Frogger ruled the arcade, came out to consoles, and eventually the PC. It’s even made its way over to the iPhone and iPod Touch, and is actually a pretty solid port of the game. Today Konami, maker of the original game and app, has announced a Frogger tournament edition on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The Tournament is actually more of a sweepstakes more than anything, prizes will be drawn at random according to the official rules.more →
A new app was released this week by Yahoo for the iPhone will help you find restaurants in your area and beyond. The app is called Yahoo! Sketch-a-Search and is available free from the iTunes App Store.
Yahoo! Sketch-a-Search is primarily a restaurant search app that allows you to find places to eat in an area you search. You search by sketching a circle around that area with your finger, Yahoo then looks for restaurants inside that area, points them out, and lists them.more →
Managing your email’s on your iPhone will are going to get easier with the promise of a universal email inbox on the next Apple iPhone. Current iPhones separate emails into separate boxes based on different email addresses, soon they will be neatly converged into one neat box, according to an email received from blogger Julio Manuel. Julio fired off an email to Steve Jobs complimenting their customer service and asking if there would be a universal email inbox on future iPhones, Jobs simply replied “Yep” from his iPad (big surprise in the device he used to respond).more →
Spartacus: Blood and Sand is a fighting game iPhone app in the vein of their Soul Calibur series. You play as Spartacus in story mode or select from other gladiators and go head to head in a battle to the death. Story mode attempts to follow the plot of the first few episodes, and faithfully shares in the gore. Little clips from the show are also spliced into cut scenes to tell the story but there are no voices, just subtitles.more →
In a landmark decision, British courts have ruled in favor of popular rock band Pink Floyd, against its former label EMI. According to the BBC, the court ordered EMI to pay the band over ten million pounds in unpaid royalties due to online sales. This ruling greatly impacts digital music sales, and could result in Pink Floyd’s music being pulled from iTunes.
iTunes releases and sells more digital music than anywhere else in the world. Songs bought on iTunes can be transferred to iPhones, iPods, and iPads.more →
The newest version of The Price is Right video game has just been ported to the iPhone and iPod Touch. A sequel to 2008’s The Price is Right, the popular game already owned by many, so the question now is whether I upgrade to the new version or has the price gone wrong?
The Price is Right 2010 has all of the features and controls of the original Price is Right app, plus several improvements. New games are added such as Golden Road, the avatars now get customizable wardrobes, the look of the game got a huge overhaul, and the prices and prizes are updated for the new decade.more →
While Sony struggles with sales of its PlayStation Portable, it has decided to get into the smartphone foray. Sony has been at the forefront of interactive electronic technology for the last 15 years, starting with the release of the first Playstation. In a market long dominated by BlackBerries, iPhones, and Androids, Sony could pose a legitimate threat.
A new Sony smartphone could have the ability to play games from Sony’s home and portable consoles by downloading them directly onto the device from Sony’s network.more →
Mass Mobile Month is a month long celebration of the innovations in the mobile industry in Massachusetts. In honor of this festival, Swift Mobile has appropriately released an iPhone app called Mobile Month. It is currently free on iTunes, and is perfect if you are attending the celebration. The Mass Mobile Month app acts as […]more →
The smartphone war just got a little bit more interesting, as Microsoft just launched its first app for the Android OS of their nemesis Google, which makes the app release all the more puzzling. This new app release clouds the landscape of the conflict between Apple, Google, and Microsoft in regard to their respective smartphones.
According to the Washington Post, the app Microsoft released on the Android is Tag, an app also released on the iPhone, Windows Mobile, J2ME, Blackberry and Symbian S60 platforms.more →
Apple has announced a lawsuit against handset manufacturer HTC for violating patents it owns with the iPhone. Apple has been involved in numerous struggles over the past years defending their own patents. Potentially infringing patents of the past were most notably brought about by Kodak and Nokia. This time however, it is Apple on the attack.more →
Apps are an integral part of smartphones and their appeal to us. They are essentially enhancements for a device that lets us do useful, silly, fun, and important things. A recent study has broken down the number of app downloads per device, and the results are somewhat surprising.
In a recent report from AdMob, app downloads of over 900 people were tallied and averaged to determine how many apps were downloaded per month.more →
Apple, in its never ending quest to make their gadgets more James Bond like with each generation, has bought a patent involving motion sensing controls through a camera. This would allow the user of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, more control over the device in a much more “touchy” way. If applicable to the next generation of Apple products, it could be a major coup for Apple.
The patent, according to Patently Apple, will allow for almost total control of the iPhone through motion sensors in the devices camera.more →
There has been a lot of talk over the last year or so about the iPhone 4G (fourth generation) and its impending arrival. While the iPhone 4G stands for an increase in operating system and technological features of the device itself, it may also stand for the fourth generation of communications technology on the iPhone. Beceem, a company known for making components that make wireless communications possible, has managed to create a new chip that is indeed a 4G chip.
According to MacVideo, the new chip called the BCS5000 is said to have speeds and reliability up to the standards of the 4G.more →
Most gamers over the age of ten are sure to have heard of or even played the Tetris game. Tetris of course, is known as the most popular puzzle video games and one of the most popular games of all time. Its sold over 70 million copies throughout the world and is available on almost any gaming device, including the iPhone. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch and might have forgotten about the old school favorite, you can download it to your device on iTunes for the only $4.99 (£2.99).more →
Zenonia, is a very popular app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that is regarded as one of the best RPG games on the iPhone. It has won numerous awards since its release over a year ago and is still a highly downloaded app. However is this an app that lives up to its reputation, or is it a relic of the early days of apps?more →