Your spaceship just crashed off the coast of a deserted tropical island. Too bad all you had on was your sweater, cowboy boots and tighty-whities. Start collecting stuff to survive and, hopefully, call for help…and maybe some pants. The basic goals of Stranded Without a Phone – Retina Edition are to collect edibles and liquids to survive, and to collect spare parts to build a phone so you can call for help and get rescued. Too bad you don’t have another six compatriots on this island to help you; you are all alone, Professor.
I am looking forward to this summer’s release of Godzilla the way some people look forward to their wedding, retirement, or being released from a Turkish prison. The first time I watched the trailer, I only then fully understood why men have sons. But I’m not looking forward to the inevitable movie tie-in app. This is because it will not be good. At all. Here’s why.
Get ready to knock down some bowling pins with PB, the “ultra-chill polar bear,” and J, his distinguished penguin pal, in Polar Bowler, coming to iOS and Android devices this spring. Pick from ten inner tubes (each with a unique ability), costumes, and weapons to make your way past ramps, twists, and turns in over 70 maps for maximum points.
I was pleased to learn Google has done a substantial makeover of their Gmail iOS app, and that it now supports background app refresh; ergo, your Gmail messages will be pre-fetched and synced so they’re right there when you open the app, with no more annoying pauses while you wait for your inbox to refresh. But to avail yourself of this new feature you must also turn on background app refresh and notifications (badge or any other type) for the Gmail app in your Settings.
Ever get that sinking feeling you’ve forgotten where your car keys are? Maybe to tend to lock yourself out of your house with the keys still inside. Fortunately, the people at Elgato have come up with a way to keep track of your keys and alert you if you stray too far away from them; the Smart Key along with a free app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch will keep watch for you.
Knock-Knock for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch charges players with surviving in a dilapidated cabin, keeping it maintained while preventing the sanity of the Lodger from unraveling completely. Seek out the key to ending the Lodger’s ordeal, and you just may survive the night. May…
In my mind, Darkseid’s super power will always be that when you squeeze his legs together, his fists move. Of course, in my mind, that’s the same power they all have, because everything I know about superheroes I learned from the Kenner Super Powers toy line. Hopefully, you know more, and will know what to do with the Darkseid character that’s now available exclusively in the mobile version of Injustice: Gods Among Us.
The Rough Rider Leather Messenger is all about maximizing space and carrying all of your digital devices in style. The bag is made of very high quality leather and waxed canvas (two of my favorite materials for products like this), and when you’re walking around with the bag (or running for the bus or train) the strap system keeps all of your stuff close to your body so it doesn’t move around too much.
This week on the Free Apps Roundup: Smash Bandits is about to be updated with a brand new mode and be renamed to Smash Bandits Racing. That’s right, they’re adding a racing mode. Smash Hit is a game that’ll let you break everything made of glass on purpose. And for the Math geeks among us, Calculords is a math and card based game that will really challenge your skills.
Aqueduct Flow for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has a simple, but engaging, premise; you have to connect spigots to drains using blocks with various pipe shapes which must be used so that none of the water leaks out. In other words, you can’t have an open pipe that connects to nothing.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is still one the best games you can use to show off your iPad’s (or even iPhone’s) gaming capabilities. And with today’s v1.2 update, you get to show off something else, too: controller support. (Of course, don’t show the controller off to Android users…their devices have been supporting gamepads for quite some time, and they’ll just laugh at you.)
The popular web service that offers a hassle-free way to transfer files has now gone mobile with the launch of its dedicated iOS app. With WeTransfer, all you have to do is select any photos or videos that you want to share from your camera roll, enter the email address of the recipient with an optional message, and tap on the “transfer” button.