Google has teamed up with Fox to give American Idol fans an easier way to vote for their favorite contestants. Here's how to vote using your iPad, iPhone or computer:
Simply open the Google Search app on your iPad or iPhone, or just go to Google.com on any browser and search "american idol". You will then be given a list of the current finalist to choose from. Click on the contestant's image that you want to vote for, and then use the slider to select how many votes you want to add. You can add up to 50 votes and vote for as many finalist as you want. Finally, just click submit to send in your votes.
ABC announced today that it will stream the entire live broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards to iOS devices, but there are a few catches. The Watch ABC app requires that you have a paid subscription with one of ABC's cable partners to stream live content, and the live stream will only be available these select cities: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco.
iOS users who do not live in one of the select cities will still have access to ABC's behind-the-scenes Oscars coverage. The Watch ABC app is free to download from the Apple App Store. It supports all devices running iOS 5 or later.
Disney has released a new streaming service that allows iOS users to access and watch Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies that they've purchased from iTunes. Users can also use the Disney Movies Anywhere app to redeem digital copies of films or purchase new content from a library of hundreds of movies and never-before-seen programming.
The app requires that you create a Disney account then sync it with your iTunes account. Once your account is setup and synced, you will then be able to watch any Disney movie you've purchased from iTunes within the app. You will also be able to buy new movies and download any purchased Disney digital content to your iOS device for offline viewing.
Finally, a simulation game where you don't have to wait 24 hours to perform one task!
Doctor Life from Wigu Games Studio challenges you to transform a failing medical clinic into a multistory hospital by building your reputation as a doctor. The game looks a lot like Tiny Tower, but instead of waiting around and doing nothing, you must diagnose and treat patients to earn enough money so you can expand your building and keep your clinic stocked with medical supplies.
Doctor Life doesn't screw around. It immediately throws you into the fire and forces you to quickly learn the symptoms and treatments for many diseases and medical problems. The controls are simple to learn, but the game requires a lot of concentration, speed, and memorizing to master. Here's how it works...
Astro Golf: Taking Mini Golf to New Heights is half off its regular price for a limited time. The new game takes players to outer space where they can play a round of mini golf using various robots. The game features 50 space-themed holes and science fiction obstacles like killer robots and trap doors. Players can also perform gravity defying trick shots and teleport through space.
The game follows Orbit and Tess as they try find their way out of the abandoned cargo ship. Players must help the lost robots by golfing their way through the spaceship while dodging obstacles like black holes and fire traps. Astro Golf also features three game modes, 3D art, fifty holes and several bonus levels. Here's the official iTunes description:
Online games publisher Gameforge and Sproing are developing a free-to-play RPG for tablets. Sigils: Battle for Raios is a multiplayer online (MOBA) game which will feature a variety of playable Champions, an innovative matchmaking system and leaderboard support.
Sigils promises to be new user friendly while delivering a challenging experience for seasoned RPG players thanks to its intelligent matchmaking system. Users will be able to team up with friends to battle other Champions or against computer controlled AI monsters in real time matches.
"Tepid" sales and the long rumored iWatch could push the iPad mini 3 and Apple's 12-inch "iPad Pro" to the back burner in 2014. KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will only concentrate and launch a second-generation iPad Air this year. Kuo says the new tablet will most likely feature Apple's updated A8 processor, Touch ID and a few minor improvements. The rumored 12.9-inch iPad will also be released in limited supply in 2015, according to Kuo's note obtained by Mac Rumors.
"Compared with lower-margin iPad mini with Retina display, which shipments has been tepid, higher-margin iPad Air was a hot selling item in 4Q13, which will slow Apple in developing new iPad mini models. We believe Apple plans to launch upgraded iPad Air early this year, and will accelerate development of 12.9” iPad. As such, more resources will be allocated to these two products, which will affect the progress of the development of new iPad mini. All told, we think chances of the debut of a new iPad mini in 2H14 are slim. In addition, the 12.9” iPad is unlikely to be offered in 2014. For these reasons, we predict the only new iPad product in 2H14 will be the upgraded iPad Air."
Up until now only iOS users who were lucky enough to nab emulators like Slider Puzzle or MAME could enjoy playing Nintendo games on their iPad or iPhone, but that has all changed thanks to a new website called webNES. The website allows iOS users to use their Dropbox account to upload NES ROMs to play on their mobile browser. The best part about the website is Apple can't shut it down like it does with emulators uploaded to the App Store.
WebNES works with both Safari and Chrome, and includes five pre-installed games: Croom, Tetramino, Galaxy Patrol, Fighter F-8000 and BoxBoy. It also features its own on-screen Nintendo controller with D-pad and A / B buttons, so all you will need is your own NES ROMs, and headphones if you want sound.
The new iOS 7 progress circle isn't an accurate representation of how much download time is left when you're trying to install an app to your device. This can be really annoying if you're impatient, or if you're trying to download multiple or large apps. Thankfully developer SmartViperE75 has released AppETA to give iPad and iPhone owners a more accurate reading when installing apps.
AppETA just doesn't bring back the classic progress bar, but it also offers the option to use a double tap gesture to bring up an "information alert". The information card lets you know the size of the app you're downloading, the time left on the download, and speed of the download. You can also customize the look of the download bar and information card.
Cartoon Network has released a new app titled Card Wars for all iOS devices. The game is based on the episode of Adventure Time with the same name. Card Wars is a Magic: The Gathering-inspired game where users summon creatures and cast spells using decks of collectible cards.
Players can play as Finn, Jake, BMO, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline and Flame Princess, and summon warriors like Husker Knights, Cool Dog, the Immortal Maize Walker, and Pig. Players can also collect additional cards by defeating opponents, and earn experience to level up their creatures, spells, and towers, or fuse them together. Card Wars - Adventure Time is available on the App Store for $3.99 and it is compatible with all devices running iOS 6 or later.