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Mega Man 2, Earthworm Jim, Myst, Golden Axe, Secret of Monkey Island -- TiPb's Top 5 Retro Games!

Today’s TiPb Top 5 will be directed towards our iPhone and iPod touch wielding readers who love their classic, retro games. Just like our other TiPb’s top 5 must-have posts, all of these applications are available in the App Store. For the full run down, follow us after the break!

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TiPb Apps 2.4 -- NAVIGON MobileNavigator for iPhone (Macworld 2010)

Live from Macworld 2010, Rene and Leanna talk to Bernd Hahn, product manager for NAVIGON MobileNavigator [$89.99 - iTunes link] about the latest additions for the iPhone, and his thoughts on the iPad.

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UPDATED: iPhone SDK 3.2 for iPad Beta 3 Now Live!

Right on schedule -- if they stick to 2 week schedules! -- Apple has released iPhone SDK for iPad Beta 3. It's available now via developer.apple.com and if the past is any indication, we should be seeing the code explored and any new and interesting finds tipped and posted... well, from now until Beta 4 hits!

Go get it!

UPDATE: Or now, Apple seems to have pulled Beta 3 for now. Let us know if you still see it, if it's gone for you, or if it comes back!

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TiPb Give-Away: Martha Stewart's Everyday Food: Fresh & Easy Recipes

Martha Stewart's Everyday Food: Fresh & Easy Recipes [$0.99 - iTunes Link] has a great variety of recipe choices, simple-to-apply shopping, and an ingredient search tool, so you don't have to make chicken casserole for dinner for the 6th night in a row...

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NYT: Apple SVP, Phil Schiller on Why Sexy Apps are Out, Sports Illustrated, FHM and Playboy are Still In

Apple Senior VP of Marketing, Phil Schiller, was quoted by the New York Times in an article on the removal of 5000 sex-based app from the iTunes App Store:

“It came to the point where we were getting customer complaints from women who found the content getting too degrading and objectionable, as well as parents who were upset with what their kids were able to see.”

To developers who weren't afforded any warning or options to pre-emptively make changes where such changes would have been possible:

“We obviously care about developers, but in the end have to put the needs of the kids and parents first.”

As to why Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit app, the Playboy app, and a few other publication-associated apps were allowed to remain:

“The difference is this is a well-known company with previously published material available broadly in a well-accepted format.”

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TiPb Apps 2.3 -- Geodelic for iPhone (Macworld 2010)

Live from Macworld 2010, Rene and Leanna talk to Buddy Dillenberg about Geodelic [Free - iTunes link], location-based discovery for iPhone.

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iPhone Gaming Studio ngmoco :) Buys Mac/iPhone Developer Freeverse

ngmoco :), maker of such free-to-play (with in-app purchases) game hits like Touch Pets and Eliminate has just raised a cool $25 million in funding and bought long time Mac and iPhone developer Freeverse of Skee-Ball and Flick Fishing fame. Techcrunch spoke to ngmoco :) CEO, Neil Young who said it was all about scale and acceleration:

He expects ngmoco to put out about about 20 new games this year, and the newly-acquired Freeverse team to nearly match that.

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Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front now in App Store!

Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front has is now available in the App store [$7.99 - iTunes link]. This is the sequel to 2008's Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes, one of the first 3D shooters on the iPhone. The above screen shot was taken in-game and it looks amazing. There is a smooth framerate and uses Gameloft's successful control schemes for FPSs. This is a big improvement over the first game in the series and has been well worth the wait. Some highlights include:

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New Apple iPhone Ads Go After Boredom, Parents' Hearts

Apple began airing two new iPhone ads last night during the Olympics (what hockey game?), one going after boredom by showing what you can do with your iPhone while you wait, and the other going after the hearts of parents (and grandparents) everywhere. Interestingly, neither featured the "app for that" or "app for almost everything" tag lines Apple has been using since 2008.

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