Stop us if you have heard this before: next-generation gaming on iPhone/iPad, courtesy of the newly-unveiled PlayStation 4 and its PlayStation app. Intrigued? iOS could play an integral part in the way that the new wave of games are interacted with if Sony has its way with its second-screen app.
When Sid Meier’s Pirates! was originally released at the end of 2004 for the PC, it was met with a universally-positive acclaim and earned a place on some critics’ lists of the year’s best games. Players were enthralled with the caribbean adventures riddled with mini-games and a surprising depth.Pirates went
Orbicule — makers of apps like Undercover [App Store] — has just released a beautiful, innovative new alarm clock app called Melatonin. Melatonin [App Store, $0.99] is different from most other alarm apps because it helps you to wake up gradually, instead of jolting you awake with an annoying tone. The app does this by gradually increasing "sunlight," causing your body to stop producing melatonin. After the "sun" comes up, Melatonin will play peaceful nature sounds to wake you up. The result is an easier time waking up and a better feeling in the morning.
The app also aims to provide the same smooth transition into sleep; a sleep timer can play natural sounds or iPod music while the sun sets and the lights fade out.
Orbicule has announced that Undercover, their long time theft-detection and device recovery software for the Mac, is being released for the iPhone in the App Store. The software pretends to be a game, tricking the thief into running it, at which time it sends location information to the owner's account on RetrieveMyiPhone.com, where they can view it's location on a map and alert police of the crime.