Jul 05, 2010 - 7:33 AM - by Maura
Australia's excellent Halfbrick Games has today announced that it has submitted the iPad HD version of it's smash hit iPhone game Fruit Ninja for release on July 11th. If you've yet to hear about this tasty gaming treat, let me tell you that the iPhone version has just passed the one million copies sold mark this week after only being on sale for 74 days. It has taken up residence in the US paid apps top ten for 60 out of those 74 days and is still there now. Halfbrick has built on and added to the game's success by constantly updating it, and I'm sure they'll do the same with the iPad HD version.
According to Halfbrick, Fruit Ninja HD will expand on the current Fruit Ninja gameplay (which entails slashing fruit, ninja-like!), with the addition of amazing HD graphics and two new multiplayer split-screen modes. That's about all Halfbrick is prepared to give away about it at the moment, but the iPhone screenshot above should at least give you some idea of how the iPad version will look, only much better, of course!
Jul 05, 2010 - 5:38 AM - by Maura
If you've ever thought about using your iPad as an extra monitor alongside your main computer screen, check out this very useful app from Avatron Software, which is designed to help you do that very thing. It's called Air Display, and costs $9.99 from the iTunes App Store. They say it's compatible with both iPhone and iPad, but I would think that it's much more suited to the iPad's larger screen, see how you get on with it though!
To start using your iPad as a second monitor, all you have to do is install the app, then place your iPad next to your computer. The app works via Wi-Fi and uses the iPad's auto-rotation facility, and has a screen refresh rate of 150 frames per second.
Currently Air Display only works with Macs, with Avatron suggesting that it works best with the MacBook Air and MacBook, and they also say that it's a good idea to use a stand as well, so that your iPad is placed in the optimum position. They are currently working on a Windows version for all you PC users out there.
Jul 02, 2010 - 9:32 PM - by Maura
Variety has a story today about the launch of Disney's Disney Movies iPad app. The app is exclusive to the iPad, and features trailers, movie synopses and film showtimes. You will even be able to use it to buy a cinema ticket, as well as DVDs, Blu-ray discs and downloadable content.
Variety reports that The Sorcerer's Apprentice is the first new release to be featured on the app, alongside 60 other Disney movies that are already in cinemas or out on DVD or Blu-ray
Disney has already had great success with its ABC video player app, which has been downloaded over 850,000 times since April, and more than 4.5 million TV show episodes have been started on the player according to Disney.
The app is free to download from the Apple iTunes App Store, and an iPhone/iPod touch compatible version based on Disney Movies will be available soon, according to Variety.
Jul 02, 2010 - 8:50 PM - by Maura
Square Enix's popular iPhone and iPod touch game, Crystal Defenders, now has its own iPad version, which has been released to the Apple iTunes App Store today. Featuring jobs and locations from the popular Final Fantasy Tactics series, such as Black Mage, the defensive simulation game requires players to strategically deploy units in order to fend off the enemy hordes and prevent them from stealing their party's crystals.
On top of smoother controls and an interface that enables players to instantly grasp the battle situation at a glance, the iPad release boasts completely revamped graphics, and features 12 stages, and 360 waves of action across three game modes.
Best of all, for those of us Final Fantasy fans who love Moogles and were upset at the lack of Moogles in Final Fantasy XIII, Crystal Defenders' main hero is a brave Moogle charged with guarding the crystals. Awesome.
Crystal Defenders for iPad is available now in the App store for £4.99.
Source: Square Enix
Jul 02, 2010 - 7:59 PM - by Maura
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Check out this amazing video of New York artist David Kassan using his iPad, the Brushes app and his fingers to create art. Mac World says that Kassan had originally intended simply to use his iPad as a digital portfolio, but was very impressed by how the Brushes app looked on the iPad's screen, and therefore started using it to paint.
Kassan's work has been highlighted and brought to the public's attention by celebrity Apple fan, British comedian Stephen Fry, and Kassan took the opportunity to thank him for promoting his work, as well as saying that he hopes to meet Fry one day and paint his portrait on his iPad.
"Working in the New York summer sunlight with subjects like Brice here, is like an artist out in the open with his canvas and paints. Brushes is a great app to work with," Kassan told Mac World.
Source: Mac World
Jul 01, 2010 - 8:25 PM - by Maura
Yet another one of those fun videos that shows someone doing something strange with their iPad. This time around its filmmaker Jesse Rosten, whose video PCWorld spotted on Vimeo. Apple has also noticed the video too, and it’s now on the official Apple website. Basically, the video shows Jesse fixing some strips of industrial strength Velcro to the back of his iPad, and then coming up with all sorts of inventive ideas about where to, literally, “stick” it, including on the dashboard of a car and in the middle of his motorbike so that he can use it as a Sat Nav, in the kitchen to act as an interactive recipe book, on the wall as an overly expensive digital picture frame, on the window as a weather station, or on the ceiling at the end of the day so that he can read in bed.
Of course it all comes with the usual disclaimer of “do not attempt” at home, but basically it’s just yet another piece of footage that will make you crave an iPad if you don’t already have one!
Apple no longer supporting iOS 2.x.
They are now longer allowing developers to publish app updates targeting the iOS 2.x.
Jul 01, 2010 - 3:45 PM - by Maura
Angry Birds HD update 1.3.4 from Chillingo is live now in the iTunes App Store, and it’s a big one! If you’re not already familiar with one of the most popular and addictive iPhone and now iPad games, Angry Birds features a load of birds who are, um, angry, because some dastardly green pigs have stolen their eggs. Players must use the birds’ destructive powers to destroy the pigs’ castles.
This latest update brings the iPad version in line with the iPhone one, adding a new bird, 45 new levels, three new themes, golden eggs, sweep menus, a crystal update and new achievements. The update also fixes any bugs associated with the HD version of the game, including crashes that some players have been experiencing on the iPad.
To celebrate the new update, Chillingo and Rovio are also launching a competition to win one iPad a week for the next three weeks. For the first week, all you have to do is follow Chillingo at Chillingo (chillingo) on Twitter, re-tweet the contest post on your own Twitter, submit a sketch of a new Angry Birds level to firstname.lastname@example.org, and then sit back and wait for Chillingo and Rovio to hopefully choose you as the winner of an iPad. Don’t hang about though, as the contest ends at 6pm PT on Friday July 9th.
BGR posted a recent article which quotes The Loop's Jim Dalrymple as saying that Apple already has a Verizon compatible (CDMA) iPhone laying around. The problem is that they need to negotiate a deal with Verizon.
This would not be unusual for Apple to design hardware (or software) in advance an anticipation of a release, even if it never sees the light of day. They did this with the intel compatible version of OSX when they switched over from the IBM G4/G5 lineup.
The real problem is negotiating a deal with Verizon. Verizon obviously has had great success with the Android operating system. In addition, they make more profit on the Android handsets as they don't have to cut any type of revenue share deal with HTC or Motorola or anyone else for that matter... and Google gives out the OS for free so the handset makers save money on R&D.
It all boils down to that war between Google and Apple.
Most interesting is Apple's perspective. They could certainly use this time to announce a deal with Verizon and try to redirect people's attention away from the iPhone 4 antenna design fiasco... and at the same time it would really steal alot of thunder from Google's sails. Verizon is without a doubt the biggest carrier and proponent of pushing the Android operating system. If Apple decides to court that partner it would put a damper on the spread of Android.
Let's face it, it's an all out war between Google and Apple. Both sides have a lot to gain or lose in this war... so how will it boil down? Only time will tell.
Don't forget to check out our sister site dedicated to the Apple iPhone 4 @ iPhone 4 Forum
Source: iPhone 4 Forum & Loop Insight
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