Ultima Forever – Quest for the Avatar iPad and iPhone preview

Originally designed as a massive, sprawling PC game, Ultima Forever – Quest for the Avatar fits better with iPad and iPhone. Not only is the multiplayer game easy to dip in and out of when you’re on the bus, but its controls suit a touchscreen so perfectly that you wonder why developer Mythic explored its PC potential in the first…

App of the day: Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 (iOS / Android / Blackberry)

Heading to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the Yahoo! Wireless Festival this coming weekend? Then don’t leave home without the official festival app, complete with listings, a planner, map, news, social media integration and even push notifications which, we hope, will lift the lid on those “TBA” special guests announcements. Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 Format iOS | Android | Blackberry…

Rovio Account goes live for Android and iOS Angry Birds gamers, lets you save progress to the cloud

After months of testing, Rovio has rolled out its Rovio Account service for iOS and Android. It basically allows Angry Birds gamers to pick up where they left off on different devices. You could start a game on iPad and carry on on a Samsung Galaxy S4, for example. “Rovio Account lets you store your game progress and continue playing…

App of the day: Mushroom Wars Mini review (iPhone)

Furious fungi battle it out in Mushroom Wars Mini on a miniature scale that’s mighty difficult to master. If strategy games are your thing then Mushroom Wars on the iPhone – or the iPad if you want it a little less mini – is a well thought out attack and defend strategy game that’s hard to take your eyes off…

Paper CEO talks iOS7, styluses and dedicated versions of the app

Paper, the popular iPad drawing app, is to stay an iPad exclusive for the foreseeable future according to Georg Petschnigg, CEO of the company behind the app. Talking to Pocket-lint candidly at the preview of the Fashion Rules exhibition at Kensington Palace, Petschnigg said the focus was very much on iPad and nothing else at the moment. Asked why –…

Rovio to unveil all-new Angry Birds Star Wars game

Rovio has posted a massive teaser for a forthcoming new Angry Birds game. On Monday 15 July, the Finnish publisher and developer will announce the latest in its record-breaking franchise – and it looks like we’ll see a touch of the old Jar Jar Binks getting involved. Although the Star Wars tie-in is yet to be confirmed, the picture released…

App of the day: Flight Finder review (iPhone)

Until someone invents teleportation, or Elon Musk works out how to build those fancy pneumatic tubes he’s decided will be the future of global travel, we’re stuck using planes. Although it’s not really aircraft that are the problem, it’s airports. These are places that are as close an approximation as it’s possible to get to hell on earth. Some of…

App of the day: City Cat review (iPhone)

The never-ending dash through New York, Paris and Moscow that is City Cat feels like an explosion of Sonic the Hedgehog meets Nyan Cat in a parallel Jetpack Joyride world. Colourful, engaging and tricky to stay in play during the later stages, City Cat has had us hooked for days on end. City Cat Format iOS | Android Price £Free…

App of the day: Icebreaker – A Viking Voyage HD review (iPad)

Rovio’s Angry Birds is one of the best selling, and probably most played games in the app store, but every time it tries to do something other than birds being catapulted through the skies it usually fails after the initial first-week excitement. This time though things are different. Icebreaker – A Viking Voyage isn’t a Rovio created game, but a…

News Republic 3.0 launching on iOS with custom news channels

News Republic, known for its global news aggregation app, is launching version 3.0 with several new features on 26 February. Beyond the user-interface enhancements, version 3.0 of News Republic will give users the ability to build their own news channels, custom tailored to what they want to see — similar to Google Currents.  Hundreds of selected news sources, blogs, and other forms…

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