Great news for comic-book fans: Now you can get unlimited comics on your iDevice. Marvel Unlimited, previously a Web-only service, just debuted for iOS. (It’s coming soon for Android.) Less-great news: The app needs work.
Age of Empires II, released first 14 years ago in 1999, was a stunning game for its time. In the intervening years, it never fully faded from sight, with active modding and player communities persisting to this day.
With a graphics update, and a multiplayer experience that will lean on Steam to help arrange games, the title is all but prepped for a massive comeback.
Available for Android, with an incarnation also optimized for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, the app visualizes the myriad of networks that constitute that thing known as the Internet. It shows Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Internet exchange points, and organizations that help route traffic across the online sphere, such as universities.
The second-generation iPad Mini will force tablet vendors to continue to drop their prices, says J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz.
Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest has just announced the 50 finalists for this year’s competition. The contest received over 37,600 photo submissions from photographers in 112 countries around the world.
Sabine is an amplifier that redirects sound to the front of the iPad. Laser cut from anodized aluminum to match other Apple products, the device attaches without adhesive.
The introduction of a new console generation used to be a hard reset for the gaming industry. That was the old gaming world.
With online communities and digital content extending beyond the lifespan of consoles, the “hard reset” no longer exists and line between console generations is becoming blurred.
Apple is reportedly prepping the iPhone 5S for a summer release, mostly likely August, “sources familiar with the plans” told blog site iMore. The next iPhone would sport the same design as its predecessor but with a beefier processor and better camera.
Consumers may be thrown by all the different mobile devices on the market. But app developers face an even thornier problem. Creating software for the mobile landscape has become harder as the sheer number of different devices have proliferated.
Driving and smartphones don’t mix well. While you can get a lot done using voice commands with Siri on your iPhone, you still have to activate her. If you’re driving, that can take valuable seconds away from paying attention to the road. The AirDock Kickstarter project is looking to make Siri air-activated rather than fingertip-activated.