Hey there, kiddies of all ages, how you like us now? It's the all new Mac|Life, but even though we've gone all pretty on you, we've kept the the same great content. You didn't think we'd scrapped the weekend round-up, didja? Absolutely not, and now it's settling in at home in our beautiful new digs and looking to kick back and give you the latest and the greatest.
Apple has just seeded iOS 4.2.1 Gold Master to developers. This update has build number 8C148 and, according to MacStories, was just released internally at Apple last night. This update for iOS 4.2 may have been released in an attempt to squash last minute Exchange and audio-related bugs discovered earlier.
Software developer Eyedip announced iOS Game Center integration for its balloon-focused game, Flight Doodle 4.60, available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The new feature allows players to view achievements and compare best scores on global leaderboards within the Game Center community. In addition to the new social sharing options, the latest update of Flight Doodle also features a brand new “bomb” power-up, revamped boost mechanics, and exciting new balance changes.
If there's one thing we've learned from watching episodes of "Intervention" oh Hulu, it's this: you really don't take a user's drug of choice away, not even as a joke. A bootleg iOS-comptaibly version of the gaming phenomenon appeared and just as quickly disappeared on the App Store this morning, all signs pointing to developer Notch requesting for the file to be removed.
Way to get our hopes up then crush us as usual, rumor mill. Here we were, our iOS devices with their backups ready to download some 4.2 multitasking on our iPads and more. Heck, we even hear there's some more performance enhancing kicks for we sad 3G owners. And then Friday came and went and ... nothing. Well, here's a taste of what happened while we waited patiently aboard the good ship S.S. Mac|Life.
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After seeing it in action months ago at an Apple press conference, more than a million people downloaded “Epic Citadel,” the skeleton of an app that, until recently, has had no name and no release date. Since the announcement we’ve seen demos, pictures, and even heard an ambiguous release day (Holiday 2010). But now, the cherry on top of our App flavored double scoop: ChAIR Entertainment has just released a trailer. The verdict? You tell us.
Google and its merry band of features has slowly but surely been making its way onto iOS be it in the company's actual app or other integrated features. One that was announced today is the company's Google Instant search can now be accessed on iOS.
It appears our favorite "patent happy" company may be at it again. The latest has Apple having filed a patent application in April 2009, for "interactive gaming with co-located, networked direction and location aware devices."
Yesterday we had brought it to you about the Skyfire app that could convert Flash video into HTML 5. According to the developer's blog, the app has become so popular, that it has 'sold out' in the app store, and they are temporarily not accepting new purchases from the App Store.