Rovio has issued a major update to one of its popular Angry Birds games, Angry Birds Rio. Most notably, version 1.6 of the game features 36 new levels and an all-new episode, the marmoset-filled Market Mayhem. Additionally, players can collect all the hidden fruit to unlock a new bonus level. Angry Birds Rio is currently available for free in the App Store.

Apps: Angry Birds Rio 1.6, Google Field Trip, Opentable 4.4 + Skype 4.6

Google’s Field Trip (free), available for Android since last year, has arrived for iOS. Field Trip is an interactive location guide that runs in the background, using location services and push notifications to tell users what’s around them. Categories such as architecture, historic places and events, lifestyle, offers and deals, food drinks and fun, movie locations, outdoor art, and obscure places of interest are all featured. Field Trip uses data from the likes of Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, Run Riot, Sunset, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat, Remodelista, Atlas Obscura, Daily Secret, Songkick, and Flavorpill. If you’re using a headset, or Bluetooth audio, Field Trip will read the information aloud. The app is optimized for iPhone, but not iPad.


OpenTable, Inc. has updated its OpenTable app (free) to version 4.4. It’s now possible to look up a specific restaurant from the home screen, rather than having to dig through the app. Also, users can still navigate through the app while it’s searching, as the spinner no longer locks the app up. OpenTable also features new design updates, and iPhone 4/4S/5 users can now all see currently available nearby tables on the app’s home screen.

The Skype app (free) from Skype Communications was updated to version 4.6, and the calling experience has been improved with a new, clean interface. It’s easier to mark recent chats as read; also, one-to-one chats now appear in the correct order within the app.

Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy was the Editor-in-Cheif at iLounge. He mostly edited and oversaw all site editorial content, managed staff and freelancers, made the final call on product review grades and awards, and led online coverage of all Apple events and live coverage of the International CES in 2015.