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4 years ago

iPad TV Commercial Shows iBooks Pricing, NYT Best Seller Button, My Documents, Smudge/Camera

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iPad TV Commercial Shows iBooks Pricing, NYT Best Seller Button, My Documents, Smudge/Camera

While I was busy enjoying the subtler UI details, AppleInsider noticed that last night's iPad commercial debut showed what might be some of the pricing inside the new iBooks Store:

The commercial showed Sen. Edward Kennedy's "True Compass: A Memoir" for $14.99, the novel "I, Alex Cross" by James Patterson for $12.99, and "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin for $7.99.

For comparison, "True Compass" currently sells for $19.25 for the Amazon Kindle, "I, Alex Cross" costs $9.99, and "Three Cups of Tea" costs $7.19.

Whether or not that was final, or merely mocked up pricing for the commercial, remains to be seen.

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4 years ago

Zombie Castle Defender 'ZombieSmash!' Coming to iPhone and iPod touch

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Zombie Castle Defender 'ZombieSmash!' Coming to iPhone and iPod touch

Whether you are a fan of the Castle Defender genre or Zombies, you are sure to love the soon to be released ZombieSmash! for iPhone and iPod touch.

In similar fashion to the very popular Plants vs Zombies, ZombieSmash! adds a few new tricks to Castle Defender games with the addition of some fancy ragdoll physics and excessive amounts of cartoon gore. Look for ZombieSmash! to drop in the App Store sometime this month for $1.99.

Check out the official trailer after the break!

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4 years ago

iPhone Games Can be Ported to Palm webOS PDK in "Days"? -- The Competition

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4 years ago

TiPb at Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2010

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TiPb at Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2010

Tuesday and Wednesday TiPb is going to be at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) San Francisco 2010 to find out what's new and notable in the world of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad gaming. Scuttlebutt is, if you think gaming is big on the iPhone OS now... get ready for it to explode in 2010.

We'll do our best to meet with all your favorite game companies, from the huge houses to the best and brightest indies.

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4 years ago

TiPb Apps 4.1 (and Give Away!) -- Consume for iPhone

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TiPb Apps 4.1 (and Give Away!) -- Consume for iPhone

Rene talks to Marc Edwards of Bjango about Consume [$0.99 - iTunes link] for iPhone. Consume lets you track your cell phone and broadband usage, packages (like new Apple Store deliveries!), club cards, and more.

And Bjango's giving away ten (10) promo codes to TiPb readers! Just drop a comment below and tell us what you'd like to see in an iPad version of Consume. We'll pick 10 of you at random (so make sure you leave a valid email address so we can contact you).

Note: Promo Codes are only valid in the US App Store (Apple's rule, not ours), and they expire, so if you get one, use it asap!

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4 years ago

UPDATED: Apple Debuts iPad Commercial During Oscars

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UPDATED: Apple Debuts iPad Commercial During Oscars

It looks like the iPad did indeed decide to join Steve Jobs at the 82nd Academy Awards, at least in the for of Apple's first official commercial. Is the Oscar setting fitting for a media consumption power house, or was it just the huge audience?

It featured a song like iPod touch commercials, rather than music like the iPhone. In this case, There Goes My Love by The Blue Van [iTunes link via TUAW]. Visually, it showed a variety of features, point-of-view on iPad's held on a variety of laps. You can watch it now via Apple.com [Thanks Swiftman!].

It ended with the US shipping date of April 3rd.

UPDATE: Video after the jump:

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4 years ago

Steve Jobs on Oscars Red Carpet

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Steve Jobs on Oscars Red Carpet

Likely there to cheer for Up and Pixar, Disney's largest shareholder (oh, and Apple CEO!) Steve Jobs walks the Oscar red carpet at the Academy Awards.

(No, we don't know who he was wearing, or if he had an iPad in an extra-large, Stephen Colbert-sized tux pocket, okay?)

(WayneSutton.net via @TUAW)

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4 years ago

Apple Cracking Down on Mass Produced, Low Functionality Apps?

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Apple Cracking Down on Mass Produced, Low Functionality Apps?

TechCrunch is reporting that companies who mass produce (or provide tools and templates for the mass production of) "cookie cutter" apps are hearing that they need to add differentiation and functionality or risk Apple not allowing them into the iTunes App Store. Jason Kincaid says:

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4 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 7 Mar 2010

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 7 Mar 2010

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4 years ago

ITunes Store/App Store Outage?

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ITunes Store/App Store Outage?

We're getting lots of reports from lots of different places that Apple's iTunes Store and App Store are down or otherwise erroring out for users.

Hopefully Apple is working on a fix and things will be back up soon. In the meantime let us know if you're getting errors, what kind, and in what country...

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