As part of a Facebook promotion, highly popular iOS developer and publisher Gameloft has pulled the lid off of its "secret project." The secret announcement turned out to be a brand new episode in the celebrated N.O.V.A. series of first person shooters. The announcement came today as Gameloft reached a previously set goal of 300,000 Facebook followers.
Perennial favorite iFixit has done what we're too scared to do: they've disassembled not one, but two separate brand-new iPads, showing us the precious insides of the iPad 2 3G GSM and the iPad 2 3G CDMA models. If exposed circuitry makes you queasy, stay away; otherwise, the line starts behind us!
Did you hear the news? Never mind the fact that the iPad 2 is selling out all over the world -- a prominent Dell executive has predicted it’s doomed to fail. Meanwhile, an HP executive claims Apple has a “poor relationship” with its partners.
In an "aw shucks" moment that occurred over the weekend, one fella went above and beyond to make the iPad a magical device. He had engraved "will you marry me on it?" for his then-girlfriend. Her reply? "YES, now give me my iPad!!"
Did you know that the iPad 2's glass display is 27% thinner than the iPad 1's? It's true! You might think that because of that, the iPad 2's display would be more fragile than its predecessor, but if you thought that you'd be wrong! The saintly folks at iFixYouri.com have performed some stress tests on the iPad 2 display, and the results will shock you!
In case students were looking for another reason to pick up the "magical device," then they may not have to look further than iPad textbook startup Inkling. Today they won the financial backing from two of the biggest players in the textbook industry in McGraw-Hill and Pearson.
If 2011 has had one overriding theme in iOS gaming thus far, it's definitely the mass acceptance of the platform. We've written several times on this blog about the ways in which we've seen iOS gaming come into its own and become a massively popular gaming medium.This may be one of the final validations we need. A free-to-play iOS MMORPG called Pocket Legends is now being advertised nationally on networks like MTV, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon.
Are you the type of person who appreciates a finely made, reasonably priced gadget, but wish it were covered in gold and cost 100,000 times more? If you are, fire up your disposable income, because Stuart Hughes of London is selling two custom gold-covered iPad 2s for the low-low price of £5,000,000 each!
It's all iPad 2 all the time in the press these days, which will last, oh until the rumors about the iPhone 5 grow too big and take over the press cycle. Apple has a sweet release schedule that keeps their latest and greatest right there at the top of every news queue, so just in case you missed some of our killer coverage, it's this week's round up of all our latest and greatest.
One of the most exciting games of 2011 has just become available on the App Store today. The latest game in the long-running Rainbox Six tactical shooter series has had a lengthy hype campaign ramping up over the last few months, and now we've got the chance to try it out for ourselves. Shadow Vanguard was developed by Gameloft which has essentially dominated the iOS shooter genre with games like N.O.V.A. 2 and Modern Combat 2. We're looking forward to seeing what they're able to do with the Rainbow Six series.