An SNES emulator disguised as a file manager hits the App Store
A simple file-sharing app called Remote File Manager holds a dark secret: It can boot up and play Super Nintendo games via built-in emulation software, TouchArcade reports. The *.smc files that hold SNES games aren't actually on the list of supported file types that the app claims to be able to manage, but it certainly handles them just fine.
The most interesting thing about this particular emulator is that it allows you to play games stored in a Dropbox account, so you never have to actually move the software to your iPhone or iPad in order to play it. Pretty nifty, even if the practice of emulation crosses into some shady moral and legal territory. As of the time of this writing, Remote File Manager is still available for US$0.99, though it'll almost certainly be pulled very shortly.
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