- Atari announces $100,000 Pong Developer Challenge
- The Simpsons: Tapped Out brings Springfield to your iPhone and iPad
- Production of 7.85 inch iPad supposedly slated for production in Third quarter of 2012
- 8GB iPad 2 to be announced next week with 16/32 GB models for iPad 3?
- Readability for iPhone and iPad now available
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 01:09 PM PST
Pong is quickly approaching its 40th anniversary and Atari is looking to celebrate by launching the Pong Indie Developer Challenge, where developers are tasked with re-creating their own iOS version of Pong. Selected winners could nab up to $100,000, as well as have their game published under the Atari Brand on the App Store. This follows the recent string of successful indie developed titles like Asteroids: Gunner and Breakout®: Boost.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 11:43 AM PST
EA Mobile has released what could very well be the coolest Simpsons video game ever made — ok, at least on a mobile platform. The Simpsons: Tapped Out for the iPhone and iPad is a freemium game that plays like SimCity and Farmville, where fans of the long-running animated series will get to (for the first time ever) build Springfield from the ground up and interact with all their favorite characters.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 10:43 AM PST
DigiTimes is once again stoking the flames for the rumoured 7.85-inch iPad, which they first suggested was likely a few months ago. In a new report published today, DigiTimes’ sources claim that manufacturers in Apple’s supply chain have already started delivering samples of the smaller iPad for “verification”, with volume production to begin in Q3 of 2012.
The belief is that Apple is planning on launching the 7.85-inch iPad to compete with Amazon’s $199 7-inch Kindle Fire and other similarly sized tablets. The same sources have pegged the 7.85-inch iPad’s price at US$249-299, and the rumoured 8GB iPad 2 to sell for US$349-399 when released. Now before you get overly excited about a smaller iPad, just know that DigiTimes has been known to be wrong before with their reports, so cautiously take it with a grain of salt.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 10:04 AM PST
An 8GB iPad 2 is entirely possible – even likely – as it falls in line with a capacity (and price) drop found in that of the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 after nearly a year of being released. An iPad 3 launching without a 64GB model however, seems a bit strange, especially given how the iPad 2 does come in 64GB versions. And with the expected hi-res display in the third gen iPad, you’d expect that users would want even more space to store their HD videos and whatnot. Well, we’re only less than a week from the unveiling, so we’ll soon find out if this info is completely accurate.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 08:12 AM PST
Readability, hands down the the best alternative to Instapaper’s read it later service, has finally made its way onto the iOS platform. First announced back in November of last year, Readability teamed up with the talented designers at Teehan+Lax to bring users a beautifully designed and easy to use iPhone and iPad app. For those not familiar, Readability is a great tool that lets you strip away all clutter from a webpage, leaving you with a center column of text – much like Safari’s Reader functionality. Of course, you can elect to save these pages for reading later – be it online or offline. And this is where the app comes into play; any webpage you send to Readability via a web browser will sync with your iOS devices, so you can read those saved articled when you’re out and about. Even if you have already invested in Instapaper’s $4.99 app, Readability is definitely worth checking out. It’s now available to download for free on the App Store.
Readability, Readability, – Free
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