As most teenagers know, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opens in movie theaters tomorrow. Just in time for the release, Lionsgate and Reliance Games have unveiled a movie tie-in for smartphones and tablets.
The game, fittingly, is an endless runner in the style of Temple Run, but with lots of power-ups, some social elements, and at least a few "Hunger Games"-oriented challenges.
You start by choosing a male or female character. Seconds later, you're off and running, an angry … Read more
If you haven't upgraded your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 7 yet, I have only one question: What are you waiting for?
That's not to say the new version of Apple's mobile OS is perfect. Here are four iOS 7 privacy settings you may want to review.
1. Clear and disable Frequent Locations Some people don't mind Apple tracking their location and retaining a history of the places where they use their iOS 7 devices. The rest of us have to disable the mobile OS's Frequent Locations feature, which is enabled by default.… Read more
Who knows what Apple's app designers were thinking when they crafted Find My Friends to look like a leather glove, complete with stitching.
With the arrival of iOS 7, all of the core apps (and most of the optional ones) got a much-ballyhooed "flat" redesign -- except for Find My Friends. It remained, to many, the ugly odd-app-out.
Well, today it's ugly no more. Apple just pushed out Find My Friends 3.0, which has no major new features but an entirely new appearance. The orange-hued icon meshes well with other iOS 7 apps, while the … Read more
Those of you aiming to buy the Xbox One can download a companion SmartGlass app onto your mobile device.
Released or updated on Tuesday for iOS, Android, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows Phone, Xbox One SmartGlass ties in with the Xbox One in a few different ways. You can use the app as a remote control device for the gaming console, which allows you to navigate the dashboard to play games or open various applications. The app also lets Xbox One players use their mobile devices to perform Web-related gaming functions.
Xbox One SmartGlass can act as a second … Read more
Are you ready for iOS gaming to evolve to accept buttons? The long-rumored Logitech iOS game controller, the Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery, is finally official and is available to order today for $99.99. And yes, it does look exactly like we expected. I got a chance to play with one myself at CNET's offices to learn a little more about it.
Games in the App Store are already getting quite advanced, but when it comes to classic-style games, having real buttons would be a big help. And these controllers are finally here, just in time for holiday shoppers … Read more
LOS ANGELES -- For some time now, we've been anticipating the day that you'd be able to unlock yourby simply approaching it with your smartphone in your pocket. It turns out that the technology has been right under our noses.
The first generation of the Mobile Enhancement Specialist's (MES) Bluetooth Passive Keyless Entry module hit the market earlier this year and, after being professionally installed in almost any car with power locks, can automatically unlock the vehicle's doors when it recognizes your Bluetooth-enabled cellphone is within range. The phone doesn't even have to … Read more
It could happen to you any time, or maybe it already has: You're on the bus playing Angry Birds or browsing Facebook on your phone, when someone snatches your handset, sliding out the closing doors and slipping away into the crowd. Or, worse, a thief takes your phone from you at gunpoint. However it happens, there's no recourse. Your phone is gone, and while you always can buy another handset, all your personal information now lives in the hands of a criminal, petty or otherwise.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, more than 50 percent of the … Read more
You've probably have had your iPhone or iPad long enough that you don't even realize the number of gestures you've come to rely on to control your various apps. It's not until you encounter the absence of a gesture that you get a glimpse of your reliance on such nimble movements.
Yahoo rolled out a major update last month (version 2.0) for its Mail app for iOS that introduced a new look and feel, complete with themes and a whopping 1TB of storage space. The app grouped messages into conversations, but it wasn't easy … Read more
Moga, a company that has been making Android game controllers since its inception, has finally jumped into the iOS 7 space.
The company on Tuesday announced the Moga Ace Power gamepad, a device made for iPods and iPhones running iOS 7. The gamepad, which will cost $100 when preorders are made available this week, is essentially two pieces -- one for a thumbstick and D-Pad and the other featuring another thumbstick and action buttons. Users simply slip their iOS 7-based device into the controller, lock the two sides around the screen, and they're on their way.
Moga claims that … Read more