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3 years ago

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Super Twario for iPhone turns your twitter account into a retro inspired game. In it, you navigate your character, Twario, by tilting your iPhone or iPod touch, swipe to move faster, and tap to jump. During the course of your game you will run into tweets where you can choose to read them or even reply to them.

But wait...there's more! Not only can you now interact with your tweets via Twario, but this app even has Game Center integration so you can keep track of achievements and see how your Twitter skills rank among your friends and in the world! You get all this and many hours of fun and excitement for $1.99.

Check out the video after the break!

[iTunes Link via Engadget]

by Brian Tufo

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3 years ago

Back to the Mac event now available via iTunes

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Back to the Mac event now available via iTunes

For those of you who were either unavailable to watch Apple's Back to the Mac event live, or are a Windows user who couldn't, or simply want to watch it again, the keynote is now available for download via iTunes. However, be warned that at 868.9 MB, the video download is not small.

I was unable to watch the entire event, so I'm downloading for my viewing pleasure at a later time. What about you? You planning to download this one?

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3 years ago

Why Apple took iOS back to the Mac

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Why Apple took iOS back to the Mac

Steve Jobs said they named today's event Back to the Mac because they were taking innovations they'd made with iOS -- iPhone and iPad -- and bringing the full circle to OS X. That says a lot about the importance of iOS to Apple but it says even more about Steve Jobs' beliefs on the future of computing.

iPad, it's been said, represented the beginning of the truly personal computer, beyond the command-line Apple II and the graphical interface of the Mac. Simple but powerful, it was a computing appliance anyone could use without getting lost in programming languages or buried in windowing environments.

Years ago, upon his return to Apple, Steve Jobs rebooted the Mac with OS X. A NeXT-generation, gorgeous Aqua UI built on top of the rock solid BSD UNIX system. That gave it two layers. Power users could open Terminal and type away and seldom, if ever, bother with Aqua while more mainstream users could point and click around a far easier paradigm.

Easier but not easy. And that's where today's event was so import...

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3 years ago

iPhone live tonight, 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST

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iPhone live tonight, 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST

You know the drill, come 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST, we'll be live over at:

http://live.tipb.com/live/

We'll be discussing Steve Jobs' surprise appearance on the Apple Q4 conference call, what he said about BlackBerry and Android, and Apple's Back to the Mac event. Be there, and be ready to chat. We want to hear from you.

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3 years ago

FaceTime between iPhone 4 and Mac [Video]

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FaceTime between iPhone 4 and Mac [Video]

Right after Apple released FaceTime for Mac beta, Dieter grabbed his iPhone 4 and called me up on my MacBook. The video above shows the results. It worked well and looked good.

FaceTime for Mac is incredibly barebones right now, almost no UI chrome or options but we'll see what happens come release. The ability to stay in contact, visually, from any iOS or Mac OS device is compelling, but it would be even better if Apple released a Windows version. Let's hope that's coming soon.

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3 years ago

FaceTime for Mac beta now available for download

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FaceTime for Mac beta now available for download

As promised by Steve Jobs during Apple's Back to the Mac event, FaceTime for Mac beta is now up on Apple.com and available for download:

FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, wave, and laugh with anyone on an iPhone 4, iPod touch, or Mac from your Mac over Wi-Fi. So you can catch up, hang out, joke around, and stay in touch with just a click. Sure, it’s great to hear a voice. But it’s even better to see the face that goes with it.

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3 years ago

MacBook Air brings iPad attributes back to the Mac

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MacBook Air brings iPad attributes back to the Mac

As part of the Back to the Mac event, Steve Jobs wondered what would happen if a a MacBook and iPad hooked up and the answer is the new MacBook Air. It's full unibody, full keyboard, full trackpad. Instant on. Great battery life. Great standby time. There will be both 13.3 inch and 11.6 inch models.

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3 years ago

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion brings iOS, iPad innovations back to the Mac

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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion brings iOS, iPad innovations back to the Mac

Steve Jobs today gave a hint at the future of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, and that future is... iOS and iPad!

  • Multitouch gestures
  • App Store
  • App home screens (with Folders)
  • Full screen apps
  • Auto save
  • Apps resume when launched

It's not going to be a multitouch Mac. Jobs says Apple tried it but vertical touch surfaces are tiring and don't work. That's why Apple has made multitouch trackpads for laptops, and Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad for desktops. That's how they're going to do multitouch.

Mac App Store won't be exclusive but Jobs thinks it will be the best. Same 70/30 developer split, one click downloads, free and paid, auto instal, auto updates, licensed for use on all your personal macs.

LaunchPad will be the homescreen for Macs.

Mission Control will unify Spaces, Exposé, Dashboard, full screen apps.

Screenshots after the break. And check out Apple.com's new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion page for more.

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3 years ago

Apple announces FaceTime for Mac

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Apple announces FaceTime for Mac

As part of the Back to the Mac event, Steve Jobs has just announced FaceTime for Mac. The interface is bare bones, a naked QuickTime X-like UI but it does full screen, and it works as simply as FaceTime for iOS. (Which Jobs also announced they've shipped on 19 million devices to date).

Beta release for Mac today. No word on FaceTime for Windows yet.

More as this develops.

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3 years ago

FaceTime for Mac icon makes early appearance at Back to the Mac event?

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FaceTime for Mac icon makes early appearance at Back to the Mac event?

Apple's busy doing their Back to the Mac demo, and call us crazy but it looks like there's a FaceTime icon lurking in the dock?

Could Apple be about to show off FaceTime for Mac? We'll know very soon.

[Thanks guest!]

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