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All posts tagged "iOS"

  • A Day in the Woods is getting festive with a Christmas update

    Local indie puzzle game, A Day in the Woods, is getting in the festive spirit with a Christmas themed update. The update is set to roll out on 25 December, just in time for Christmas. As with A Day in the Wood's previous Halloween update, all characters and stages will be receiving a makeover, such as the bears wearing reindeer antlers. Users will be able to switch between themes for A Day in the Woods, which means you aren't locked into the Christmas theme while you play. Read more: A Day In The Woods receiving Halloween update To celebrate the update, RetroEpic has announced...

  • Nintendo announces its first mobile game coming in 2016

    We knew that Nintendo was heading for the mobile gaming sphere, but we didn't quite know when or how it would do this. Finally, at a company press conference, Nintendo's president Tatsumi Kimishima announced his company's first mobile game, Miitomo. If that sounds familiar, it's largely because the concept is used extensively in new Nintendo consoles. Essentially, the game allows users to make personalised digital profiles of themselves, called Miis, who can then interact in the virtual Miitomo world. We're not sure if it'll be an extension of the Miiverse -- the social portal behind the Nintendo consoles -- but it...

  • 5 essential free apps for #FeesMustFall demonstrators

    It's not easy fighting for what you believe in, regardless of the end goal. It's hard enough rolling out of bed in the morning on the odd occasion, but to literally take a stand for rights that you're largely entitled to can only fill onlookers with admiration. But protesting has evolved since the prehistoric days of pitchforks and torches. It has become an interactive digital social experience, often using social media to propogate ideas and organise large groups of participants. This has been demonstrated this week by the #FeesMustFall protests. With that said, there are a number of essential apps and...

  • Apple’s App Store suffers major security rupture, over 30 infected apps found

    This is a tricky story. On Sunday, the Apple App Store was found to have over 300 apps with malicious code written into them, which is the first real breach of Apple's exhaustive app screen process. The exploit, found by a good few security firms, noted that a malicious piece of code dubbed XcodeGhost was written into the affected apps. Xcode, in its pure form, is used by Apple developers to write iOS and OS X apps for the company's platforms. This version, according to researchers, was possibly downloaded from an unofficial server in China rather than that of a trusted...

  • iPhones and Android Wear watches can now talk to each other

    Android Wear smartwatches are now even more useful, thanks to its newfound compatibility with devices running iOS 8.2 and above. For all you iPhone 5 and newer users, that means you can now purchase an Android Wear watch and pair it with your Apple phone. It's a massive leap forward for Google, as the update now gives iPhone users a more varied set of alternatives to the Apple Watch, which is (to be honest) rather overpriced as first-generation hardware. On its official blog, Google noted that the integration only works on the LG Watch Urbane at present, but it's looking to...

  • Local game ‘Jungle Beat’ claims top spot on South Africa iTunes Store

    Locally developed video game Jungle Beat reached the number one spot on iTunes South Africa's top paid game apps. What makes the achievement unique is not just the game's local roots, but it is also based off of a pre-existing licence. Jungle Beat is a platforming game aimed at all ages. Each stage has the player collecting bananas and letters to complete the word "BEAT". While doing so, they will play as various animals, which all have their own unique play style and ability. Managing Director of Sunrise Productions, Tim Keller, elaborates on the mechanics: The Jungle Beat game is a puzzle platformer...

  • How to watch Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote live stream on Windows, Android [update]

    Update: Our WWDC live blog is now in progress. Follow it here. Apple's conferences are always special events, but it's a real pity that the company hates alternative platforms. If you happen to be running Windows, Android, Linux or anything that isn't associated with fruit, you'll be fresh out of luck if you fancy watching tonight's WWDC 2015 keynote. Or are you? If you're running iOS or OS X on an Apple product, watching the event, kicking off at 7pm South African Standard time, is as simple as hitting up Apple's site and streaming it there. For streaming to function correctly though,...

  • Change the Champions League Final result on iOS, Android with ‘PES Club Manager’

    Many neutrals wanted the team from Turin to win this weekend's European Champions League football final, but that wasn't quite the case. Barcelona is an unstoppable force, but Konami has given fans a reason to be happy (and a way to actually beat them). Its Pro Evolution Soccer Club Manager is now available on iOS and Android, if you fancy your hand at football management. With the Japanese company ravaged by cancelled titles, Hideo Kojima's recent departure and a move to mobile gaming, it seems that some of Konami's franchises will live on. PES is undoubtedly one of its most...

  • Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana is coming to your iPhone, Android

    Microsoft is on a mission to create the most device-friendly operating system to date. Native Windows 10 apps like Cortana, the Phone Companion App, and Xbox Music are all going to be available to download on iPhones and Android devices. In competition with Apple's Siri and Android's Google Now, Cortana is a digital assistant that helps you set reminders, do search queries, check flights or weather information on your smartphone. In a blog post announcement, Microsoft explains that all changes made in Cortana’s notebook will be reflected across all your devices. These changes include tasks like taking photos, creating playlists, and so...

  • Ware of the Week: Prey Anti-Theft

    In our weekly series, Ware of the Week, we showcase our favourite organised lines of code from the world of mobile and desktop computing. In today’s edition, we profile a cross-platform app that's all about device security -- Prey. If you missed our previous Ware of the Week winner, catch it below. Read more: Ware of the Week: Imagine Free for Instagram There are some applications and programs I immediately install when I receive a device. Prey is definitely high up on that list. It's usually because I ask myself these two questions before I venture beyond any set of doors: "How...