I’ve played a few instruments in my lifetime, but my stint playing the guitar was probably the shortest. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it, it’s that I just didn’t have the time to dedicate to going to class and learning it properly.
There are many Minesweeper clones for iOS devices, but Serenity Mobile’s Minesweeper – Widget Edition might be the most convenient version yet. As its name implies, it sits right on the Notification Center. That means it’s always just one swipe away, even from your device’s lock screen.
Apple already has a Find My iPhone feature, but what if you’re sure that your iOS device is just somewhere nearby? Matt Wiechec’s app Marco Polo was designed for those instances. It lets you locate your device by shouting “Marco!”
Go ahead Android users, roll your eyes. But this is new territory for iOS gamers. A jailbreak app called Controllers for All makes the PlayStation 3’s Dualshock 3 controller compatible with all games use the controller support introduced in iOS 7.
SteelSeries opted to make their upcoming wireless iOS controller as small as possible, perhaps to keep it as portable as the devices it will pair with. A new company called Signal is taking a different route.
The first two iOS 7-compliant controllers extended the battery of your iPhone or iPod Touch. But they needed to connect to your device to work and were flat out incompatible with iPads. Enter SteelSeries with what seems to be the best iOS 7 controller yet, the Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller.
Like the MOGA Ace Power, Logitech’s PowerShell is part of the first generation of gaming controllers that make use of iOS 7’s controller API. While both controllers only work with a handful of games for now, their Apple’s long overdue API for third-party contorllers means the list of compatible games should easily grow in the future.
If you use an Apple gadget like the iPhone or iPod Touch that uses the Lighting connector and iOS, a new portable game controller has turned up aimed specifically at you. The controller comes from MOGA and is called the Ace Power.
There are lots of articles online speculating about how Apple can create an instant game console by increasing the integration between the Apple TV and iOS devices. It’s an interesting idea, but so far we’ve seen that Apple is slow to embrace its gaming community.
So far 3D video hasn’t taken off like high definition did, but that hasn’t stopped entrepreneurs from exploring its potential. But while most 3D-capable gadgets tout their cutting edginess, the inventors of Poppy did the opposite.
Thanks to the pathetic speakers on iOS devices, we’ve seen many types of passive speakers come about. A sub-type of these passive speakers are ones that repurpose other items. We’ve seen one made from an old gramophone horn, a trumpet and even a piece of bamboo.
No one knows when the next major update to iOS will be released, but I’m sure everyone has an idea – more like a wishlist – of what Apple should add, remove or tweak to make using the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch a better experience.
Do you have an iPhone? You wanna know how you can get your friends to gift you an external battery pack? Support the ChargeBite’s fundraiser. The ChargeBite is a charger for 30-pin iOS devices, but it doesn’t have its own battery.
The minimalist look of Apple’s devices and peripherals isn’t for everyone. If you’re the type who immediately buys a colorful case for your new iDevice, check out Whooz, a set of colored stickers that will make your iPod, iPhone or iPad chargers and cables stand out.