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Apple releases iOS 4.3.1 for iPhone, iPad

Apple has released iOS 4.3.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and as expected, it's a bug fix release. So connect to iTunes, hit Check for Updates, and go get it!

Sorry, updating while in line for iPad 2! Yes, compatibility is the same adios 4.3 so no iPhone 3G, no Verizon iPhone. And if you're jailbroken and want to stay that way, hold off on updating until there's an iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak!

If you notice anything else, let us know!

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iPad 2 glass 27% thinner, yet stronger than original iPad?

Perhaps to save weight, the glass screen of the iPad 2 is 27% thinner than the glass screen on the original iPad yet this new test by iFixYouri shows it might be even stronger. Or to quote them:

“That glass was redonkulously strong!”

The increase in strength seems to come from greater flexibility. They performed a number of tests, including drops, without breaking the glass. Video after the break.

[9to5Mac]

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Real Racing 2 HD for iPad 2 to provide 1080p, full screen video out to TV

The always cutting edge folks at Firemint let us know that they're once again pushing the envelop of iOS performance, this time by providing 1080p, full screen video out to TV for Real Racing 2 HD.

  • A first for iOS!
  • Full screen, gorgeous 1080p visuals
  • No black borders
  • No scaling - full HD
  • Silky smooth 30 frames per second
  • Dual-screen racing - real time telemetry on your iPad 2
  • Drive from the comfort of your couch!

The update is coming soon. Video after the break, let us know what you think!

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New MobileMe to include music storage and cost $20 a year?

According to The Music Void, Apple is pushing hard to re-launch its MobileMe service this April. The new MobileMe service is said to include a music storage service, to be called Locker.

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, March 25

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • XFINITY TV: Now you can play movies and TV shows anywhere and anytime on your iPad using a WiFi connection! [Free, with XFINITY TV or Comcast Digital Video service - iTunes link]

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Ordering an international iPad 2 this morning? Standing in line this evening?


Apple airs new commercial - If you don't have an iPhone, you don't have Game Center

Apple has aired yet another "if you don't have an iPhone" commercial, this time focusing on Game Center (or as Rene might call it, App Store part deux). It highlights Scrabble and Infinity Blade, and the challenging and multiplayer features of Game Center.

Official Apple video after the break. What do you think?

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Twitter app updated, gains camera support for iPad 2

Twitter for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad had been updated again and if you think it finally fixes that hideous #dickbar... you'd be wrong. #dickbar is still there, but now it adds support for the iPad 2 camera hardware (such as it is). Here's the brief change log:

  • Photo/Video capture support for iPad 2
  • Disabled significant location change monitoring that was causing compass to appear constantly when in app
  • Bug Fixes from user reported crashes

As always, it's free in the app store so if you check it out let us know what you think!

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App World to distribute Android apps for BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry maker RIM has just announced that they'll be providing a way for developers to package, sign, and distribute Android apps for the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook. (They'll also be able to develop BlackBerry Java and, soon, C/C++ apps). iPad has a huge head start, but this could prove an interesting way to mitigate that lead:

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, March 24

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Tapatalk: Now a universal app for iPhone and iPad with access to TiPb forums! [$2.99 - iTunes link]

  • tawkon (jailbreak): Monitor the level cell phone radiation you are exposed to. [Free, via Cydia]

  • Hungry MonstR: Defend your ice cream cart from hordes of MonstRs rushing for your ice creams! Universal app for iPhone and iPad. [$0.99 - iTunes link]

  • Max and the Magic Marker: You have a magic marker that enables you to draw freehand in the game – everything you draw becomes a real, interactive object within the game world. Master Max’s extraordinary talent and help him overcome enemies, obstacles and puzzles! [$1.99 - iTunes link]

  • Bubble Bubble 2: The neon fish need to survive! To do so, dodge yourself with accelerometer to run away from evil fishes coming after you. [$0.99 - iTunes link]

Any other big apps or game releases or updates today? If you pick any of these up, let us know what you think!

Check out a video of Max and the Magic Marker after the break!

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