If you don’t game on your phone or tablet yet, now is a good time to start. The quality is getting better all of the time. The titles are also getting better, with top-notch games, not just time-wasters to play when you’re bored.
If you’ve collected just about every bit of Angry Birds merch on the planet, it’s time to show some love to the other poster boy of touch-based gaming, Fruit Ninja. Developer Halfbrick recently opened its online store, with plushies of the sweet slicer’s Sensei mascot and a watermelon as its first offerings.
Griffin has unveiled a new device for musicians that is pretty cool. It’s called the GuitarConnect Pro and allows the connection of an electric guitar, bass or other musical instrument with a 1/4-inch plug to connect to your iPad or iPhone.
Japanese manufacturer JTT has released an adapter that adds a variety of connectivity options to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It has both an HDMI out and analog AV out, a USB port and a mini-USB port that you can use to charge your iOS device.
Here’s another one of those “Why didn’t I think of this?” ideas. Luca Mainini, Manuel Marino and Davide di Malta of Dev Design 2.0 had a multo buona idea: emulate the coiled form of telephone cords to make a charge and sync cable for iOS devices.
Desert Bus is one of the mini-games from Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors, an unreleased Sega CD game from the mid-90s. The game has players drive a bus in first-person from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada, a trip that takes about 8 hours, just to earn a measly point.
If you use your iOS device to record music or to create podcasts, then you should definitely check out this add-on microphone. The new Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone is specifically made to function with your favorite iOS device and is designed to record great sound with your mobile gadget.
Libratone has released some new AirPlay-compatible speaker systems for you iPad, iPhone and iPods. The brand is pretty popular in Europe, and they’ll soon be launching some AirPlay-enabled sound systems in the US. Their products aren’t cheap, but they’ll fit into a modern pad, and they’ll probably please users who like minimalism.
Do you miss looking at cassette tapes? Yes, I said looking. I don’t think anyone would miss their sound quality (or lack thereof). Unlike CDs or today’s intangible digital music, the look and form of cassette tapes are iconic not only because of their colorful labels but because you could write on the tape itself too.
You can find advantages and disadvantages in almost every thing, person, or situation. iOS 5 is no exception. I mean, you get a new notification center, a new messaging service to keep in touch with friends and family, and a reminders app that makes making to-do lists a cinch.
The iMaschine app is supposed to be like having a recording studio in your pocket. While this claim may be overblown, the app does function as a sampler, sequencer, and audio processor, so it’s getting close to making a small and portable studio out of your beloved iPhone.
I understand that some people want to watch TV while they are taking public transportation, but to me it makes no sense – especially with all the content freely accessible on the Internet. However, I guess that this is something that the Japanese really want and need.
Just how good are you at creating LEGO masterpieces? LEGO Life of George, has LEGO teaming up with Apple’s iPhone or iPod Touch and it will test your skills and see just how good you are at creating things to spec.
With OS X Lion, Apple did one thing that absolutely no one in the world asked for: make OS X look, feel and act a bit more like iOS. These changes and additions are minor and are all optional or revertible, but still.
As far as old school fighting games go, you can’t do much better than Street Fighter II. Well, we have some good news for iPhone users who love that classic game. Capcom Mobile has released both Final Fight and the Street Fighter II Collection for iDevices.