Neuroshima Hex: Tile Based Combat

Neuroshima Hex: Tile Based Combat
While searching for the best board game translations into iOS, I chanced upon Neuroshima Hex, a tile-based tactical game for 2-4 players. Based on its original Neuroshima franchise (a Polish RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world), Neuroshima Hex is the “Final Fantasy Tactics” of its RPG counterpart. The iOS conversion is essentially the same game, Read more…

Took an iPhone 4s underwater. This is what it looks like.

Took an iPhone 4s underwater. This is what it looks like.
A couple of days ago a friend lent me a Patima underwater casing for the iPhone 4 / 4s. It was rather intriguing because as far as I know this is the first commercially available “hardcore” housing for a mobile phone. And by hardcore we mean Patima. These guys build very high-quality professional underwater housings Read more…

Kickstarter: AQUA TEK S iPhone 4/s case is waterproof, ruggedized, solar charger all in one!

Kickstarter: AQUA TEK S iPhone 4/s case is waterproof, ruggedized, solar charger all in one!
There’s a Kickstarter project for an iPhone 4 / 4s case that does more than just sleeve your device. The AQUA TEK S case is a bulky number that allows you to submerge your phone at up to 20 feet of water. But wait, there’s more. Apart from the ruggedized design allowing it to withstand Read more…

Panamp: A better music app for iOS?

Panamp: A better music app for iOS?
It’s rare to find an app so good that you can use it to replace a staple on your iPhone. In this case, we’re talking about Panamp, an intuitive music app that’s stable enough to replace the Music application on your iOS device. Panamp takes a step back to figure out how people are listening Read more…

Dungeon Crawlers: D&D on iOS for USD $1.99

Dungeon Crawlers: D&D on iOS for USD $1.99
If you’re in the mood for Dungeons & Dragons style gameplay for your iOS device, Dungeon Crawlers is a cell-shaded offer you can’t refuse for a USD $1.99. Unlike other game that offer a lot of customization for your dungeon-crawling party, this game takes a more cookie cutter approach to traditional dungeon games by letting Read more…

8 iOS Board Games You Should Own

8 iOS Board Games You Should Own
When people get onto a heated debate about what platform is better — Android vs iOS, I always chime in and tell them that the one thing the iPhone and iPad have is a great selection of board games converted into iOS. It’s taking devs forever to port their games to Android and this is Read more…

Apple’s old brand ambassador strategy

Apple's old brand ambassador strategy
It’s quite interesting to look back at Apple’s old marketing strategies. FOr a time they were big on endorsers and testimonials and this one from 1994 catches the eye because of the Chips Ahoy box that Tim Girvin (of Girvin Design) is holding up like a spyglass. Nabisco was one of their clients. This was Read more…

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors
Rumor has it that Foxconn, one of the China-based manufacturers is assembling the new iPad 3 and that it will begin shipping in roughly a month and a half. With huge demand for Apple’s iDevices around the world, it seems that only China can accomodate this massive scale and deliver iPad after iPad to the Read more…

Looking back: When Apple wasn’t compatible with anything

Looking back: When Apple wasn't compatible with anything
EDIT: It looks like my post on NTFS + FAT32 has taken fire. All I wanted to point out was that it isn’t as easy to get NTFS working out of the box and the solution isn’t apparent to non-Macheads. There are both paid and free solutions to get this done. That is all I Read more…

A look into Josh Tucker’s Multitasking UI for iOS

A look into Josh Tucker's Multitasking UI for iOS
Guess what I got for the holidays? An iPhone 4s. Went to the bar, nonchalantly and yeah showed it to friends. This is coming from an Android guy (I had owned an iPad 2 but was never into the iPhone craze) who always felt that a single hardware button wasn’t enough for a phone. I Read more…