No, it’s not the movie version of MK that’s coming to iOS, but let’s remember for a second how much fun this film was. Photo: New Line Cinema
There were other games I enjoyed growing up, but the Mortal Kombat franchise was the first series of games I ever loved: from the cool character designs of Scorpion, Kano, Goro and the rest, to the ultra-violent Fatalities, which made the games seem so much more grown-up than the rival Street Fighter II titles.
Is there any better news, then, than the fact that more than twenty years after its inception, Mortal Kombat is finally coming to mobile, courtesy of a port of the forthcoming Mortal Kombat X? Provided this is done well, it could be early pick of most exciting iOS game of the year.
Color me (cautiously) optimistic. And check out the trailer after the jump.
Christopher Jones was unconscious during a skydiving lesson but his jump master reached him in time to pull his chute. Photo: Sheldon McFarlane/YouTube
Australia has a flying superhero and his name is Sheldon.
A camera mounted on the helmet of his helmet captures Sheldon McFarlane’s successful pursuit of an unconscious skydiving student during a terrifying freefall last November in Australia.
In a YouTube video posted on Sunday, the student, Christopher Jones, is seen rolling on his back as he suffers a seizure during a dive. McFarlane races to Jones, his hand reaching into the frame to pull the parachute’s ripcord. It took McFarlane two attempts to reach Jones.
Apple and IBM’s partnership to bring iOS apps into the workplace produced 10 apps last year. Today at Mobile World Congress, IBM announced that it is launching three more MobileFirst apps aimed at the banking, airline, and retail industries.
The three new iOS apps are available for deployment and customization starting today. The apps are part of Tim Cook’s initiative to change the way people work by giving companies access to high-quality iOS apps. IBM says its clients for the MobileFirst apps include American Eagle Outfitters, Sprint, Air Canada, Banorte, and more than 50 others.
Ever since Tim Cook took over at Apple he’s been as outspoken about social issues as he has about the company’s latest insanely great product. During his recent whistle-stop world tour, that included Israel, the United Kingdom and Germany, Cook took the time to speak with German newspaper BILD (paywall).
Despite Apple’s March 9 Apple Watch event being just one week away, Cook used the coverage to speak about a topic as dear to his heart as Apple’s next-gen wearable: privacy.
“We don’t read your emails, we don’t read your messages, we find it unacceptable to do that,” Cook said, adding that, “I don’t want people reading mine!”
Apple is heading toward a $1 trillion market cap. Photo: Pierre Marcel/Flickr CC
A billion dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool, Justin Timberlake? A trillion dollars!
Three point four trillion to be exact.
That’s how big Apple’s target market (the money it could potentially make if it had no competitors) could be by 2020, according to the latest estimates from Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty. Apple’s current target market is only $800 billion. Huberty’s projections show that the Apple car could be the biggest money maker Apple’s ever known, adding up to $1.6 trillion of value to the company.
Take a look at the mind boggling numbers Apple could add to its bottomline in these markets:
You are in the middle of an executive meeting and your mobile device, which you use for note taking and organizating your presentations, suddenly gives you a low battery warning. What do you do? Just let it die? Disturb everyone else and plug in your charger into a nearby wall socket? Because, you can do those things if you like getting fired.
Or you can keep your job by carrying a back up supply of power so you can discretely recharge your device anywhere and at any time. The Power Vault 18,000mAh Portable Battery Pack is a great option and it’s available for purchase at 72% off at Cult of Mac Deals for a limited time.
Google wants to show carriers how to get it right. Photo: Google
After finally lifting the lid on its new Apple Pay competitor this morning, Google confirmed plans to take on carriers as well. The search giant will launch its own wireless service within the coming months, but it will serve only as a proof of concept to “show what’s possible.”