If my guess about app code bloat is correct, it’s pretty hard to any longer recommend 16GB iPads as a good value, since unlike many Android and Windows tablets, iPads have no option of removable media expansion for data overflow. Yes, there’s the Cloud, and I love Dropbox, but I prefer to have anything worth saving stored on local media, with Cloud storage for synchronization and backup only.
King of Chicago is an old Amiga system title brought back for the nostalgic types longing for a game which requires more than just tapping a screen. The game is set up like a mini movie with some mini games requiring skills ranging from simple timing (when to throw the bomb) to accountancy (how to balance your budget and your books).
I’d tell you to put on your running shoes, but you’re a robot and don’t need shoes. Oh well, start running, and watch out for that wall. Riot Runners is a robot-themed endless runner with plenty of walls to run into and saw blades to ruin your day.
I think Amazon is on serious grounds to compete with the Apple TV in a way that no other company can compete. An Amazon TV box would be as close to an Apple TV alternative as possible, especially because Amazon has been build an ecosystem with, until now, nothing to tie it all together. This device would be it.
I’ve made a fair proportion of my living over the past two decades writing about technology, but when it comes to technology in cars I’m unapologetically more than a bit of a luddite. I’m an old-school car aficionado, and regard the incursion of technology in cars mostly with dismay and loathing.
People spend a lot of time worrying about, singing about and complaining about time. Know what all that is? It’s a waste of time (well, maybe not singing about it). A better thing to do with your time is make money, and to help you keep track of how you’re making that money, kyoobed has given us ClockedIn 2 for iPad.
When playing a game like Baldur’s Gate II on the iPad, it’s hard to not become that old man who always had it worse in his day, but somehow thinks it was better. “Why, when I was a boy, we didn’t play Baldur’s Gate on some fancy Apple tablet slate, we played it on a man’s computer, sitting at a desk as God intended, off of four compact digital discs. And we were grateful!”
The Inner World is a point and click adventure game set in the land of Asposia, an enormous hollow space surrounded by earth. Air is provided by three wind fountains, but now that the wind has stopped it’s up to a court musician and a mysterious thief to solve the mystery.
Monkey Mofo for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a cross between a puzzle game and a movement management game. You have to figure out how to navigate the grid to collect your fruit all the while avoiding contact with the other characters.
Zal Bilimoria blogged recently that he’s fallen out of love with tablets, observing they couldn’t possibly shoulder all the expectations people had for it. Well, speak for yourself, Mr. Bilimoria. You must travel in different circles than I do. I’m not hotly in love with my iPad, but I’ve developed a strong respect for it within its manifold limitations, and am seriously addicted.
I have great respect for my iPad 2, but I’m surprised Apple kept it in production this long. Price-wise, selling for $399, it hasn’t been much of a bargain. Still, I’ve been very satisfied by the value received with my 16 GB Wifi iPad 2, and if my next tablet serves me as well, I’ll be delighted, so here’s a parting salute to a faithful tool.
Tired of the drama about Flappy Bird? How about a space-based game for a change? You’re in luck, as this new iOS game called DarkPoint has just hit the App Store The objective of DarkPoint is for you to protect planets from falling into a black hole by moving a shield to repel the planets and safely move them off the screen.