It’s Game Week here at iPhone.AppStorm, and all this week we’re going to have tons of reviews, giveaways and other good stuff, all centered around the gaming world!
Infinity Blade II requires no introduction. Its predecessor was — and remains — one of the best looking games on the iPhone. Originally designed for consoles and then brought to iOS at the last minute, Infinity Blade took advantage of the touch screen and Retina Display in a way that few others have managed, combining simple yet addictive gameplay with excellent visuals.
Now Infinity Blade II is here, and I’m sure that many who enjoyed the first game have already downloaded the app and begun their quest. Does this sequel suffer from the laziness that can occur when something is released on the heels of a blockbuster, or is it as good — or better — than the first game? Read on to find out.
The world is vast, laid out as a landscape filled with the hard, straight edges of digital grass, stones, sand and trees. I continue my climb to the nearest mountain peak. This will be a good place for it. The land spreads out far below — the ocean in the distance, the hills to the left and the white fog that shows the limits of my visibility. This will be a good place to build my castle.
I start with a single, narrow path that heads straight out from the mountain — a bridge to the sky. Next, I build out a wider platform on top of which I will create the foundation of stone and wood. Arched doorways, long halls, wide sitting rooms, flickering torches, hidden passageways, deep tunnels — a spectacular monument is formed.
Have you ever build something with your own hands? As a kid, have you build castles and houses out of sand, wood or lego pieces? And as an adult, have you aspired to take your craftsmanship to new heights?
Who says you can’t? With Tower Bloxx Deluxe 3D you can build towers into the sky and beyond, start against your friends and if you’re really ambitious, build your own city — if you have what it takes.
Gmail is one of the best web mail apps around and I have been using it for a few years now. When the iPhone came out, there was a lot of talk about a native Gmail application; but, because of Apple’s stringent rules, that talk was pretty much quieted as soon as it was spoken. Apple was completely satisfied with the way that Mail on the iPhone worked and wanted you to use that instead.
Well, being patient and letting things play out, we finally have ourselves a native Gmail application for the iPhone. Since I mainly use it as my main email client, I figured I would give it a test drive and see how it actually works and whether or not it would take the place of Mail.
I’m just going to come out and say it: I’m a big Batman fan. I always have been really, ever since I started picking up the comics when I was a kid. And although I don’t read the comics much anymore, I do still appreciate the games and movies that come out based on this iconic hero.
When Batman: Arkham Asylum came out for the consoles, I bought it and I was hooked. The sequel is on my Christmas list, but until then I’ve got a stripped down version that I can play anytime I want: Batman Arkham City Lockdown. It’s definitely not as deep as the console versions, but is it worth the purchase anyways? Let’s figure it out after the break.
I bought an iPad on release day, and since then I’ve seen my parents follow suit and get an iPad and an iPad 2 in the following years. Although I use my iPad every day, it’s not for writing, drawing or creating, it’s basically an e-reader. And my main app for that is Flipboard.
Had you asked me months ago if Flipboard would work on the iPhone, I would’ve told you that it was a stupid idea. Flipboard is so effective on the iPad because of the added real estate; it lets the app breathe, and the stories come to life. There’s no way it would work on the iPhone. No way.
Boy was I wrong.
It seems like there’s a new to-do list app on the market every day, and each of them tries to innovate the way you get things done by changing different aspects of the productivity process. There are apps that try to streamline the task input process, or reinvent the way you organize your tasks into lists and folders. What is relatively uncommon, however, is putting more emphasis on the way apps are prioritized. For the most part, productivity apps handle the priority issue in one of a few ways: they allow you to flag or star a task as important, or in some cases allow you to assign a priority (1-9) to each task.
Today we’re going to take a look at Any To Do, a to-do list app that focuses on providing a non-linear approach to organizing your tasks based on importance and urgency. By plotting your tasks on an innovative matrix, you can decide on-the-fly whether to tackle your most urgent or most important tasks first. Any To Do is sleek, well-designed, and loaded with features, so hit the jump and let’s get started.
It’s safe to say there’s no shortage of music apps in the market, and even the native client is very capable and suitable for most — so why would anyone want this app? In short, there are two reasons: beauty and simplicity.
Audium is an exceptionally elegant music player that gets rid of complex options like playlists and even individual song lists, instead focusing on the albums. Head past the break to check it out.
There are many ways to share where you are: a phone call, a text message, a Facebook check-in, Foursquare … each of these are available directly from that phone in your pocket, and it’s easy to forget their origins.
One of the oldest ways of sharing where you are (or where you’ve been) is by sending a postcard. These simple cards were nothing more than a picture and whatever you could scribble on the back without completely obscuring the address, and for years they worked just fine.
Postcards have been largely forgotten, and Hipster aims to bring the oldest form of rubbing in the fact that you’re in a cooler place than the recipient into the modern age.