iPhone falls victim to gaming scams again

iPhone Game Scams Last year it was brought to our attention that more and more people were getting caught in scams via Facebook and Myspace. Social gaming companies were making their money through games like Mobsters and Farmville. The type of games where you pay actual money for in-game money … Read the Full Story →

What to do if your iPad battery stops holding a charge? Get a new one from Apple, of course!

iPad Battery Replacement Apple are very keen on their batteries being non-user serviceable, and being packed tightly away inside their devices in order to make the design of their cool toys amazingly ergonomic. Batteries are often packed tightly into the case structure in-between components, and simply not accessible unless you … Read the Full Story →

How Google stole AdMob from Apple. Was this the first covert tactical strike in the mobile advertising wars?

The New York Times is reporting on the “Apple V Google feud”, and has an interesting account of how Apple perhaps messed up in it’s chance to snatch up AdMob. Which in effect suggests Apple was then forced to buy it’s second choice of mobile ad company; Quattro Wireless. In … Read the Full Story →

Weekly news roundup on all things “Touch”

Apple shares are still rising, iPads are selling like hot cakes “virtually”, as well as receiving last minute design changes. Microsoft, Palm and Android are playing catch-up in the mobile space at GDC, and in sales figures. Some with more success than others…. Oh, and eBooks, or iBooks?, may be … Read the Full Story →

Apple and Google about to have a public fall out?

Apple were recently in the news for filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer HTC and now it looks like Google and Apple could soon be in a heated debate. Google and Apple have worked very well together in the past, they brought together Google maps for the iPhone. When Apple … Read the Full Story →

The “Freemium” Game sales model? Lipstick on the same old pig?

When I first sat down to write this article I was a little lost initially as to how to attack it. You see I am not convinced that the “Freemium” model is actually the “next big thing” that the blog-o-sphere is hyping it up to be. Certainly a large number … Read the Full Story →

Egg Drop Arcade for iPhone: A Cracking Arcade Game Especially for Old School Gamers

Egg Drop Arcade Rating: Egg Drop Arcade is an old school arcade game with a physics engine where your aim is to control an egg to it’s target, pick up points and multipliers without breaking or smashing your eggs into a million tiny pieces. The graphics and sound are in … Read the Full Story →

Color Me!!! Provides a great introduction to iPhone for Kids

Color Me!!! Rating: Color Me!!! is a simple coloring book aimed at the iPhone/iPod Touch younger users, or perhaps the children of the iPhone/iPod Touch owners. Simplicity is the key for many apps and when your target audience is 2-6 year olds then simplicity is even more imperative, and luckily … Read the Full Story →

Ngmoco Playing God with GodFinger for iPhone

Ngmoco never fail to produce outstanding games for the iPhone and iPod touch. Previously they have had Eliminate and Touch Pets Dogs and most recently Godfinger. Godfinger at the moment is only available in Canada, it’s a way of ‘beta testing’ the game before releasing it to the rest of … Read the Full Story →

The iPad is selling like hot cakes! 90,000 pre-orders in the first day!

If figures being reported are correct then the iPad has already sold over 90,000 units in its first day of pre-orders. Fortune’s Phillip Elmer-DeWitt announced that “51,000 orders in two hours” had been completed shortly after noon on the first day. Many high profile bloggers have been reporting on their … Read the Full Story →

Order Your iPad Today. Last Minute iPad Specification Updates

When Apple announced the iPad in January some people who were lucky enough to get some hands on time noted with some disappointment that there was no way to lock the screen orientation. This can sometimes be annoying on an iPhone and consequently some third party apps provide it as … Read the Full Story →

50 in 1 : APPZILLA – The Swiss Army Knife of iPhone Apps. Great value!

50 in 1 : APPZILLA Rating: When I first fired up APPZILLA I was a little overwhelmed! There are a full two and a half screens full of just about every mini-app and widget (both useful and fun) I could think of that I might want to have on my … Read the Full Story →

How to Train Your Dragon: Flight of the Night Fury for iPhone: Not Much Fury but Plenty of Finesse

How to Train Your Dragon: Flight of the Night Fury Rating: Games with movie tie-ins have not really been massively successful on any platform and the same applies to the iPhone/iPod Touch. If anyone is going to buck that trend though you would expect it to be Glu who have … Read the Full Story →

Fly Away Rabbit for iPhone: A Cute introduction to the Physics Genre

Fly Away Rabbit Rating: A new physics based iPhone/iPod Touch hits the App Store this week in the form of Fly Away Rabbit by Jonathan Parsons, which is his first venture into the App Store. The accelerometer and touch screen controls lend themselves well to the physics based games and … Read the Full Story →

Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet: An almost picture perfect application

Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet Rating: Don’t get me wrong, I like to take a picture as much as the next person, as long as the next person is someone who is not too bothered about it! But after just a few moments looking through Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet … Read the Full Story →