iFrogz previewed the new Caliber Advantage mobile gaming controller for the iPhone 5 and iPod touch at CES in Las vegas this week. The iFrogz (a ZAGG brand) Caliber Advantage aims to give gamers a more accurate gaming experience by utilizing Bluetooth 4.0 to connect directly to the corresponding app. The case also features dual slide-out analog controls with crisp and responsive keys, and the ability to flip the device to play in portrait or landscape mode.
Kent Wuthrich, executive vice president of marketing for ZAGG, claims the Caliber Advantage "is a game-changer for the mobile platform".
"Everyone from hardcore gamers to casual players will enjoy and appreciate the control and function of the Caliber Advantage. We are committed to bringing creative product solutions to gaming with not only this revolutionary gaming controller, but also a full line-up of gaming-specific audio products."
Kingdom Rush is free to download for one week starting today, September 19. This is one of the best tower defense games ever made, and I can't recommend it highly enough! In Kingdom Rush you must use 8 specialized towers with 18 tower abilities to defeat over 45 different enemies on many different levels. The fun achievements, challenging levels and extra game modes make this one of the most addicting action fantasy defense games I have ever played!
Unlike other tower defense games, Kingdom Rush requires much more strategy than placing turrets and upgrading them. You must select the best combination of units and special abilities that will give you the greatest chance of defeating the many different enemies and their special powers. Kingdom Rush also requires good timing, and allows you to interact with your environment. It is one of the few games where you will want to conquer every level of difficulty and finish every achievement. Not only is the game fun and challenging, but the graphics are great, the sound effects are fun, and it offers repeat playability.
Apple announced new in-ear headphones called EarPods at its keynote on Wednesday. The EarPods will begin shipping with every iPod touch, iPod nano and iPhone after the iPhone 5 is released on September 21. Apple spent three years redesigning the old in-ear headphones that previously came with older Apple devices.
Apple uploaded a video to YouTube explaining why the new EarPods are better. Jonny Ive, Apple’s head of industrial design explains in the clip that making one headphone to fit everbody’s ear would be impossible, but that's exactly what Apple set out to do.
Apple is not only kicking Google Maps to the curb, it's also removing the stock YouTube app with the release of iOS 6. YouTube responded by releasing its own standalone app in the App Store on Tuesday. YouTube fans can either download the new app, or keep their old stock app by ignoring iOS 6 when it's released.
The new YouTube app brings an improved channel guide where users can swipe left or right to navigate their subscribed channels, better search tools that give suggestions while you type, and the ability to share videos on Google+, Facebook, Twitter or via text. YouTube promises the new app will give YouTube users a better mobile experience than the old stock app.
Skype updated their iPhone and iPad apps to version 4.1 on Tuesday. The upgrade brings a new photo sharing feature, a few minor bug fixes and minor visual improvements. The photo sharing feature requires that both users are connected to Skype’s instant messaging service to work.
If sharing pictures of food is not your thing, Skype 4.1 is also supposed to improve the app’s battery performance, plus fix a bug related to Bluetooth and calls. Existing users can upgrade to version 4.1 starting today.
The 2012 fantasy football apps are finally hitting the App Store in anticipation of the upcoming NFL season. Here is a list of five apps that can help your draft and manage your fantasy football team. All of the apps listed support both the iPhone and iPad.
RotoWire Fantasy Football Draft Kit 2012 ($4.99 - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) - You can't have a fantasy football league without a draft, and no decent fantasy football owner would be caught dead without a cheat sheet on draft day. The RotoWire Fantasy Football Draft Kit replaces the old pen and paper technique by automatically adjusting to fit your league settings. This is great app for keeping track of your draft and managing your picks on the fly. It's also cheaper than those old fantasy football magazines we used to buy.
Features include: A cheat sheet that ranks players based on projected stats for 2012 using your league's settings, the ability to manually rank players to your preference, a Watchlist for sleeper picks, easily keep track of who has been drafted, quick player search and more.
FreedomPop is now accepting pre-orders for its iPod Freedom Sleeve. The case converts your iPod into a 4G iPhone with 500MB of guaranteed free broadband every month. Each additional gigabyte will cost you $10. The Freedom Sleeve allows you to make calls, use Skype or FaceTime and stream music or videos anywhere. You can even turn your iPod into a hotspot for up to eight devices.
Just like the FreedomPop iPhone case, the iPod sleeve is a a WiMax mobile hotspot that incases your device. The WiMAX network is available in 82 markets with plans to connect to Sprint’s new LTE network in the future. It may not be as fast as other 4G networks, but the free data may be worth the tradeoff to some iPod owners.
Have you ever wondered how much time you have spent perusing FlipBoard, or maybe you are worried about your Angry Birds addiction? A new jailbreak tweak called AppAnalytics can help you monitor how long you have spent using each app on your iPhone.
AppAnalytics keeps track of how many minutes or hours you have spent using an app, and how many times you have launched an app each month. This can help you see what apps are really useful, and which apps are just taking up space. The tweak works with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It requires iOS 4 or later and supports 30 languages.
Many believed Apple would release their new standalone Podcasts app alongside iOS 6, but they have decided to release it today instead. The app is now available for download in the App Store for devices running iOS 5.1 or later. Apple promises that the new app will make discovering and subscribing to podcasts much easier. It does this with a great UI and by offering many features like the innovative new Top Stations option.
Top Stations allows you to find new podcasts in a variety of topics like comedy, music or sports. The new app also features social networking sharing, in-app podcast management, and customizable playlists. You can browse by Audio or Video podcasts, and will have access to thousands of shows in over 40 languages. Read on for a complete list of features and requirements.
AlKal Media has released the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The free app is based on the Tim Burton produced movie opening in theaters on June 22nd. The game pits you against terrifying creatures of the night as you battle through multiple vampire laden levels including Bart’s Dock, the Oval Office and the Plantation Ballroom.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter the movie is based on the best-selling book by Seth Grahame-Smith. It follows Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States as he tries to stop vampires from taking over the country. The film stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln.