Hello, and happy Almond Day! If you already knew that today was Almond Day without checking a bizarre-holiday calendar, you might be a little nuts. Here are our Top 10 stories from the week of Feb. 11:
1.) Salesforce CEO Benioff Invites Laid Off Yammer Employees to Work for Him
2.) Microsoft Could Make Billions From Office for iPad
3.) Apple Working on Fix for iOS 6.1 Passcode Hack
4.) American Express Cardholders Can Now Tweet to Buy
5.) HBO to Finally Let Subscribers Stream HBO Go to TV Over AirPlay
6.) A Big Year for Apple’s iPhone in India
7.) Bill Gates on Philanthropy, Steve Jobs and the Microsoft Product That Never Was
8.) Yes, Intel Is Building a Web TV Service (A Box, Too)
9.) The Cloud’s Dirty Little Secret
10.) Apple MacBook Pros With Retina Display Get Faster, Cheaper
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This is a book with one hundred illustrations which are not only colorful and entertaining but also informative. It is basically demonstrating the history of our world in a very lucrative manner. Most of the demonstrations are based on facts but some are also based on some fictional characters. The main character of this historical illustration is Joe; he is almost in all the parts of it. All the images have a synopsis of about a hundred words. These are kept in order to make the illustrations much more understandable.
‘?*$@! These symbols are basically the imaginations of the reader which is going to be filled by the reader themselves. These all efforts are made to bring smile on the faces of the readers. This will help in bringing happiness in the sad eyes which is a great cause.
Now a day’s people demand to have all their applications on their personal gadgets like cell phones, laptops, tablet and other such things. “&*%^$ – An Illustrative History in Profanity” is also available on Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Smartphones.
This is for free now and in case of success they will become a paid application. Well this is not so far now as it is already being rated as one of the top in the market. The paid applications will be the book, an update section, Bleeper button in the language you may want and linkage with the social media accounts and with a hard copy of the book.
This book is full of innovation and this is the fact which ensures its success it has to achieve and it has already achieved.
Life history of iPhone
Apple Operating System Bringing Siri
Apple is in need to get creative individuals to breathe more life in to Siri
“The new service was introduced only on Thursday and is designed to encourage Twitter members to share clips recorded on their smartphones,” Christopher Williams reports for The Telegraph. “Widely dubbed ‘Instagram for video,’ it extends Twitter’s 140-character ethos to video, with clips limited to just six seconds.”
“Over the weekend industry commentators noted that Vine was filling up with pornography, however,” Williams reports. “The choice of a graphic clip of a sex act as ‘editor’s pick’ today intensified the criticism, however. “Editor’s picks” appear on the home screen of the Vine app and are inserted into every member’s feed of clips.”
Williams reports, “‘I now have to delete this app. I will not chance my family seeing this,’ said Vine member Amy Mallory… Apple policy does not allow pornography in the App Store and last week banned 500px, a popular photography app that had a “nude” category. Commentators have noted that pornography in Vine is similarly easily accessible via related hashtags.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: Here’s a quick little video (iPhone porn) that we made to test Vine:
Rovio may have their next title available this spring (by way of a small third-party developer from Barcelona). Previewed at the GDC last year, Tiny Thief is labeled as a ‘mind boggling adventure’ that engages you as a thief who is very busy “creating diversions, setting traps, and avoiding obstacles to get to the goal on each level.”
Initial reviews of the title indicated that the game was impressive if not unexpected (somehow effectively combining things like: a camp, a candy store, and a robot).
With Rovio’s name behind the title, Tiny Thief will be full of missions, stories and items to steal and is expected to maintain the strong character development and now-signature ‘cute overall design’ that we have come to expect from in-house development (like that found in their more-than-slightly-successful Angry Birds franchise that enjoys a mere billion or so installs).
If this rumor proves true, it is the first third-party investment from Rovio. With the power and prestige found behind the Rovio name and brand, their endorsement and investment is very significant for a small developer –but it is also a huge risk if the title ends up being sub-par or a departure from a style that made them so well-known.
Unlike many other development houses, Rovio also excels in another avenue: merchandising. This likely translates into the potential for a line-up of Tiny Thief dolls and candies and who knows what else in an effort to support their marketing endeavors (as well as the search for profit).
Unfortunately, we still have a while to wait before we can give this title a try. While a specific release date is not yet known, expectations range from a launch later this spring to sometime in the summer.
The rumor is based on that the company is going to introduce more than one iphone in the market and among of them one would be introduced with the advancement in iphone and that will be screen of 4.8 inch.With the source that is China times, it has mentioned about the gossip or scandal of Apple with the help of supply chain department of the company. Gossips highlight that company is going to introduce new iphone with the big screen of 4.8 inch for the upcoming generation that will be favorite for them and that iphone would be built in some advancements through which it would look like a combination of Apple tablet and Apple smart phone. The source also revealed that the company will also going to introduce third new Apple iphone having a specification of best camera result with 12 megapixels.
In addition source also revealed that the rumor is not more emphasizing on other things but mainly on the 4.8 inch screen of iphone that would be of 8 megapixels. There are two products of Apple, and that are mini ipad with the specification of 7.9 inch touch screen and iphone 5 with the specification of 4 inch touch screen. This has showed that Apple Company is more focusing to seek for innovative ideas that must be included in its product to make them more advanced and reliable for customers. Apple Company has introduced many touch screen cell phones but still it has no as such thing may show some sort of direction like many touch screen cell phones have like Symbian smart phones and Android smart phones have. If Apple could have that things they would may able to compete more strongly with the high-tech Android smart phones.
The Apple’s most awaited 21 inch iMac is available in stores whereas 27 inch model will be available in December.
Yota Devices has launched Yota Phone with touch screen on one side and electronic paper display on other side
Bluetooth smart watch is being establishing by Apple- Rumor or Fact
If you enjoy gaming on your iPad tablet but yearn for a set of real analog joysticks and physical buttons, to play your favourite games, there might be a solution in the form of the new Audojo iPad Case.
The Audojo iPad Case has just started its journey over on the Kickstarter website and is looking to raise $240,000 to make the jump from concept to production, and has been design specifically with tablet gamers in mind. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Audojo iPad Case project and see it in action.
Office warfare is no laughing matter and the guys over at Think Geek realize that. Thus they introduce the iLaunch Rocket Launcher For iPhone. You can now annihilate the office pest in cube to cube warfare in utter destruction!
Nerf guns are great, rubber bands guns genius but a mobile mission control system in the palm of your hand is diabolical. Have fear cube dwellers because this is going to be Daddy’s new weapon. You get 270 degrees of horizontal turning to pin point in your launch and 40 degrees of vertical movement. All controlled by the free iLaunch Controller App on your iOS device. Air pistons launch the rockets out at over 25 feet and there is a shake to fire if you need to be discreet. The base station has rechargeable batteries for ultimate portability allowing you to gain the upper hand. You can grab yours for $79 over at ThinkGeek.
“On Monday, Judge Koh denied Apple a permanent injunction against Samsung over the patents the jury had found infringed, but that does not mean that Samsung is free to infringe,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents. “Apart from the fact that I believe Apple will ultimately win some injunction on appeal (because patents are exclusionary rights under the Constitution and if Apple doesn’t win one in this case, no patent holder in this industry ever will), there’s an important consequence of the denial that I haven’t seen addressed elsewhere, so I want to talk about it now.”
“Contrary to popular misbelief, the strategically most important issue now is not the one of whatever adjustments Judge Koh may make to the jury’s billion-dollar damages award,” Mueller writes. “Whether it goes up to $1.5 billion (Apple would love that) or down to $800 million is not going to change the situation between these two companies.”
Mueller writes, “The key issue remaining in Judge Koh’s court now is about damages, but not about past damages. It’s about future damages, more commonly referred to in legal documents and write-ups as ‘post-judgment royalties.’”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
Solving puzzles is an addictive iPad activity that you will never grow tired of. In Kings Can Fly there are over 60 levels set in his kingdom up in the sky in which you must guide the King’s airships through mazes and out of harm’s way (like keeping them free from dangerous spikes) using… wind; strategically place fans to guide those airships safely to their destination.
Filled with absolutely cute, whimsical graphics and punctuated by a fun soundtrack, Kings Can Fly is the perfect puzzle game for kids (and groups of all ages.
As you try to figure out where and how to place the fans within each maze, you can use familiar pinch and twist finger gestures to twist, turn and zoom into the map so you can best see how to solve the level. Each scene renders effortlessly on the screen without any lag or pixelation.
The built-in tutorial mode guides you through the first few challenges so that you learn all of the skills needed to keep going. Tips and tricks given as you progress help learn why early design efforts failed, making this game a lot less frustrating than other similar titles.
What I liked: Puzzle games are good mind exercises and great ways to spend time together as a family, trying to solve progressively more difficult levels.
What I didn’t like: While I did enjoy the soundtrack that plays in the background while you are solving the puzzles, I wish there was a way to pause or mute the sound effects when you need to take a break (instead of having to turn off the iPad sound entirely).
To buy or not to buy: Consider grabbing Kings Can Fly and evolving family game night with your kids to include titles like this.
A great many of us can barely keep a houseplant alive and we certainly haven’t harvested a crop or milked a cow (or painted a barn), but Hay Day lets us pretend that we are farming experts! One of the first activities in the game involves buying some chickens which brings eggs to the party while getting you closer to owning pigs, sheep, horses or goats.
Of course, it’s all very good to own the animals but they also require feeding and care; meaning it doesn’t take long before you realize just how much work the job entails.
Hay Day has a whimsical interface that is very enjoyable to work with. The animals are animated and silly and keep your farm chores interesting. As you level up within the game, you get new crops to plant, animals to adopt and structures to build.
Adults will enjoy the addictive simulation nature of the game, but children will also enjoy learning what it takes to care for animals, plant crops and even evolving their harvest into products like bakery fresh bread (while also appreciating the need for organization, planning and patience).
It didn’t take me long to become a level 5 farmer, but by that point the level of complexity in the game had increased exponentially (as did my enjoyment while playing it).
What I liked: The tutorial that kicks off the game is the perfect amount of helpful without going overboard.
What I didn’t like: I really enjoyed the sound effects so was thankful that I could turn the background music off independently of the other noises –it was so irritating I wouldn’t have been able to play the game.
To buy or not to buy: If you can’t get enough of role-playing style Sim games, Hay Day will be a welcome addition to your app library.