A Dark Room Great iPhone Text Based Game


A Dark Room, Amirali Rajan $0.99, is the best new game I’ve played this year. That’s crazy given that it is completely text based. There are no videos, pictures or even sounds. I’m not alone, however, in that it currently sits number one in the App Store under Paid apps. The game starts a bit slow, but gets increasingly better as you play. If anything the game should probably be a hit harder as I was able to win in just two days (although I was playing a lot)! For a few tips and explanation of the game keep reading below. Continue Reading…

Alpine to Offer Aftermarket CarPlay Console By Year End

Maybe I won’t have to wait too long for CarPlay. Recall CarPlay connects your iOS device to your automobile. Japanese business newspaper Nikkei reported car electronics manufacturer Alpine will begin selling a standalone aftermarket console that will support Apple’s CarPlay. It’s rumored to hit the United States and Europe this year with a cost of around $500 to $700. I’ll pay that. I think it was more than that just to get a DVD player in my Honda Pilot ten years ago. What’s really great is in theory this will work with any car given auto makers are being quite slow in rolling out support for CarPlay. It also should work with older cars as well. Time will tell what happens, but I think some company will want to be first to market and push something out this year. Let’s just hope it performs to expectations. Continue Reading…

Cydia Tweak Articon Changes Music Icon To Current Album

Articon, Modmyi $0.99, is a cool Cydia tweak that changes your Music icon photo and label to whatever you are currently listening. This works for albums, iTunes Radio, Spotify and even video apps like Netflix. Check out the bottom of this photo and you’ll see how my music icon is displaying the album artwork for Nirvana. The icon label has also changed to the album name Nevermind. Seems appropriate given they were just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the past week. Articon installs directly into your Settings. The only real options are whether you want the label to display the Artist, Title or Album. Of course if the label is too long it will have to abbreviate it in some fashion. Very simple but a really cute tweak. Continue Reading…

Best iPhone And iPad Battery Saving Tips

A former Apple Store employee who worked the Genius Bar for almost two years has posted the best iOS battery saving tips I’ve ever read at overthought.org. It’s quite long, but I’ll summarize the key points. First, there is a simple five minute test you can run to see the severity your iPhone, iPod or iPad battery drain. Next, Facebook is likely the biggest problem for most users and the solution is to disable location services and background app refresh for Facebook. Lastly and most surprisingly, stop quitting your apps in multitasking. Continue Reading…

Apple Opens Store in Turkey

Earlier this week Apple opened its first store in Turkey. As you can see the company isn’t just focused on designing beautiful phones, but also stores. Located in Istanbul’s Zorlu Center Shopping Center, the 20,000 square-foot store features a striking all-glass exterior and is the 424th Apple Store. This all glass look is similar to a recent redesign of a Northern California store. The Istanbul store is topped with an Apple logo and surrounded by fountains. I like the modern look and hope Apple builds a few more of these going forward. It’s quite interesting Apple’s opening a store in Turkey at the same time the government has been attempting to shut down Twitter and YouTube. Continue Reading…

Don’t Step On The White Tile Is Addictive App

Don’t step the white tile, Ayumu Kinoshita free, is an addicting Japanese game that tests your reflexes and tapping speed. The game is simple, tap the dark step to move to the next row. Tap a white block and the game is over. There are three separate games to test your tapping speed. Time Attack Mode sees how fast you can complete 50 steps. Long Run Mode sees how many steps you can tap in eleven seconds. Lastly, Sudden Stop Mode gives you ten seconds to tap as many steps as possible, but if you tap after ten seconds you lose. My favorite is Long Run Mode. I forgot to mention if you hit 50 steps in Long Run Mode you get an additional 10 seconds to try and get to 100. It’s not easy. While it’s nowhere near as hard as Flappy Bird, it will suck you in quickly. I haven’t figured out what is the best method. I’ve tried on my back in bed using two thumbs and sitting at a desk using two pointer fingers. My high score in 96 and it’s very frustrating how often I score 48 leaving me just two steps shy of the ten second bonus. Continue Reading…

Popcorn Time is Newest Easiest Free Movie Website

Popcorn Time is the newest easiest way to watch free pirated movies online. This comes from someone that has used Napster, MegaUpload and countless torrent websites. You can currently find and download the Popcorn Time app here for both Windows and Mac. Created by a group in Argentina, Popcorn Time is based on torrents but has a simple interface that allows watching the movies with just one click after installing the software. Continue Reading…

CamText Makes Using Messages App Safer

CamText, BigBoss $1.49, is a new and brilliant Cydia tweak that makes your iPhone safer to use by changing the background in the Messages app to the camera view so you can see where you are going. It’s specifically marketed towards helping you see where you are going while walking, but this is also great for driving. While most know they aren’t supposed to, literally tens of thousands of people text while driving on a daily basis. This tweak could surely help save lives. To see how it works watch this video and then click continue reading to see why Apple is likely to administer something similar into iOS soon. Continue Reading…

Delete iOS Device Backups To Free Up Gigabytes Of Hard Drive Space

I love my Macbook Air. It is so light that I almost take it everywhere with me. It is quite durable when kept in a sleeve. There is really only one problem. There just isn’t enough storage for this to be your main system. At least not if you have a lot of family photos and videos that you want to keep on it. We showed you how deleting your old iOS software updates will likely free up a couple of gigabytes here. While this is great and simple, deleting old iOS device backups is just as simple and likely will open up even more hard drive space. Do you backup your iPad or iPhone to your Mac once or twice a year? If so and you’ve never deleted these no longer necessary backup files you can likely free up 5GB, 10GB or even more. To see how Continue Reading…

Free Up HD Space On Mac By Deleting Old iOS Software Updates

I love my Macbook Air. It is so light that I almost take it everywhere with me. It is quite durable when kept in a sleeve. There is really only one problem. There just isn’t enough storage for this to be your main system. At least not if you have a lot of family photos and videos that you want to keep on it. If you need to free up some space deleting your old iOS software updates will likely free up a couple of gigabytes and only takes a minute. To see how Continue Reading…