Although there have been similar (now banned) apps before, a new app called FaceKandi has been approved and made available on Apple’s App Store. The app uses FaceTime to connect you with real, live people to chat and make friends, although we suspect it will be used for less innocent purposes.
Gameloft will be popping the champers after surpassing their 200 millionth iOS download. Games like the N.O.V.A. franchise and Modern Combat, not to mention Asphalt have secured them a place as one of the top developers for iOS.
According to industry analyst Horace Dediu, Apple users are really embracing apps in a big way, and he projects that by 2015, Apple will be making more money off of apps than iTunes music downloads.
Rovio, the now rich folks behind Angry Birds, have just released an update, version 1.6.0, which brings a new 15-level underground episode called “Mining And Dining With The Burrowing Piggies”, and requires you to use your surroundings to your advantage.
Yesterday we posted that 1234 is probably the most common passcode unlock for iPhones. This revelation came courtesy of an app named Big Brother that anonymously collected passcodes to unlock their app. Apple has today pulled the Big Brother app from the App Store, much to the developer’s dismay.
Tab Launcher launched version 1.0 of their app launcher for OS X today. That’s a whole lot of launching going on. And what’s more, they’re making it free for today.
An innovative app from Budweiser will provide you with free pints of beer if the summer sun shines and the temperature hits a certain high. However, the app is only available in Ireland – a country that doesn’t need any help with beer drinking.
The Mozilla team is taking drastic action to prevent memory leaks from crippling Firefox 4. Mozilla has setup a special group to tackle memory leak issues that are causing major performance issues in the open source web browser.
The best instant messenger on OS X has updated itself to version 1.4.2. When you launch Adium you will be prompted to install the update. If the update manager doesn’t run, go to Adium > Check For Updates. Alternatively, you can download Adium 1.4.2 from their site.
FxFactory is an incredibly useful and exciting bundle of plugin’s that fits into the Final Cut workspace extremely well. Over the last few days I’ve had the time to look over each plugin. This is what I thought of the plugin bundle.
Two Miami Ad School Brooklyn students created a fake campaign for Marlboro. The students, Jennine Punzone & Manasvi Abrol, created an ad campaign for a fictional iPhone app that lets users exchange virtual smokes in return for a free packet of Marlboros.
One thing I love about iPad games which have been specifically designed for the platform is often their simplicity and responsiveness. Being a multi platform gamer I have never been overly fond of console ported games to ‘I’ devices as they rarely work well enough without the control mechanisms. Specifically designed games do not follow this pit fall because they have been designed from the ground up with the device in mind and this definitely becomes To-Fu’s greatest strength
Grab the Hipstamatic limited edition lenses you missed – only available this weekend. Three lenses and a film included in RetroPak One Melodie Lens, Salvador 84 Lens, Tejas Lens and DreamCanvas Film, all for $1.99.
As soon as you start playing Burn Zombie Burn, an arcade style shooter, you’ll notice the style of gameplay similar to Geometry Wars or Warblade. Developed by Doublesix, Burn Zombie Burn has a sort of nostalgia of an old monster movie. In Burn Zombie Burn you play Bruce, a tough guy with a tough attitude, as he tries to survive and at the same time keeping Daisy alive.
The update of Preview.app in OS X Lion will feature the ability to insert a signature into a PDF, hopefully rendering the fax machine completely extinct.
TapTapTap’s Camera+ App for iOS, the popular camera app that was once banned from the App Store, has just received an update, bringing performance and stability enhancements, as well as a new SMS sharing feature. It’s also on sale for a buck to celebrate its anniversary!