Category Archives: Applications

Good news for those of y'all who missed GBA4iOS during its recent DMCA takedown time: it's back. Developer Riley Testut revealed what exactly happened with the emulator: Nintendo filed a DMCA request to GitHub to take down the emulator because it provided a direct search on a ROM site to get more ROMs...

A great sale on KOTOR isn't the only Star Wars-related iOS news today, as Disney has also released a brand new app/game called Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace [$4.99]. It's broken up into two main parts: an interactive visual storybook that retells the tale of Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and a pod racing game...

Play Nintendo DS Games On Your iOS Device Without Jailbreaking Using 'NDS4iOS'

You might remember GBA4iOS a GBA emulator that was released for non-jailbreakers a couple of month ago. Well today you can add another emulator to your list with the arrival of a new version of NDS4iOS you can now play the Nintendo DS without jailbreaking. ..

Earlier this week we learned that GBA4iOS, an emulator for iOS that runs Game Boy Advance and legacy Game Boy games, was getting a massive revision and being rebuilt for iOS 7. Well, now that the countdown timer on the GBA4iOS website has finally ticked down to the last second, the new version of the emulator is now available. And, as we had suspected, it does not require a jailbreak in order to install it, nor does it require the weird workaround of turning your device's clock back in time like the previous version did...

You can already get the old version of GBA4iOS without jailbreaking through a weird workaround by rolling back your date to 2012 and installing it from iEmulators... But per a countdown on GBA4iOSapp.com, the new and improved version 2.0 is launching soon which sports an awesome feature set...

How to Play NES Games On an iPhone Without Jailbreaking via webNES

If you want to run emulators on your iPhone (or iPad), you've basically got two options: Use this crazy workaround which involves rolling the date of your device back to 2012 and installing old, previously signed emulators. Alternatively, you can just bite the bullet and jailbreak and install any number of emulators that people are actively developing on Cydia. Well, as of this weekend there's a third option. Like the previous two solutions, the third isn't very ideal either, but if you want to play NES games on your iPhone, it's worth checking out...

'Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor' Companion App Will Offer Hints Based on What it Hears [Update: It's Out]

There have been a number of companion apps released alongside console and PC games which offer a variety of different benefits, but the Palantir companion app for the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes things to a whole new level. As Joystiq reports, Palantir is a collaborative effort between Warner Bros. and Wikia, and will function like many other companion apps in its "Reader" mode, offering a portal into the information about the game curated by Wikia's community. That will include player-written guides and background information about the characters and lore in the game...

Joining the ranks of the PS4 companion app is the Xbox One SmartGlass Companion App [Free]. Just like the PS4 app, SmartGlass allows you to control your Xbox One and interact with Xbox Live content through your iPhone or iPad...

Yesterday we were tickled by the release of Rockstar's humorous Grand Theft Auto: iFruit [Free] app, a companion app that enhances the experience of the newly-released Grand Theft Auto V on consoles. Well, it looks like Rockstar isn't done giving us a reason to keep our mobile devices nearby while getting lost in GTA V, as they've released a second mobile companion app called Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual [Free]...

The fifth entry in the Grand Theft Auto saga is launching on consoles tomorrow, and as is the trend with many high-profile console releases Rockstar has developed an iOS companion app to flesh out the experience. Grand Theft Auto: iFruit [Free], keeping in line with the entire series, is almost a parody of itself, poking fun at how our lives are transformed by magical apps that turn our devices into "essential tools like a harmonica, disco ball or convincing mustache." It's not all silliness though, as iFruit will legit plug into your Grand Theft Auto V experience in a few very cool ways...

A SNES Emulator Snuck on The App Store via 'Remote File Manager'

In the history of the App Store, there have been more than a few of these iOS apps that seemingly do something innocuous that turn out to have secret functionality. Sneaking apps in that allowed for internet connection sharing was a big deal back before the iOS personal hotspot functionality was added in iOS 4.3. Since then, emulators have been all the rage, although most (all?) of them have been for the NES...

If you're not into the whole game streaming scene, here's the gist- You can hit up Twitch.TV, basically any time, day or night, and watch someone (usually at or near the "pro" level) playing... Almost any video game you could imagine. Why so many people seem to prefer watching someone else play video games instead of just playing those games yourself is a bit of a mystery to me, but, I digress. A recent update to the Twitch app [Free] significantly upped the amount of content mobile devices now have access to...

"Professional" video games can be mystifying to watch, largely because they make you fully realize just how terrible you actually are at whatever game you thought you were resoundingly pretty good at. As a fairly run of the mill human being, when I play StarCraft II, I set up my base, build some dudes, and ship 'em off towards my opponents base. That's about where my strategy ends. I try to do this as quickly as I can, but my actions per minute are laughable, and I know almost nothing about the rock, paper, scissors of units. That all seems pretty normal to me...

Dead Rising 3's SmartGlass support is way too neat to not mention. According to Joystiq, the "second screen experience" for the Xbox One exclusive will grant players access to bonus missions, as well as special abilities including, but not limited to, air strikes and drone support. More interestingly, the SmartGlass app will also help folks "locate specific types of items and abandoned storefronts," Joystiq says. Meaning, you could have a couch co-op partner help you find stuff, as well as set waypoints on your map. That's pretty neat, as it opens up a new way to play via tablets and phones. The potential of SmartGlass is seriously awesome...

As expected, the PlayStation 4, or more specifically features on PS4's PlayStation Network, will be accessible on phones. After its E3 press briefing last night, Sony tossed out a promotional video, showing off how folks will be able to use their phones to buy content and, yeah, send messages across PlayStation Network. ..

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