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The iOS 8 animation curve

The iOS 8 animation curve

Following the introduction of iOS 7 back in June of 2013, a common complaint from developers and designers was that the system animations took to long to complete, making the interface feel slow. Apple sped up the animations before release, but for some they still felt too slow. Since iOS 8 didn't...
GDC 2015: We have your first look at This War of Mine on iPad

GDC 2015: We have your first look at This War of Mine on iPad

Critically acclaimed survival strategy game This War of Mine is making its way from your Mac to iPad soon and we've got your first look at it from GDC 2015. Unlike most games that revolve around a war, This War of Mine focuses on the civilians that are affected by it. Made by 11bit Studios,...
Apple exploring potential settlement with battery manufacturer in employee poaching suit

Apple exploring settlement with battery manufacturer in employee poaching suit

According to a new court filing, Apple appears to be exploring a potential settlement with A123 Systems after the battery manufacturer filed suit against the tech giant for allegedly poaching its employees. The court filing was originally spotted by Reuters, which reported the following: In...
Apple Watch wins iF Design Gold award ahead of April launch

Apple Watch wins iF Design Gold award ahead of April launch

The Apple Watch hasn't even shipped yet, but it has already picked up the prestigious iF Gold award from the iF International Forum Design. In a statement explaining its choice to award the Apple Watch with the Gold design award, the iF jury said the following: The idea of combining...
Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6

iPhone 6 versus Galaxy S6: first-glance similarities aren't a bad thing

Let's get this out of the way: there are some similarities between the recently announced Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6. A lot of ink has been spilled over Samsung copying Apple's designs, but it's not as bad as you might think. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6 both have glass fronts, a...
When is fixing your Mac just throwing good money after bad?

When is fixing your Mac just throwing good money after bad?

Does it make sense to fix my old Mac when it breaks, or am I better off buying a new one? This scenario replays almost every time I go to work at the local Apple retailer: A customer walks in with an older Mac that isn't working right. It happens sooner or later with just about any reasonably...
Divide by Sheep

GDC 2015: Divide by Sheep is a quirky (and brutal) math puzzle game

Divide by Sheep is a wacky math puzzler from Tiny Build Games that starts off cute and ends up quite deadly. We got a chance to try an early build at the Game Developers Conference 2015. The objective of the game is to save sheep by getting them to the raft. However, only a certain amount of...
Unable to target Apple Pay, criminals unsurprisingly stick to bank fraud, identity theft

Unable to target Apple Pay, criminals unsurprisingly stick to bank fraud, identity theft

Apple Pay is so secure criminals so far have only been able take advantage of it by taking advantage of the banks behind it. Sadly, identity theft and credit card fraud are nothing new. While Apple Pay does an enormous amount to secure the transaction process itself — merchants are given a one-...
Batman

New Game of Thrones, Batman and DC Comics-based mobile games in the works

Warner Bros. Interactive has at least five upcoming mobile games that are in development. After revealing plans to launch a version of Mobile Kombat X for mobile devices sometime in April, the publisher has four other games in the works, all based on well known franchises. Here's the list:...
Retail plans for Apple Watch said to focus on fitness, bands, and iPhones

Retail plans for Apple Watch said to focus on fitness, bands, and iPhones

Apple will reportedly have a few primary areas of focus when selling the Apple Watch to customers in their retail stores, including features of the Watch itself, as well as its benefits as a companion to your iPhone. Apple will apparently focus on the health and fitness, communication, and...

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