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Angry Birds sequel and multiplayer coming

The highly popular game Angry Birds has a sequel on the way. This isn't simply Angry Birds 2, however. Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka announced that it would be from the pigs point of view. Angry Pigs, perhaps?

In addition, Vesterbacka announced that they are working on a multiplayer version of Angry Birds.

Multiplayer Angry Birds will be like old school Worms games. Multiplayer is a priority, but we have not determined the best way for our players to experience it yet.

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SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad walkthrough [video]

SlingPlayer Mobile for iPad is finally getting near to release. A short video walkthrough of the new app has been posted on Sling's official YouTube account. The video emphasises that the app is all about the quality of the video, due to Apples excellent H.264 streaming capabilities. The interface looks very similar to other recent versions of Sling Player Mobile.

Now here is the bad news, Sling Player Mobile for iPad will be a separate app, no universal binary love here. If you already have the iPhone version you will have to pay again for the iPad version. It will cost another $30, the same price as the current iPhone version.

Also, Sling point out that the iPad version will only work with Slingbox PRO-HD and Slingbox SOLO equipment. Legacy versions do not have the hardware capability to stream at the iPad’s higher resolution.

No word on when this is going to hit the app store; but you can sign up now, to be kept up to date on availability information.

Are you are looking forward to this app? Do you think it is fair that you will have to pay again for the iPad version? Let us know in the comments!

[Engadget]

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UPDATED: Twitter for iPhone, iPad updated -- now with push notifications!

Twitter for iPhone and iPad just got an update and the big news is -- push notifications. This has been a highly desired feature for a very long time. At the moment, push notifications for the official Twitter app are only available for @mentions and direct messages.

Interestingly, Twitter does not include push notifications in the release notes. So it was a pleasant surprise to see Twitter asking for permission to send push notifications when launching for the first time after the install. Was this intentional?

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Jailbreak tip: How to use Mobile Terminal to change the default SSH password [Jailbreak]

Just getting into Jailbreak and OpenSSH on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and curious how to change the default SSH password? Since Apple sets all iOS devices to "alpine", If you decide to enable SSH it is important for security reasons to change the password to something unique. Otherwise you risk someone else gaining access to your iPhone or iPad. We'll show you how after the break!

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Official Google Voice for iPhone hits iTunes App Store

Google's official Google Voice app for iPhone has just hit the iTunes App Store.

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Muggles and Wizards Rejoice: LEGO Harry Potter Coming Soon to iPhone and iPad

If you are a fan of anything Harry Potter then you should be happy to know that LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for iPhone and iPad will be hitting the App Store soon.

Unless you're a true Muggle, you already know this game will focus on Harry's first four years at Hogwarts and his struggle against you-know-who, but here are the details:

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will bring the world of LEGO Harry Potter to life on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, giving gamers the power to play with LEGO characters and models in a brand new way. Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies, LEGO Harry Potter builds on the foundations of previous LEGO videogames by offering a mix of fun, accessible gameplay and light-hearted humour – which appeals to all ages. Players will explore and feel as though they are ‘at Hogwarts’.

Are you excited to see not only a LEGO game but a LEGO Harry Potter game hit the App Store? Tell us if you will soon have a new addicting game that you will be practicing your magic on in the comments below!

Check out a few sneak peek screenshots after the break!

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Vote now for your favorite social iPhone/iPad game! – TiPb Awards

Favorite social iPhone/iPad game?customer surveys

The 2010 TiPb Awards are underway and it's time to vote on all your favorite social iPhone/iPad game of the year. You know what we're talking about. The ones where you pwn -- er, share with -- your friends. Where you try to oust them, out grow them, out shoot them, out build them, or just out spell them.

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Boxcar takes iPhone, iPad notifications to the next level

Boxcar for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad received a rather significant update over the weekend, adding Retina Display support and a slew of other great new features:

  • Awesome new icons!
  • Retina display support
  • Centralized inbox
  • Google Buzz, Google Voice, Github, App Recommendations, and more!
  • More alert settings
  • Reply and Retweet right from Boxcar
  • Bug fixes

I've been using Boxcar for a few months for managing any notifications that come through on my iPhone and iPad, and have enjoyed it immensely. Keeping track of notifications on iOS is a dismal process, and Boxcar corrects that.

With this update, we're wondering how you'll be integrating the new features into your usage patterns?

[iTunes link]

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Facebook for iPhone adds account and privacy settings, fixed photo upload bug

Facebook has once again updated their iPhone and iPod touch app, this time adding access to account and privacy settings and fixing a photo upload bug. The new version (3.3.2 for those keeping track at home) lets you access the settings via the Account button at the top left of the home screen, but then simply loads the Facebook.com web page. It's nowhere as good a user experience as if they added those settings to the app proper, but it does mean Facebook won't have to update the app whenever they update those pages (it also means you can use it as a way to move between the app interface and the website without having to jump to Safari).

The photo upload bug fix is nice to see. The "no iPad version" bug persists, however.

If you've tried out the settings, and if photo uploads are finally working for you the way they should, let us know!

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iPhone and iPad gifts for students - TiPb holiday gift guide

'Tis the season to be gifting and with iPhone and iPad being pretty much the perfect tool for students, there will be lots of elementary, high school, and college kids to shop for this year. That means not only devices like iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad all wrapped up and ready to go, but all the great apps and accessories that go with them. Do you know someone special who's in school? If so, here's TiPb helpful holiday gift guide!

Don't need anything for a student? Check out the recommendations anyway, something great might still catch your eye. If not, no worries, we'll have plenty more holiday gifts guides coming your way this month!

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