Tiny Wings 2 Teaser Trailer

Tiny Wings 2 is due for launch on 12 of July, that’s just 5 days away. The original Tiny Wings saw users play as a simply animated bird as it attempted to fly by growing momentum sliding down hills. The addictive and simple gameplay saw it stay at the top of the App Store for some time, and was even closely replicated on Android. Now, Tiny Wings is  back.

In the teaser below, no new details are shown. It’s a video which replicates the simplicity of the game itself and will no doubt contribute to the huge success that Tiny Wings 2 is due to receive.

Tiny Wings

The original Tiny Wings was released over a year ago, back in February 2011. The game was designed by self-taught video game designer Andreas Illeger. Much like Angry Birds, the game was hugely well received due to the very simple graphics, and even simpler gameplay. That, and the fact that people love cartoon birds.

Tiny Wings was never released for Android, and we doubt that Tiny Wings 2 will either. However, ‘Dragon Fly!’ uses the same mechanics and simple graphics to be called a true equivalent.

Apple’s iPad Mini To Compete With Nexus 7

Rumour has it that Apple are planning on launching a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad, to compete with the increasingly more aggressive competition posed by Android, notably the Nexus 7.

The new Apple tablet will measure 7-8inches diagonally, but won’t feature the high quality retina display that the new iPad (3) received at launch back in March.

By launching a smaller iPad, Apple increase their chances of continuing their domination of the tablet market. Questions have been asked recently over Apple’s place in the tablet market, as the iPad is one of the most expensive on the market. Last week at I/O 2012, Google and ASUS teamed up to announce the Nexus 7, a 7inch tablet which packs a punch for an amazingly low price tag.

The new iPad is thought the be launched in October this year. Personally, I’m glad that tablets are finally starting to become cheaper than laptops.

Source: Bloomberg        Image: Minimally Minimal

 

Google Chrome for iPad and iPhone

Google Chrome is the world’s most popular desktop web browser. It recently launched on Android tablets and phones leading iOS owners to ask the question, ‘what about us?’.

Well, Google Chrome will launch on iOS today as announced at Google I/O today. The new browser will look and work the same as the Android counterpart, including incognito mode.

Finally, I can include my iPad in the web browsing sync I have going between my phone and laptop.

Update: I type this update from Chrome on iPad, available in iTunes with a quick search for ‘chrome’. Just as expected, it’s brilliant.

S-Voice VS Siri

When Samsung announced S-Voice, there was never any question that it would be tested against Siri, Apple’s voice assistant. The folks over at Dialaphone have put together this very interesting ‘S-Voice VS Siri’ infographic to put the two applications against each other.

After looking at the infographic, it’s difficult to decide a winner. Siri clearly loads faster, but the information given by S-Voice seems to be more useful.

I have tried and tested both, and in my personal opinion, I think Siri is better. I feel that S-Voice takes too long to recognize simple commands that are picked up easily by Siri.

Browse more data visualizations.

 

Fantastic iPhone 5 Concept

The new iPad has been released and iOS 6 and Mountain Lion have been revealed to the public, which means one thing. We can now focus our entire attention to the next iPhone, which is rumoured for release, as always, in October this year. There has been no shortage of ideas and opinions thrown around the web as to what the new iDevice could feature, but this iPhone 5 concept looks to hit the mark pretty well.

Rendered using a piece of software called Rhinoceros 3D by Martin Utrecht, the iPhone 5 concept is very realistic for the main reason that it remains within the boundaries of what we know Apple are comfortable with.

 

MacBook Pro With Retina Display

As previously rumoured, Apple have revealed a new addition to the Macbook Pro family at WWDC 2012 earlier today.

I won’t attempt to explain the technical side of the way the new notebook works, as I have very little knowledge in that field. However, the MacBook Pro now has the highest resolution screen of any notebook in the world thanks to the new Retina display. Despite the hardware upgrade, the notebook has actually decreased in size, now 25% thinner than the last generation of MacBook.

Below are some images, as well as the announcement video shown at WWDC.

iOS 6 Announced At WWDC, 200 New Features

The long awaited 2012 WWDC conference has just finished, and there has been a few interesting releases by Apple. Notably, and the topic of this article, is the release of iOS 6.

The sixth mobile OS released by the company yearly since launching the iPhone back in 2007. The new operating system comes with 200 new features, some small and some big. Here are some of the notable changes.

Release Date: Beta is out today, Full release in Autumn.

iOS 6 (Developing)

facebook ios6

Facebook

Last year, as part of iOS 5, Apple released deeper Twitter integration. Meaning that you could tweet a website or image directly  from an app. Now, in iOS 6, the same idea has been transferred to Facebook. Now you can update a status, post a picture or website from just about anywhere on the operating system. You can also now update a status directly from Siri.

ios 6 siri

Siri

Well, Siri is no longer an iPhone 4S only product. The voice assistant has now officially been ported to the New iPad, meaning sadly older versions of the iPad or iPhone are still left in the dark. Nevertheless, i’m sure in  no time at all, older iPad users will be able to get the new version of Siri on their tablets. What is this new version of Siri? Well, in iOS 6, Siri has learnt a lot more than in the last update. Now Siri can give updates on sports scores, film times and locations a lot better than it ever could before. It can also do things a lot smoother and life-like than it has been able to in previous versions.

ios 6 custom call

Okay, this is Android. But it's the same kind of idea.

Better Call Screen

In iOS 6 you can now send a text message or iMessage directly from the call screen. This means that if somebody tries calling you in a time where you just can’t answer, you can send a pre-stored message which explains that you can’t take the call, rather than hanging up and coming across as rude. This is one of my favourite features in Ice Cream Sandwich and while they may be accused of copying Android, this will certainly be a welcome addition to iOS.

ios 6 safari

Browser

There hasn’t been a huge amount of changes to Safari on iOS 6. The only differences being you can now save pages on iCloud for offline reading, and landscape mode supports full screen on iPhone and iPad.

ios 6 maps

Maps

As expected, iOS 6 has dropped Apple’s inclusion of Google Maps. Instead, Apple have opted for their own mapping system, which includes the greatly rumoured 3D maps, as well as a brand new turn-by-turn navigation system.

It’s also worth noting that the slides mentioned a re-designed app store. However there has not been much focus on this as of yet so there aren’t many details. I will update the app when more details surface.

Keep an eye on Geeks Have Landed for a review of iOS 6 Beta!

What’s your favourite feature of iOS 6? Let us know in the comments below!

 

1 8 9 10 11 12