Nintendo has stated, firmly and more than once, that it won't be bringing its proprietary titles to mobile formats. If The Legend of Zelda were to come to mobile, though, we don't think it could do a better job than the newly released Oceanhorn.
Owners of the Wi-Fi-only iPad and iPod Touch will be able to download and use BlackBerry Messenger before the end of the day.
BlackBerry confirmed Thursday that updates to BBM for Android and iOS will start to roll out as free downloads during the day.
Available through the Apple App Store, the iOS edition of BBM will offer several enhancements. Tops on the list is support for the Wi-Fi-only iPad and iPod Touch. But there's more in store.
You'll also be able to invite a BBM contact to your BBM groups via e-mail, a handy option if you … Read more
Apple device users who are frustrated when Siri fails to answer a question may one day be able tap into the crowd to get a better response.
The Apple patent application "Crowd sourcing information to fulfill user requests," published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, envisions a few ways to help Siri when it comes up empty.
Siri typically relies on such sites as Bing, Yelp, and WolframAlpha to gather the data needed to answer a question. But sometimes those sources aren't equipped to provide an accurate response, especially if the question itself is phrased … Read more
A new iPad Mini tracker has been launched by a surprising source.
SeaTurtle.org, which devotes most of its pages to the protection of sea turtles, can now tell you where to find one of the new iPad Minis. The site's iDevice Availability Notifier displays a grid of Apple stores listed alphabetically by state. The grid reveals which model Minis are available in which stores.
The page shows all of the Retina iPad Mini models from all carriers and in all capacities. A green cell means the tablet was in stock as of the last check, while a red … Read more
Verizon and AT&T are both backordered on the cellular versions of the iPad Mini Retina, possibly another indication of the supply constraints for the new Apple tablet.
Verizon says the Mini Retina with "wireless and cellular" is on "back-order" and "will ship by 11/25."
AT&T says the iPad Mini Retina "with Wi-Fi + Cellular will ship in 21-28 business days."
In contrast, Apple's Web page shows five to 10 days for cellular versions from those two carriers.
That said, cellular models are typically not available for personal … Read more
The iPad Mini Retina will see limited availability this quarter, according to two analysts, but that should double in the first quarter of 2014.
In the wake of Apple's low-key sales launch of the iPad Mini Retina and its limited distribution -- currently it is available only online and for personal pickup at stores -- supply will continue to be constrained this quarter, according to IHS iSuppli and KGI Securities.
Rhoda Alexander told CNET on Tuesday that she expects production of about 2 million Mini Retina tablets in the fourth calendar quarter -- on the low end.
"When … Read more
Apple has two Airs in its family, and they're both closer in spirit than ever before. The 2013 MacBook Air is less expensive than 2012's, and has a better battery life. The new iPad Air is smaller, lighter, and has a processor that's inching closer to the potential of a laptop.
Here's the funny thing: the iPad Air starts at $499, but fully loaded up to the highest configuration, it comes to a little under $1,000 ($929, to be specific). The 11-inch MacBook Air -- which is the most diminutive Apple laptop -- starts at $… Read more
I can't say enough good things about TT Games' Lego series, which have brought everything from Batman to Harry Potter to "Star Wars" to life in glorious brick form.
And last year's Lego Lord of the Rings was among the best yet, an epic and thoroughly entertaining game version of the entire three-movie series. Of course, you needed a PC or game console to play it.
Consumers waiting for the new iPad Mini may have to wait awhile longer.
Apple is pushing back the launch of the Mini 2 due to burn-in problems on the tablet's LCD panel, claims Korean News site ETNews. Citing an unnamed industry source, ETNews says that the glitch stems from the IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) technology used for the panels manufactured by Sharp. The smaller pixels required for the Mini 2's Retina display pose a challenge to the technology, thus creating production issues.
Though the burn-in is not visible to the naked eye, the panels don't meet … Read more
Google Now for iOS isn't quite on par with its Android counterpart, but it's getting very close -- especially after yesterday's release of the updated Google Search app.
In case you're unfamiliar with it, Google Now integrates with the Search app to provide you custom, personalized information, everything from local weather to sports scores to traffic reports -- and now, reminders. This data appears on cards when you swipe up from the main Google-search screen.
The update adds a few noteworthy new features to the mix, most of which Android users have already been enjoying. Here'… Read more