Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth ...continue reading Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes shakes up the strategy formula, but it's still super fun

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra update 10.12.2 to developers, just one week after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and more than a month after launching the new macOS Sierra operating system. macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 1 is available for download through the Apple Developer Center and through the software update ...continue reading Apple Seeds First macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 10.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the tvOS 10.0.1 update and more than a month after launching tvOS 10. Designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV, the tvOS 10.1 beta can be obtained by connecting the Apple TV to a computer ...continue reading Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 10.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.1.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing watchOS 3.1, the first watchOS 3 update, and more than a month after releasing watchOS 3 to the public. watchOS 3.1.1 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by ...continue reading Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 3.1.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 10 update to developers, one week after releasing the iOS 10.1 update and more than a month after launching the iOS 10 operating system. As a major 10.x update, iOS 10.2 will likely bring bug fixes, performance improvements, and perhaps a few new features to ...continue reading Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 10.2 to Developers

Apple is continuing to expand the availability of transit directions in the Maps app, today adding transit support in several cities in Ohio, including Cincinnati, Akron, Dayton, Canton, Athens, and some areas of Cleveland. Transit directions in these cities come following the introduction of transit information in Columbus, Ohio, which was added in September. Public ...continue reading Apple Expands Maps Transit Data to Additional Cities in Ohio

If you rely on Apple’s Health app, you’ll be happy to know that on Monday, Apple released iOS 10.1.1, an update that Health app users should download. iOS 10.1.1 fixes a bug that prevents your data from appearing in the Health app. To install the update, back up your iOS device first. Then you can ...continue reading Apple releases iOS 10.1.1 update that fixes the Health app bug

While the iPad Pro lineup has increased Apple's tablet revenue based on higher price points, helping offset a lengthy slide in units sold, the latest data from market research firm IDC claims the iPad Air and iPad mini lines accounted for more than two-thirds of Apple's tablet shipments in the fourth fiscal quarter. Apple officially ...continue reading iPad Pro Accounted for Less Than One-Third of Apple's Tablet Sales Last Quarter

Apple did away with plenty of popular features in its new MacBook Pro lineup, including SD card support and MagSafe adapters. But a classic, underappreciated attribute, the famous Mac startup chime, also fell on the chopping block. Pingie was the first to notice the change, spotting that instructions on how to reset the new laptop's NVRAM ...continue reading Say goodbye to the MacBook Pro's signature startup chime

Apple today released iOS 10.1.1, the third official update to the iOS 10 operating system, one week after releasing iOS 10.1 with Portrait Mode and just over six weeks after providing the new iOS 10 operating system to the public. Today's update fixes bugs including an issue where Health data could not be viewed for ...continue reading Apple Releases iOS 10.1.1 to Address Bugs Related to Missing Health Data