Rovio today has released the latest incarnation of its popular Angry Birds game franchise—Angry Birds Go!—on the New Zealand App Store. This is weeks ahead of the worldwide launch of Angry Birds Go! which is scheduled for December 11. Veering away from the usual physics-based puzzle gaming approach of other Angry Birds titles, Angry Birds Go!, as you might have guessed by now, is a kart racer like many other we have played before.
Dropbox 3 also now lets you tap on your files and photos to toggle fullscreen mode, and has improved sharing and exporting features that make it even easier to send files to your favorite apps. AirDrop is now supported, allowing you to seamlessly save videos to your video library on your Mac. Speaking of videos, the app also now loads photos and videos faster on playback.
Apple has launched a new website, dubbed “Life on iPad.” The site contains six stories of how people use the iPad in their daily lives, either at work or play. And by usage, we don’t mean your usual day-to-day activities such as consuming media, playing games or browsing the web.
There are many unique puzzle games available for iOS devices, but there’s no harm in trying out another one such as Rube Works. Created by Electric Eggplants and Unity Games, Rube Works is based on the machines created by cartoonist, humorist and inventor, Rube Goldberg. That’s what this game is all about, actually: Goldberg’s inventions.
Like its iPhone counterpart, the Apple Store iPad app allows you to shop for goods directly from your iPad. The app also looks pretty impressive with its clean, tablet-friendly interface. The gesture-based interface works seamlessly and lets you to pick and compare Apple products and accessories using swipe, pinch and tap gestures, something for which we’re all looking for in a tablet-friend app. The app lets you find nearby Apple Stores, syncing with the Apple Maps app installed in your iPad.
Twitter has updated the Twitter app for iOS, bringing in new ways to discover what’s happening in the Twitter universe. According to the official Twitter blog, the updated Twitter app now has new search filters to help you quickly find tweets and people. When searching for tweets you can view results containing videos, photos, news and tweets from people you follow.
Announced back in May during the Google I/O event, the Google Play Music iOS app has finally arrived on the iTunes App Store. Featuring its All Access service, according to the app’s description, the Google Play Music iOS app lets you enjoy millions of songs, listen to custom radio with no limits and discover more of the music you love.
Alright, folks. For those of you who have been waiting for Apple to start selling the iPad mini with Retina display, today is the big day. After taking down its online Apple Store in the U.S. and in other countries, those stores are now up and running again. What’s new? You guessed it; the new iPad mini with Retina display.
Gameloft has just updated one of my favourite games this year—Asphalt 8: Airborne—bringing in new cars, new features and other goodies. But of course, the most significant change is the fact that it’s now free. Originally released with a download price of $0.99, Gameloft has been offering Asphalt 8: Airborne for free for a limited time. But now, those of you who still refuse to pay the minimum premium on the game can enjoy it for free.
Twitter has rolled out a minor update of its mobile app, allowing you to view Twitter photos and videos from Vine right in your Twitter timeline. Whereas you previously needed to tap on links for images via Twitter or video for Vine, the updated Twitter iOS app now lets you view them in the feed. This makes tweets more visually appealing.
It’s already the morning of October 25 in some of the countries next to release the iPhone 5sS and iPhone 5c, and Apple had shut down the online Apple Store in these countries in preparation for today’s launch. I just checked some of these online stores, and sure enough, orders are now being accepted. Unfortunately, shipment of online orders is estimated at 2-3 weeks.
LinkedIn Intro pulls available LinkedIn profiles of members and shows them on the emails they’ve sent. This means that if an email sender has an active and publicly available profile on LinkedIn, you can immediately view this right inside your iOS device’s mail app.