Inkub HD New Kind of Tower Defense Game for Mac

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Inkub HD Rating: Inkub HD for Mac is a kind of tower defense game, which is set in the incubator rooms of an alternate world. It features a different look from most games of its genre, and bright colourful graphics with a nice intro. I took it for a whirl to see how it plays on OS X. The main … Read More

Stephen NorthcottInkub HD New Kind of Tower Defense Game for Mac

iPad 2 and Apple’s Dual-core A5 Chip : Game On!

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The rumours about the iPad 2 have always tended to focus on whether it will have a higher resolution (Retina) display, or more than one camera! We have of course also talked about faster chips, and more memory in a next generation iPad. But not about what that might mean. At the end of the day Apple’s focus is always … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPad 2 and Apple’s Dual-core A5 Chip : Game On!

DJ World Studio for iPad : Discover Your Inner Digital DJ

DJ World Studio iPad App

DJ World Studio for iPad Rating: DJ World Studio for iPad by Little Worlds Studio is billed as an iPad Digital / Vinyl hybrid mixing deck, for both beginners and aspiring club DJs. I was lucky enough to have a copy to play with while on the road last week. Here’s how I got along with my travelling companion. Most … Read More

Stephen NorthcottDJ World Studio for iPad : Discover Your Inner Digital DJ

iPad 2 Facetime Camera will be Front and Central

9to5 Mac have seen pictures of iPad 2 screen protectors from two independent sources. Both of those sources have obtained screen protectors which bear a small hole in them at the very top, and centralized; directly opposite the hole for the iPad’s Home Button. Apple don’t endorse screen protectors, and don’t in fact stock them in their stores. But there … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPad 2 Facetime Camera will be Front and Central

Apple Currently Uses 60% of The Worlds Touch Panel Capacity

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) long ago foresaw the value of Flash RAM, and grabbed a large chunk of the global supplies year after year because of their massive sales of iPods, iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch. Because of that manufacturing capacity has had to grow (sometimes painfully) and the price of Flash RAM has often fluctuated in line with supply volumes because … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Currently Uses 60% of The Worlds Touch Panel Capacity

Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs and “friends” to meet US President Today

Steve Jobs is to be part of a group of influential technology industry people to meet with the US President (Barack Obama) in San Francisco today, Thursday. Others included in the guest list are Eric Schmidt (Google CEO 0.5) and Mark Zuckerberg (Faceblah). The purpose of the meeting is, according to the White House, to “discuss our shared goal of … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s CEO Steve Jobs and “friends” to meet US President Today

Publishers Initial Response to Apple’s App Store Subscriptions Packages… Muted.

Depending on which side of a magical divide you fall, you will apparently either love or hate Apple’s new subscription packages. The general consensus is that if you like the deal then you are either drinking Apple’s Cool Aid, or taking the view of a long disparaged, and abused consumer. However, if you don’t like the deal you are most … Read More

Stephen NorthcottPublishers Initial Response to Apple’s App Store Subscriptions Packages… Muted.

New hints of NFC Financial Transactions with iPhone 5?

The German telecom company T-Mobile has a few powerpoint presentations floating around with shots of an iPhone with a big VISA logo showing on the screen. It seems that they are confidently touting the fact that they, at least, are sure that we can expect NFC (Near Field Communications) technology for day to day financial transactions as part of Apple’s … Read More

Stephen NorthcottNew hints of NFC Financial Transactions with iPhone 5?

Apple Publishes App Store Subscription Guidelines (AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has both published, and clarified its Subscription system which is linked to the iTunes AppStore; for products like digital magazines and newspapers. It was introduced with News Corp’s “The Daily”, and has now been rolled out to all publishers. In essence the new rules simply clarify what we all thought the deal was. AAPL considers that any customer … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Publishes App Store Subscription Guidelines (AAPL)

Apple Inc. Becomes Samsung’s Largest Customer With $7.8 Billion in Trade (AAPL)

We’ve reported before on the unique relationship that Samsung and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) share. On the one hand they are both involved in several critically important markets in the tech sector, where they are in direct, and sometimes fierce, competition. Samsung’s Tablet offerings to date are the closest that anyone has come to a rival to Apple’s iPad. And their phones … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Inc. Becomes Samsung’s Largest Customer With $7.8 Billion in Trade (AAPL)

More iPhone “Nano” and Apple’s Free MobileMe Rumors Emerge

iPhone nano

The rumor mills are in full swing now that the subject of free MobileMe and the “iPhone Nano” have hit the mainstream press (again). Particularly because of hints appearing in the Wall Street Journal; as that is considered one of the conduits that Apple uses to feed reliable teaser information to the public. Briefly, it seems that a reliable set … Read More

Stephen NorthcottMore iPhone “Nano” and Apple’s Free MobileMe Rumors Emerge

Hints of Apple TV Gaming found in iOS 4.3

Engadget are reporting that an enterprising iOS 4.3 Beta SDK snooper has found some rather interesting bits and bobs in Apple’s Beta software which tend to hint at some kind of online gaming experience coming to the Apple TV. Specifically in the latest iOS 4.3 Beta 3 Firmware, strings related to “ATVGames” and “ATVThunder”, which Engadget theorise is the codename … Read More

Stephen NorthcottHints of Apple TV Gaming found in iOS 4.3

WSJ : Apple iPad 2 “Now in Production”

If Apple ever leaks information that it wants us to read, then it is generally accepted that it is leaked via the Wall Street Journal. In an article in the WSJ today it has been claimed by “reliable sources” that the iPad 2 is now in full production for Apple, something we reported on a while ago. And that its … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWSJ : Apple iPad 2 “Now in Production”

Pages coming to iPhone 4 or Fourth Gen iPod Touch soon?

If you still think that the iPad 2 is going to feature a Retina display, then you are in the minority these days. Which makes these new Retina display quality icons found in the latest copy of Pages for the iPad all the more interesting… As 9TO5Mac report, the icons do not have iPad suffixes on the file names. This … Read More

Stephen NorthcottPages coming to iPhone 4 or Fourth Gen iPod Touch soon?

Is this Facetime for the iPad 2?

iPadDevice have reportedly managed to extract the Facetime portions from the latest iOS 4.3 SDK, released to developers, and have got it to run on a jailbroken iPad. In the video you can see that the iPad it is running on doesn’t have its own video feed sending (as it has no camera!), or an inset image of that video … Read More

Stephen NorthcottIs this Facetime for the iPad 2?