Archive for 2012

Help Bring Bowden + Sheffield Minimalist iPad Cases (and more) to Market — a Kickstarter Project

Kickstarters Levi Price and Eric Rea are our kind of designers. When Price’ laptop bit the dust he decided to replace it with an iPad, but though he loved his new tablet (obviously), he was never satisfied with any of the cases that were available.

Price joined forces with Rea, and the two students founded the Fine Grain design company. With Kickstarter’s help, the pair plans to produce Minimalist iPad Cases, as well as a cleaning cloth with original artwork.

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It’s Official: Sorkin to Write Screenplay of Jobs’ Biography

Who better than West Wing creator, and Social Network screen writer Aaron Sorkin to bring Steve Jobs story to the big screen?

According to the New York Times, Sorkin has finally committed to the project, after expressing interest in it last fall, in which will write a screenplay adaptation Walter Isaacson’s best selling biography of Jobs.

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Cubis Creatures is an Addictive Match – Three Game You Won’t Want to Miss

There are a lot of match three games in the App Store, so there’s no denying that it’s an over-saturated genre. As an app reviewer, I’ve played quite a few of the match three games in the App Store, so believe me when I say that Cubis Creatures is refreshingly fun.

Cubis Creatures isn’t your average match-three. For one, it’s got a great theme with colorful graphics and adorable monsters, and it’s also done in 3-D, so blocks can be added from the bottom, the side, and sometimes underneath.

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Analysts: iPad Mini Likely to be a Hit with Gamers and Students

iPad MiniNow that rumors are hitting the street on a daily basis, it is hard to ignore the possibility that Apple is making a smaller screened device with a lower price tag. Just today, it was reported that Apple plans to use a thinner, cheaper touch screen on the supposed 7.85-inch display and other specifications include that it will come with 8 GB of storage and will cost less than $250.

Now, Apple Insider has reported that analyst Ben Reitzes with Barclays Equity Research believes that an iPad mini would help Apple promote tablets in the education and e-books market.

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This Could Hurt is an Ultra Challenging Danger Avoidance Platform Game

If you’ve been on the lookout for a platformer that presents a serious challenge, you’re in luck, because This Could Hurt is the game that you’ve been searching for.

I’m not kidding – this is one of the toughest iOS games that I’ve played in awhile, which is going to sound odd when I say that it’s also got some of the simplest gameplay around, because you can play it one-handed with a single finger on the screen.

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Chrome for iPad and iPhone in the Works?

Google ChromeFor those looking for an alternative to using Safari for browsing the web, it may soon be an option to use Google’s Chrome web browser on all of your iOS devices. Of course, third-party web browsers seems doomed to fail.

While Apple does allow this software to be installed and used, they do not allow you to change your default web browser settings which means “all links in emails, texts or other apps will always open in Safari, regardless of what other browsers are installed.”

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Apple iPad Mini to Feature Ultra-Thin Display?

iPad MiniAccording to a report from DigiTimes today, the rumored iPad mini that may be on its way to store shelves this fall will use thin-film touch technology for its display screen, making it thinner and lighter and less expensive than other models.

Materials for the thin-film technology, called G/F2, will reportedly be coming from Notto, while the touchscreens themselves will be supplied by Nissha Printing and TPK. Wintek will not be supplying parts for the iPad mini due to not having the thin-film technology.

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Etón Corporation Announces Availability of Rukus Wireless Bluetooth Sound System

If you’ve been looking for a sound system that can be used both indoors and out, you might want to check out Etón’s new Rukus Solar, which is the first portable Bluetooth sound system that wirelessly streams music without running out of power, thanks to a built-in solar panel.

With the Rukus Solar’s monocrystal solar panel and E-Ink display, you can play your music all day long, making this the perfect system to take to the park, the beach, outdoor parties, and more, because you don’t have to hassle with cords and power outlets.

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Adobe Adds iOS Features to New Digital Publishing Suite

At its annual Digital Publishing Summit, which took place today, Adobe announced several upcoming features for its Digital Publishing Suite, including a Content Viewer for iPhone, social sharing, expanded font licensing, and enhanced integration with Adobe Creative Suite 6.

Adobe’s new iPhone Content Viewer is designed to allow media and corporate organizations to create and display content on the iPhone and the iPod Touch, in addition to the iPad, Kindle Fire, and other Android tablets to expand the reach of media content to more than 220 million iPhone and iPod Touch users around the globe.

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Apple Planning iCloud Update Announcement for WWDC

Photo sharing sites like Flickr and Picasa will be getting some competition this June, because Apple is preparing to enter the photo sharing arena. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple will be updating its iCloud service to allow users to share sets of photos with one another.

While the current iteration of iCloud supports photo uploading, users are only allowed to upload to their own photo streams and sync the photos to their own devices.

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