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4 years ago

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

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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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4 years ago

Monday Fun Video: Apple Center Seen from the Sky

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Monday Fun Video: Apple Center Seen from the Sky

Remember that $2 billion world-class data center Apple is building in North Carolina, the one that could be mean iTunes.com or a super MobileMe or only-Jobs-knows-what? Well here's some video purporting to show it from the sky (if not show it looking like SkyNet!)

Check it out after the break and let us know what you think is going on inside those massive, machine-filled walls!

[DataCenter Knowledge via Macrumors via 9to5mac]

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4 years ago

iPad A4 Chipset Cost Apple $1 Billion?

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iPad A4 Chipset Cost Apple $1 Billion?

We typically don't run those stories about iPhone or iPad component costs anymore because they're just silly -- a couple of hundred dollars in metal parts per unit never takes into account R&D and marketing costs, and things like paying $1 billion for the new Apple A4 chipset in the iPad. Or so hints the New York Times:

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4 years ago

Should Apple TV Switch to the iPhone OS?

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Should Apple TV Switch to the iPhone OS?

Should Apple TV switch to the iPhone OS? The Apple TV was introduced in late 2006 but debuted alongside the iPhone at the Macworld 2007 keynote. Since then, the iPhone has become a huge, mainstream success and the Apple TV... well it reamins just a "hobby".

Technically, Apple TV is included under Apple's iTunes + iPod offerings, and it's been referred to as a big iPod for your TV. While low end iPods continue to run their embedded OS, the iPod touch and upcoming iPad run versions of the iPhone OS, Apple TV, by stark contrast, originally used a special version of Mac OS X Tiger. Though it has been updated to 2.x and 3.x over the years (and gotten a price cut to boot!), it remains in a sort of no-mans land, with more functionality than an iPod nano but far less than a proper Mac OS X machine like the Mac Mini.

The set-top box market is nebulous at best, but Apple chose to engage it -- much as it has the equally nebulous tablet market with the iPad, so we wonder if they wouldn't do better engaging it on the same terms -- with the iPhone OS and its 150,000 apps.

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4 years ago

Loopt Adds Curated Restaurant, Bar Recommendations via TastingTable

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4 years ago

New Apple iPhone Ads Go After Boredom, Parents' Hearts

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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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4 years ago

TiPb Apps 2.2 -- QuickOffice for iPhone and iPad (Macworld 2010)

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TiPb Apps 2.2 -- QuickOffice for iPhone and iPad (Macworld 2010)

Live from Macworld 2010, Rene and Leanna talk to David Halpin about QuickOffice [$9.99 on sale - iTunes link] for the iPhone... and iPad! We also chat about their latest update which lets users access documents stored on popular cloud-services like Box.net, DropBox, Google Docs, and MobileMe.

Watch along after the break and let us know what you think!

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4 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 21 Feb 2010 - MWC Edition

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 21 Feb 2010 - MWC Edition


4 years ago

Video iChat Icons, Strings in iPhone 3.2 SDK for iPad?

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Video iChat Icons, Strings in iPhone 3.2 SDK for iPad?

9to5mac continues to rip through the iPhone 3.2 SDK for iPad and has now come across the images above, which show icons for accepting a declining video chat, as well as strings referencing the same.

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4 years ago

5000 Sex-based iPhone Apps Removed, Are These the New Rules?

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5000 Sex-based iPhone Apps Removed, Are These the New Rules?

Chillifresh, who first sent TiPb word of their Wobble iBoobs app being removed from the App Store due to what Apple termed its "sexual content" has followed up with another blog post, now claiming 5000 apps have been removed and presenting what they say are the new App Store rules:

  1. No images of women in bikinis (Ice skating tights are not OK either)
  2. No images of men in bikinis! (I didn’t ask about Ice Skating tights for men)
  3. No skin (he seriously said this) (I asked if a Burqa was OK, and the Apple guy got angry)
  4. No silhouettes that indicate that Wobble can be used for wobbling boobs (yes – I am serious, we have to remove the silhouette in this pic)
  5. No sexual connotations or innuendo: boobs, babes, booty, sex – all banned
  6. Nothing that can be sexually arousing!! (I doubt many people could get aroused with the pic above but those puritanical guys at Apple must get off on pretty mundane things to find Wobble “overtly sexual!)
  7. No apps will be approved that in any way imply sexual content (not sure how Playboy is still in the store, but …)

Apple has already commented to TiPb that they took action following customer complaints over objectionable contents, and our readers have been split between "good on Apple, we don't want to see that in the App Store" and "shame on Apple, we should be able to decide for ourselves" camp.

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