Electronic Arts has released FIFA 14 as a free download for iPhone and iPad devices. The officially licensed game features 16,000 plus players, 33 leagues, 600 teams and 34 real stadiums. In addition, players can enjoy commentaries in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
“REAL PLAYERS. REAL TEAMS. REAL LEAGUES. Welcome to the most authentic football game on the App Store. Feel the excitement of every pass, shot, and tackle with new touch controls. Plus, live every moment of real-world football mastery with EA SPORTS Football Club Match Day.”
iPad gamers everywhere have been waiting for the next installment in the Infinity Blade series, detailed recently at Apple's iPhone 5s event. Infinity Blade III is now official, and the title fully supports iPad Retina displays with stunning graphics generated using the Epic Unreal Engine. The third Infinity Blade game features the same intense swordplay along with new quests, side missions and group-based challenges.
Players can choose between two characters and navigate the largest and most immersive 3D environments seen yet in the series. A new in-game world map interface helps players to explore the dynamically changing world as quests are initiated and the battle begins. The gold standard for iOS gaming, Infinity Blade 3 is a universal app that can be purchased once and played on multiple devices.
Apple fans can expect a lot of upcoming next-generation iPad rumors now that the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s have been officially announced. The first rumor comes from the French blog MacGeneration, who claims Apple will announce the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 on October 15th.
The 5th-generation iPad is rumored to be lighter and smaller than its predecessor, and it will feature a thinner bezel like the iPad mini, if any of the previously leaked images can be trusted.
The iPad mini 2 should also get a bump in specs and receive its first Retina display. Apple fans who are still hoping for a more affordable iPad mini model should prepare themselves to be disappointed. Apple proved its disinterest in producing "low-cost" devices with the launch of the iPhone 5c.
Toronto based children’s entertainment company Spin Master announced the release of Tech Deck Thursday for iOS and Android. The mobile game is “a free-to-play skateboarding title which combines the immersive thrill and excitement of pulling off perilous feats with the style and finesse of street skating.”
Tech Deck is based on a series of popular miniature skateboards of the same name where collectors use their fingers to recreate famous skateboarding tricks. The hobby, often called fingerboarding, has been translated to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad by Free Range Games.
Apple has confirmed that its digital card service has been discontinued. A message on the Cards: Frequently asked questions page reads:
"As of September 10, 2013, the Cards iOS app service is no longer available. Cards ordered before 1 PM Pacific time on September 10, 2013, will be delivered, and push notifications will continue to work."
Apple suggests iOS users use iPhoto on their Macs in place of the Cards app. Users can also access their previous purchases by tapping "Saved Cards" in the app.
Now that the dust has settled from Tuesday’s big Apple announcement, how does one decide between the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c?
It all really boils down to size, performance and what you want out of your iDevice.
The 5s has an Apple 7 processor versus the 5c’s Apple 6 processor. This means the 5s is faster, with a larger storage capacity. For example, the 5s can hold up to 16,000 songs as opposed to the 5c which holds a maximum of 8,000. Although they both come with iOS 7, the 64-bit A7 is roughly 40% faster than the 32-bit A6. It can do almost twice the work in the same amount of time with twice the power.
Both products have an 8 megapixel camera, but the 5S has slow-motion video recording, automatic image stabilization, and a dual white and amber flash which creates better color temperature and picture fidelity.
Apple officially announced the release date for iOS 7 at its press conference held in Cuppertino, California on Tuesday.
The new operating system, which CEO Tim Cook called in June the “biggest change to iOS since the introduction of iPhone,” features a few aesthetic changes as well as significant upgrades over its predecessor, iOS 6. The most important improvements can be found in the Control Center, Airdrop, Siri and Multi-tasking functions, with a few adjustments to Safari.
When it comes to the look of iOS 7, Apple has tweaked the fonts, interfaces and icons to achieve a flatter, more rounded appearance. The widgets and buttons have been replaced with text labels.
The hit Brazilian game Le Ninja is free for a limited time in the US App Store. The endless runner was created by indie developer BivisSoft, and it is modeled after one of the largest humor blogs in Brazil. The game shot to the top of the Brazilian App Store charts after its release, and it is now making a splash with US fans thanks to its use of universally recognizable internet memes.
Le Ninja is a side scrolling platform game that tasks players with saving the world from a robot invasion. Players must utilize the power of other ninjas and avoid obstacles to complete missions and save the world. Each ninja has a special skill that can help you along the way. For example, the Red Ninja has a magnetic power to collect coins, and the Green Ninja gives you a super boost.
KGI-Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has gone on record predicting Apple has plans to release the iPad 5 and the iPad mini 2 with an A7X processor in time for the upcoming holiday season. Since the A7X will be a significant upgrade from the current A5 processor found in the iPad mini, Kuo believes this indicates the second-generation mini will use a Retina display like its larger counterpart.
Retina displays decrease the amount of pixelation the human eye detects at a normal viewing range while increasing resolution. The analyst’s prediction of the A7X chip in both devices is based on the fact that only an A-Series-X chip is powerful enough to run a Retina display, eliminating an upgrade to an A6. However, some pundits believe this doesn't rule out the possibility of an A6X powered mini.
Konami has released the first Star Wars collectible card game for iOS devices. The Star Wars Force Collection features 230 characters and vehicles from Star Wars Episodes I-VI. Players must collect and upgrade individual cards to build a competitive deck in order to defeat other players in online strategic battles.
Players can earn more cards by recruiting allies, completing quests and defeating bosses. They can then use these cards to battle other players on "exotic planets" featured from the Star Wars universe.