EA, Gameloft, and Other Developers Offer Big Savings This July 4th on Popular App Store Titles

When a holiday rolls around, it means we’re usually in store for plenty of deals on App Store titles. This July 4th weekend, which commemorates Independence Day in the United States, is no different. Electronic Arts is celebrating their biggest games sale ever by slashing the prices on over 90 of their App Store titles this weekend. EA has slashed the prices on many of their iPad games that are regularly $9.99, like Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dead Space, Monopoly, and Need for Speed Shift. On sale, these apps are just (more…)

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There are Now Over 25,000 Apps on Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone Applist shows Windows Phone 7′s marketplace currently contains more than 25,000 apps. The marketplace has only existed for 263 days so to reach these numbers in such a small amount of time demonstrates that the OS is worthy of competing with Android and iOS; though the iPad did just reach 100,000 apps in only a little over a year. 51% of the 25,000 apps are free, 4,025 are inactive, and the paid apps average $1.48 each.

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Prototype iPhone 4 Hits eBay

Pytey, a member of the iPhone Dev-Team, has discovered an iPhone 4 prototype on eBay. While it cannot be activated on AT&T, we’re sure that any number of Apple fanboys would love to have it as a collector’s piece. The device is nearly identical to the final version, though there are no “+” and “-” markings on the volume buttons, and the model number is X’d out. It also has the code “DF1692″ etched into the front and rear glass to identify the employee to which it belonged (uh-oh). The bid is currently at (more…)

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JailbreakMe.com For Sale

As noted by iJailbreak, the domain jailbreakme.com is for sale. Yeah, the very same domain that has played host to two major jailbreak releases, and seemed ready to do it again. Comex, who is working on creating a jailbreak for the iPad 2 (as well as other devices) by exploiting what appears to be another PDF security hole, stated (more…)

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Verizon Data Charges Leaked

A brochure for Verizon’s new data package rates has been leaked, revealing a new $20 per month surcharge for tethering. As some consolation, customers who opt-in to the hotspot option will also receive an additional 2GB per month of bandwidth. Verizon has done away with unlimited plans, and now offers tiered plans which cap bandwidth allowance at $80 for 10GB. The cheapest plan for iPhone users will run (more…)

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Samsung Drops Suit Against Apple

Samsung has dropped the patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple, which claimed that Cupertino copied Samsung’s intellectual property in the iPhone and iPad. The case was originally filed in response to Apple’s claim that the Galaxy line of devices infringed on their own IP. Samsung’s official stament regarding the dropped case is (more…)

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OS X Lion Allows for Same-License Virtualization

MacRumors has discovered that OS X Lion (which will be released sometime in July) allows users to run multiple virtual machines from within OS X using a single license. Previously, only OS X Server allowed the system to be virtualized, and required additional licences for each VM. OS X can only be virtualized on Apple hardware and software, and requires (more…)

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App Review: Chop Chop Caveman

Gamerizon has played a huge role in the App Store, and their success shows why. I have found myself loving the majority of their games, especially the sports titles. All of their games use simplistic controls and have humorous animations with clean graphics. The developers have a large selection of quality games on the App Store. Similar to their original two games, Chop Chop Runner and Chop Chop Ninja, Chop Chop Caveman is a sidescroller. Chop Chop Caveman is a game that contains great gameplay, humorous graphics, an ample amount of audio, deficient replay value, with a big bang for your buck.  (more…)
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Facebook to Launch In-Browser Video Chat Service

Sources for TechCrunch report that Facebook’s “awesome” announcement next week is an in-browser video chatting service powered by Skype. Google+ was recently released with its own group chatting service, called “Huddle”. We’re sure Facebook has been working on video chat integration for some time now, but their timing seems to be fairly lucky. For many users, Huddle could be the “killer feature” that draws them away from Facebook. Skype currently requires a premium membership for group chatting, so it’s unknown if Facebook’s version will support (more…)

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Report: OS X 10.7 Lion Shipping July 14th

9to5mac‘s Mark Gurman is stating that they’ve heard from reliable sources that Lion will be out on the 14th of July (which ironically jives with a fake document that was sent around late last month, but has nothing to do with it). This date apparently corresponds with rumored release dates for new Macbook Airs, which are due out in mid-July. It was widely reported that Apple is holding back on updating any more of their hardware (more…)

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