Apps: Amazon Instant Video 2.1, Infinity Blade III, OpenTable 6.0 + Pandora 5.0

Amazon’s Amazon Instant Video app updated to version 2.1. Most notably, the free app now supports AirPlay to let users watch Amazon’s titles on the Apple TV. IMDB cast and director information, ratings, trivia, quotes, and goofs have also been added to the app.

Infinity Blade III ($7) from Epic Games’ Chair Entertainment Group debuted on iOS today. The game features two playable characters, Siris and Isa. As expected, the game’s graphics — powered by the Unreal Engine — are top-notch, running smoothly on all supported devices while adding additional special effects to take advantage of Apple’s latest hardware. On the other hand, the gameplay is largely more of the same, and beginning to feel stale despite the addition of potions to mix and enemies that switch weapons mid-fight. Fans of the series may enjoy the additional emphasis on the sci-fi/fantasy storyline this time around. Apart from some crash bugs we experienced on the iPad mini, Infinity Blade III is certainly worth grabbing for longtime fans of the series, and anyone looking to see what a given iOS device is really capable of.


OpenTable has updated its free app to version 6.0. The app has been completely redesigned for iOS 7, which will be a familiar phrase in app updates for the foreseeable future. Substantially white and flat, OpenTable’s new UI does indeed match iOS 7, and new search features let users search by cuisine type. It’s also easy to look up any OpenTable restaurant now — not just local restaurants.



Pandora Media’s Pandora Radio (free) has been redesigned for iOS 7 with a new look. Additionally, the app has brought features to the iPad which were previously only available on iPhone, including adding station variety, and viewing thumb history and track lyrics. A new third pane lets users search for new songs and artists while listening.

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