Agricola, an iOS port of a popular board game, is a resource management game, where you play a 17th century farmer who struggles to expand your farm, improve your house, and feed a family, all while competing for resources against other players who are trying to do the same.
Samson Technologies has developed a USB MIDI controller/keyboard that can be powered through the iPad or iPad Mini. Take it to your next gig. Take it to the campfire. (Who doesn’t love campfire songs?) There are a lot of ways to use this controller, but is it really a viable tool for a musician or an overpriced electronic toy?
A movie tie-in app that doesn’t suck? Believe it or not, the World War Z game for iOS feels like an actual game, and not a hastily tossed-off freebie. Designed using Unreal engine, this first person shooter makes good use of the touch interface and manages to tell a gripping, if limited, story.
If the name Bad Bots reminds of something you might’ve played at Aladdin’s Castle at the local mall, that’s kind of the point. It has that look, it has that feel, and it has that kind of gameplay which meant one quarter wouldn’t have been enough; you needed to stack a few on the cabinet. Of course, there’s no need to stack quarters on your Mac; just give Steam $10.00 and have at it.
LEGO App4+ is essentially a side scrolling, coin collecting platformer. The idea is that you can build your own LEGO vehicle and drive it. I loved the game, and my children’s incessant nagging to play it again and again says it all, really. LEGO App4+ is a kids game through and through, but one that’s truly developed and produced with the child in mind.
First released almost ten years ago, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has now made its way to iOS by way of the iPad. Loyal fans of the game who have played it countless times on PC or Mac and want to have a different experience playing the game should download it now. For first time players who are into role-playing-games, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will certainly please you.
Want to take your tunes outside with you, but don’t feel like sharing? While BOOM’s excellent Urchin speaker provides water- and shock-resistant music for groups, their Spooners headphones let you keep the party solo while still shaking off dust, water, and a pretty bruising amount of abuse.
It didn’t take long for manufacturers of aluminum iPhone bumpers and cases to figure out how to solve their fundamental flaw. With early designs, you had to use tools to unscrew the aluminum frame in order to get your iPhone in and out. designed by m saw this and thought, “Sure be easier if you could just slide that frame off.” Thus, we have the AL13 AeroSpace Aluminum Bumper for iPhone 5.
Screen protectors are a mixed blessing. On one hand, they protect your iPhone’s screen, and that’s a very important thing, considering how many times you’ll be interacting with it for at least two years. On the other hand, bubbles, dust, misalignment, and more can make those interactions less pleasurable. Moshi’s iVisor XT for iPhone 5 screen protector makes this blessing decidedly less mixed.
There are iPhone cases made of aluminum, there are iPhone cases made of wood, and there are iPhone cases made of plastic. It’s rare that you find one made of all three, but that’s exactly what you get with Woodchuck’s Limitless Case Series for iPhone 5. One part reconstituted rosewood, one part recycled plastic, and one part recycled aluminum, the Limitless Case offers attractive protection with a custom engraving option, to boot.
One of the best professional decisions I ever made was to not bother learning Flash programming. It’s not just that Flash was annoying to work with it, it’s that there were (and still are) programs out there that gave you Flash files without having to bother with Flash. One such program is Motion Composer from Aquafadas. It gives you plenty more, too, the most important of which is HTML5 support so your animated and audio creative content doesn’t get left behind.
The Easy Wear i5 is the third iWalk case I’ve tried out over the past couple of months—having also reviewed the iWalk See-through and the iWalk Mirror Shield—and this is the best of the three. It likely won’t last you very long time, but it’s priced accordingly and looks pretty sharp for as long as you can take care of it.