It’s been yet another fascinating week in the world of Apple news, so let’s get right to it. This week’s roundup includes results from the first ever touchscreen responsiveness benchmark tests, a neat comparison of all the iPhones since the first iteration back in 2007 as well as new video that’s leaked featuring the new, soon-to-be released large iPad.
There is no doubt that owning a pet is a huge responsibility. Even something as small as a fish needs a fair amount of TLC. It is easy to talk about the responsibility of owning a pet, but the reality of it can be an entirely different thing for children. Luckily there are a number of virtual pet games that will help introduce your children to the world of pet care. It can be difficult to find the perfect one for your child, especially when a lot of them are focused on building a pet shop versus actual pet care. I have come up with a few of the best for aiding your kids in preparing for a pet.
This was a good all-around gaming week: Three decent games, and only one featuring detested in-app purchases (IAPs). Top billing goes to Orborun ($1.99), which is a mind-melting 3D physics puzzler with multi-level high-flying courses and tricky obstacles. Gods VS Humans ($1.99) is a different strategy game that pits you against ancient humans that are trying to dethrone you as their deity—also great for the whole family. Asphalt 8: Airborne ($0.99), previously reviewed by Siva Om, is about as freaking cool a race game as you can find in the known universe.
I am not a huge fan of in-app-purchase (IAP) driven games, though that seems to be the way that even the big developers are going these days. A little over a year ago Big Blue Bubble released one called My Singing Monsters (Free), and despite my disdain for the freemium model I decided to give it a shot anyway. It’s one of the few such games that remain on my device to this day. I don’t spend hours a day with it simply because I don’t want to fall into the trap of dishing out more dough through IAP than I would if I went and bought a console game, for example, but I still enjoy pulling it up every once in a while and seeing how my monsters are doing. Besides, how could you not enjoy a group of fun-loving, goofy creatures that like to sing? It worked for the Muppets, after all…
There are surprisingly few football games for iOS. There are even fewer that are worth downloading. One game that is challenging all the sports game developers to step up their game is Game Time with Mike Vick; and the best part it is free. If you are a football fan and don’t already have this game on your iDevice you should head to the app store now. Here's why: