Tag: ios

Samsung Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit are now compatible with the iPhone

During the last day of CES 2017, Samsung announced that its recent lineup of Gear wearables — specifically, the Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit — are now compatible with the iPhone. To pair their iPhone with one of Samsung’s Gear wearables, Apple users need to download one of Samsung’s new iOS apps. With…

Canadians can now download Megaman 1 – 6 on Android and iOS

After Capcom announced it would re-release the six original Nintendo Entertainment System entries in the Megaman series on mobile back in December, the Blue Bomber has promptly arrived on Android and iOS. And while all six games are available now via both major app marketplaces, the re-launch hasn’t gone off without a hitch. Early user…

Classic NES Megaman games land on iOS and Android in Canada on January 5th

Megaman, known as Rockman in his native Japan, is coming to iOS and Android mobile devices on January 5th, 2017, Capcom, the Blue Bomber’s longtime publisher, announced today. The Japanese publisher announced that it planned to re-release the first six entries in the Megaman series, which originally came out on the Nintendo Entertainment System between…

Pokémon Go is now available on the Apple Watch

After Niantic revealed Pokémon Go on the Apple Watch during Apple’s iPhone 7 keynote back in September, the new version of the game is finally available to download. While Watch users will still need to carry around their iPhone to catch any Pokémon they come across, the added functionality allows Watch owners to get notifications…

Capcom to release classic NES Mega Man games on iOS and Android this January

If you’ve been patiently waiting on Nintendo to restock Canadian stores with NES Classic units for a chance to replay Mega Man 2, there’s good news on the horizon. Mega Man series publisher Capcom has announced it will release the first six Mega Man games, originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System between 1987 and 1993, on…

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run is now available for iOS in Canada

Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first serious foray into mobile gaming, is now available in Canada. In order to download the app, you may need to reset your cache. To do this, tap any of the bottom icons the iOS App Store five times. While the struggling Japanese gaming giant still intends to release its own…

Apple releases iOS 10.2 to the public, debuts over 100 new emoji

After seven betas, Apple has released iOS 10.2 to the public. The second major update to iOS 10 brings with it new emoji (including ones for bacon and selfie), and a wide variety of updates and fixes for applications such as Photos, Messages, Music and Mail. Canadians won’t see the new ‘TV’ app revealed at Apple’s October…

Google’s iOS keyboard with in-app search is now coming to Android

Gboard, Google’s in-app searchable keyboard, is now making its way from iOS to Android. Ever since the app launched in May 2016, Android users have been pining for the keyboard, which allows users to complete Google searches, GIFs and emojis in whatever app they are currently using. Now Gboard is coming to Android in the…

Super Mario Run requires an always-on internet connection because of piracy concerns

In a move that has frustrated many, Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo’s chief creative fellow, has revealed that Super Mario Run, the Japanese gaming giant’s upcoming mobile game, requires an internet connection at all times to play. Miyamoto specifically stated that Nintendo made this decision for security reasons in order to prevent the game from being pirated….

Rockstar Games cult classic Bully is now available on iOS and Android

Ten years after its initial release on the PlayStation 2, Rockstar Games cult classic Bully is now available on iOS and Android devices. Developed by the now-defunct Rockstar Vancouver, the game follows Jimmy Hopkins, a 15-year-old student at Bullworth Academy, a fictional boarding school in New England. It’s up to the player to guide Jimmy…

Canadian game developers top Apple’s 2016 year-end ‘best of’ list

Apple, staying true to its yearly tradition, has released its 2016 “best of” year-end list, revealing top selling apps, as well as the top apps, games, books and movies selected by the company’s editorial team. Top editorial iPad games include two Canadian titles, Severed, a dungeon crawler developed by Toronto-based Drinkbox Studios, and Chameleon Run, a…

Hopiko offers speedrun platforming [Game of the Week]

This week we’re taking a look at Hopiko, another quirky Laser Dog-developed title. In Hopiko players move through stages at a fast pace, bouncing between platforms, creating a genre its developer refers to as a “speedrun platformer.” Your goal is to move through each environment, flinging yourself between various objects. Tapping in a specific direction shoots…

Canadian developers join Red’s fight against AIDS in new App Store campaign

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Apple’s decade-long partnership with Red [(PRODUCT)RED], the tech giant has tasked popular iOS game developers with adding specific Red-branded features to their titles, in order to raise money and awareness surrounding the global initiative to fight HIV and AIDS. “When we thought about 10 years with Red, we thought okay, ‘Apple’s…

Can Apple’s iPad Pro actually replace a laptop?

Most modern tablet ads emphasize how the iPad or Surface can become your daily device, completely replacing the functions of a traditional Mac or PC. But can a tablet really replace your laptop or desktop? Over the last few weeks I set out to find the answer after switching over to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro…

‘Don’t Grind’ the banana [Game of the Week]

In Don’t Grind, Laser Dog’s follow-up to Hopiko and Alone, you play as a banana, donut, apple and a variety of other delicacies, all desperately trying to avoid getting ground into pieces, presumably in an attempt to avoid being turned into a tasty smoothy. Single taps keep your character from hitting the constantly advancing circular…

Netflix claims it already makes ‘substantial’ investments in Canada

Arguments that Netflix should be regulated by the CRTC have been swirling in one form or another for several years now, particularly since the service continues to grow in popularity. The streaming service, however, claims that it already makes substantial investments in Canadian content on its platform and that regulation is not necessary. On Thursday,…

You can now publish articles with chat app Telegram

If the hassle of signing up for a publishing platform like Medium or WordPress is what has kept you from publishing your work online — instead of something like the crippling fear of rejection or self-loathing that comes with being a writer — and you just so happen to have Telegram installed on your smartphone,…