There is a lot of noise about Apple's mythical tablet being some kind
of idealized electronic reader (the Kindle killer). But right now, some print
publishers (apart from Amazon) are getting in on the ground floor.
While none of the offerings are currently the newest material in their
catalog, Marvel Comics is partnering with some app developers for the
iPhone to bring comics to the small screen. If the sampling is any
indication of how well comics can be done on a 3.5-inch screen, I can
hardly wait for Apple to bust out the 10.7-inch tablet.
While many of us are familiar with the teeny little cube informing us
that we've ended up at a Flash-based site on our iPhones, it appears
that Apple's intransigence on the software plug-in has irked Adobe.
Taito’s Bust-a-Move, also known in Japan as Puzzle Bobble, resembles
the 1996 Mac puzzle game Snood. You fire colored balls at a puzzle of
colored balls, trying to match three and make them disappear. The balls
gradually move down the screen, and if they reach the bottom before you
clear the board, you lose.
In Apple's 10-K annual report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that was posted yesterday, it notes that Apple plans to "Vigorously" defend itself from a lawsuit filed last week by Nokia. Nokia is claiming infringement of different cellular and Wi-Fi patents by Apple's iPhone.