Category Archives: iPhone
We first tweeted this note late last night, but after waking up this morning and finding out it wasn’t a dream, we figured we’d share it with all of you here. Atari celebrated its 40th anniversary yesterday, marking a nice milestone in one of the longest histories in video gaming. And to celebrate, the company has put all — that’s right, all — of the games in its Atari’s Greatest Hits collection for iOS on sale for completely free.
That’s right. There are currently 40 years of Atari games available for free download in their official forms on your iPhone or iPad right now. The catch is that you’ve got to download them today to get them for free, so go over to the App Store, grab the app, and then start downloading inside the app. Today only, there won’t be any in-app purchases for your downloads.
Virgin Mobile began selling the iPhone on Thursday and became the second prepaid carrier in the US to offer Apple’s popular smartphone. The Sprint-owned carrier is selling the iPhone 4 and 4S online and, starting tomorrow, will sell the two handsets in it’s new stores, according to Business Week. These new stores are the first of the their kind for Virgin Mobile and they will open in the Chicago area. If these stores prove to be successful, Virgin Mobile may eventually open additional locations nationwide.
Virgin Mobile is selling the contract-free iPhone 4S 16 GB for $649 and 8 GB iPhone 4 for $549. Plans start at $35 per month for 300 minutes of talk time and unlimited data and messaging.
During today’s keynote, Google announced that Chrome for iPhone and iPad. Like the Android version of mobile Chrome, users will gain incognito browsing, syncing information (such as passwords and other credentials) and tabs, which Engadget noted is similar to how they are in the newly announced Nexus 7.
Also, Google Drive will be coming to iOS as well. Google says both apps will be available later today.
A new Wireless Emergency Alerts system from the National Weather Service is on the way for American smartphone owners, but don’t expect to get alerts about impending tornadoes or blizzards on your iPhone immediately.
Starting today, the Wireless Emergency Alerts system will begin alerting people in areas near potentially dangerous weather situations by making a special sound and vibrating. You won’t have to sign up or pay for the service, which is part of a larger alert network launched by the Federal Emergency Management Agency earlier this year.
There are roughly a badjillion cupcake apps available on the iOS App Store. They’re all vaguely the same, providing a fun interactive way to decorate bake goods.
Today, I got a chance to play with Cupcakeroo, a new contender in the crowded field of carb-loaded ornamentation. Retailing for US$1.99 (launch price $0.99 for a limited time), the new app provides one of the kid-friendliest interfaces I have had the opportunity to test.