Smuggling 146 iPhones Looks Difficult

Earlier this year, a man was arrested in China with 94 iPhones strapped to his body. Impressive, no? Tell that to the man who was just arrested, allegedly with 146 iPhones strapped on him. Surely, that's a new record. » 3/12/15 4:30am 3/12/15 4:30am

If you're having trouble downloading anything on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you're not alone, as the App Store and iTunes has been down for several hours. Given Apple earned $4.8 billion from the two storefronts last quarter, you'd imagine it'll be up real soon. » 3/11/15 1:07pm 3/11/15 1:07pm

How The Apple Watch Could Make Mobile Games Better-ish

Apple's next big thing ships next month, and soon wrists all around the globe will be thrumming with iTechnology. What can a wrist-based device with a tiny screen bring to gaming? Quite a lot, probably. » 3/09/15 5:00pm 3/09/15 5:00pm

Standalone HBO Is Launching Exclusively With Apple

Great news for Apple-loving cord-cutters: When HBO launches HBO Now, its new standalone subscription service, Apple will be its exclusive partner. You'll be able to watch after you sign up using an iOS device or Apple TV. » 3/09/15 1:10pm 3/09/15 1:10pm

Our Apple Watch Liveblog Starts Right Here, Right Now

It's about time, right? Time to see what Apple literally has up its sleeves. Time to hear all about the new Apple Watch and other assorted surprises. Are you ready? We'll be covering it all live for you, right here, on March 9th at 10AM PT / 1PM ET. » 3/06/15 12:30pm 3/06/15 12:30pm

Five Best All-In-One Computers

If you're looking for a space-saving, powerful PC, and you either don't want to build or you're buying for someone else, an all-in-one computer is a decent bet. They come with everything you need to get to work, are easy to set up, and can be just as good as traditional desktops. This week, we're looking at five of… » 3/08/15 8:00am 3/08/15 8:00am

Apple Blocks Buzz Aldrin Game That Buzz Aldrin Helped Make

There's a space game called Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager. Aside from endorsing the game, the space pioneer himself has actually helped out on development as a consultant. You'd think that would be good enough for Apple to approve the game, but hahaha, no. » 3/03/15 9:00pm 3/03/15 9:00pm

11,414 Reasons There Are Too Many iPhone Games

This pocketgamer chart — showing how many games are submitted to Apple for release on the App Store every month — was mentioned in a chat at GDC earlier today, and it's been dropping jaws pretty much everywhere it's been passed around since. » 3/02/15 6:00pm 3/02/15 6:00pm

Magician Does All His Tricks Using An iPad

Simon Pierro, a German magician, was on The Ellen Show last night. He's famous for doing all his magic tricks on an iPad using certain apps and merging reality with virtual reality. He's a tech wizard! » 2/19/15 9:00am 2/19/15 9:00am

Developers Say Apple Is Rejecting Games For Having Images Of Guns

Apple has been rejecting some mobile games from the iOS app store for displaying guns in their promotional material and app store icons. So far, the regulation hasn't had an impact on actual in-game content. » 2/12/15 4:15pm 2/12/15 4:15pm

Apple's rejection of Papers, Please due to 'pornographic' content? Apparently that was a mistake. Creator Lucas Pope told me via email that nudity will be patched into the iPad version soon. He also explained what led to this all happening. Check out my updated story to read his full statement. » 12/12/14 4:20pm 12/12/14 4:20pm

Apple Considered This Video Game Image 'Pornographic' [UPDATED]

Apple's history of prudishness in the face of nudity is hardly anything new, but it really sucks to see overreaching policies de-fang provocative games like massively acclaimed indie hit Papers, Please. The emotionally exhausting immigration sim's nudity made players uncomfortable. I thought it was important. » 12/11/14 7:30pm 12/11/14 7:30pm

Apple Picked Exactly The Right iOS Games Of The Year

Apple has released its annual "Best of" list, singling out the top selling, top downloaded, top grossing and all-round top apps of 2014. For "Game of the Year" they picked perspective puzzler Monument Valley and wildly-popular number cruncher Threes for iPad and iPhone respectively. Excellent. » 12/08/14 5:30pm 12/08/14 5:30pm

iTunes Leak Shows Touch ID-Equipped iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2

Just as we suspected, a new iPad Air and an iPad Mini are forthcoming. Over on 9to5Mac, Mark Gurman reports that the user guides to two new iPads are showing up—by accident—in iTunes. And yes, Touch ID is coming to both devices, if these guides are to be believed. » 10/15/14 1:21pm 10/15/14 1:21pm

China Is Cracking Down On Imported iPhone 6s

Apple's latest iPhones, the 6 and 6 Plus have yet to get released in China. That said, many Chinese already have purchased the phones from foreign markets—purchases where China makes no money off the sales tax. Now, Chinese customs is looking to crack down and cash in. » 10/13/14 7:00am 10/13/14 7:00am

Apple Wants to Kill Your Emulator in iOS 8.1

Apple is going to block a loophole that allowed people to play classic video games and run unapproved apps on iOS 8 without jailbreaking. If you love yourself an emulator, you're going to want to hold off on updating to iOS 8.1. » 10/08/14 9:14am 10/08/14 9:14am