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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 years ago

Superfunctional 5: Fitness vs. Function

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Superfunctional 5: Fitness vs. Function


5 years ago

Google said "no" to joining Microsoft, Apple, in Novell bid? [Updated]

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Google said "no" to joining Microsoft, Apple, in Novell bid? [Updated]

Microsoft General Council, Brad Smith tweeted out a response today to Google's open letter on an alleged anti-Android patent conspiracy, basically calling shenanigans on their whole patent conspiracy act:

Google says we bought Novell patents to keep them from Google. Really? We asked them to bid jointly with us. They said no.

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5 years ago

imo instant messenger for iPad updates with Skype group chat

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imo instant messenger for iPad updates with Skype group chat

The messaging app imo instant messenger for iPad, by imo.im, has been with support for group chat and more.

With imo instant messenger, it’s easy to stay in touch with friends on your existing IM accounts. imo currently supports Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Skype, MSN, ICQ/AIM, Yahoo, Jabber, Myspace, Hyves, and Vkontakte.

  • No need to create a new account with imo
  • Option to link accounts or save passwords to log in faster
  • Push notifications sent for 72 hours after you close the app
  • Searchable chat history on the app and on imo.im
  • Links from buddies open directly in app
  • Voice IM
  • Concurrent sessions on different devices
  • Favorite buddies and optional buddy icons

The update includes:

  • Support for imo and Skype Group Chat
  • Allow sending pictures and videos
  • Added a menu to select emoticons
  • Allows user to page through chat history from chat window
  • Added browsing of chat history with any particular buddy
  • Added protocols Hyves and Vkontakte
  • Improved look of tabs

imo instant messenger for iPad is available for free. Screenshots after the break.

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5 years ago

Watch shark videos SeaHD for iPad

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Watch shark videos SeaHD for iPad

Here's another app to add to your Shark Week collection - SeaHD.

SeaHD brings you on a journey through several oceans around the globe. View real dolphins, sharks, eels, clownfish & more. Watch tranquil footage on your desktop or HDTV for an entertaining experience. Learn facts about the marine environment. Construct your own video playlist to watch your favorite clips.

  • Multiple Locations: Dive Points Around the Globe
  • Over 20 Stunning HD¹ Videos
  • Original Portrait Videos
  • Fish Identification: Learn Facts About Species
  • SEAquence: Create Your Own Playlist
  • Music: Select From Included Ambient Soundtracks or From iTunes
  • Export clips to iMovie
  • In App purchase bundles (download over 20 more amazing creatures)
  • Output to Your TV² with HDMI
  • Airplay Support (Single Dive Points Only)

SeaHD is available on the iPad for $2.99. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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5 years ago

TiPb on TUAW TV Live

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TiPb on TUAW TV Live

I had the great pleasure of being on TUAW TV Live with the one and only Steven Sande today, and we discussed all things Mac and iOS, and also delved into podcasting and some of the joys and consternations of blogging.

Check out the video after the break, and subscribe to the show iTunes while you're at it.

[TUAW]

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