iOS Archive

MWC – Lacking an IR blaster? Get this.

Some of you are lucky enough to have an IR blaster in your phone. You’re lucky enough to be able to control your TV, stereo and more – direct from your phone. It’s a neat trick, if you’ve got the necessary hardware. What if you haven’t? Last

Getting your app to stand out from the crowd

Creating your own app is hard enough. Learning to code, getting it right, making something popular and then hoping it’ll be downloaded lots is a long and bumpy road to travel. However, if you’ve got a thoroughly enjoyable and addictive game, or a useful and interesting app,

iPhones – Now influencing car colour choice

Here in the UK car sales are soaring, whether through Personal Contract Purchase, leasing or more conventional methods. However, the way we buy our cars isn’t the only interesting new phenomenon appearing in the new car market; many of you may have noticed a growing fondness for

Snowman Releases Alto’s Adventure Trailer

In a blog post today, Snowman, the makers of Shifts (our review here), Checkmark, and others, released a trailer for their new game Alto’s Adventure. The latest game by the Toronto-based company will be available on the iOS App Store February 19th. After over 2 years, hundreds

Mail Pilot 2 for iOS Review

Mail Pilot started out in 2012 as a web app. Then it became available natively on iOS in 2013, and on Mac early last year. Its founders call it “the email client reimagined from the ground up.” What sets Mail Pilot apart is the focus on tasks.

Big Name iOS Games Available in Festive Sales

It’s that time of the year where a large number Apps have their price reduced. This year is proving no exception and there are far too many reductions to list here but there are a number of high profile big name games that have had their prices

SimCity BuildIt is now available on iOS and Android

SimCity is one of those classic iconic games that has help to shape the video game industry through its many incarnations. There have been mobile versions of SimCity released previously although they have never quite managed to recapture the magic of the big screen original. This may

Why I have (hopefully temporarily) ditched Windows Phone for iOS…

Reader’s beware: this is very much a first world problem!  Nonetheless, for those interested in tech matters it is a real issue.  So, without further ado, here’s my story. Much has been written lately about long-time Windows Phone users switching to other platforms.  This article blames the

A Texting Aid for Drivers – What is this madness?

You can’t text and drive… Texting and Driving is Dangerous so you shouldn’t do it….ever…..so imagine our surprise when we received a press release which seems to promote an app to make texting easier whilst behind the wheel. Available in the App Store now, the “My Phrases”

A terrible effort at a story covering the Tomb Raider II release

Right. Must focus. Must maintain composure throughout this news post. Got an iPhone? Wanna play with Lara Croft? DOAH! Well, that lasted seconds. DOAH! Yesterday Tomb Raider II launched on iOS devices. It’s $1.99 (£1.49 / €1.79). The lovely press people have sent me information about this,

Now unregister your iMessage number easily

If you’re using an iPhone and want to change to another smartphone then you may find that your messages go adrift. Now Apple have a new tool for you. It’ll stop messages vanishing by deregister your phone number from iMessage. When you stop using your iOS based device you

Interactive Books – The magical next step in bed time story telling

Everyone loves a good book, especially when shared with a young one. Colourful, gripping, imagination building, educational, magical, there are many words that can be used to describe a wonderful bed time story. The basic principle behind a story book hasn’t changed that much since their conception,

Google Helps iPhone Owners Make the Switch to Android

There are several reasons why some iPhone users might want to change to an Android based Smartphone but is it as easy as it sounds? There’s a common belief that it’s difficult to switch from an iOS device to Android, and this perception might put off those

Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Mobile now available on Android

Back in the dark distant past, when the world seemed like it was in black and white I spent my time whiling away the hours playing some classic games.  One of those titles was Chris Sawyer’s Roller Coaster Tycoon.  Creating your own theme park complete with epic

Apple Leaks “iPad Air 2″ and “iPad Mini 3″ in iPad User Guide

Screenshots in Apple’s own iPad iOS 8 User Guide appear to have officially leaked the “iPad Air 2″ and “iPad Mini 3″. Both devices share the same design as their previous generations, with the inclusion of Touch ID. It also describes that iPad Air 2 will be receiving

Why Skylanders Trap Team is an Important Gaming Breakthrough

Skylanders is one of those videogames that transcends the small screen, based around highly detailed toy figures, the Skylanders brand has captured the imagination. The concept behind Skylanders is simple, you purchase a starter pack for your gaming platform of choice which includes the game, a portal

Teen Developers – Marcel Voss

I certainly hope that everybody is enjoying our bi-weekly teen interviews. We had a little incident with our last interview and had to take it down, but I feel like this one is so awesome it’ll make up for it! Marcel is a 17 year old from

Google Creates Local News and Weather App for iOS

In the midst of updates to all their apps, Google today published one that combines local news for your area with the weather and other headlines in one sleek new app. Available for iPhone and iPad, Google says the app is aimed at giving you a personalised view