GlitchSoft's iOS X-Men: Days of Future Past tie-in is now available on the Apple App Store. The game is based on the iconic 1981 comic book written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. In Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past the game, players can control Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Cyclops or Scarlet Witch while navigating two separate timelines. The official website also promises the characters Storm, Polaris and Magneto are "coming soon".
Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past is a side-scrolling action title that includes a story co-written by Josh Fine. The game features boss battles with Marvel villains such a Nimrod and Master Mold, two control schemes (button or swipe-based) and hidden Easter eggs based on the X-Men's 50 year history. Each character also comes with 4 upgradeable mutant abilities.
It's no secret that Apple has been steadily progressing toward a mobile payment system. Through iTunes and the Apple Store the company already has a massive customer base and enough stored credit card information to grab the attention of retailers. Since it first debuted last year, iBeacon technology has quickly been adopted and deployed by many major retailers, including Macy's, Virgin Atlantic and Major League Baseball among others. The company also charged its online stores executive, Jennifer Bailey, with building an in-house payment system. NFC (near field communication) chips would be a key ingredient and the next logical step toward mobile payments.
In a note to investors that was shared with AppleInsider, Morgan Stanley analyst Craig Hettenbach wrote that Apple will likely adopt NFC technology and incorporate the chips in future devices, making it a "core part of its mobile payments strategy." He also pointed to a report earlier this month that claimed Apple is working with
There have been a handful of iOS gaming controllers released since Apple added MFi controller support to iOS 7, but most cost between $80 to $100 and require a Lightning connection to work. Logitech's PowerShell was originally one of those $100 iPhone controllers, but it is now available for only $50 on Amazon.com.
The Logitech PowerShell easily attaches to the iPhone 5, 5s and fifth-generation iPod running iOS 7.0 or later. It is equipped with a 1500 mAh battery, an analog directional pad, and several buttons including two shoulder trigger buttons. Logitech promises the controller "fits easily into your pocket" thanks to its "portable slim, streamlined" design.
If you listened to us and downloaded the RPG, match three game Puzzle Breaker then you may have found yourself stuck on some of the higher levels in the second world. To reach the second world you must complete the final three quests in level one. While this is no easy task, you do have the option to spend diamonds and skip the quests to advance, but levels 31 to 70 are no walk in the park either.
You will have to play certain levels in world 2 over and over until you figure out a strategy, power up or get extremely lucky. However, level 47 is the first level where getting lucky is not an option. Nobody enjoys getting stuck on a level that seems impossible to beat, so here's how to defeat it.
Facebook's motto seems to be if you can't beat them, buy them, and that's exactly what Mark Zuckerberg tried to do with when his copycat app Poke could not recreate the success of Snapchat. According to reports, Facebook is trying once again to compete with the popular messaging app after failing to acquire the company for a rumored $3 billion.
Zuckerberg has been secretly overseeing the development of an app known as "Slingshot", which "allows users to send short video messages with just a couple of taps," according to The Financial Times. The new video messaging app features a "simple and speedy user interface" and could be launched this month if Facebook plans to proceed with the project.
The big news of the past week was the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) - Google truce. Amidst what seems to be hundreds of patent infringement lawsuits going on around the globe, the two smartphone giants agreed to cease all litigation and "work together in some ares of patent reform."
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn bought another 2.8 million shares of Apple, bringing his total stake in the company to around $4.5 billion. His recent bullishness regarding Apple probably means good things are in store for shareholders.
There wasn't much terribly exciting news about any Apple products last week, but there were a few noteworthy items...
As we are constantly reminded by TV commercials for competing tablets, the iPad is lacking when it comes to multitasking. Rumor has it that Apple will remedy this with iOS 8. The iOS update, which will be unveiled at next month's WWDC, will allow users to run two apps simultaneously and allow apps to interact with each other.
Wideband audio was showcased by Apple at the iPhone 5 keynote, however T-Mobile is the only US carrier to support the technology. This is all set to change later this week, when AT&T rolls out HD Voice on its Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) network starting Friday. HD Voice will be enabled on the Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini first, with more devices to follow.
Both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s will support HD Voice, which expands the frequency range heard during a voice call. This reduces background noise and provides more natural and realistic sound, making caller's voices easier to hear. According to an AT&T press release, the first markets to receive the upgrade will be in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Recent years have seen a seemingly endless amount of patent infringement lawsuits between the big smartphone companies, not just in the U.S., but around the globe. Just two weeks ago a verdict was delivered in Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) second patent suit against Samsung, in which Apple sought a monstrous $2.2 billion. That will likely be appealed and the legal battle will continue. The gray area of patent infringement needs to be cleared up if this state of affairs is ever to end, and Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility unit have taken a step in that direction by dropping their lawsuits against each other.
On Friday, a filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a "joint motion to dismiss the appeal." Both parties agreed to dismiss all current and pending "litigation without prejudice." According to Reuters, the companies issued a
It was a slow week for App Store releases but there were a few big announcements. DeNA and Hasbro announced that the official Transformers: Age of Extinction tie-in will be available for mobile devices this "summer". The movie is set to hit theaters on June 27, 2014, so expect the game to land on the App Store around the same time. Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen made headlines again after he told CNBC he plans to release a "less additive" version of the game with a multipayer option in August. Nguyen also teased his newest release, a platform game, on Twitter. You can see the first image of Nguyen's unnamed new game posted below. And finally, Adult Swim's new iOS game Delivery Outlaw soft launched in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland.
Here are the most noteworthy apps and games released to the Apple App Store between 05/11/14 to 05/17/14. Apple's Free App of the Week is the hotel / flight booking app Kayak Pro. The app will be free on the App store until 05/22/14.