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PDF Expert 5 Has Been Updated for iOS 8

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 2nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEW AND IMPROVED :: Read Review »

Readdle has released a new update for PDF Expert 5, with a ton of new features. They have integrated the ability to use Zoom Writing on the iPad, which lets you zoom in on the page you are writing on and follows you as you move along the page.

PDF Expert 5 also has AirTurn support. AirTurn Bluetooth pedals allow you to turn pages of documents hands-free, which is great for musicians whose hands may otherwise be occupied rocking out.

Readdle has also improved the bookmark function, added iCloud Drive Support, and included the ability to lock the app with Touch ID instead of using a passcode.

You can download PDF Expert 5 for $9.99 on the App Store.

HeroCraft Introduces Unlimited Sequel to WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

With the success of Strategy & Tactics: World War IIHeroCraft has released a sequel called WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics. The Sandbox allows you to ignore historical accuracy and take command of any European army to win the war. Want to conquer Europe yourself or make friends with the USSR? Now you can.

WW2: Sandbox has 16 playable countries with another 12 on the way and a huge map with over 500 regions. Random events like guerrilla movements, landing operations, and voluntary recalls, make each battle unique and challenge your strategies.

You can pick up WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics for $9.99 on the App Store

DotEmu Releases SHMUP and Adventure Game Bundles

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 24th, 2014

DotEmu Games has bundled some of their most popular games together. The publisher has added new features to these retro games to keep them fresh and exciting, and the bundle packs save you a big chunk of change.

The DotEmu Classics – Shmup is $5.99 instead of $9.00, and comes with Raiden Legacy, R-Type, and R-Type II. You can also check out their DotEmu Classics – Adventure pack for the same price and you'll get Little Big Adventure and Another World. Last but not least, the biggest bundle is their DotEmu Classics – Hits pack. This one is $9.99 instead of $20.00, but you get all of the games from the Shmup and Adventure bundles.

You can check out all the awesome games in these bundles on the App Store now.

Sentinels of the Multiverse Gets an Official Release Date for iOS

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 15th, 2014

Handelabra Games has announced that they are officially releasing Sentinels of the Multiverse for iOS in October. The app will be based off the super hero card game by Greater Than Games, LLC and will include 10 Heroes, 4 Villains, and 4 Environments - although Handelabra is already planning on making expansion packs with more content available as DLC.

Handelabra is also offering an exclusive promo card to the first 5,000 people who purchase the game: The Super Scientific Tachyon. This hero has the “Experiment" power, which allows a player to reveal the bottom 2 cards of any deck and if those cards share a keyword, they can be immediately played.

Sentinels of the Multiverse is set to be priced at $9.99 and will hit the App Store on October 16.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is Now Available for the iPhone

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FLAWED WONDER :: Read Review »

Beamdog Games has updated Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition to support iPhones.

The update also includes a lot of other upgrades, including the ability to change font sizes, switching between the mage's spellbook and priest spells is easier, and of course some bug fixes. NPCs have been updated as well. Now if they are blinded they will roam around until they happen upon someone to attack. Also, Drizzt Do'Urden finally has his classic scimitars to closer represent his character in the Forgotten Realms book series.

There are plenty more improvements to explore in the game. You can check out Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for $9.99 on the App Store.

PromptSmart Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 19th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SNAPPY SPEECHGIVING
Offering you a teleprompter in your pocket, PromptSmart is immensely helpful for those who do public speaking.
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Mark the Date - Fantastical 2 Updated, Currently 33% Off for iPad and 50% Off for iPhone

Posted by Ellis Spice on July 24th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad

An update has arrived for Flexibits' calendar app, Fantastical 2 for iPad and for iPhone, bringing new features and bug fixes to the apps. Coinciding with the update, both apps are currently also 33% and 50% off, respectively - knocking the price down to $9.99 for the iPad and $4.99 for the iPhone.

Thanks to the latest update, events and reminders within the app now have snooze options, with contacts and locations now possible to search for and add when creating a new event. The app will also notify users on upcoming birthdays and features new event invitation notifications as well.

Fantastical 2 is available now for $9.99 for the iPad, down from its usual price of $14.99, and available for $4.99 for the iPhone, down from $9.99.

Magic 2015 Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Thomas on July 15th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TAPPING MY PATIENCE
Don't let the price tag fool you. If you're not willing to pony up a ten spot, your time in Magic 2015 is going to be short-lived indeed.
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Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on June 27th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: OUTFOX THE FOX
Yet another excellent entry from Shenandoah Studio, Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein may be priced a bit steep, but it’s a well-executed package that functions as both entertainment and interactive history lesson.
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Broken Age Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Blake Grundman on June 18th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SOLID START
It doesn't matter if a painting is beautiful. If it's only half of the picture, it's impossible to predict the quality of the end product. The same also applies here.
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Democracy 3 Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Thomas on June 17th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: POLITICAL PLATE-SPINNING
Democracy 3 is a fascinating (if a bit brutal and dry) look into the machinations of getting elected in the free world. Just don't anger those fringe groups!
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Broken Age Arrives on iPad - Breaks Free with Crowdfunding

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 12th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SOLID START :: Read Review »

Broken Age by Double Fine Productions, is a Kickstarter success story. In order to maintain creative control and involve players in the development, Double Fine decided to Kickstart their point-and-click adventure story. In just over eight hours they were fully funded and on their way to production of not only the game, but a documentary series about the creation process.

Broken Age tells the story of young boy and girl: one defying being chosen as a sacrifice, and the other breaking free of his lonely existence on a spaceship. The artwork looks stunning and the voice acting cast is top notch with big names like: Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Jennifer Hale, Wil Wheaton, and Pendleton Ward.

Act 1 is now available in the app store for $9.99. Act 2 will be available as an in-app purchase in the future.

Battle Your Friends or Foes in Small World 2's New Arena Mode

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DECLINE LIKE A CHAMP :: Read Review »

Small World 2, based on the fantastically fun Small World board game from Days Of Wonder, Inc., will be releasing a new update that brings players the thrill of an Online Arena. Have an iPad and want to challenge your friend on their Android? No worries! Small World 2 will support cross-platform multiplayer. The Online Arena connects players in real time and manages their experience with adjustable turn clocks to lengthen or shorten a game to your preferred duration, and AI subs for if/when a player rage-quits. This protects players from the behavior of sore-losers and bad player habits.

Small World 2 is available in the App Store for $9.99.

- Ranking, private games, karma filtering, starting player selection when creating a game
- Persistent in-game chat
- Chat at the final score screen, with possibility to add the other players as Buddies right away
- An improved invitation system for "games with friends"
- A detailed statistics screen at the end of each game to analyze how each player performed with the various race/power combinations

Democracy 3 Brings Complex Political Strategy onto the iPad

Posted by Ellis Spice on June 9th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: POLITICAL PLATE-SPINNING :: Read Review »

Prepare to get political, as Positech Games have brought their political strategy game, Democracy 3, onto the iPad. Democracy 3 allows players to become the ruler of a country, giving them the power to fully control political policies and take the country in any direction they want to. Whilst raising taxes to sort out climate control or legalising the death penalty may sound like good ideas at the time, players will also have to try and please as many of the 21 different voter groups the game's virtual voters fall into. Annoy them enough and you may get voted out at the next election - if you manage to survive that long, that is.

Democracy 3 is available for the iPad now for $9.99.

PDF Expert 5 is Now a Universal App - has Also Been Updated with a Few More Features

Posted by Blake Grundman on May 29th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEW AND IMPROVED :: Read Review »

After six long months of work behind the scenes, PDF Expert 5 developer Readdle is excited to announce that their previously iPad-exclusive application is now making the jump to iPhone. Better yet, the new iPhone version is just as powerful as it's larger screened brethren, only at a fraction of the size. Best of all? The universal upgrade is a completely free for all existing PDF Expert 5 owners.

Aside from everything that already makes the application so great, the new update also includes a bevy of performance enhancements and new features such as the introduction of a continuous scroll mode and on-the-fly calculations for LiveCycle design forms.

PDF Expert 5 is available now as a Universal app for $9.99.