Rockstar Games for iOS on Sale Until July 30

Looking for some more top notch iOS games at discount prices? Rockstar fits the bill with a special offer on many of its popular mobile titles, including Max Payne Mobile and the Grand Theft Auto series of games. Instead of $4.99, Max Payne can be downloaded from the App Store for only $1.99 until July 30 when the sale ends.

Max Payne iOS sale

The award-winning game features the story of a fugitive undercover cop framed for murder, fighting against all odds to clear his name and uncover the truth. Besides incredible HD quality graphics with high resolution textures, the game features Rockstar's signature Bullet Time and an experience specifically designed for touch screen devices.

Free VLC Media Player Returns to iOS

After a two-year absence from the App Store due to copyright issues, VLC media player has returned to iOS devices. The app comes to users directly from VideoLAN, the non-profit advocating free, open-source multimedia software. Many desktop users will already be familiar with the advantages of VLC media player.

VLC player for iOS

VLC is extremely versatile, and will play a wide variety of media formats without conversion directly on iOS devices. The app makes it possible to sync files to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using iTunes, Dropbox, direct download or an embedded upload server. The best part is that because the app is completely open-source it will always be free.

Alleged Images of iPhone 5C Pop Up Online

An image of what could be packaging for Apple's rumored low cost, plastic iPhone has popped up online. The alleged photo came from the Chinese WeiPhone forum (via CNET). The image shows a pile of iPhone 5C boxes, with an odd logo that looks like it could belong to a Chinese Apple knockoff. However, the new logo could also be part of an updated Apple design to fit in with the revamped look of iOS 7.

iPhone 5C

Apple is expected to announce the successor to the iPhone 5, dubbed the iPhone 5S by the press, alongside a budget iPhone this fall. Rumors have suggested that the plastic iPhone will be available in an array of rainbow-like colors like the iPod touch. The leaked image of the alleged budget iPhone packaging also has an iPod-like feel.

Kingdom Rush Frontiers: Rising Tides Update Trailer

The popular tower defense game Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is getting a major update. Ironhide Studios has listened to its iOS fans and is adding all new levels, enemies and heroes on August 1st. Unfortunately, Ironhide disappointed other fans of the franchise by once again snubbing Android, Flash and Steam users. However, the developer did address the controversy via its official Facebook page on Friday:

"Hi everyone! We are working very hard to deliver the Android, Flash and Steam versions as soon as possible. Your feedback is always welcomed and very useful for us. Stay tuned for more news and surprises! Thank you for being part of our awesome community!"

Demand for Android, Flash and Steam versions of the game has turned into an outright flame war on all Ironhide's social media pages. Hopefully those fans will get a chance to enjoy Frontiers soon, because it is a shame that anyone is being left out of all the fun.

Pinterest to Offer New Edit Home Feed Option, Tracks Your Favorite Websites

Pinterest has announced plans to add a new Edit Home Feed option that aims to makes your account more personal. The new feature basically offers content suggestions based on your pinning history. For example, if you pin a lot of sports related images, Pinterest will show you more sports related pins. The new feature will also introduce Unfollow Boards, so you can stop seeing content you don't like, and personalized board suggestions based on the websites you like to visit.

Pinterest Edit Home Feed

With internet paranoia at an all time high, Pinterest was quick to point out its Do Not Track option. First of all, Pinterest will only track websites that feature a "Pin It" button, however if that's still too much data collecting for your tastes, you will be able to opt out of the feature.

Pearl Jam Launches Official iPhone and iPad App

Pearl Jam have announced a new app for iOS devices. The Pearl Jam Official app for the iPhone and iPad allows fans access to music, news and merchandise. The app also features a Pearl Jam timeline, a digital version of the official Pearl Jam lighter, and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube support.

Pearl Jam iPhone App

"The app was created to serve all Pearl Jam fans, but it also allows our official Ten Club members to log into their membership accounts on-the go," says Tim Bieman, Pearl Jam's Ten Club manager.

The official app description also promises future updates during the band's North American tour this fall. The app is currently free to download from the Apple App Store. The app supports the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. It requires iOS 6 or higher.

Save 25% on Vampire Diaries, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter iPhone Cases

Warner Bros. is offering 25% off on all of its iPhone and Samsung Galaxy smartphone cases. The cases feature a variety of designs based on some the WB's most popular film and television franchises like The Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory and The Lord of the Rings.

Warner Bros. iPhone Cases

Each case protects the back and sides of your phone from damage while giving you complete access to all ports and functions. The iPhone cases include an additional silicone sleeve that protects your phone from scratches. The cases are compatible with the iPhone 4, 4S, 5 and Galaxy S3 and S4.

Apple Patent Allows iPhone Users to Share Photos and Music With On-Hold Callers

An Apple patent filed in 2011 describes an "on-hold visual menu" that would allow iPhone users to share images, music and other personal content with an on-hold caller. The new feature would replace the boring days of listening to muzak or silence while you're stuck on hold. The diagram posted below shows that on-hold callers could pursue images, look up a person's location, watch videos and even access books while waiting for someone to take their call.

Apple Visual On-Hold

Users can of course customize what kind of content gets shared, and even select different settings for family members, friends or business calls. There is also an option to alert the caller that you're ready to resume talking, via an on-screen message or vibration.

Apple Store iPhone App to Start Offering Free iTunes Content

Apple CEO Tim Cook is planning to push the Apple Store application in an effort to sell more hardware through direct Apple sales channels. Cook is disappointed that 80% of all iPhones are sold outside of Apple retails stores, and that only 20% of iOS customers are even aware there is an Apple retail app available. 9to5Mac has learned that Apple plans to redesign the application so it fits "more in line with the user-interface of the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBookstore in iOS 6."

Apple Store App

Apple employees are being instructed to install the Apple Store app to any new devices that are sold at any retail location. Apple will also offer free content as part of the push to make people more aware of the app. Cook hopes this new strategy will get more iOS users accustomed to using the largely ignored Apple service.

Licensed Firefly Game Coming to iOS Next Summer

Fans of Joss Whedon's short-lived television show Firefly can look forward to an officially licensed game now in the works for iOS and Android mobile devices. Although the release date isn't scheduled until next summer, the role playing game promises to connect millions of players in a cross-platform competition for survival in the Verse.

Firefly Online (FFO) will feature "a variety of gameplay activities and systems," with players assuming the role of a ship captain. Players will be tasked to customize a ship, find a crew, find a job, and keep flying. Besides trading with other players, captains will be encouraged to "misbehave" and seek adventures, all while using unique social features to connect with other players.


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