When I was scheduling meetings for E3 2014, I was expecting to see a lot of great iOS games…which I did. What I wasn’t expecting to see was great iOS hardware…which I also did. The Wikipad Gamevice for iPad mini is now in development, providing hardware controls for your touchscreen games.
With the launch of their new 360 Scandinavian branding earlier this year, Libratone upped their design game. The company also used the recent CE Week show in New York to introduce some upgraded tech to their line as well. Announcements during the show last week included Spotify Connect integration, as well as updates to the company’s iOS app for better performance.
I know, I know, we’re two weeks past E3 2014 at this point. So, why the delay this year? Two reasons. First, because there were many solid options for best iOS game from what we demoed, none of which stood out as the obvious winner. Second, because the award doesn’t just go Taichi Panda, it goes to Snail Games, which has three outstanding iOS titles in the works.
If you haven’t heard of A-Audio Headphones, it’s time to start paying attention. Today, the company announced their Legacy Series headphones have been awarded a “CE Week 2014 Best in Show” award. A-Audio will use the event to debut their EliteHD audio enhanced line of wired and wireless ANC Legacy over-the-ear headphones, Lyric wired on-the-ear headphones, and EliteHD earphones.
olloclip introduced its 4-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display today at CE Week. The $69.99 product, now shipping, features four lenses — fisheye, wide-angle and 10x and 15x macros) in a package weighing less than an ounce. The company says the “quick-change” lenses are similar to those available with large DSLR cameras — just way smaller.
Henge Docks introduced its newly-designed MacBook Pro Retina Vertical Dock at CE Week today. The dock enables you to instantly connect a MacBook to your desktop or home theater while opening up space on your desk and reducing cable clutter too. The resulting look is pretty sexy.
According to a new report from Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, the alleged iWatch will come with various display sizes. In addition, the smartwatch will feature 10 different sensors to track health and fitness-related metrics, of which we’ve seen hints earlier this month at the WWDC 2014. Apple showcased iOS 8, introducing an Health app which gathers data from different sources and track health-related aspects.
It was just recently that Apple began hiring for the future retail store at Marlborough, Massachusetts, and now an anonymous tipster has revealed its exact location—a leaked document of the Solomon Pond Mall’s official lease plan surfaced, and Apple will occupy a T-shaped space that covers 7,400 square-feet, beside Clark’s store on the lower level.
Apple has officially launched the new entry-level 21.5-inch 1.4GHz iMac with a starting price of $1,099. While the physical and general desktop configurations remain untouched, specifications were modified under the hood. It is powered by 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz with a 8GB memory, 500 GB hard drive, and Intel HD Graphics 5000.
Sega demonstrated four wildly different mobile games at E3 2014, putting well-known franchises into new touch games for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. And in addition to putting a fresh face on familiar characters, they also showed off a new battle game that uses one of the strangest fight mechanics I’ve ever seen.
Apple was granted patents for the designs of the iPhone 5 with the new lightning connector released in September 2012, EarPods, U.I. related to Game Center, and the invention of their legacy earphones that come with a remote and microphone.
You’d think that having a user-base of 85,000,000 players would keep the folks at Wargaming.net happy, but it doesn’t. That’s just PC gamers, and there’s another world out there in the form of iOS gamers. They know this in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, where World of Tanks Blitz had its soft launch six weeks ago. And on June 26th, American iOS gamers will be getting their draft notices as well.