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4 years ago

iPhone Live 164: 100lbs of internet

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iPhone Live 164: 100lbs of internet

Rene, Seth, and Georgia talk about Apple pulling the iCloud beta lever, iCloud.com, iWork beta, and Apple TV update, more crazy iPhone 5 rumors, and Apple's massive 66% mobile profits share. Plus -- sharks! This is iPhone Live!

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  • Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie)
  • Seth Clifford (@sethclifford)
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    4 years ago

    Fight for Zombies Rights in Zombies in Flight for iPhone

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    Fight for Zombies Rights in Zombies in Flight for iPhone

    Kadamedia has released their new iPhone game, Zombies in Flight.

    A Zombie Adventure unlike anything you have played before. In all the "other" zombie games, you go on mission after mission trying to kill zombies. Well we fight for Zombie Rights!! In Zombies in Flight, you ARE the Zombie.

    Zombies in Flight is an addictive adventure with many levels and 3 different worlds where it is your mission to destroy villagers that have given zombies a hard time over the ages.

    • 36 Fun filled levels with different castles and buildings to destroy
    • 5 Fun Zombies to unlock including the "Fire" zombie
    • 4 Dangerous Boulders to unlock including the Bomb Boulder
    • All sorts of achievements and integration with GameCenter
    • New levels and missions being crafted every month!
    • Awesome Level Editor, make your own levels and destroy more villagers!
    • Oozing with Zombie Awesomeness in every level!

    Zombies in Flight is available on the iPhone for $0.99. Screenshots after the break.

    [iTunes link]

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    4 years ago

    A Game With Balls now available for iPhone, iPad

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    A Game With Balls now available for iPhone, iPad

    The iPhone and iPad strategy game, A Game With Balls, by Edward DiNola, has been updated with Twitter, Facebook, and Game Center integration.

    Balls rain from the sky. In a chaotic frenzy you attempt to destroy them to no avail. You resign to your fate. At the last moment your mind becomes clear and you begin to... understand. Why destroy them? Why not brush them aside, effortlessly? You transcend, a mystical shield arises from inside. Now a tap of your finger can solve anything...

    • One finger fires light balls, two fires heavy. Aim by tapping the screen! In tilt mode tapping the right side fires light balls and the left fires heavy!
    • If you’re not careful things can get too hectic, so firing a strategic small ball is often better than a pair of big ones!
    • Each theme has different gameplay mechanics, songs, balls, difficulty modes, and more! See how long you can survive in each!
    • Collect all the Game Center & Open Feint achievements to prove you’re a true Ball Master! Check out the leaderboards to compare your times against the world.

    I've spent a little time with A Game With Balls and I enjoy it. I'm not a fan of games that require tilting of the device, so having the option between touch and tilt is greatly welcomed.

    A Game With Balls is available on the iPhone and iPad for $0.99. Screenshots after the break.

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    4 years ago

    Patent wars merely leveling the playing field against Google Android "dumping"?

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    Patent wars merely leveling the playing field against Google Android "dumping"?

    Paul Thurrott of Windows Super Site is never one to let a good piece of anti-Apple link bait go by, but this time he's turned his attention towards Google's Android, and how Google "dumping" it on the market for free could be a greater anticompetitive act than Microsoft or Apple patent litigation.

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    4 years ago

    Tap Tap Glee for iPhone hits the App Store, Gleeks rejoice!

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    Tap Tap Glee for iPhone hits the App Store, Gleeks rejoice!

    Tap Tap Glee is now available in the App Store. It is basically a themed version of the hugely popular Tap Tap game which involves tapping on buttons in time with music. It is a lot of fun to play and for fans of Glee, this is a must have app.

    It's time to tap and shake to your favorite music from Glee! See EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes footage from Glee: The 3D Concert Movie!
    • Over 50 tracks available including three FREE tracks: "Don't Stop Believin'", "My Cup" and "Hell To The No"
    • Promo Track of the Day: Tap to a NEW promo track every day!
    • Connect to Facebook and represent as a GLEEK or JOCK.
    • Slushy your friends on their Facebook wall.
    • Check out info on your favorite Glee characters in the Yearbook section.
    • Try your hand at Glee Trivia for a chance to top the GleeK of the Week leaderboard.
    • Additional tracks for purchase include "Bad Romance," "Poker Face," "Teenage Dream," "Baby One More Time," "Marry You," "Just The Way You Are," and "Baby!"

    The game is designed for the iPhone and iPod touch but will also run on the iPad; in 2x mode as its not a native iPad app or universal binary. It is available free in the App Store right now. If your a Glee fan, go and get your Glee on! Screenshots after the break.

    [iTunes link]

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    4 years ago

    Another probably fake iPhone 5 spy shot

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    Another probably fake iPhone 5 spy shot

    A MacRumors forum member going by the handle guigsh posted the above photo(shop) in their forums this morning, claiming it was a spy shot of iPhone 5 taken in the office of a French operator. While we've seen spy shots of HP webOS devices under similar circumstances in the past, this one doesn't look much more believable than those [Chinese iClones we've been seeing lately].

    A follow-up post from the thread author gives us the following information:

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    4 years ago

    New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, Aug 4

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    New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, Aug 4

    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!

    • Pop Ten: Interesting puzzle game that pop fruits in a cool background. [$0.99 - iTunes link]

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    4 years ago

    Cut the Rope: Experiments for iPhone, iPad now available

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    Cut the Rope: Experiments for iPhone, iPad now available

    The widely popular iPhone and iPad puzzle game, Cut the Rope, now has a sequel: Cut the Rope: Experiments. Two of the new feature is a rope gun and suction cup.

    What on earth is Om Nom?! That’s what millions of fans of the widely acclaimed game, Cut the Rope, have been asking about the cute little monster who eats candy like its his job!

    That same question has a mad (but not bad) scientist studying the little creature that mysteriously arrived outside his house. Intrigued by Om Nom’s insatiable appetite for sweets, the Professor puts him through a series of experiments in this all-new game, a follow-up to one of the most original and fun-filled games on the App Store.

    • 75 new experiments (levels) across 3 colorful new settings, with more to come!
    • 3 level packs: Getting Started, Shooting the Candy, Sticky Steps
    • New musical tracks, sounds and Om Nom animations
    • Find hidden photo evidence to help the scientist with his experiments! Complete the professor’s photo album and share with your friends on Facebook. Discover a special photo only available in the HD version!
    • New animated storyline featuring the professor’s intriguing commentary and reactions to Om Nom’s behavior – What will he think of YOUR achievements?
    • Game Center support for achievements and leaderboards - compare your progress to other rope cutters around the world!

    Of all the different types of games out there, puzzle games are my favorite and Cut the Rope is one of my favorite puzzle games. Needless to say, I'm excited about Cut the Rope: Experiments!

    Cut the Rope: Experiments is available on the iPhone for $0.99 and on the iPad for $1.99. Screenshots and video after the break.

    [iPhone - iTunes link] [iPad - iTunes link]

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    4 years ago

    Can RIM's 2011 BlackBerry line-up hold off iPhone 5?

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    Can RIM's 2011 BlackBerry line-up hold off iPhone 5?

    We're likely only a month or two away from Apple announcing iPhone 5 but RIM is already launching their 2011 BlackBerry lineup, including the first BlackBerry Bold with a touch screen, and not one but two BlackBerry Torches -- an update to the original slider and new, Storm-replacing, touch screen only slab.

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    4 years ago

    iPhone 5, budget iPhone 4 get rumored for China Telecom

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    iPhone 5, budget iPhone 4 get rumored for China Telecom

    Sohu.com has a report up saying China Telecom, China's third largest mobile carrier, will not only be fielding the iPhone this year, but two new iPhones. We're fairly sure an iPhone 5 is coming this fall, and we've heard for a while now an iPhone nano/budget iPhone might be coming with it. (Two new iPhones in one year? I'll have to call Phil and ask how to deal with that many reviews!)

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    4 years ago

    Poll: Which social networks do you use regularly?

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    Poll: Which social networks do you use regularly?

    Which social networks do you use regularly?

    Facebook is the most popular app on the iPhone and we've often said Twitter and iOS go together like chocolate and peanut butter. But social networks rise and fall. Remember MySpace, Jaiku, Buzz... Friendster? And hey, how about Google+ now that it's expanding beyond the techie early adopters, or LinkedIn which seems to always hover neither here nor there.

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    4 years ago

    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions now available in the App Store

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    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions now available in the App Store

    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is now finally available in the App Store. This is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year; well if you are into role playing games anyway!

    Released as the Final Fantasy series' first tactical RPG in 1997, Final Fantasy Tactics on Playstation went on to sell over 2.4 million copies worldwide. The game grew in popularity upon its re-release in 2007 as Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions for the PSP with added features such as new movies, scenarios and Jobs.Now, in 2011 the game has finally arrived for the iPhone/iPod touch! You can enjoy the game whose story gave life to the world of Ivalice, and whose high strategy battles bring tactical games to a whole new level.
    • The complex tactical game can be effortlessly and intuitively controlled by simply tapping units and menus. Gone is the old method of switching fixed map views - you can now rotate, move and change the size of maps as you please by sliding and pinching.
    • Loading times have been improved to get you into the action quicker than ever. What's more, you can even skip certain cut scenes.
    • Graphics have been adapted for optimal performance on iPhone/iPod touch screens.
    • Upcoming scheduled updates: Facility to fast-forward battle scenes and skip cut scenes.

    The game is designed for the iPhone and iPod touch with support for iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd generation and later devices. For the best experience, play on iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation or later devices. An iPad specific version will be released in the fall.

    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is available on the iPhone for $15.99. Screenshots after the break.

    [iTunes link]

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    4 years ago

    Google updates Gmail web app with Retina display support and pull down to refresh

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    Google updates Gmail web app with Retina display support and pull down to refresh

    Google has updated its web app for Gmail with the inclusion of pull down to refresh, new transitions and updated icons to take advantage of the Retina display of the iPhone 4.

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    4 years ago

    Amazon's Appstore makes Apple's App Store seem all warm and cuddly?

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    Amazon's Appstore makes Apple's App Store seem all warm and cuddly?

    We've all heard horror stories about Apple's "draconian" control over the iOS App Store for years, but if developer Shifty Jelly is to be believed, and as the old saying goes, Apple ain't got nothing on Amazon.

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    4 years ago

    Daily Tip: How to measure your download and upload data speeds

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    Daily Tip: How to measure your download and upload data speeds

    If you have ever wanted to know the speed of your data connections download and upload link, we have the answer. This tip may come in very handy especially now that AT&T has officially said it will begin throttling data speeds for the top 5% of data users. Read on and we will show you how to do it.

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