The first free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons mobile game is now available for iOS devices. D&D: Arena of War is a 3D battle RPG that takes place in the Forgotten Realms of the D&D universe. Players can create and build their own warrior to "fight on behalf of good against the adversaries of evil."
The game features ten character classes like Elf Bard and Tiefling Rogue to choose from. You can also unlock future character classes as you advance in the game. Each character can be customized with different clothing, skin color and hundreds of powers that can be combined to create deadlier attacks later on. Players can team up with other players to complete quests, and can earn daily rewards for just logging in.
Accessory maker Olloclip has launched a new "4-in-One" lens system for the iPhone and iPod. The 4-In-One Olloclip includes a pocket-sized fisheye lens, wide-angle lens and 2 macro lenses which attach to your iPhone or iPod touch's camera. The entire "quick-connect lens solution" weighs less than an ounce, and supports the existing Olloclip iOS app.
The 4-in-One lens system works with the iPhone 4 and up and the fifth-generation iPod touch. It is available in black, silver and red from olloclip.com for $69.99. Supply is limited, so make sure you order now and don't miss out.
Square Cash is a new, free service that allows users to send money through email. With a limit of up to $2,500, the program requires a sender to compose an email, cc firstname.lastname@example.org and enter the amount you want to send. There are no extra fees or steps aside from linking a debit card to your account through the Square website and hitting send. It’s a simple, one-step process. The funds are deposited in the recipient’s linked account and available in one to two business days.
Square Cash is primarily an email based system, but Square has developed an iPhone and Android app which opens a keypad that allows the user to enter in the amount they wish to transfer, and the app automatically places the amount into an email and cc’s email@example.com for them.
Rovio Entertainment has built a whole new game from the ground up for the Angry Birds universe. Angry Birds Go! will be available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 on December 11, 2013, but Rovio is also releasing a special "countdown app" at the end of October. The app will allow Angry Birds Go! telepod owners to get a head start on the game.
Angry Birds fans or collectors who can't wait until December 11 can order their Go! telepods now, and use them along with the countdown app at the end of this month. The Go! telepods work just like the Angry Birds Star Wars 2 telepods released in September.
There are a lot of free iPhone / iPod apps that offer Halloween sound effects, but most of these are not great options when it comes to Halloween themed music for parties or haunted houses. You can of course download plenty of Halloween music albums from iTunes for around $10 and up, or pay $0.99 for the popular Halloween music app for the iPhone and iPad. The Halloween app by Eugene Yu offers a Halloween countdown, creepy sound clips, scary stories, Halloween themed recipes and spooky background music.
A bit of advice for anyone who was worried about the less-expensive iPhone 5c cannibalizing Apple's flagship smartphone sales: relax. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners surveyed consumers to find out which iPhones were purchased in September. As AllThingsD reports, the iPhone 5s is the overwhelming favorite.
Breaking down the results of the analysis, the iPhone 5s accounts for 64 percent of all new iPhone sales during the survey period. This is compared to 27 percent for the iPhone 5c and just nine percent for the iPhone 4s. Not only are these strong numbers for the top billed iPhone 5s, the ratio is mostly holding steady when compared to last year's iPhone 5 launch.
Ironhide Game Studio posted a teaser this afternoon for its upcoming Kingdom Rush Frontiers Halloween campaign on its Facebook page. The post was tagged with the hashtag #ShadowmoonCampaign. The announcement came a few weeks after Ironhide finally released the popular Tower Defense game to Google Play for Android users.
The last Kingdom Rush campaign Rising Tides brought three new levels, six new enemies, a new boss and five new achievements. Ironhide did not give specifics about the upcoming update, but they did post a message that suggested it will have something to with the undead.
An endless night is upon us! The dead rise from their graves and mindless horrors prowl the land! Something dark has awoken, something to fear... Welcome to the #ShadowmoonCampaign!
The Shadowmoon campaign will be available on October 31, 2013.
Prepaid mobile fans will be able to get their hands on an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c through the wireless carrier Cricket starting on October 25. Cricket is currently accepting pre-registration for the new Apple handsets, and will offer them along with their new Smart Plans.
Cricket customers can get an off-contract iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c with nationwide unlimited talk/text/data starting at $50. Cricket's Smart Plans support 4G LTE and 3G CDMA wireless networks, and offer up to 10GB of full-speed data allowance.
Developer Bytesize has released a new app that takes advantage of Apple's official iPhone 5c case by allowing users to transform their device into a Connect Four-like game. Users can challenge their friends to a game of Four in a Row by putting their case on backwards and using its cutout holes as a game board. As you can see from the video below, the case doesn't line up perfectly with the iPhone's display, but it does get the job done.
Bytesize says the game is also compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5s, as long as you have an iPhone 5c case. The game requites iOS 7 or higher and can be played on the iPod touch or iPad, but you'll have to create your own board.
Big changes are coming for customers who sign up to start AT&T Mobility service later this month. The mobile carrier has decided to nix its traditional service plans once and for all. Existing customers will not be affected unless they actively change their current subscription plan. So what exactly will AT&T offer instead of standard per-device monthly service?
AT&T began offering its Mobile Share plans last summer, which allow customers to share a data allotment among several devices with unlimited talk and text. Each device is charged a monthly fee on top of the pooled data price. The more data that is purchased the cheaper it becomes to connect each individual device to the plan.