The official Iron Man 3 game for iOS devices is now available for the iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately the game is an endless runner, but it does feature some pretty amazing graphics (check out the trailer below) and notable Iron Man villains like Crimson Dynamo, Living Laser, and M.O.D.O.K.. You can also research and develop up to 18 Iron Man suits, and upgrade your armors and powers in the Stark Industries research lab... Plus it's free!
The game has been released about two-weeks before Iron Man 3 the movie hits theaters on May 3, 2013. The film follows Tony Stark and James Rhodes as they battle a terrorist called the Mandarin. Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), and stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley and Don Cheadle.
Apple announced today that the Worldwide Developers Conference will be held June 10 through June 14 in San Francisco. Tickets for the annual five-day conference will cost $1,599, and go on sale April 25 at 10 a.m. PT. Developers who can't afford or make it to WWDC will be able to watch videos of the event during the conference.
Last year's WWDC sold out in less than two hours, and event videos were only made available weeks after the conference had ended. Apple announced the decision to post the videos during the event on the WWDC general info page.
"Can’t make it to WWDC? We'll be posting videos of all our sessions during the conference, so Registered Apple Developers can take advantage of great WWDC content."
Apple has launched an update to its official Apple Store application for mobile shopping on iOS devices. Besides being able to research and purchase all of your favorite Apple products, the app now provides notifications that will let you know when you're eligible for an iPhone upgrade at the subsidized price. When you're ready to order your new phone, simply use the app to have it delivered to your doorstep.
Other notifications have also been added, providing shipping information for orders and letting you know when your purchases have been delivered. As always, the Apple Store app makes it possible to order items and pick them up later at the nearest retail location.
ZAGG's new iPhone 5 case made of real wood is now available for purchase. The fashionable case is made from environmentally friendly materials that are fused with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) so it won't crack or peel. The case is a great way to celebrate Earth Day while guarding your iPhone from damage. The Natural Wood Case from ZAGG is available in six different patterns and designs.
ZAGG has been protecting smartphones since it launched its first invisibleSHIELD screen protector in early 2005. The Natural Wood Case for the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S 4 is sold through ZAGG's subsidiary iFrogz, which was created in 2006. You can order the real wood iPhone 5 case via ZAGG.com/ifrogz.
Halfbrick Studios, the developers behind Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, have released a new game titled Fish Out of Water! for iOS devices. Not to be confused with JMT Apps' tower defense game with the same name, Fish Out of Water! is being billed as “an adventure across the sun, sand and surf." The object of the game is to get your fish to stay above water as long as possible by throwing him into the sky. Players get three throws to impress the Crab Crew, who will score their overall performance.
Users can compete in daily league score competitions, and unlock various charms that can be used to gain super fish powers. Players also have to deal with the elements which change daily and include tsunamis, icebergs and immense jellyfish swarms. Fish Out of Water! is now available through the App Store for $0.99.
Next-generation iPhone rumors have been scarce and underwhelming this year. The possibility that Apple will release an all-plastic budget iPhone is not really interesting to those who already own an iDevice, and rumors about fingerprint technology isn't really turning many heads. The latest leak, two purported "iPhone 5S" nanoSIM trays posted by Cult of Mac, is not helping create any iPhone mania either.
It is hard to believe Apple would release gold and gray iPhone models. However, Cult of Mac points out that the iPhone 5 nanoSIM trays are silver and black to match the device's color. A gold iPhone would be pretty tacky, and no one is clamoring for a gray smartphone. There has been mention that Apple will offer the next-generation iPhone in an array of different colors like the iPod, but I don't think gold and gray is what people had in mind.
Many iPhone users like to switch Airplane Mode on either for peace and quiet or to reduce exposure to radio signals at night. Bringing your iOS device on an airplane will require that the radios be switched off during takeoff and landing. Thanks to the simple, free jailbreak tweak LockScreenAirPlaneMode this process is easy and quick.
If you use Airplane Mode often, you already know that switching it ON or OFF means unlocking your device and navigating to Settings. WIth LockScreenAirplaneMode installed from Cydia, the process is easy as long pressing an airplane icon directly on the lock screen.
Flipping between landscape and portrait mode on the iPhone can be useful, or it can be detrimental to getting things done. Locking the screen orientation in iOS is a simple proposition, however there are some apps where one mode is almost always better than the other. So why not automatically switch when needed?
Using the stock iOS calculator in landscape mode provides many scientific functions beyond the extremely simple portrait mode numerical calculator. If you're interested in only using the scientific calculator the tweak LandscapeCalc will automatically switch the calculator app into this mode. Once installed on a jailbroken iOS device, there are no settings to configure.
Universal Uclick's GoComics app brings the Sunday funnies to your iOS, Android or mobile Windows device. The app is updated daily with the world's most popular comic strips, and offers a vast collection of back issues so you'll never be short on reading material. The app also features all the standard social media sharing options, and a comics blog so you can stay updated on the latest news.
The "New Comics" section highlights upcoming cartoonists like Geoff Grogan (Plastic Babyheads from Outer Space), and the "Popular Comics" section features such classics as Calvin and Hobbes and Dilbert. You can even use the calendar option to jump back in time to see how comics like The Boondocks became a cult classic.
Some of the best jailbreak tweaks provide useful information in a sleek and stylish manner, improving on stock iOS features. One such tweak is Live Battery Indicator, which merges the best of both worlds when it comes to showing battery life remaining. Not only will the new status bar icon displayed by this tweak show current battery percentage, but it will graphically show how much power is left.
A simple circle surrounding the percentage indicates this value visually, so as the battery power is depleted the circle indicates life remaining. When battery life is low, the circle will be proportionally dark to indicate that charging is needed. Unlike the stock iOS battery icon with percentage turned on, Live Battery Indicator is compact, saving space and displaying information efficiently.