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3 years ago

Apple hid iPad from Google's Eric Schmidt?

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Apple hid iPad from Google's Eric Schmidt?

Nilay Patel, formerly of Engadget writes on his personal blog that, according to Steven Levy's new book, The Plex, after believing Google copied the iPhone with Android, they hid iPad development from Google CEO and former Apple board member Eric Schmidt.

The acrimony was so deep, we’re told, that Jobs kept the iPad a secret from Eric Schmidt even though Schmidt was still on Apple’s board of directors while it was being developed. (Schmidt would later step down, of course.) It’s juicy stuff, and it nicely feeds right into the current iOS vs. Android narrative of the day.

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3 years ago

iPhone Live podcast tonight at 9pm EDT, come chat!

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iPhone Live podcast tonight at 9pm EDT, come chat!

iPhone Live! podcast is tonight people and we want you to show up and chat with us!

Time: 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST!

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

(You can watch from iPhone via Ustream Viewer app (here's how) and iPad (we recommend Duet Browser.)

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3 years ago

Tweetbot for iPhone now hitting App Store

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Tweetbot for iPhone now hitting App Store

Tapbots, one of the most innovative, user experience-oriented iPhone app developers, has released Tweetbot for iPhone. Tweetbot is a Twitter client with personality and Tapbots claims:

Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines & smart gestures, there’s a lot to love about Tweetbot.

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3 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, April 13

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, April 13

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!

  • Magic Puzzles: Solve colorful graphic puzzles using classically shaped jigsaw puzzle pieces with Seven Wonders Puzzles. [Free - iTunes link]

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3 years ago

Apple working on new multitouch gestures for iOS 5, illuminated smart bezel for iPhone 5??

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Apple working on new multitouch gestures for iOS 5, illuminated smart bezel for iPhone 5??

PatentlyApple has uncovered some interesting patent applications from Apple involving new multitouch gestures and smart bezels aimed at making interaction more simple and gestures more memorable.

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3 years ago

Angry Birds to get cross device game sync features by the summer, new Easter update coming for Angry Birds Seasons.

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Angry Birds to get cross device game sync features by the summer, new Easter update coming for Angry Birds Seasons.

Rovio Mobile is working on a way to sync game positions in Angry Birds across multiple devices. We don’t know at this stage if this sync will be limited to just iOS devices or across all devices that have access to Angry Birds, including other smartphones, tablets, and the version sold in the Mac App Store. Either way it would be a great help for those of us that play the game on iPhone and iPad but don’t want to repeat levels; or be at different stages of the game.

Rovio Mobile is also planning an Easter update for Angry Birds Seasons. Not much detail but it promises lots of great new stuff in the update!

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3 years ago

Daily Tip: How to write upside uʍop on iPhone, iPad

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Daily Tip: How to write upside uʍop on iPhone, iPad

Seen some upside down text in an SMS, on Twitter or Facebook, or somewhere else on the web and curious how you can write upside down as well? After our right justify tip the other day we got several requests for this, so follow on past the break and we'll show you how!

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3 years ago

Facebook for iPhone allows 'liking' comments... sometimes

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Facebook for iPhone allows 'liking' comments... sometimes

Facebook has made some backend changes that allow users to 'like' comments from stories in their news feed. This has been a much requested feature from Facebook users and, unfortunately, Facebook has only half-delivered.

As you can see from the screenshots above, comments are only "likeable" when viewing from the news feed. If you access comments from anywhere else, say notifications or a friend's profile page, you cannot 'like' them.

Who's excited about this feature and can't wait for it to be app wide?

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3 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Tuesday, April 12

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Tuesday, April 12

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!

  • Viddy: Think Instagram for video. A simple way for anyone to capture, beautify, and share amazing videos with the world. Record a key moment of your life, make it beautiful, and share it with those who matter most. [Free - iTunes link]

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3 years ago

TiPb Asks: Would you want a cheaper iPad subsidized by advertising?

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TiPb Asks: Would you want a cheaper iPad subsidized by advertising?

Would you want an iPad that, like the newly announced Amazon Kindle discount, is subsidized by advertising? Now the new Kindle is only $25 (?!) cheaper which isn't really a big enough subsidy in my opinion but what if the numbers were more interesting, like $100 off, $200 off, $300 off, or even free with iAds? Is there a discount level appealing enough that you'd put up with an iAd banner at the bottom of your home screen or 15 seconds of pre-roll several times an hour when you launch an app?

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