Apple Updates App Store Developer Agreement

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced a raft of changes in its App Store Developers Agreement today. And the changes were both a surprise and a breath of fresh air to many. Historically, there have been three major bones of contention between developers and Apple. These were about some of the rules it imposes if you wish to be part of the App Store. … Read More

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Master of Alchemy for iPhone. Another Quality Game from Chillingo, Despite its Repetitive Levels

Master of Alchemy iPhone

Master of Alchemy Rating: Other than reading the latest thoughts on Global Warming and watching the meteorologists on TV forecasting the weather the last time I did anything scientific was to burn some magnesium sulphate, I think that’s what it was called, over a Bunsen Burner during a school science lesson. Now though I’ve had the chance to get back to … Read More

Craig WillisMaster of Alchemy for iPhone. Another Quality Game from Chillingo, Despite its Repetitive Levels

Apple Patent For Locking “Unauthorised Users” Out of Devices

Apple has filed a patent for methodology which allows iOS devices to be deactivate themselves, limit services, or completely wipe their storage based on set criteria. One of those criteria is loosely termed “hacking”. Which some take to mean jailbreak. Other impressive sounding options in Apple’s patent is the ability for an iOS device to recognise users by image recognition or … Read More

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Hexius 1.3 – Addictive iPhone/iPad action-puzzler Free for limited time

To celebrate half a million games played, Phasic Labs Ltd. today announced that Hexius, the unique action-puzzle game from Phasic Labs, is now free for a very limited time. Hexius is a psychedelic action-puzzler, with 3 fun game modes, global/friends scores, weekly score challenges, achievements, regular updates, and more. To find out why players keep coming back for more, and to get your free copy, head over to the App Store and search for Hexius.

Ravin MohindruHexius 1.3 – Addictive iPhone/iPad action-puzzler Free for limited time

Steve Jobs Promises iOS 4 Speed Fix for iPhone 3G Soon

Many iPhone 3G users have been complaining of speed issues running iOS 4 on what is now the oldest iPhone model that Apple sells. But in reality, apart from some loss of graphics performance, the horsepower under the iPhone 3G’s hood should really be able to cope with what iOS 4 throws at it. Especially as Apple’s 4th iteration of … Read More

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Apple iAd Global Roll-out [JCPenney Ad]

iAd Nissan

Apple’s iAd has been a little slow at filling the available inventory and has been criticized for long production process. Mobile advertising is a new platform for Apple and they want to have complete control and offer the most interactive experience. Participating brands and developers who have integrated iAd into their apps have reported that Apple’s iAd has been successful in engaging the audience … Read More

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Apple App Store Director Sells Fart, Wee & Poop Apps

Brian X. Chen over at Wired has done another piece of excellent snooping and followed a trail of evidence to uncover some awkward truths about Apple’s own director of applications technology, Philip Shoemaker. Shoemaker has a whole host of iPhone Apps that he sells under his company name Gray Noodle LLC. Included in his “portfolio” of work are not the … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple App Store Director Sells Fart, Wee & Poop Apps

Apple (AAPL) Moves iWallet Plans Forward

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the transmission of data between devices over short ranges. It is perfect for consumer financial and data transitions. And Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) very obviously intend that this kind of transaction will be able to be carried out from our iPhones in future. One of NFC’s leading lights, Benjamin Vigler, recently moved to Apple where his job title, … Read More

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Apple in Patent suit over iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Functionality

Every few weeks a Patent troll will pop up and go after large technology companies with dubious patent claims in what is generally seen as a cash grab. This week is no exception. VirnetX has filed a patent infringement suit against several companies, including Apple. The specific patents that VirnetX claims have been infringed are specifically associated with all of … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple in Patent suit over iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Functionality

Apple’s iOS 4.0.2 fixes pdf exploit. Kills Jailbreak for iPhone

iOS 4.0.2

Apple has finally released a fix for the PDF security vulnerability which was being exploited by Comex who launched jailbreakme.com. iPhone users on iOS 4.0.1 and iPod touch users on iOS 4.0 were exposed to a security hole which could allow anyone to gain unauthorized access to your device by hosting malicious pdf files on a website. Jailbreakme is undoubtedly the easiest … Read More

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Era of the Dollar HD Game Begins with Kick Flick 2010

Edinburgh, U.K. – Kevin Ng Games today updated iPhone game Kick Flick 2010, adding iPad and iPhone 4 Retina Display support, free to existing users. Kick Flick 2010 is the first game to offer support for both HD devices in the same app at the lowest App Store price of $0.99. Kick Flick 2010 is a soccer game in which … Read More

Ravin MohindruEra of the Dollar HD Game Begins with Kick Flick 2010

Apple Executive Leaves In Wake of iPhone 4 AntennaGate

It was only going to be a matter of time before someone would get the axe due to the antenna issues that plagued the iPhone 4. That someone is Mark Papermaster, Apple’s senior vice president of iPhone and iPod hardware engineering. Apple announced today that Mr. Papermaster will be leaving the company. Apple did not say whether Papermaster was fired … Read More

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Apple’s Trick to Hobble Unauthorized iPhone Accessories

When a company wants to make an accessory for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch they are encouraged by Apple to enroll in the Apple “MFi” (Made For iPod) Program. Obviously the ‘i’, or ‘iPod’ in MFi now covers a multitude of devices. The thinking behind this scheme is that any product you buy with the MFi logo is of a guaranteed … Read More

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Pocket God Hits Monumental Three-Million Sales Mark

SAN FRANCISCO – Aug. 5, 2010: Bolt Creative today announced that its widely popular deity simulator,Pocket God, has now surpassed the three-million download mark and continues to be one of the best-selling apps of all time. If you were to lay down three million great white sharks (with freaking laser beams of course) from nose to tail, they’d stretch from New … Read More

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Vonage Now Lets You Call Your Facebook Friends For Free

Vonage facebook app

Vonage, famous for providing easy to use voice-over-ip solutions, released a new iOS 4 app today that allows facebook users to call each other for free. The app, called Vonage Mobile for Facebook, connects with facebook using Facebook Connect and then displays a list of all of your friends. The friend list is grouped into two groups, those who have … Read More

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