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Popular App Store tracker App Annie has released its latest report, and the news is good for iOS developers. Not only is iOS revenue up in general (by about 20% year over year), but it's still about three and a half times higher than Android revenue. Both Apple's App Store and Google Play saw b...

January 30th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Japan's list of best-selling games in 2012 is full of national pride, including titles from Capcom, Nintendo, Namco Bandai, Square Enix and Sega, among a few other Japan-based publishers. The top game of 2012 in Japan is Pokemon Black and White 2 for Nintendo DS, which we found to feature a "world...

January 27th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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If an alien intelligence agency got a hold of this "Top Xbox games of 2012" list, it might come away with the conclusion that humans are really, really into mining. The aliens might also conclude that we enjoy warfare, including the kind that affects extraterrestrials, so let's hope that they focus...

January 23rd 2013 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Remember when people decried the MacBook Air as a dumb idea when it first launched? Well, given the amount of Ultrabooks that are now floating around the world, we bet they've not shared that opinion publicly too often. The most recent vintage of the unit gained USB 3.0 ports, Ivy Bridge chips and...

January 13th 2013 at 10:12pm 0 Comments
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Kickstarter is perhaps the biggest story in the world of gaming since the birth of the home video console or the integration of online components into consumer entertainment. No new product, innovation, or invention has carried with it such immense potential for shifting the way the industry plan...

January 8th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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As long-time readers of this column know, this is about the time when I reflect on my personal wish list that I made for the previous year while making a new list for the upcoming one. After all, you can't go on an adventure without a long list or two organizing everything! On the whole, 2012 wa...

January 5th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to TUAW's Year in Review. Month by month, we're running down the top stories of 2012, all day long on New Year's Day. Some new iMacs "Assembled in USA"? Lost in yesterday's iFixit writeup of the 21.5-inch iMac was this small line in the description: "Interestingly, thi...

January 1st 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to TUAW's Year in Review. Month by month, we're running down the top stories of 2012, all day long on New Year's Day. Apple shows "father of iOS 6 Maps" the door A tweet from Bloomberg News a few minutes ago says Apple has fired its "Maps manager" in the aftermath of...

January 1st 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments