Pocket Gamer is reporting that the beautiful and critically acclaimed game Zen Bound is currently available for a limited time as a free download to celebrate the November 16 release of Zen Bound 2 on Mac and PC. The version in the App Store has been republished, and is the only version of the first game that will be supported by future updates. Pocket Gamer notes that Zen Bound was one of the first games to be published by Chillingo, which has gone on to become hugely successful with monster smashes such as Angry Birds, and has just been bought by EA. Original developer Secret Exit has published this updated version under its own name.
If youre wondering what Zen Bound is all about, its a meditative puzzle game with a dreamily relaxing soundtrack, where you...
Yes, you read that right, the legendary Capcom, purveyors of some of the finest video games known to man or woman such as Resident Evil, has today released a social game for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad called Smurfs Village, featuring The Smurfs! Kind of hard to believe, yes, but Capcom is out to prove that it can do cute and sociable too, and judging by the many favourable reviews and high ratings the game has already garnered in the App Store, theyve done a pretty good job of it too.
The free game is based on the original cartoon and comic art, and sees players developing their village under the tutelage of Papa Smurf, him with the beard. You start off with just one single mushroom house and a lone plowed plot of land and must work hard to build up your...
Well well well, V3 huh? Better have a nice looking theme for you guys this time right? Well, I do. This one is called Analock HD, it puts an analog clock on your lockscreen along with a live weather icon. This means your weather will be changing on your lockscreen as it would in the app. The clock looks great with any dark wallpaper, but thats for you to decide.
Things You'll Need:
1. Analock HD
4. Lockscreen Clock Hide
Follow the video to set up live weather and you should be okay. Enjoy Analock HD, free in Cydia.
Pocket Gamer reports that the wickedly popular console game LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will be making its iPhone/iPod touch and iPad debut towards the end of this year.
Warner Bros. is so far keeping fairly tight-lipped about whether or not the game will be a full port of the console version, or, like the iPhone LEGO Batman: Gotham City Games, a compilation of mini-games. All that WB has revealed so far is that the game will include new features and gameplay designed specifically to suit the individual strengths of the iPhone and iPad.
If the gameplay does turn out to be the same as the console versions, fans can expect a storyline based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies that tell the story of Harrys first four years at Hogwarts School of...
iPhone 4 owners have yet another reason to be cheerful today, as according to InformationWeek, a survey by warranty provider SquareTrade has deemed the iPhone 4 to be the most reliable of all the smartphones included in the survey. It seems that only 2.1 percent of respondents reported experiencing a non-accident related malfunction in the first year. The report shows that Motorola and HTC came third and fourth in the results table behind Apple, with 2.3 and 3.7 percent respectively, while RIMs BlackBerry and a general category of other smartphones bring up the rear with 6.3 percent for BlackBerry and 6.7 percent for the others.
SquareTrade also revealed that their results showed that more than 75 percent of smartphones fail due to accidental damage....
The New York Times has posted a chart of its Top 10 Must-Have Apps, which might have a couple of suggestions in there of useful apps you havent heard of. I always like reading what other people consider to be their essential or favourite apps, as its rare that any one person has the same list, and it always get you thinking about what youd have in your own essential Top 10, and what are the main apps that you couldnt do without? Anyway, heres hoping that The New York Times list gives you some useful ideas and food for thought:
Google In particular the voice search function. Not only is it useful, its just plain cool! Its also just been updated with Google Goggles, making it even more indispensable.
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Cool video on the game The Incident, playing on a large screen TV. They made this happen by plugging in TV-Out cables into an iPad plugged into the TV. Then they had an iPod Touch connected to the iPad wirelessly used as a game controller. The way Apple made the AppleTV, allowing AirPlay, and pure streaming, I think this is what they will do with it. They will make the AppleTV able to stream apps from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad onto your TV. It would act as the middle man so there wouldn't be any cords bothering you between the TV and your controller(iOS device).
This way you could carry around not only your phone or iPod, it would also be a hard drive that you would...
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Skyfire CEO, Jeffrey Glueck, had an interview with CNN talking about the future of their app, their plan for the App Store, and other interesting topics. He talks about how in the few weeks they will be adding more bandwidth to their servers so they can expand into different countries, and have the app work at a smooth performance. They took the app down from the App Store after it reached the top of the charts on the first day and then deemed it "Sold Out". Skyfire is being released in increments, by putting it on the App Store and taking it down, the back up and so on.
This will be an interesting story as the app unfolds further.
Legendary British comedy character Mr Bean stumbles his way onto the App Store today in his first ever game for the iOS platform, Mr Bean: Out of Control. In the first of a series of five games aimed at all ages, the ever-bumbling Mr Bean finds himself careering down a hill in an out-of-control vehicle after his brakes fail. Its up to you to help steer him to safety by jumping over obstacles, as the car continues to speed up the further you go. The longer you last in the game, the more points youll earn. Along the way you can pick up bonus items to increase your score, and you can also build up your power and use it to boost you over the biggest obstacles. Heres Peter Jones, External producer, talking about the game:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd4GzqvsCxI]YouTube - Use An iOS Device As A Remote For Another iOS Device With Tango - iOS Vlog 187[/ame]
Tango Remote Control Music Player HD is a great app for people who have multiple iOS devices in a household. It allows you to control the music playing on an iOS device with another on the same WiFi network. Let say your having a party, playing music off of your iPod Touch and you want to change it from the other room. Well, pull out your iPhone and change or pause it right then and there. Best thing about Tango, no Jailbreak required, just two devices on one WiFi. You can find Tango for free in the App Store.