Tag - Games
If you're a fan of jigsaw-style puzzle games, today we're going to show you one of our all-time favorite takes on the genre. It's a different sort of puzzle, one that is "crafted to extract the most yays per minute" as touted by the developer, a game known only as Azzl.
If you follow the Kingdom Hearts series at all, you'd know that Kingdom Hearts III is getting a (though notably late) 2016 release -- just over a decade after Kingdom Hearts II had hit store shelves. As is the way with these things, you'd also know that developers are starting to release mobile games to help build excitement for the upcoming release. Kingdom Hearts Unchained X (pronounced "Unchained Chi") is another one of those games meant to fuel the hype-train.
We love calming puzzle games. We love games that work out our gray matter without stressing us out with arbitrary time requirements or high scores. That's why we were instantly attracted to Kami, a beautiful puzzle game that is as pleasing to the eye as it is challenging to the brain.
We know you're tired of games that advertise themselves as challenging, only to fall short when you beat them in an hour or two. You want a real puzzle game that is going to bend your brain, you want something that is going to make you work for every victory. Well, you're in luck, because that's the premise behind Minimal: Deluxe.
Today we're here to talk about one of the most fun games we've played for iOS in recent times. We're going to discuss a game that pays homage to some of our favorite games from the 1980s and 1990s, and an arcade title that we think absolutely everyone should give a try. Today, we're here to tell you all about Stealin.
We love it when things are mixed together. Chocolate and peanut butter? Awesome. We're big fans of games that combine different ideas as well. What happens if you take shuffleboard and pinball and cross them? You get a game just like Get the Ball Rolling.
We love construction games. Whether they're fairly broad-spectrum, like Sim City, or more specialized like The Incredible Machine, we just can't seem to get enough of them. That's why we're especially excited to talk about Bridge Constructor, one of our favorite construction games for iOS.
Do you love gigantic robots? What about shooters? Do you hate Orks? Then we've got the game for you! Games Workshop released another Warhammer 40,000 game late last year, and we've finally taken time to look at it. Read on to see how we feel about Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade.
We've talked about word games here countless times at this point, and today we're here to talk about another. This time, we've found a Boggle-like game that we're still trying to sort out, a game that we're actually fairly torn on. If you'd like to see what has us perplexed, we invite you to learn more about a game called Word Swipe Mania.
We're finally checking out the second in the series of our all time favorite games for iOS. Today, we're checking out another one in the emotional, immersive, and downright strange Lifeline series, the fantasy-themed Lifeline 2: Bloodline.
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Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE
French show carries on with iPhones
Following a prolonged power loss in a French TV studio, the crew was able to use a combination of limited studio lighting and a number of iPhones to continue taping the Saturday episode of talk show On n'est pas couché ("We're Still Awake"), using the resulting footage in the first edited episode. The Plus-model iPhones used for the impromptu shoot completion were either iPhone 6 Plusses (which shoot in 1080p) or 6s Plus models (which can shoot in 4K). The decision to use the iPhones to complete the show was made after a power outage at France 2's studio stretched to more than three hours. http://bit.ly/299wqDt
Scrivener for iOS to arrive in late July
For some long-time Scrivener users, to quote Paul Simon, "these are the days of miracle and wonders." As it marks its 10th anniversary in business, developer Keith Blount has announced that the long-awaited iOS version of his creative-writing tool Scrivener is to be submitted to the App Store, following strong praise from beta-testers. The program, expected in late July, will sell for $20 and work with both the iPad and iPhone. When we interviewed Blount last January, he added that Scrivener 3 for Mac would follow along shorty afterwards. http://bit.ly/2901XLE
WhatsApp now handles over 100M calls daily
WhatsApp is celebrating that it is being used for over 100 million calls every day. In a brief notice, the Facebook-owned messaging platform advises the voice-calling feature it rolled out to its users last year now deals with an average of over 1,100 calls initiated per second. Earlier this year, it increased the security of its calls and other messages, by introducing end-to-end encryption on all platforms. http://bit.ly/292HqCX
Adele's '25' album now streaming
Recording artist Adele has "pulled a Kanye" after saying that her current album "25" would not be available for streaming. The seven-month-old record, which has yielded a number of hit singles, is now available for streaming on all the major streaming services, such as Apple Music and Spotify, as of today in most major markets, with worldwide distribution to come. Reportedly, the singer had demanded streaming be limited to paid subscribers -- a condition that has hurt some streamers with artists, who aren't paid royalties for free or trial listens . Apple pays performers its normal royalty rates during its free trial, avoiding the issue -- and having repeated success in both signing up exclusives and placing those exclusives into the top of the charts. http://ti.me/28U7NOu
SanDisk iXpand case has battery, storage
A new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s case from SanDisk appears to be the "holy grail" of accessories: a stylish and protective case that offers both extra storage as well as the option of extra battery power as well. The iXpand Memory case offers either 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of additional storage incorporated into the case, and an optional add-on battery pack (sold separately) adds up to an extra day or more of charge. Through the associated iXpand app, camera photos and videos can be automatically stored on the extra storage, optionally password-protected, The cost for the case is (in order of storage capacity) $60, $100, and $130. The battery pack's release data has not yet been announced, but the add-on should retail for an additional $30. http://bit.ly/291epHu