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2011 iMore Editors Choice Awards

The TiPb staff picks their favorite devices, features, stories, and new or majorly updated apps and accessories of 2011!

The TiPb editors, writers, contributors, forum admins and moderators, and podcasters have come together to nominate and select the winners of the 2011 TiPb Editors Choice Awards. They were all tough choices, and a lot of things we love simply didn't qualify for consideration -- weren't new or weren't majorly updated for 2011. But a lot of really, truly great stuff was. These, then, are our picks of the year.

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2011 TiPb Readers Choice Awards

The TiPb Nation picks their favorite devices, features, stories, and new or majorly updated apps and accessories of 2011!

Your votes have been counted. The results have been tallied. This is it, TiPb Nation! These are your 2011 Readers Choice Award winners!

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TiPb Picks of the Week for November 26, 2011

Every week a few of us from team TiPb will bring you our current favorite, most fun and useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they’re iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game.

To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow on after the break!

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Black Friday app deals

It's Black Friday and there may be one little store you forgot to include in your shopping plans - the App Store! A plethora of apps are having huge sales this weekend, and we have gathered a few of our favorites that you do not want to miss.

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Real Racing 2 brings Party Play

Real Racing 2 and Real Racing 2 HD have been updated to support their newly announced feature, Party Play. With Party Play, up to 4 players can play in a split screen on your HD TV. The only catch is that at least one player must be using an iPhone 4S or iPad 2.

Party Play takes AirPlay to the next level of iOS gaming, facilitating wireless local multiplayer for up to 4 players simultaneously in a split screen display output to your HD TV using an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S as the host. Play in the comfort of your own home and experience the joy of championship racing with iOS 5.

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Real Racing 2 bringing Party Play with iPhone 4S

Firemint has announced that Real Racing 2 will be receiving a massive update that brings a new feature for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users - Party Play.

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Developer Spotlight: Robert Murray of Firemint

TiPb's developer spotlights are like DVD/iTunes Extras for the App Store -- a weekly look behind the scenes at the programers and designers that bring you the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games you love. This week Rene talks with Robert Murray of Firemint.

What's your name? Robert Murray

What's your company's name? Firemint

Where are you located? Richmond, Victoria, Australia, not too far from Melbourne proper.

What's your website address?

What's your Twitter ID? @firemint

What apps do you make? Firemint's two big IPs are Flight Control and Real Racing. Both games are available on iPhone and iPad, and we developed a sequel to Real Racing, Real Racing 2, which was released in December 2010.

Our most recent title is Real Racing 2 HD, optimized for iPad 2. Not long ago we put out an update that adds 1080p dual screen support, so you can sit on the couch and play while the action is displayed on your TV. At the same time, your device shows your lap times, position and speed. It’s quite a sight to behold, and an entirely new way to experience the game.

Agent Squeek is our next massive title, due out this year on iOS. It features a suave cheese-loving mouse who's lively imagination casts him in the role of a secret agent.

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Real Racing 2 HD hits the App Store just in time for iPad 2

Firemint has announced Real Racing 2 HD for the iPad and iPad 2. This iPad-only version takes full advantage of the new A5 chip and faster graphics found in the iPad 2 and it looks fantastic.

Real Racing 2 has been limited to the iPhone and iPod touch since its debut last year, and I for one have always wanted to bring the experience over to my iPad. The idea of using the iPad as a steering wheel for a game like this has always been appealing. The only downside is that you'll need to purchase Real Racing 2 HD separately from the App Store, even if you've already purchased Real Racing 2 for your iPhone. The upside is that you'll be able to play it on both the original iPad and the new iPad 2 because of how the game adjusts graphics output between the two devices.

If you need any Real Racing tips then be sure to check out our TiPb TV Interview with Firemint Founder and CEO Rob Murray, and hit the jump for more Real Racing 2 HD eye candy below!

[iTunes -- $9.99]

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Tuesday, February 8

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!

  • Real Racing 2: Update brings 6 new levels and more! [$4.99 - iTunes link]

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iPhone podcast 130: Real Racers

Rene, Leanna, Farbod and Georgia talk iPhone on Verzion rumors, why Apple isn't worried about the Nexus S, antid0te for Jailbreak, tons and tons (and tons) of new games, and the latest tips and how-tos. Plus an interview with Firemint about Real Racer 2! This is iPhone Live!

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