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In case you missed it, Apple has now added a behind-the-scenes video to its 1.24.14 promotional page, which none other than marketing VP Phil Schiller announced in a tweet Monday night. Now Mac fans can get a peek at how Apple managed to distill more than 70 hours of iPhone 5s video footage shot across five continents into a minute-and-a-half-long commercial — and that's not all that made news on Monday, so read on...
With Marvel's latest cinematic classic hitting home video this month, what better way to celebrate than with a new mobile game featuring Thor and his buddies? Marvel Run Jump Smash! is a new 99-cent endless runner that allows players to portray their favorite Marvel superheroes as they dodge obstacles and fight off super villains such as Loki. In keeping with current trends, the players who cough up in-app purchase dough for "crystals" are likely to have the most fun playing, and you'll need an active internet connection to do so. Marvel Run Jump Smash! is now available on the App Store, as well as for Android and Windows Phone 8.
Believe it or not, Mac DVD cataloging application DVDpedia is a decade old this week, and to celebrate, developer Bruji is slashing 20 percent off all of its Pedia products, which now include Bookpedia, CDpedia and Gamepedia as well as a free companion iPhone app called Pocketpedia. "As our loyal customer you might not need another version of our program, but do tell any friends you think might benefit from some organization in their lives," the company quips in a blog post which also reveals a little history on the Pedia lineup. Happy anniversary folks, and here's to another 10 years!
The Google Chrome Blog announced Monday that Google's $35 Chromecast dongle is now open to all developers thanks to the release of the Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK). The absence of such an SDK has certainly slowed the growth of Chromecast, which otherwise offers a cheap way to sling audio and video content from computers or mobile devices to television screens via HDMI. With any luck, we'll see a lot more official support for Chromecast in the months to come, which should step up competition with the more expensive Apple TV as well.
Adobe is once again offering a cheaper Photoshop-centric version of Creative Cloud known as the Photoshop Photography Program. Priced at $9.99 per month, the package includes the latest and greatest versions of Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 as well as future upgrades for as long as you subscribe, along with 20GB of cloud storage and a Behance ProSite. Much like last year, Adobe is only offering this deal for a limited time, so shutterbugs are encouraged to sign up before March 31, 2014 or they'll see this offer once again vanish in a puff of smoke.
Re/code reported Monday that Samsung has sent out invitations for a media event to be held at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain later this month, where the Korean manufacturer is expected to offer a peek at this year's flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone. The February 24 event is billed as "Unpacked 5," but curiously hints that it will be only "Episode 1" of a year-long campaign for 2014. The report notes that Nokia has also scheduled an event for the same day, with rumors running rampant that the iconic company will announce an Android smartphone now that they've sold their Windows Phone division to Microsoft.
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