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Posted: 14 Mar 2012 01:41 PM PDT
Byword, a popular writing tool for Mac OS, has now landed on the iPhone and iPad as a universal app. Like its big brother on the Mac, Byword for iOS is beautifully designed and supports John Gruber’s Markdown syntax (markup language that easily lets you convert plain text format into XHTML or HTML). More importantly, the iOS version features iCloud and Dropbox syncing. What this means is that you’ll be able to write on your iMac/Macbook, then step away and pick up right where you off on the iPhone or iPad. Other features include word and character counters, auto-wrapping for parenthesis, brackets and quotes, and even support for TextExpander. Byword is now available on the App Store and is currently on sale for $2.99, down from it’s original price of $5.99.
Metaclassy, Byword, – $2.99
Posted: 14 Mar 2012 10:19 AM PDT
Yesterday, Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn revealed the very first unboxing video of the new iPad, as well as benchmarking it with the Geekbench 2 app. Now, they’ve shared on their forums some new photos of the retina display in action. It is clear just how much sharper the screen is, especially when it comes to the text and app icons (notice the icons for Angry Birds and PvZ HD). It’s been noted that the retina-enabled apps are 2.5 to 3 times the size of the previous versions (google translation):
Posted: 14 Mar 2012 08:18 AM PDT
The big surprise for me this week was Mass Effect Infiltrator, especially since it didn't come out on the heavy release day of Thursday. I've never really followed the Mass Effect series, but with a pedigree like Dead Space (TMA Review) iOS under their belts, this offering has me really intrigued. If you're into the lighter side of role playing games there are a couple of choices this week. Kids vs Goblins takes a nod from the classic Henson film Labyrinth where you must save your baby brother from the goblin king. Instead of one girl you have a team of three rescuers, and don't expect a famous rock star to be playing the main villain. On the other hand, if you've ever wanted to be one of the personnel in an RPG you now have the chance with Adventure Bar Story. You own one of the precious taverns strewn across the typical RPG landscape, and among other things you'll get the chance to prepare over 400 dishes made of select monster parts.
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Posted: 14 Mar 2012 07:23 AM PDT
Apple has confirmed earlier this morning that the new iPad will go on sale in Apple retail stores at 8am local time on Friday, March 16. The initial wave of launch countries include the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK. Yesterday, a leaked photograph of an upcoming App Store display revealed this very info, though it wasn’t clear at the time whether it would apply to the other countries as well. As for those in the US, the new iPad will also be available at Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sam's Club, Target and Walmart. If you’re planning on lining up for one (or two) in the wee hours of Friday morning, your best bet is still an Apple Store, where there’ll be plenty more iPads in stock compared to the other brick-and-mortar chains.
The complete press release can be found after the break.
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