148 Apps on Facebook 148 Apps on Twitter

Tag: 1080p »

This Week at 148Apps: March 12-16

Posted by Chris Kirby on March 19th, 2012

It's hardly a surprise that this week at 148Apps.com was dominated by all things related to Apple's new iPad. Carter Dotson put together a great list of ten Retina Display-ready iPad games, saying, "Just bought a new iPad? Congratulations. Sure, tweets may come in clearer than ever, and videos at 1080p quality, but what’s the real way to show off that beautiful new 2048×1536 screen? With games, of course! And how about some online games to take advantage of the LTE option available? Yes, please! Here’s ten titles that show off just how crisp the new iPad’s Retina Display looks."

Read more about Carter's ten picks on 148Apps.

Meanwhile, GiggleApps.com writer Amy Solomon did a little pattern recognition in her review of Line Up. She writes, "Line Up is a wonderful interactive educational app that teaches about patterns in ways children and their adults will be smitten by.

I really enjoy this app – a great application to be aware of because parents have their choice of apps dedicated to pattern awareness within iTunes. I have enjoyed a few of these apps with my son, but a favorite of mine is definitely Line Up, from the developers at Busythings, a company that should not be overlooked."

Read the full review at GiggleApps.

Finally, intrepid 148Apps.biz writer Brad Hilderbrand reported on a recent study regarding smart phone screens. Hilderbrand writes, "A recent survey from Strategy Analytics claims that when it comes to smartphones, bigger really is better. According to the report 90 percent of smartphone owners wish their device had a bigger screen."

Find out more on 148Apps.biz.

Thus ends another vibrant week in the life of all things iOS. But fret not! There's always more right around the corner. Keep track of the latest news, reviews and contests by following us on Twitter and Liking us on Facebook. That is all. You may now return to your Retina Displays.

Real Racing 2 HD To Offer AirPlay

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 9th, 2011
iPad App - Designed for iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: REAL FRUSTRATING :: Read Review »

Jeff already discussed the potential of AirPlay mirroring and it sounds pretty exciting. Now, the idea is becoming reality.

Consistently revolutionary Real Racing 2 HD, already famed for going 1080P when using an external monitor, has extended this further by offering streaming.

It's impressive stuff but come the release of iOS 5 later this year, it'll be possible to stream Real Racing 2 HD to a big screen TV over AirPlay providing a completely wireless experience. It all sounds wonderfully futuristic being able to transfer the iOS gaming experience to a TV without even needing any wires.

Real Racing 2 HD already looks gorgeous on the iPad 2 so it'll no doubt look just as tremendous when it hits the big screen.

The update should come along around the same time as the release of iOS 5 in the near future.

Real Racing 2 HD is available now for the iPad priced at $9.99, with iPad 2 owners being able to view it in 1080P via an external monitor and adapter cable.

Real Racing Goes 1080P

Posted by Blake Grundman on April 22nd, 2011
iPad App - Designed for iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: REAL FRUSTRATING :: Read Review »

In an age where it is hard enough to find a console game that displays in full 1080P, it is practically unheard of to even fathom an iOS game reaching those heights of resolution. Choosing to push the envelope of the platform, Real Racing 2's developer, Firemint, has announced that there is an update that should be hitting by Easter that will unlock full 1080P output from the iPad 2 if you use an external monitor that is HDMI capable.

These unique dual screen controls allow you to interact with what is happening on your external monitor, while displaying the groundbreaking game with a graphical fidelity has been unheard of on the platform, truly showing off what the iPad 2 as a device is truly capable of.  But now that they have pulled out all of the stops, where can Real Racing 2 go from here?  Watch out Gran Turismo, there is a new competitor in your rear-view mirror.

[Source: Firemint]

Real Racing 2 HD Announces Plans To Output in 1080p

Posted by Phillip Levin on March 25th, 2011
iPad App - Designed for iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: REAL FRUSTRATING :: Read Review »

Firemint today announced that its next major update to Real Racing 2 HD will bring full 1080p-out support for the iPad 2.

Although the iPad 2 itself only displays video in 1024×768 at the highest, with the use of the iPad HDMI adapter, it can output 1920×1080 video to a monitor or television that supports 1080p, which is exactly what Real Racing 2 HD will do.

Firemint did not say exactly when this update will be released-- just that it’s coming in the “next major update.” Color us excited for this high resolution treat!

Real Racing 2 HD is one of the most impressive racing titles on Apple’s iOS. It features a 10-hour single-player campaign and gorgeous 3D visuals. The game has an average rating of 4.5 stars on the App Store and nearly 1,000 user reviews, while the iPhone version of the game garnished an Editor's Choice Award right here on 148Apps. You can download it for $6.99.

Check out video of Real Racing 2 HD running in 1080p on an external monitor below.