Posted by Rob Rich on December 16th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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Heads-up, Jedi masters! It’s just been confirmed that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is getting a very substantial update. How substantial, you ask?
First and foremost, it’s going Universal. So if you don’t have an iPad and have been using anything including a 5th Gen iPod Touch or an iPhone 4S and above, good news! The interface is also being tweaked so that the text will display better on smaller devices, and it’s even going to support widescreen formats for the iPhone 5 and 5s! In addition, many of the graphical elements such as lighting and shadows are being dressed up for devices using the new A7 processor (iPad Air, Retina Mini, iPhone 5s). There have also been rumblings of MFi controller support, although it’s still considered to be in the experimental stages.
So when is all this going to be available? Really, really soon. Like this week soon. If the stars align, the update will go live this Thursday, December 19.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 9th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
SmartDay gets a new universal update that brings a brand-new version of the app over to the iPad. The update adds new iOS 7 features that include location, AirDrop, and background checking. It also includes a timer for auditing, mapkit for location-based alerts, and TimeZone support.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 3rd, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
PDF Expert 5 – Fill forms, annotate PDFs, sign documents is the latest release from Readdle that offers a new PDF editor, file manager, and a review mode. This allows users to to annotate and edit PDF documents right on their iPad along with highlighting important sections, inserting text and stamps, and signing and merging PDFs. The app even lets users open file formats like iWork, MS Office, Power Point, text files, images, music, and video files.
PDF Expert 5 is now available to download for $9.99.
Full Control’s Space Hulk is set to release for the iPad this December 5 at the price point of $9.99, reports Pocket Gamer. It offers players turn-based tactical combat in a 12 mission single player campaign – as well as cross-platform multiplayer with Mac and PC players – where they control a squad of Space Marine Terminators who are out to complete missions and slaughter Genestealers in a wrecked space hulk.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 21st, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Disney Interactive has released Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on the App Store, making it available to download for $9.99. This reimagining of the SEGA Genesis classic takes players on an adventure with Mickey Mouse across five worlds full of Mizrabel’s minions as they attempt to save the kidnapped Minnie. There are also hidden challenges available for players to find and complete.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 21st, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Infinite PDF: Expand Presentations, Reports and eBooks with Interactivity lets users connect with audiences through a single presentation that holds multiple pathways. This allows presenters to adapt their presentations based on the feedback from the current audience, giving them multiple ways to keep the audience engaged in what they’re presenting while still arriving at the same conclusion.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 14th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
HeroCraft has launched a new premium version of its strategic and tactical game, Strategy & Tactics: World War II Deluxe! Get ready to strategize throughout 5 historical campaigns and 2 new special campaigns, which includes USSR and USA confrontations in an alternative history.
This is the perfect version for those who like the free version of the game but hate the in-app purchases. There are no IAP here! Now go be the tactician you are and enjoy the campaigns and the full global multiplayer mode!
Posted by Rob Rich on October 10th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
I think it’s safe to assume that most iOS strategy gamers rather enjoyed XCOM: Enemy Unknown when it was released back in June. I know we certainly did. But the struggle for Earth’s survival isn’t over just yet, and now even more operatives can join in the fight.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown has, at long last, received its much-touted multiplayer update. Now you can create your own custom squad made up of humans, aliens, or a mix of both, then take on friends and strangers alike in asynchronous multiplayer through Game Center. Don’t already have the game on your iOS device? Well it’s also on sale for $9.99 (down from $19.99), so this is about as good an opportunity as you’re going to get!
Shakespeare is pretty much synonymous with literary masterpieces these days, which is great. However, in all honesty one can only read the same plays so many times before the need for something “different” sets in. Hence WordPlay’s Shakespeare series, which has just released Macbeth.
What makes this version different than the rest? It’s all in the juxtaposition of text and video. See, what WordPlay does is give readers the ability to read the eBook’s text while simultaneously watching a video of the play. In this case it’s the complete play, managed by a Juilliard director and sitting right next to the words you’ll be reading. Neat, huh?
Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 30th, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Disney Animated is celebrating the upcoming release of Disney’s new film, “Frozen.” The app features lots of chilling content which includes concept art, extended film clips, animation tests, and visual effects. It’s available to purchase for the reduced price $9.99 and will continue to be updated with more Frozen images, clips, and interactive material once the film releases this November.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 20th, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
djay 2 enhances its spins with iOS 7, adding new user interface elements and enhanced audio features that allow users to use djay 2 to connect with other apps. The update also adds exclusive artist packs which is a collection of 12 audio and vocal samples that can be loaded and played during live performances. These packs include a beat kit from DJ Qbert and classic west coast sounds from Snoop Dogg.
“We are very excited about the design and audio enhancements introduced to iOS 7,” said Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. “With iOS 7, djay 2 can now easily connect with other apps using Inter-App Audio, making it an open and flexible tool for musicians and DJs. The new modern design elements of iOS 7 integrate beautifully with our award winning interface making this the most polished version of djay ever.”
Posted by Rob Rich on September 18th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
PCalc – The Best Calculator and its zero-cost sibling PCalc Lite have received a new theme, called “Samurai,” to go with the new OS. In addition to the new look – which is a selectable option so if you prefer to keep things the way they are that’s totally possible – the update also adds a revamped iPhone display that uses larger font sizes, dynamic type support for iOS 7, and a whole lot more which is listed below.
- Added full support for iOS 7, including a new minimalist look for PCalc.
- Added a new default iOS 7 theme, “Samurai”. The other themes are still available in the settings.
- Smarter display on iPhone, uses bigger font size when there’s fewer lines of data to display.
- The tape now shows all operations including functions, conversions, and constants.
- Added a two new layouts on iPhone that let you have the tape permanently on-screen.
- Added support for speaking actions and results on iOS 7.
- Added new digit display options.
- Added “Gas Mark” to the “Cooking” section of the unit conversions.
- Added an option for constant functions in algebraic mode – press equals to repeat the last calculation, or enter a new value and then press equals.
- Added an option to greatly increase the size of the text on all buttons.
- Added an option to use dynamic type on iOS 7.
- Added an option to hide the status bar.
- Added an option to switch off all animations.
- Added an option to switch off changing the number of display lines by swiping.
- Added a button to change all settings back to their default values.
- You can now double-tap the 2nd button to lock it in the on position.
- You can now set the current layout via the PCalc URL scheme – useful with apps like Launch Center Pro for launching PCalc in different setups. Usage is pcalc://layout/name.
- PCalc now inserts an implied equals if you start entering a new number mid-calculation.
- On the phone, tapping the display at the bottom while in settings, conversions etc. will quickly return you to the main calculator.
Posted by Rob Rich on September 12th, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
The original Small World was a pretty fantastic (and faithful) port of a great board game. Of course, a lot of time has passed and the physical edition has received quite a number of tweaks and added content. Being the pinnacle of awesome that they are, Days of Wonder have released a massive (and totally free) update, dubbed Small World 2, that brings the original release up to speed.
Small World 2 incorporates a ton of new content. We’re talking larger maps (for 2, 3, 4, or 5 players), pass-and-play support for up to five players or one player and four AIs, online play that can be in real time or “turn-by-turn,” local play across multiple devices via bluetooth or wifi, and 20 new races/powers to use.
It’s looking like a fantastic upgrade to the original, I’d say!
Posted by Andrew Stevens on August 13th, 2013 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
iOctocat – GitHub for iPhone offers a new way to stay up to date on all ongoing projects while also keeping you informed on the open source ecosystem. The app features news and activity feeds to quickly alert you of the latest events, along with notifications about commits and issues. Also, the app grants you quick access to public and private repositories for easy viewing. Get to it!
Posted by Andrew Stevens on May 14th, 2013 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
PhotoPills is a photography app that enables you to plan for photographic opportunities that involve the sun, moon, and more. The app lets you calculate where the sun or moon will be and at what time, allowing you to setup and prepare before they reach those locations in the sky. PhotoPills comes with a photo planner, location scouting tool, and 3D augmented reality tools to predict the sun and moon’s path. It also informs you of the milky way and celestial equator.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on May 14th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A new scenario unfolds in the latest Battle of the Bulge update. The new scenario is based on historical situations and puts your skills to the test with unique setups. There are also two new computer opponents that have been added along with Game Center achievements for new scenarios and opponents.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on May 8th, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
CultofMac reports, PDF Expert – Fill forms, annotate PDFs gets a new update and adds many new features, including the ability to copy, paste, move, resize, and change the properties of annotations. Users will also notice a new layout in the annotations toolbar as well as a new keyboard to make it easier for entering in the time and date.