The Princess Bride is one of those movies that's loved by everyone. Go ahead, ask the person next to you if they like The Princess Bride. See, it's universally adored.
Now Mac users can re-enact the adventures of Wesley and Buttercup with The Princess Bride Game released for OS X today. The game features five casual games, animation based on the movie, and the voices of two of the original film actors.
At tonight's Comic-Con panel for Dexter, special guest, Mark Ecko revealed that our favorite serial killer/blood-splatter expert will be taking up residence on the iPhone/iPod touch.
Players will use gesture controls, text messages and phone calls to "interact" with the Dexter experience. Ecko simulated stabbing with an iPhone while talking about using the accelerometer for the game. No footage of the game was shown and no details about release date or pricing was shared.
Whether or not you have to cover your walls in clear plastic while playing, also wasn't disclosed.
ZodTTD, the “Home of Homebrew”, is working on the source code to bring the original Quake to the iPhone. The initial release will have portrait controls similar to gpSPhone, the Game Boy Advanced Emulator for iPhone. Read more for a video of the game in motion.
Super-fun puzzle game, Aurora Feint may have been pulled from the iTunes App Store for grabbing a little more personal info from your iPhone than you may be aware of.
Gizmodo reports that Apple pulled the app citing privacy and security issues. The app goes through your contacts list and sends unencrypted data back to their servers to match you up with friends playing at the same time. Yeah, unencrypted, not so good.
A new website has surfaced, preaching the great gospel of unlocking and jailbreaking. iPhone Infused alleges that there is a way to legally avoid 2 year contracts, outrageous fees, and access thousands of free applications and ringtones! The site promises that for $40, you too can jailbreak and unlock the heck out of your iPhone.
Now, just consider the absurdity of the website’s claim.
There’s a video up at Infused’s website that is supposedly “proof” their “simple solution” will work. The Dev Team member, who maintains that the site is a hoax, says the video is just a re-edited, reversed version of one he recorded.
The site looks a little hoaky itself, despite it's incredibly trendy design. Word to the wise, if the iPhone Dev Team thinks you should steer clear, they're probably on to something.
Word around the rumor mill is that the new Facebook iPhone app interface is difficult to navigate in comparison to its OG predecessor. Whether or not this is true is entirely relative, but we can definitely agree that the new Digg and Facebook love affair is adorable.
Digg announced that it will team up with the social networking giant to collaborate on a feature called Facebook Connect. The feature will allow Facebook users to log into Digg and digg stuff so that their hundreds of friends can digg in, too.
Overused puns aside, Facebook Connect will help Digg cement itself as the social aggregator, competing with sites like Twitter and del.ic.ous. iPhone users will especially benefit from this merger and will be able to Digg and post to their Facebook using just one app.
AT&T announced today they have developed software that allows iPhones to recognize voice commands. The software is called AT&T WATSON Speech Mashups based on AT&T’s WATSON technology. WATSON is hosted on the web allowing iPhone access to the software “without the need to install, configure, and manage speech recognition software and equipment” according to AT&T.
The App Store is sure to have its share of bugs, in fact, here’s one time-consuming App Store-update bug that could lead to severe frustration. Some users are logging into the iTunes Store to download app updates to find that they have an "outstanding balance." This predicament could leave users with buggy, partially downloaded software or just won't allow you to download the updates at all.
Fear not, it is probable that there is no outstanding balance (unless you're purposely trying to cheat the system). It seems the iTunes App Store belives you're trying to download applications without adequate credit available on your credit card when you select "Download All Free Updates." Downloading each App update, one at a time, should remedy the situation.
The idea behind the iTunes credit hold is tp keep users from downloading beyond their credit’s spending limit, but the bug can be annoying for users who just need their App updates.
This news shouldn't surprise anyone who stood in line and/or anxiously waited for their back-ordered iPhone to arrive from AT&T. iPhone 3G sales are nearly double that of last years launch of the OG iPhone.
AT&T shared that bit of news in their quarterly results. The figure is from sales of the iPhone 3G during the first 12 days of its release.
If MobileMe is still giving you a headache, you can take solace in the fact that the service is now intertwined with the iLife suite.
Apple released the iLife suite update to combat the usual compatibility issues, and to improve overall performance. But the big fun is when you launch your newly updated apps and see the happy little cloud just waiting to make your world a living hell rock your world.
Online galleries are now MobileMe galleries, and they sport a shiny-happy sun to let you know, everything is gonna be okay.