This is one heck of a leak week with batteries, screens, and all kinds of specs making their way into your hot little hands. By the time the iPhone 6 comes out, we'll know every single bit and piece of the device down to the tiniest screw. And there might be a little bit of other news out there, so let's have a look.
Flappy Bird was one of the great iOS game sensations of last winter; until, that is, creator Dong Nyguen pulled the plug out of fears that the simple game was too addictive. (It was also pulling in more than $50,000 a day.) But now Nguyen has a new game called Swing Copters on the way, and it'll hit the App Store on Thursday.
If you missed out on the Flappy Bird craze when it was at its height last winter, you might be happy to know that creator Dong Nguyen claims that the popular game will return to iOS in August. In a interview with CNBC (via MacRumors), the Vietnamese developer claimed that the app would somehow be "less addictive" and feature a multiplayer component.
A big week for stories about Apple competitors. There's a real rogues' gallery of names here from Google to Samsung from Microsoft to Amazon. And if you're a fan of the actor Christian Bale, then you're in for a treat. Meanwhile, it's not too early to start thinking about your summer vacation. All that and more beneath the fold.
Just when you thought that addiction to Flappy Bird was over, the creator of the mobile gaming sensation is threatening to return the time sucking title to App Store virtual shelves. But there's plenty more news to be had in our daily recap, so hit the link and read on to find out more...
Judging from our Twitter feed, last night's debut of iTunes Festival SXSW was a rousing success, with Apple executives among the ranks of those attending in Austin. And there are still four more days to go, which is plenty of time to tune into the Vevo website or iOS apps to catch more of the fun. That tidbit and more make up our Tuesday recap...
If you're just rubbing the sleep out of your eyes prior to heading outside to dig out of yet another polar blast, shut down the snow blower and drop that shovel — we've got three days worth of weekend to catch up on in this edition, and you won't want to miss a single story. Let's dig in before you dig out!
Holy smokes is it a week full of rumors. Since we love you, you know we do, we've got the good ones saved up here ready for you, just like a box of your favorite chocolates, the carmel only kind with no disgusting coconut in there to gunk it up. So, kisses all around, now let's dig in.
The developer of a mobile game whose popularity suddenly soared in recent weeks has decided he "cannot take this anymore" and decides to yank the app over the weekend, despite earning upwards of $50,000 per day in advertising.