Atari riled up RollerCoaster Tycoon fans by teasing them with the hashtag #RCT4M on Twitter for a few weeks before dropping an official trailer in March. However, the only release info announced was that the game would be available sometime in the "early spring," and it looks like spring has officially arrived.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile popped up on the App Store this morning for $2.99. The mobile version of the hit franchise allows users to create and share their own amusement park on their iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. The game includes 20 pre-designed coasters, over 50 different attractions, restaurants, concession stands and so on. Users can also unlock new materials and share roller coaster blueprints with other users.
Getting nostalgic about iOS 6 wallpapers? While these can be found elsewhere, the jailbreak package ClassicWallPapers brings them all back in one fell swoop. These stock wallpapers are the perfect complement to other iOS 6 theme elements, such as ClassicDock, ClassicLockScreen, and ClassicBadges.
Once installed, any of the classic wallpapers can be selected by navigating to Settings -> Wallpapers & Brightness -> Choose Wallpaper -> Stills. In addition to new-fangled iOS 7 background images, older options will now be available. Besides choosing a classic iOS wallpaper, there are no other options to configure.
The front iSight camera on the iPhone can come in handy for self portraits, FaceTime and framing some shots from unconventional angles. One stock feature of the front camera is that live previews are always mirrored, while the image recorded to the Camera Roll is not. For those who would prefer to reverse the mirror effect, there's a jailbreak tweak for that.
Front Cam Un-Mirror will add a toggle to the top of the Camera app. Located in the upper left corner, the default setting is Mirrored, while tapping the button enters Un-Mirrored mode. Once installed, the tweak has no settings to configure or options to select, it simply becomes available in the iOS 7 Camera app.
Facebook is determined to make its iOS app even more useless by forcing users to download its standalone Messenger app. According to various sources, the company plans to remove the ability for users to send and receive messages directly from the main Facebook app.
Facebook has already begun sending notifications about the change to some users in Europe. These users will have around two weeks before Facebook rips the messaging tab from their apps. This will either force people to download Facebook Messenger, or cause them to only contact their friends through Facebook’s mobile website. Facebook eventually plans to implement this system worldwide.
T-Mobile today announced the continuation of its "Un-carrier revolution" by rolling out the first of three new data plans geared towards "value-conscious Americans". The company's first offering is the Simple Starter value plan which gives users unlimited talk, text and up to 500MB 4G LTE data for only $40.
Users who exceed their 500MB bandwidth cap will have the opportunity to buy "additional data sessions" instead of being hit with extra charges, according to the official T-Mobile announcement.
TinyCo's Family Guy game for mobile devices official release date isn't until April 10, but some savvy mobile gamers were able to download it a few days early from the New Zealand App Store. According to TouchArcade, this was a legit download, and no one used any tricks or stole the game, however Fox was not happy when gamers started uploading clips of Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff to YouTube and Twitch.
Fox claims that the game was accidentally made available on the App Store due to a "brief technical error" and began asking YouTube and Twitch users to remove their uploaded footage before sending out copyright claims. A few TouchArcade members' accounts were disabled on Twitch, and all videos featuring Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff were removed from YouTube.
The iOS 7 app switcher has its pros and cons. While app cards do a nice job at previewing each piece of software, quitting out of many apps can be tedious. There are many shortcuts to avoid this available to those with jailbroken iOS devices, and now Clear Background Apps has joined the fray.
Clear Background Apps is a stand-alone tweak with no settings to configure or application to run. Simply install from Cydia and a circular "clean sweep" button will be added to the iOS 7 app switcher. As you might have guessed, tapping this circular button clears away all of the app cards in the app switcher at once.
Flipping an image horizontally or vertically with the stock iOS 7 Photos app is not possible. Pictures can be rotated with the Edit function, however getting a mirror image of the photo requires third party software. Fortunately, there are many free options on the App Store. One versatile example is Adobe Photoshop Express.
To flip a picture you have taken vertically or horizontally, install and open Photoshop Express. Give the app permission to access the Camera Roll, then tap Open from Camera Roll to import the image you wish to modify. The image will load.
Modifying the look of icon badges is a simple way to customize the iOS home screen. Now thanks to the jailbreak tweak MagicBadges, iOS 7 users can enjoy a fresh badge design by configuring a few options. Once installed, applying changes to icon badge numbers system-wide just requires a quick respring.
Aside from a toggle to disable the tweak entirely, the magic in MagicBadges happens under Settings -> MagicBadges -> General. Here iPhone users will find a live preview of what the badges will look like after changes are applied. Altering settings updates the preview immediately.
Getting bored of the same, static iPhone wallpaper every day? Jailbreakers can install the tweak SpringPaper and keep things interesting automatically. Much like cycling backgrounds on OS X, iOS 7 wallpaper can be configured to transition through photos.
Images from the Photo library or any folder on the iPhone can be used for cycling wallpaper. Customizable options in SpringPaper include a variety of transitions, such as fade, camera shutter, ripple, and page turn effects. Activator and Flipswitch support are built into the tweak.