Dont Run With A Plasma Sword, the runner game by XperimentalZ Games has been updated. DRWAPS includes 5 levels of difficulty in both a challenge mode as well as an endless arcade style mode. Each level of the challenge mode concludes with a Boss fight which allows the user to continue to the next level upon completion. The Endless mode includes a variety of objectives, some of which upon completion, unlock the next level of the Endless Mode. The lastest version of DRWAPS , 1.3.2, includes a host of updates and fixes including:
- Increased XP gains
- Lowered Price on some items
- Increased Daily XP Bonuses
- Fixed a bug which could result in being stuck in endless objectives
- Updated 3rd Party libraries
- Other Minor fixes
The game has been also updated to a free download and is now iOS 7.0 compatible. For more information or to download DRWAPS, check out the DRWAPS webpage at:
Well, another year has passed and of course Apple has updated their iPhones in September with the advent of the 5C and the 5S. While most of the S series phones over the years have been fairly stable, this latest version has left a bad taste in a few consumers mouths. Even our own in-house models of the phone have been less then stellar.
The first of these glitches comes in the form of the Camera. The new 8 megapixel camera was supposed to be the best iPhone camera yet. However, software issues with iOS 7.x have left the camera looking like the Hubble space telescope before they fixed the lenses. Photots taken with the camera are blurry and the focus on the unit seems to be constantly unable to focus on any one item within a picture. Several users have also reported that their iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 have had the same issue once they upgraded to iOS 7.
Another issue with the new iPhone 5S is the newly installed fingerprint reading technology. Supposedly, this technology was supposed to add one more layer of security for the users, however, it has left many users locked out of their phones.
Battery life with the iPhone 5S units here in-house have been less than desirable with the battery draining with average use at just over 26 hours. This issue seems to be much like that of early iPhone 4 series models where software issues were causing the iPhone to run down within a very short time.
With each generation of the iPhone, new items are added and some highly touted features are routinely adjusted, yet with the 5S the main selling points of the iPhone have left many questioning why they purchased the new phone and some even threatening to return them to Apple.
Known for providing detailed minute-by-minute forecasts, as well as traditional daily to 7-day forecasts, the SkyMotion 4.0 app now also ensures maximum accuracy by relying on one of the largest weather crowdsourcing platforms in the world. SkyMotion is now the only full-fledged weather app that gathers and integrates validated ground-level observations, allowing users to actually influence forecasts. The free application, now available worldwide for all iOS devices, is also the only mobile weather app to offer both nowcasts (precipitation forecasts down to the exact minute) and traditional forecasts.
While weather radars have been traditionally relied upon by weather apps to track precipitation clouds, they provide little insight as to whether precipitation will reach the ground. Equipping SkyMotion users with a crowdsourcing platform circumvents this technological limitation, offering them an unprecedented level of accuracy.
SkyMotion’s patented nowcasting technology tells users the exact minute they can expect precipitation. It does so by translating data from hundreds of Doppler radars, every 5 minutes, into a unique forecast for every 0.6 square mile. That’s roughly 16 million zones simultaneously, every 5 minutes.
SkyMotion 4.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category. Customer care is available 7 days a week in English, Spanish, French, and Italian. A free web app is equally available at SkyMotion online.
Visit the SkyMotion site
Medelln, Colombia – Hi Mom S.A.S is thrilled to announce the release of Typic Pro 1.1, their new photo captioning app for iPhone, and iPod touch. After Typic’s huge success, the company decided to offer their users a lot more than what they expected with a Pro version.
Words can take your photos further, and Typic Pro is the best tool to take them even further than you ever imagined. People love to take and share photos, and by adding captions and unique designs to them, they can express themselves even more and take their creations beyond. It’s never been so easy for everyone and anyone to create outstanding posts that purely express their feelings.
Typic Pro has great filters, 28 fantastic fonts, 21 colors, and additionally it offers 36 super cool design elements carefully created to decorate your photos and turn them into great design pieces. You can also have two different captions, so you can play around with different fonts, colors, shadow, opacity and sizes, with full control and accuracy compared to other similar apps. Its user interface stands out from others for its simple sleek design, making the app super easy to work with.
Typic Pro 1.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. There is a free version available.
Find out more about Typic
Apple Inc. has released another update to the iOS Operating System. Version 6.1.3 is meant to fix a number of bugs and increase security on users iOS devices. The update included the following specifications:
Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app
Improvements to Maps in Japan
The update is available through the General Information panel on your iOS device. Should you require more information about how to update your iOS device, you can find it on the Apple Support website at:
The Original Angry Birds has been marked to Free by Rovio Entertainment Ltd. Normally, Angry Birds is a $0.99 cent download. The company has also updated the app with 15 new levels, marking the first update in the app in a long while. Upon updating it, they also released the game to the public for free download, although no timeframe has been specified for this giveaway.
You can download the original Angry Birds game from the Apple iTunes store at:
This month on Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only co-hosted podcast, Mike and Ken chat with Jimmy Maher, the historian behind the renowned blog The Digital Antiquarian. A published author, Jimmy provides us with his perspective on the pros and cons of going with a publishing house over the recent trend in retrocomputing toward self-publishing. We gripe about the Steve Jobs film sacrificing historical accuracy for mass appeal and recommend some alternative movies that get it right. We’re still loving iOS as a platform for classic gaming ports, from the adventure game Transylvania to the recently released Lode Runner Classic. Speaking of platforms, which is better: the Apple II or the Commodore 64? The answer may not be as obvious as you think! Finally, we offer a cautionary tale to vintage computer collectors whose inventory may be at the mercy of an avaricious landlord.
Find the show at the Open Apple Web site or in the iTunes and Zune podcast directories.
United Kingdom – 360 Studios is pleased to announce MyFace for Facebook for Apple iOS and Mac OS X, a new social networking app that provides a great, reliable alternative to the standard Facebook mobile application. MyFace for Facebook is a powerful client that provides all the functionality of Facebook in an intuitive, easy to use interface.
Unique MyFace Features:
* Simplified navigation and refined user interface
* Stunning MyFace HD photo previews and beautiful photo galleries
* Integrated Instagram style photo filters
* Full support for push notifications
* Enhanced status update options to update profile and multiple fan pages simultaneously
The elegantly styled app provides a new reliable option to enjoy Facebook on iPhones and Macs. Simplified navigation allows users simply tap status updates to reveal like, comment, and share options, swipe left to read and add comments, and swipe right view post and profile details.
MyFace for Facebook makes creating media-rich status updates easy. Users can include their location or nearby points of interest to updates. In addition, the app makes it easy to instantly apply photo filters and post to profile and fan pages with a single tap. Designed for individuals that want a feature rich alternative to the standard Facebook client, MyFace for Facebook is sure to be an instant success.
Pricing and Availability:
MyFace for Facebook 1.2 is now available for free download through the Apple App Store in the Social Networking category. The ad free version, MyFace for Facebook 1.2, is also available for the special introductory price of $0.99 (USD). MyFace for Facebook 1.0.1 is also available for Mac OS X users for the special introductory price of $2.99 from the Mac App Store. Promo codes are available on request.
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Apple has released an update to iOS. Version 6.1 of the operating system includes the following improvements:
• LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/)
• Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
• iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
• New button to reset the Advertising Identifier
According to the update release notes, the update is available for iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later. More information about the update and the on the security content of the update, check out the Apple Support website for iOS at: