It would have been hard for you to miss the news last week that the App Store was nearing its 10 billionth download. Apple had vowed to give the person who downloaded the 10 billionth app a $10,000 gift card.
The Mac App Store – Apple’s desktop version of the iOS App Store – won’t be open until January 6, 2011, but the infamous Hackulous community claims that they have already cracked the virtual store’s security.
If you miss the days when you could walk down to the neighborhood arcade, you’re pretty much out of luck if you want to play a game of pinball. Sure, there are plenty of computer games and mobile apps which let you play a digital version of game, but there’s nothing quite like whacking those flipper buttons and pulling the plunger to set your ball in motion.
It looks like Sony has started attacking all of those shallow and mediocre game apps on smartphones. Personally, I loaded up my Cybershot phone hundreds of free games that I downloaded. Why pay for something that you can get for free?
Thanks to the guys over a MacRumors, we now know a way to figure out a way to determine what iPad apps are on the horizon for launch day next week.
According to this screenshot, some of the games we can look forward to getting all fingerprinty over on April 3rd include: Flight Control HD, Labyrinth 2 HD, and Sparkle HD and Cro-Mag Rally.
I was checking out the App Store to see if anyone had already been releasing updates for their applications to take advantage of the larger screen on the new Apple iPad, and much to my surprise, I found this:
Apparently, a company called Groove Systems has been selling an application in the App Store called “iPad” since sometime back in late 2009.
SEGA today announced Genesis Ultimate Collection for the iPhone. The new app will provide a gateway for you to buy and play your favorite Genesis games, fully emulated to run just like the originals.
The initial version of the app will come bundled with Space Harrier II, but then once you’re inside the collection, you’ll be able to add new games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Ecco the Dolphin and Shining Force for starters.
We’ve featured a variety of iPhone musical instruments around here, including pianos, guitars, drums, and even ocarinas, but this is the first time I’ve come across an app that lets you play your iPhone like it was a violin, viola or cello.
I’ve seen Craig Robinson’s wonderful little Minipops before, and now you can enjoy these tiny 8-bit pixel art caricatures on your iPhone with a brand new app.
The app features 1,000 celebrity and pop culture Minipop images, along with a directory which lets you quickly find the peeps you’re looking for.
Cooking a turkey can be a delicate operation, even if you don’t try anything fancy or potentially dangerous, so it’s nice to know you have a friend in the kitchen (and in your iGadgets): this year, let your iPhone do the timing.
Do you love dogs? Do you have an iPhone or iPod Touch? Then have I got an app for you. The guys over at ngmoco:) have just released their new iPhone dog simulator game, Touch Pets Dogs, over at the iTunes App Store.
Touch DJ is a soon-to-be-released iPhone app that lets you mix music in real time, just like you would with professional DJ equipment.
Created by Amidio – the same folks who brought us the amazing noise.io
HP recently introduced their latest printer called Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web (henceforth called PSPWTSW), a name which if stripped of marketing speak actually reveals the printer’s capabilities: it’s a photo printer (actually it’s an all-in-one) with a 4.33″ touchscreen, and it can connect to the web via WiFi.
I just came across this nifty new free app over on the iTunes App Store that lets you use your iPhone or iPod Touch to control video games on your computer.
WifiPad provides you with the ability to control any game that uses the keyboard on your computer over a Wi-fi connection.
Looking for a cheap thrill (ride)? Why not avoid paying the $50 admission and standing in endless lines at your local theme park and instead ride a tiny roller coaster that you can keep in your pocket?
So you’ve just made this awesome version of the classic Dope Wars for the App Store. You’ve worked hard. You’re ready to reap the benefits that come with people paying for your game. But at the last moment, you are denied glory.