering for a bit of that old-timey Game Boy love, but don’t remember where you put your handheld, take a gander at this retro 8-bit platformer. It is rife with all the elements that make a good arcade classic, but doesn’t compromise on style. Players must maneuver through nine complex levels with all of the traditional mechanics you loved as a kid, including spikes, monsters, flying baddies, and more. Control the character movement using virtual left and right movement buttons and A/B action buttons. Collect power ups to give you special moves and find the secret tunnels on each level. This game is available for free.
Note taking on the iPhone just got a huge boost. This app is a sketchbook on the surface, but a detailed illustrator’s tool book under the hood. It has dozens of features, like intelligent separation layers so you can trace on top of something, vector brushes for graphic design, scalable paper sizes with layout grids, and different types of paper options, like transparencies or graph paper. You can design complex illustrations with airbrush tools and a nearly unlimited number of colors. The app has been around for a while, but was recently updated with iPhone support. This app is available for free.
Sometimes, it is comforting to play familiar games (I always go back to Pokemon Yellow when I’m feeling sad). But, playing the same thing over and over again does start to get old after a while. This game mixes the familiar mechanic of Tetris with a newer mechanic that requires swiping to slice apart blocks with precision timing. Cut the falling block to just the right size to fit it in between the rest of the stacks. The further you advance, the more difficult it gets to measure up within a short amount of time. This game is available for free.
I recently discovered this service, which is originally based out of San Francisco. You can lend out or rent other people’s camera equipment for drastically less than it would cost to rent it from a professional service. Users sign up and either post their gear or find something to rent. You can find out how much an item costs and reserve it for a specific number of days. Currently, it covers about three-dozen major cities, but the more people use it, the bigger it will get. The app makes it easier for users to search for and request items in their area. This app is available for free.
When I was a kid, if I thought I saw something scary, I would look away or squeeze my eye shut as tight as possible. I guess I imagined that, if I close my eyes, the bad thing would just disappear. In this game, nothing scary happens, really. But, the melancholy sound effects and eerie music will make you think you’ve just entered a ghost’s nursery. Players try to get a ball from the starting point to the end point by bouncing it off of platforms. Oh, and you can make things disappear by touching the screen. When you take your finger off, the traps, platforms, and monsters all come back (Just kidding. There are no monsters). This game is available for $2.99.
If you tend to meet a lot of people on a regular basis, organizing their contacts can get downright overwhelming. With this app, you can manage contacts by putting them into groups. So, if you’ve collected numbers for the employees of a new startup, you can gather them all into one main group with just a tap. You can also send a message or email to a single contact or entire group, send messages from other apps, like Dropbox or iCloud Drive, and share files and links to contacts from within other apps using the Share extensions feature. This app is available for $4.99.
The popular farm simulation series that charmed Nintendo console gamers for 20 years has a new episode. “Seeds of Memories” is the first under the Natsume brand to launch on iOS since 2009. It is more than just a farming simulation. It is also a fun-filled adventure game where players must help out the townsfolk by completing quests for them in hopes that they will provide you with those rare seeds. You can grow crops, raise animals, care for pets, get married, and enter daily contests, like cooking and dancing. This game is available for $9.99.
January 09, 2016
Earlier this week, gadget makers blew our minds with new products at the Consumer Electronics Show that will hopefully come out sometime in 2016. We also finally found out how much Oculus Rift costs and when we will get our hands on it.
It was a bigger week for hardware than it was for apps. Although, if you were lucky, you downloaded Vidyo before it was pulled from the App Store. As the weekend rolls by, if you are looking for apps and games that are still available, check out our list below.
For a decade or so, it seemed like the popularity of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had all but died. However, the reptilian superheroes have managed to rekindle interest in younger generations of fans. The comic book stars now have a game from Nickelodeon on iOS. Not entirely unlike the original arcade classic, in this game, players must fight waves of bad guys as they run from street to street and rooftop to rooftop. You can fight with all four Turtles, switching between them while in battle. The new version has plenty of gameplay features for the more refined 21st century palate. This game is available for $5.99.
Our access to content on the Internet has made it possible for everyone to create their own graphic designs without needing special help from professionals for the simplest of projects. This app provides dozens of overlays and stock photos to help you create beautiful advertisements. You can upload you company logo for a more personalized look. For a monthly subscription fee, you will have access to analytics and insights about how customers react to your designs and whether your brand is working on not. This app is available for free.
Taking a joyride on a jetpack is probably lots of fun. But, you know what would be even more fun? Beating the snot out of people with a jetpack. In this game, players fly through level after level of narrow pathways, killin’ all the baddies. Wielding a sword and a suit that lets you fly, bash your way through dozens of angry robots. Collect coins and other loot along the way and use it to unlock new fighters, gear, and more. The faster you get through a level, the higher your score, so practice a speeding attack to become the best. This game is available for free.
One common thing we all try to do in the New Year is set goals and resolutions to make ourselves better people. Getting organized and completing tasks are common goals. With this app, you can rethink how you organize and complete tasks. It has dozens of helpful features for getting things done. Instead of creating a basic list of things to do today, why not separate those things by what time of day you want to have them done by? You can defer tasks if you can put them off until later, set reminders to take stress-relieving breaks, and pushes tasks back if you just need more time. This app is available for $4.99.
Not everyone needs to resize groups of photos all at once, but those of us that do, kind of hate the process, especially on the iPhone. This app makes it possible to resize batches of photos so you don’t have to adjust them one at a time. You can manually adjust the size or use common presets. You can specify photo DPI and video bitrate. You can even reformat files and resize images by stretching, ratio clipping and ratio filling. It makes it possible for you to resize an entire album in a photo library and it doesn’t matter what orientation they are. This app is available for free.
Since Blizzard launched Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, battle card games on iOS have grown in popularity. This game requires the actions of a card game, but instead of a simple tabletop, players watch the action of their hands unfold as they play. Grab a card from your hand and drag it to a friend or foe to perform the action. The screen shows the video game style animation as if you were playing a dungeon crawl. You can recruit heroes, compete against your buddy in PvP mode, and evolve your cards into something more powerful. This game is available for free.
The company that makes the minimalist mail app of the same name is back with a version for the Mac. You can sign up with multiple mail accounts and color code them to keep track when viewing the unified inbox. You’ll get push notifications when you receive new mail and you can use Handoff to switch between the iOS and Mac versions. It features all the basic email actions, like reply, delete, and mark as read. Plus, the desktop version has keyboard shortcuts so you can archive a message simply by pressing “A.” This app is available for $19.99.
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