Be sure to check out Macworld's Appstravaganza. This isn't another best-of-2010 collection but rather a curated collection of apps that everyone should have.
Over the years, many games have attempted to merge two separate genres into one unique experience. Ultimately, many of these games end up failing at this. However, Trendy Entertainment's newest release, Dungeon Defenders: First Wave, is not only a triumph of genre-busting fun, but it's also one of the best iOS games I've ever had the pleasure of playing.
If you have a hankering to be part of the festivities on Times Square during the big New Year's Eve celebration, download the free Times Square Official New Year's Eve Ball App - 2011. According to the press release, features iinclude the live, six-and-a-half-hour, commercial-free mobile stream of New Year's Eve in Times Square powered by Livestream, including a performance just before midnight by multi-platinum pop sensation Taio Cruz, other live musical performances and the ability to participate in the celebration.
The Little Engine That Could e-book features the original 1950’s art, but that’s about all I can say good about it. The animations are stilted and awkward, consisting of simple movements back and forth or objects flying across the screen. There is very little interactivity. All you can do is touch the images and listen to the sound effects or watch the objects wiggle.
Ayars Animation is one of my favorite app developers. Their first app, Jack in the Beanstalk, is, to me, an example of what an e-book for kids should look and act like. It is fantastic. See my review of Jack in the Beanstalk for more info.
Daily App Dream will feature their normal FREE app promotion (games that are only only up for a limited time) over the X-mas holiday, so if you haven't been checking out the titles there, get to it--the price is right (get their app here)! Also, they will be featuring charity-oriented apps to keep us all in the spirit of giving. Nice touch, that! Get free apps and feel better about yourself at the same time! Read on for more press details...
20 years ago, Altered Beast was one of the first games I played on my brand spankin’ new Sega Genesis. Playing the emulated version on my iPod Touch brings back fond memories of my 16 bit gaming days, which are probably among my favorite as far as consoles are concerned. It’s also a great reminder of how it takes something special to stand the test of time. Honestly, I’m not sure that Altered Beast has that something special. I’m quite enjoying the game as it’s a part of my gaming past, but I’m not sure how well modern gamers will take to the limited control scheme and basic game play.
The main purpose of this free app is to work with a gizmo attached to your car so that you can start it remotely with your iPhone. But they've recently added some features that make it useful for you even if you don't want to invest a couple hundred on the remote start hardware.
I normally don’t pay attention to Iphone cases because I prefer to spend my money on apps, mp3s and epubs.
Some of my favorite apps got recent updates, so without further ado, I'll try to break it down.