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Apple highlights their top iPhone and iPad apps and games of 2011

Apple has once again released their annual iTunes Rewind listings, highlighting the best and top-selling iPhone and iPad apps and games of 2011.

Here's the list:

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Google releases Currents, a user-friendly news reader

Google has just released Currents, their post-Flipboard take on the news reader, which brings your favorite RSS feeds, video streams, public Google + posts together with over 150 publishing partners. Reading content in Google Currents is just as easy, if not easier than viewing it all over the web, and it is free.

Unfortunately it is only available in the US, so not everyone can take part in it just yet.

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Twitter for iPhone gets updated, new design comes along with it

Twitter had begun rolling out a massive new design overhaul focused on consistency, which calling #letsfly, and is available now in a freshly updated Twitter for iPhone.

The #letsfly update aims to make your Twitter experience faster and simpler. Your main timeline is now called "Home" and your mentions are now "Connect" and they added a quick way to access hash tags and searches which is called "Discover". It certainly does look fresh and clean, and may be more accessible to new users.

On the down side, Direct Messages (DM's) have been buried under the "Me" tab, as has account switching. (Though you can swipe up to get DM's and left to switch accounts, slightly speeding up the process.)

Notably, this is the first major update since Loren Brichter -- the innovative developer behind the original Twitter for iPhone and Mac (called Tweetie before it was bought out) and iPad -- left Twitter a short time ago.

The #letsfly update for Twitter for iPhone is available now in the App Store.

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Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition on its way to mobile devices Dec 15

Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition will hit the iPhone and iPad App Store on Dec 15 for a rather low price of $4.99. Unfortunately it will only run on the iPhone 4 and 4S, the iPad 1  and 2, and the fourth generation iPod touch.

Video below. Note: Due to the content, YouTube will probably ask you to log in and verify your age before letting you watch.

Source: Rockstar Games

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App Giveaway: TouchPad for iPhone and iPad

Last week, TouchPad 4.0 for iPhone and iPad hit the App Store. This app works as a secondary trackpad and keyboard for your computer. One of the cool new features of the update is that you can use Siri to input text to the keyboard, and thus your computer.


Because we love you so much, TiPb is gifting copies of TouchPad to 5 lucky readers! For a chance to win, just leave a comment below!

Must have a US iTunes account to win. Apple's rule, not ours!

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OnLive brings console-quality gaming to the iPad

OnLive, the cloud-based videogame streaming company that lets you play console-quality games on devices that would otherwise slow to a crawl under such pressure, has finally introduced the service to the iPad.

OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of cloud gaming, announced that it is bringing console-class gaming to tablets and phones with the revolutionary OnLive app for tablet and mobile platforms. The latest, top-tier, high-performance games-previously limited to only consoles and computers-will be available for instant play via the free OnLive app on over 500 million mobile devices over Wi-Fi or mobile networks in the US and UK.

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Evernote releases two new apps: Evernote Food and Evernote Hello

Evernote has release two new apps today: Evernote Food and Evernote Hello.

Evernote Food is a food diary. You can takes photos of each part of your meal, take notes about each food item, and keep track of them by meal. Want to share your delicious food with your friends? No problem! It's a breeze to share with Twitter and Facebook.

Evernote Hello is an app for keeping track of people you've met - a replacement for business cards. When you meet someone, hand them your phone and have them fill out their information and snap a pic. After your meeting, add some notes regarding your encounter.

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My Xbox LIVE for iPhone and iPad hits the App Store

Microsoft has released My Xbox LIVE for iPhone and iPad. With it, you can track your achievements, update your 3D avatar, and get news about the latest games, tips, and tricks.

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Daily Apps: Diamond Dash, Calculus Auditus, Bleat, Twosift, Tick Tock Time to Stop

  • Diamond Dash: Join your friends and compete in weekly tournaments. Connect with Facebook to unlock special features and play with your friends! [Free for iPhone and iPad - App Store link]

  • Calculus Auditus - Calc'n'Speak: Solve mental arithmetic tasks by speaking out loud your result. Because of the integrated voice recognition your iPhone is able to understand it. [$0.99 for iPhone - App Store link]

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