Category Archives: Opinion

Don’t Always Listen to Apple “Geniuses”: Try to Troubleshoot Your Own iPhone

This is going to be a bit different than what I usually write about and also a bit of a rant. But I'm hoping it will help prevent some people from making a big mistake. Every time I have a problem with my iPhone or iPad and go to an Apple Store for help, I end up regretting it. So each time I push it off longer and longer. I really dread going there and only do so when I feel like I've exhausted all options on my own. My most recent visit was due to my iPhone having a whole slew of issues, to Read more [...]

AppUnwrapper’s Favorite iOS Games of 2016

This is only the second year I'm listing my Games of the Year, and 2016 was an incredibly strong one for iOS games. It was hard getting this list down to just ten or fifteen games, so I also have some runners-up. There were just too many great games this year! So, without further ado, I represent my GOTY 2016 list! Any reviews I wrote are linked to the name of each game. Snakebird - If you've been paying close attention this year, you probably aren't too surprised to hear that Noumenon Games' Read more [...]

After the Latest Update, I’ve Nearly Stopped Playing ‘Pokemon Go’ Altogether

Pokémon GO By: Niantic, Inc. (Nintendo) I admit I was already getting bored of Pokemon Go, considering I spent the first few weeks walking around for hours a day, caught over 2000 Pokemon and filled my Pokedex with over 100 different species. New York City, especially Manhattan, is packed with Poke Stops and gyms. So even if I'm still missing 40+ Pokemon from my Pokedex, there's no shortage of common Pokemon. I could probably catch Pidgeys and Rattatas all day long if I want. And that's more Read more [...]

Games for Change Festival 2016: Breaking Down Walls

I recently had the privilege of attending the 13th annual Games for Change Festival here in New York City. At the same time that the United Kingdom gave into fear-mongering and voted to break off from the European Union, I was listening to game developers talk about how they're reaching people in a positive way through their creations. All over the world, communities are making rash decisions based on fear, but some game developers are trying to build bridges and break down walls through empathy, Read more [...]

iOS Apps Removed From The App Store Are Now Removed From Purchase History

**Update: Now it seems this was all a big App Store bug and apps are returning to people's Purchase History. Hopefully that's the end of this and we can all continue happily buying iOS games. 🙂 ** I spent the last year nursing a dying iPhone 5 to make it last one more year, just so I could see if Apple would return to making a 4-inch phone again. If I had a dollar for every time I was told "Just buy an Android," I'd be able to afford every new phone on the market. But I insisted I needed an iPhone, Read more [...]