Duckie Deck Development has released Sandwich Chef, a mobile app geared towards "picky eaters". The new game for iOS devices is designed to promote wholesome eating habits while offering a safe ad-free experience for toddlers.
Sandwich Chef's kid-friendly interface and colorful graphics are reminiscent of Toca Boca's popular iOS games for children. The app allows kids to create a variety of cute sandwiches while using healthy nutrient-rich ingredients.
The game is simple to play, a child just selects one of the ten sandwich options, then uses simple touch-based controls to decorate it with fun faces. Children can then "eat" their finished sandwich with a few taps before moving on to their next creation.
Blizzard Entertainment's digital card battling game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available for the iPad. Early reviews claim that the free-to-pay title is not a pay-to-win game. According to TouchArcade, new cards are easily earned by playing the game and leveling up. Players can also earn gold by completing quest and purchase card packs via the in-game store. Of course being a freemium title Hearthstone is not without IAPs, but it looks like they are not necessary to build a competitive deck. This is great news since some gamers were expecting the worst after it was announced that the title would be free.
Hearthstone is a lot like Wizards of the Coast's popular Magic: The Gathering collectible card game, except it takes place in the Warcraft universe. Players build decks of digital cards to fight in one-on-one battles against other players or computer controlled heroes. The cards are used to cast spells or summon minions to strategically defeat opponents in unranked or ranked matches.
Phosphor Games Studio's action adventure game Horn is now free on the Apple App Store. The critically acclaimed game follows a young Blacksmith’s apprentice named "Horn," who wakes up to discover that his entire village has been transformed into monsters. Players control Horn and his uncooperative sidekick as they attempt to solve the mystery of the unexplained curse.
Horn is a 3rd person action adventure title that features puzzle and combat scenarios. The game has been praised for its impressive visuals, touch-powered controls and fun combat system. It also features a score written by Austin Wintory, hidden side content and three different lands to explore in a freely navigable world.
Google's Helpouts site debuted last year as a rendezvous point for common folk and experts from a variety of fields. If you want to learn how to play guitar, take a walk-through of photography basics, or want to sharpen your programming skills, take a look at Helpouts - it is a treasure trove of quality information. It went mobile last November when Google released it for Android, and now it is available for your iOS devices.
Microsoft today announced that Office 365 Personal is now available for $69.99 a year, or $6.99 a month through the Microsoft Online Store and through its retail partners. A subscription to the service gives iPad users the ability to edit and create documents using Microsoft's Word, PowerPoint and Excel iOS apps. An Office 365 Personal account can also be used on one additional computer, and it is cheaper than a $99.99/year subscription to Office 365 Home.
As of right now, Office 365 Home is the only subscription being offered as an in-app purchase. An Office Home subscription allows for up to five computers and five tablets to be connected to the service. Office 365 Home is also available for purchase through MicrosoftStore.com.
Apple's MFi game controller support in iOS 7 allows third party developers to create external gamepads that support the iPad and iPhone. This should have opened many doors for mobile gaming on Apple devices, but unfortunately, most of the MFi game controllers on the market are too expensive. Not to mention, there are only a few that support both the iPad and iPhone, and most require a Lightning connection for them to work. This is why the jailbreak tweak Controllers for All was such a welcome addition to Cydia.
Controllers for All allows iOS gamers to use console controllers, such as the DualShock 4, to play games on their jailbroken devices. The tweak originally only supported Sony PlayStation controllers, but as promised, it has now been updated with Wii U and iPEGA 9025 support. The tweak works with all iOS 7 devices and is only a $1.99. That is a lot cheaper than shelling out $60 to $100 for a MFi-enabled gamepad from a third party developer.
Griffin Technology's Airstrap Case for the iPad Air is now 30% off when you use the promo code AIRSTRAP during checkout. The promotion starts today and is only available through Griffintechnology.com. This offer ends on Saturday (04/19/14), so make sure you take advantage of it now.
The Airstrap Case for the iPad Air features a built-in hand strap that allows you to hold your tablet with one hand. This is great for reading or when using your iPad on the go, since it frees up one hand for navigating the display. The case is a thick molded frame that protects your iPad from edge-to-edge, and it also includes contoured edges for an easier grip.
MagBak, the creators of the MagStick, have resurfaced with a new Kickstarter campaign to fund a second "world's thinnest mount" for the iPad. The MagBack is an iPad mount that can adhere itself to "most metal surfaces". The mount features a minimalist and thin design that adds very little bulk to your iPad Air or iPad mini, and it also protects the back of your tablet while doubling as an easy to hold grip.
The MagBak iPad mount has already doubled its goal of $15,000 with 590 backers, but you can still get in on the action and pre-order either the MagBak Air or Mini with a $34 pledge. The "Basic Bundle" will nab you any color MagBak mount plus an additional MagStick mount.
nds4ios is a Nintendo DS emulator for iOS devices. However, this emulator is different because it works on both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices, and installing it is super easy. Here's how:
How to install nds4ios on a jailbroken device (works with iOS 5.1.1 or later and ARM64 devices)
First you need to install Karen's Pineapple Repo. To do this open Cydia and navigate to Sources then tap "Edit" > "Add". Enter the URL http://cydia.angelxwind.net into the pop up box, and you're done.
Rodeo Games' Warhammer Quest is Apple's Free App of the Week. The mobile game is based on the Games Workshop tabletop version that was popular in the 80s and 90s. The game normally retails for $4.99 on the Apple App Store, but it will be available free of charge until April 17, 2014.
Warhammer Quest is an RPG / strategy game set in a fantasy medieval world filled with elves, dwarfs and so on. The game has been met with mostly positive reviews since its launch, however, it does take a little patience and a lot of love for the genre to get totally immersed.