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4 years ago

Angry Birds for iPhone, iPad updated with 15 new levels

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Angry Birds for iPhone, iPad updated with 15 new levels

Angry Birds has been updated with 15 new levels.

Mining and Dining with the burrowing piggies continues! With a bottomless appetite, the bad piggies have burrowed deep in underground caverns to hide the eggs they stole from you. Use the landscape and geology to your advantage to chase the pigs out of their hiding holes, gather rare gems, and retrieve the eggs!

  • 15 new levels for the Mine and Dine episode!
  • Find more collectible jewels!
  • Problems with loading times when starting Angry Birds? We fixed ’em!
  • Mighty Eagle still in business: Buy once, unlimited use!

With the release of Angry Birds Rio, I was expecting new content on the original Angry Birds to quickly cease. I'm so glad I was wrong.

Angry Birds is available on the iPhone for $0.99 on the iPhone and $1.99 on the iPad.

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4 years ago

Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 and iOS 4.2.10 security fix for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

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Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 and iOS 4.2.10 security fix for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Apple has released iOS 4.3.5 for iPad, iPod touch, and GSM /AT&T iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, and iOS 4.2.10 for Verizon iPhone, which fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation.

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4 years ago

Have Apple's closed apps killed Google's open web?

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Have Apple's closed apps killed Google's open web?

Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners -- who previously made headlines before they sold Palm to HP -- is back with some interesting views on how Apple's App Store might have already killed Google's open web.

McNamee asserts that search, which makes Google billions in advertising revenue on the desktop, has been reduced to 1% of mobile activity, effectively obliterating it as a business. He blames/credits that to Apple and their App Store model, where they present the internet not in open, standards based web pages but closed, proprietary native applications.

The open web was too wild for the mainstream, MacNamee says, which makes Apple's iPhone and iPad far more accessible, approachable, and comfortable. (He also thinks iPad is the most important device since the IBM PC and urges everyone to get one.)

McNamee doesn't seem to be casting Apple as the villain of the open web, or the hero of the app mainstream, but rather both, or rather still commenting on the re-closing of the web.

That's something we've been speaking about a lot on our podcasts lately. Compuserve, Prodigy, AOL, etc. all started as mainstream-friendly, walled-gardens built on top of the internet. Eventually, they had to give users real email and real web access, and the walled gardens fell.

Now, however, the App Store has repackaged it again. And Facebook has erected a new, more social, but just as walled a garden. And Google is having to walk the line with Android and Plus and other services to provide a good experience while still staying as open as their original philosophy allowed.

MacNamee thinks it's done in Mobile. Google's model lost. I'm not so sure. "It is what it is" is far too easy and final for the turbulence we're still undergoing. Apple is all in on open HTML5 as a second development platform, for example, so just like Google they're embracing what they feel is the best of both models. That might be the new normal. We might finally be recognizing one model doesn't work for everyone, and a combination of the two is more than the sum of it's parts -- or its soundbites.

Video after the break.

[Fortune via Android Central]

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4 years ago

Destroy birds in Bird Smash Pro for iPhone and iPad

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Destroy birds in Bird Smash Pro for iPhone and iPad

Bird Smash Pro, an iPhone and iPad game by Y. Yoon, has been updated.

Your village was destroyed by ruthless birds. As the last remaining blue pig, you must seek the revenge! Destroy as many birds as possible!

  • iPhone/iPod/iPad game
  • Full HD/Retina display support
  • OpenFeint leaderboards and achievements
  • Infinite levels with various themes
  • Weapon store using your earned virtual cash(eggs) - Five different types of great weapons to choose from
  • Simple controls
  • In-App-Purchases to quickly add more virtual cash(eggs)
  • Unique visual effects
  • Easy-To-Follow In-Game Tutorial

Bird Smash Pro is available on the iPhone and iPad for $0.99. Screenshots and video available after the break.

[iTunes link]

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4 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Monday, July 25

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Monday, July 25

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!

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4 years ago

Mobile Nations: Monday Brief for July 25, 2011

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4 years ago

Netflix for iPhone, iPad updated to support iOS 4.3.4 (and iOS 5!)

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Netflix for iPhone, iPad updated to support iOS 4.3.4 (and iOS 5!)

Netflix released a tiny update, ostensibly to add compatibility for the recent iOS 4.3.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (and iOS 4.2.9 for Verizon iPhone) firmwares, yet it seems to have addressed a huge pain point for developers as well -- compatibility with iOS 5.

So if you've been suffering without your Netflix fix, head on over to the App Store and tap the update button.

[Free - iTunes Store link]

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4 years ago

Facebook for iPad found hidden in the latest iPhone app update?

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Facebook for iPad found hidden in the latest iPhone app update?

Facebook for iPad has been uncovered in the recently updated Facebook for iPhone. A twitter user discovered a hack to make it visible -- editing a file on your iPad to change the UIDeviceFamily ID in the apps plist file to get the iPad interface up and running app, but you do need to have a jailbroken iPad to be able to do this.

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4 years ago

Will the next generation iPod touch have 3G data connectivity?

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Will the next generation iPod touch have 3G data connectivity?

An interesting iPod touch screen shot has been uncovered from the just released iOS 5 beta 4. The screen shot shows a toggle switch for cellular connectivity. Could this mean that the iPod touch will be getting a 3G data option when it is refreshed later this year?

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4 years ago

ZENandTECH 9: Avoidance

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ZENandTECH 9: Avoidance

Georgia and Rene talk viewer tips on perfectionism when it comes to email and task management, including "getting one thing done", and then tackle avoidance -- why we do it, what we get out of it, and what it costs us. This is ZENandTECH!

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4 years ago

Apple airs new iPad 2 commercial -- We'll Always

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Apple airs new iPad 2 commercial -- We'll Always

Apple is continuing their series of Peter Coyote voiced iPad 2 commercials, this time with We'll Always, which shows why "We'll never stop doing the things we love, but with the iPad we'll do them in amazing new ways."

We'll never stop sharing our memories or getting lost in a good book. We'll always cook dinner and cheer for our favorite team. We'll still go to meetings, make home movies and learn new things. But how we do all this will never be the same.

No "magical" mentions but Photos, iBooks, a recipe app, MLB, a video conferencing app, iMovie, and an educational writing app get the spotlight. It's another solid spot, filled with "Kodak moments" that show why Apple is moving tens of millions of these devices through a combination of brand, build, and pitch-perfect advertising.

Video after the break.

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4 years ago

iPad Live, tonight at 9pm EDT. Be there!

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iPad Live, tonight at 9pm EDT. Be there!

iPad Live, the live recording of the best damn iPad podcast on the planet hits the 'net again tonight.

Be there, or get hat-sorted straight to Azkaban.

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

Place: Right here on the home page!

If you have any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss, just leave them in the comments then come be part of the show!

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

Chat with you soon!

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4 years ago

T-Mobile says iPad 2 is slower, more expensive than the LG G-something

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T-Mobile says iPad 2 is slower, more expensive than the LG G-something

T-Mobile has put up a new web page taking shots at AT&T and iPad 2 when it comes to their LG G-Slate Android Honeycomb tablet.

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4 years ago

The week in iPad

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The week in iPad

Missed a compelling piece of iPad news, a great review, or a killer how-to? We're not collecting absolutely everything in iPad here -- you can hit up TiPb.com/iPad for that! -- but we're carefully picking what we think is the best of the last 7 days and presenting it here for your review.

And hey! -- these double as show notes for our iPad Live! podcast tonight at 9pm Eastern. So join us and follow along!

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4 years ago

Blobster hits the App Store, a funky platform game for iPhone and iPad [video]

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Blobster hits the App Store, a funky platform game for iPhone and iPad [video]

It looks like Chillingo may have another hit on its hands with Blobster. Blobster is a new platform game that is highly addictive and beautifully presented.

Blobster is an awesome platforming adventure with a twist! Flick the flubbery fella across incredible levels; avoid pitfalls, water hazards, squish pesky bad guys and collect amazing power-ups on your way to cleaning up Blobtopia and defeating Blobzilla!
  • Forty unique levels like you’ve never seen before, with more to come.
  • Amazing level design will have players in awe as they fling their way through the engrossing campaign.
  • Super easy to pick up and play, flick Blobster around using the intuitive control scheme.
  • Collect game-changing power ups, including the ability to rocket through the sky, float like an angel or transform into a giant.
  • A variety of pesky enemies to squash, each with their own special ability Blobster must overcome.
  • Twelve Special Bonus levels—gift them to your buddies.

My daughter asked me to buy her this game for her iPod touch yesterday. As we share the same account, I installed it on my iPhone and absolutely love it! It is a really fun and addictive game and could be the next huge iOS release. Of course there is always a downside; it is not a universal binary. The developer decided to release two versions; one for the iPhone and iPod touch and an HD version for the iPad. If you are still on the fence, take a look at the video after the break!

[$0.99 – iPhone iTunes link]

[$1.99 - iPad iTunes link]

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