Paranormal Hotel HD (Free, $6.99 to unlock full game) is yet another G5 adventure game. Like many of the newer releases, it gravitates towards the actual adventure side of things with few mini-games and no hidden object scenes. The story is captivating, but the game play isn’t quite as strong as what I’ve come to expect from G5’s adventure offerings. There seems to be a lot of back and forth and dialogs with not so much puzzle solving in between. It still keeps me wanting to play, but more because I’m curious about what’s going to happen rather than looking forward to the next set of puzzles to solve.
Halloween is sneaking up on us like a ghost in a haunted house. Don't be unprepared for the fun.
Here are five apps to help you pick a costume, scary or cute, for party wear or trick or treating.
1. Halloween Costumes Ideas Free Costume Fashion Fun for Kids (free)
This app boasts over 5,000 costumes ideas for kids. If you find one you like, there is also an option to buy the costume and have it shipped to you.
I've always bought iPads capable of connecting to the cellular data network. But I really don't like the extra expense. It's great to see that AT&T now has some very appealing options. For those who only need occasional connectivity, such as during a day trip, AT&T has announced a plan that's $5 per day for 250MB of data that can be used over a 24-hour period. In addition, they announced a $25 option that gives you 1GB of data that you can use over a three-month period. This would be a perfect option for me. I'm currently paying Verizon $20/month for 1GB, but I never use all of that. I probably use about half or less.
The invitations have gone out. It is now official. Apple is having an event on Oct. 22. The rumors are in full swing and the prognosticators are doing what they do best—reading the tea leaves.
For instance, what do the colored leaves tell us in the invitation photo? Do they mean the iPad or iPad mini will come in 5c colors?
"We still have a lot to cover"? Does that mean the new iPad will have a new cover? Maybe a keyboard like the Surface?
Is there a new product we haven't seen yet that will come in colors?
Will the iPad mini's cover protect a new retina screen?
As new iOS apps flood the App Store every day — recently topping 900,000 — we know it’s tough to tell which ones are worth their salt. But thanks to our Weekly Scoop, you can have the best for free! Here you’ll find a weekly roundup of the coolest apps free or at a discount for a limited-time only. Each week features the best and brightest from websites like Free App Report, AppsGoneFree, appsfire, and more.
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Not much has been said about iBeacons, but if you have an iOS device from the past two years and iOS 7, you've got iBeacons capability. Eventually you'll be hearing a lot about it. This functionality lets companies place tiny transmitters in specific locations, such as a retail store. They can program these with information and offers. And as you approach that specific location, your iBeacons-enabled app will wake up and put relevant information on your screen, such as a coupon for a discount. Or a museum might place a transmitter by each exhibit, and as you near the exhibit, information will automatically pop up on your screen. According to an interesting article on Macworld, Major League Baseball is one of the first developers to add this feature to their app, the very popular MLB.com At the Ballpark. As you enter the park, a welcome page appears on your iPhone. Then further into the stadium your tickets appear on the screen. And then as you begin to head to your seat, a seat mapper appears with turn-by-turn directions. Other uses will be location-specific coupons, special offers at concession stands, and videos. The feature has been in testing this past summer and will be rolled out next year.
This article is targeted at people wanting to play back video files with DTS audio in them and to know how CineXPlayer fares against the competition.
I've frequently posted on the generic video player CineXPlayer for iPhone ($1.99) and iPad ($3.99). While I haven't really recommended it as an all-in-one player, unlike nPlayer ($4.99) which I recently reviewed, I still did emphasize its main strengths. They're as follows:
I just got my gold iPhone 5s, and while I hate to hide that golden back, I know it will get scratched if I don't keep it in a case. Fortunately, I just came across a rugged, waterproof, yet relatively compact case from Concord Keystone called the SealCase.
Alien Shooter Ex Free) is the new mobile launch from RNTS Media, and this ambitious 3D alien annihilation adventure aims high. An expansive 3D environment, missions similar to RPG quests, major character development, a complex storyline, tons of savage slaughtering, and so much more. It’s a lot to pack onto a small screen, and an even greater challenge to end up with something as immersive as the end product. Alien Shooter Ex is a continuation of the Alien Shooter franchise, which some gamers will be familiar with from its PC incarnations. The original game became an instant cult classic. Perhaps the best decision RNTS Media's made for the game was to port it to a variety of mobile platforms. Alien Shooter Ex is the new mobile expansion on the Alien Shooter theme, which involves an alien invasion via teleportation experiments gone wrong.
Having previously reviewed Phiaton's high-end wired Bridge MS 500 Headphones, I was looking forward to giving their top of the line Chord MS 530 series a try. If you own a top-of-the-line iPhone or iPad and know the quality and features it delivers, you will appreciate the high-end sophistication Phiaton has packed into their premiere wireless Bluetooth, noise-canceling headphones. But are they the ultimate headphones that you have been looking for? These are my conclusions after using the headphones nearly non-stop for the past few days.