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3 years ago

ZEN & TECH 1: How to breathe your way to lower stress

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ZEN & TECH 1: How to breathe your way to lower stress

ZENandTECH is a new podcast by Georgia and Rene, your friendly neighborhood iPhone Live and iPad Live co-hosts. This podcast goes beyond iOS, to center you inner geek, help you deal with the demands of a connected life, and nurture your superhero in training. In the debut episode, Georgia and Rene introduce the new show, try to define stress, recommend some apps (and non-apps!), and go over basic breathing exercises. Follow along!

Read on for the topics, our big Nexus One give away, exercises, our tech (and zen!) picks of the week, and more!

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3 years ago

iPad Live 58: Number one plus!

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iPad Live 58: Number one plus!

Georgia, Craig, and Rene talk Samsung's demands to see iPad 3, AMOLED, the latest iCloud rumors, MacBook Air with an A5, HP's number one plus, iPad decimating PC sales, Jailbreaking for SMS, and top 5 Facebook apps. This is iPad Live!

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3 years ago

iPhone 4s coming in July / August, same form factor but with A5 chipset and SIM-less? [rumor]

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iPhone 4s coming in July / August, same form factor but with A5 chipset and SIM-less? [rumor]

Macotakara, a Japanese blog, are rumoring that Apple will release an "iPhone 4S" in July or August this year with the same form factor as the current iPhone 4, with a a completely new model, or "iPhone 5" not be launched until Spring 2012 (!). The main difference will be in the hardware inside the phone. They claim that the iPhone 4s will have an 8-megapixel camera, an Apple A5 chipset based on the ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, and will have a built-in SIM and thus not require the card.

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3 years ago

Developer Spotlight: Lin Jinjie, maker of Due

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Developer Spotlight: Lin Jinjie, maker of Due

TiPb's developer spotlights are like DVD/iTunes Extras for the App Store -- a weekly look behind the scenes at the programers and designers that bring you the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games you love. This week Rene talks with Lin Junjie.

What's your name Lin Junjie. It's a Chinese name, so Lin is the last name and Junjie is my given name. Also happens to be exactly the same as a popular Chinese pop singer, so I get quite a number of wrongly directed tweets from his fan girls or people telling the whole world what song they're listening to.

What's your company's name? Phocus LLP, and its main business here in Singapore is photography (explained later).

Where are you based? I'm based in Singapore, a really tiny island on the equator where the only seasons are rainy or sunny.

What's your website address? http://www.dueapp.com

What's your Twitter ID? Company account at @dueapp, personal account at @jjlin

What apps do you make? Currently just one: Due for iPhone and iPad.

What apps, other than your own, are currently among your favorites? Carcassonne, Instapaper, Camera+, Simplenote, OmniFocus for iPad.

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3 years ago

Dream:scape, the Unreal 3 Engine powered game eventually coming on June 9th [video]

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Dream:scape, the Unreal 3 Engine powered game eventually coming on June 9th [video]

We heard that Dream:scape had been submitted to the App Store way back in April; but why hasn’t it appeared for our download pleasure? Well it seems that after submitting the game to Apple, it hit a snag. The game would only run well on the latest iOS hardware; namely the iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

This caused a rethink by the developer (Speedbump) and it pulled the game for some recoding work, to enable it to run on more devices. Today, Speedbump decided to share the good news that the app has been resubmitted and will be released next week; June 9th to be precise. The newly coded version should work on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 4th generation iPod touch, iPad and iPad 2. Speedbump describe the game as an interactive narrative experience, an immersive exploratory environment, a haunting journey that will become your world.

Take on the role of Wilson, a coma patient relearning his past by exploring the dreamscape of his memories. Only there, in the lucid light of the subconscious, buried secrets are revealed, unraveling a decades-old mystery of tragedy, betrayal, and ultimately, revenge.

Speedbump also released a new trailer for the game which you can find after the break. It looks beautiful and I am really looking forward to getting hold of this one! What do you think?

[Speedbump via touchArcade]

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3 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Monday, May 30

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Monday, May 30

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!

  • Atomania: A puzzle game where the objective is to assemble molecules of different substances made of atoms that are scattered around the game field. [$1.99 - iTunes link]

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3 years ago

TiPb at WWDC 2011 next week

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TiPb at WWDC 2011 next week

I'll be in San Francisco next week to catch up with iOS developers and fellow bloggers at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC 2011). I'll be there from Sunday night, June 5, through Wednesday midday, June 8.

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3 years ago

Google Wallet brings NFC-powered payments to Android, will Apple do likewise?

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Google Wallet brings NFC-powered payments to Android, will Apple do likewise?

While rumors have been swirling for months that Apple was going to strap NFC (near field communications) to the iTunes cash register and boldly take iPhone 5 into the mobile payments future, Google is already there with the announcement last week of Google Wallet.

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3 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 29 May 2011

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 29 May 2011

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3 years ago

Join us for the iPad Live podcast tonight at 9pm EDT!

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Join us for the iPad Live podcast tonight at 9pm EDT!

Don't fall victim to one of the classic blunders -- The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" -- but only slightly less well-known is this -- "Never miss iPad Live when the podcast comes on line!" Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...

Time: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 2am BST.

Place: http://www.imore.com/live/

If you have any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss, just leave them in the comments then come be part of the show!

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