Angry Birds was a massive success when it launched, and continued to remain popular over the years. The game’s developer, Rovio, eventually turned the franchise into something far bigger than just some animated birds you put in a slingshot, but sometimes going back to your roots isn’t a bad thing.
Reddit is one of the most popular online discussion forums for having conversations about nearly every topic imaginable. One of the staples of the large community is Ask Me Anything, a subreddit of the website in which celebrities, government officials, astronauts, artists and more participate in question-and-answer sessions with users.
Earlier this summer, iPhone users were treated to one of the biggest App Store fads in recent months in Yo. The app allowed you to communicate with others by sending a simple Yo notification — that was it. Following in the footsteps of Yo was Emoj.li, announced in late June as an emoji-only messenger. The app, as you probably guessed, is an instant messaging platform for sending messages with only emoji characters. After a two month wait, the app has now launched on the App Store.
We’re back with our weekly Best New Games roundup, covering the best new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch game releases from this week. Apple typically refreshes the App Store with a lineup of exciting new games on Wednesday night, this week featuring Bioshock, The Walking Dead Pinball, Madden NFL Mobile, Back to Bed and The Nightmare Cooperative.
Following through on plans teased earlier this summer, the critically acclaimed first-person shooter game BioShock is now available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. iPod touch users are being left out of the fun, as the game does not support the third-generation through fifth-generation versions of the portable media player. We’ve got a full rundown of the game ahead.
Starbucks is offering one free month of Lumosity Premium service as part of its Pick of the Week promotion, the first time that it has offered an in-app purchase through the App Store. The deal must be redeemed and activated on an iPhone or iPod touch using the official Starbucks app, at which point the premium features are unlocked on all platforms.
In March of this year, Apple officially unveiled their in-car integration, CarPlay, and since then we’ve seen plenty of auto manufacturers jump on board with their support. A popular iOS app has now confirmed that it, too, will have future CarPlay integration.
Instagram has just launched its first new app since the insanely popular photo filtering and sharing app itself was released on the App Store in late 2010. Called Hyperlapse, the new app uses advanced algorithm processing to allow iPhone users to shoot stabilized time-lapse videos with ease on their smartphone.