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We're just a little over a week away from the 2013 edition of the Macworld/iWorld show in San Francisco, and the expo is locking up the high-profile guests who will appear. That includes the two stars of the upcoming independent Steve Jobs biopic -- one of whom is the artist formerly known as Mr. Demi Moore. Find out when it all goes down in our weekend recap...
If you need further proof that Temple Run is another monster mobile hit, look no further than the download numbers for its sequel, released only last week. According to Imangi Studios, Temple Run 2 sprinted from six million downloads in the first day to a whopping 20 million during the first four days, making the game the number one free app a mere eight hours after its release. Obviously it helped that the game is free, but at this rate, Temple Run 2 is well on its way to match the 170 million download mark -- although that insane number counts purchases from the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore.
Macworld/iWorld announced Monday that Apple will be heading back to the annual expo in San Francisco this year -- or rather, the two actors portraying the company's iconic founders. Presumably timed to promote the upcoming feature film jOBS, stars Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad will appear on stage Thursday, January 31 at 9am PST to talk up their screen roles as Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, respectively. Okay, it may not be as exciting as the real Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone at the show back in 2007, but it should make for an interesting look at how the actors prepared for their roles and what we can hope to expect when the film debuts this in the months ahead.
Reuters reported Monday that video game legend Atari SA has filed for bankruptcy protection in both Paris and New York, part of a plan to separate the American company from its French parent company and "seek independent capital to grow in digital and mobile games." Atari has failed to find a benefactor to replace BlueBay, the sole company currently acting as main shareholder and creditor which is owed 21 million Euros ($28 million). CEO Jim Wilson hopes the company can regain its independence by seeking out financing to the tune of $5.25 million from Tenor Capital.
MacRumors is reporting that the late 2012, 21.5-inch iMac is already getting hard to come by, with shipping estimates from Apple's online store now slipping to as much as three weeks in many countries, including the U.S. and United Kingdom, where the previous estimate was seven to 10 days. Two to three weeks still isn't as bad as what those wanting to buy a new 27-inch iMac are facing, with wait times more in the neighborhood of three to four weeks.
Black Pants Studios and Appoday have teamed up to bring iOS gamers the normally 99-cent title About Love, Hate and the other ones absolutely free for a limited time. The curiously named game allows players to slip into the role of Love and Hate in a fun, challenging puzzle with 70 levels to conquer. Along the way the characters will encounter "the other ones," who react to Love and Hate in all sorts of interesting ways. The iPhone/iPod touch version is available free for just a short time, while the HD edition for the iPad is currently $1.99.
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